Ah, the tale of two Vaders, also known as Vader's aplenty for the holiday pegs. First releasing the removable helmet figure from 2008's The Legacy Collection (BD08), Hasbro run changes it for the more ESB appropriate version from 2006's The Saga Collection. Both versions are readily available on the pegs along with the newly released The Vintage Collection figure.
Courtesy of an astute member of the Rebelscum forums, scans of the latest issue of ToyFare magazine previews the upcoming The Vintage Collection action figures of Barris Offee, Bom Vidin, Weequay, and a brand spankin new upgraded Rebel Fleet Trooper! There's also unpainted first shots of Fan's Choice favorite winner Bastila Shan and one Doctor E!.
Hasbro sure likes to make barely-different troopers, like this Scout Trooper from 2007. Hasbro put out a big exclusive boxed set at Target and painted each Biker Scout differently-- just to keep you busy. (Or to make your dioramas better, perhaps.) Either way, how is it? Excellent. Read on, dudes!
It's the first-ever modern-era Wicket which, at nearly 12 years old, is a lot less modern. This was one of the first two modern Ewoks, setting the bar for the slow drip to follow for the next few years. He was just upgraded, but how does the original stack up? Read on!
Right out of the climactic scene from Return of the Jedi comes these new and exciting packaged images of the forthcoming Battle Over Endor Battlepacks courtesy of JediNews UK.
Ever since 21 used the name of Count Dooku as a euphemism for an act in the bathroom, fans have wondered if we'll get a better version of the figure. OK, that's not at all true, but this is indeed a better version of Christopher Lee. Should you run out and buy him at Target right now? Read on!
Hasbro's latest print ad spotlights their new Vintage Collection and The Empire Strikes Back wave featuring Han Solo and Princess Leia recreating the Hoth Rebel base evacuation.
Size matters not, yet Yoda comes packin with a firing cannon! First released in 2005 for the Revenge of the Sith collection, this version comes with a removable plastic molded cape, which hinders his poseability when he has it on, but has decent articulation underneath.
Since the 1970s, Boba Fett has been a major presence in fan imaginations and toy boxes. This younger incarnation of the character has stunning articulation, good accessories, and, sadly, no helmet. It's a big improvement over the other prequel-inspired figure, but should you get him? Read on!
The "guts" of this sculpt was from the Sith Evolutions figure from 2005, which Hasbro retooled along with a new headsculpt for The 30th Anniversary Collection in 2008. Now that The Vintage Collection figure is considered the frontrunner, this SL version, with its limited arm articulation but not too bad a head sculpt, is relegated to secondary Battle Pack filler status. You know, for the kids.
Galen Marek or Starkiller, the Secret Apprentice, or whatever you want to call him has a lot of names, and even more costume changes. This 2010 release is based on a Jango Fett mold-- and it's pretty great! Read on to see what you're missing.
This Clone Trooper mold was part of an immensely popular Entertainment Earth exclusive in 2005 and was later re-released for the TAC Saga Legends assortment in 2007. He's not a bad EP2 (Phase II) clone to build troops if you're inclined to do so, especially with all the 2 fers and BOGO's being promoted at your favorite retailer this holiday season.
First released as an Episode III Sneak Preview figure, this version of General Grievous has been repacked so many times we lost count. The cape was switched from white to grey and an electrostaff added in 2006 for The Saga Collection, but everything else, save some slight deco changes, remains the same. You can also pick up this Grievous in the just released Battle of Utapau Battlepack if you haven't had enough of him.
Stock up on your gift giving, Toys for Tots donations, or get your collection caught up as ToysRUs stores and online are having a 2 for $9.99 Star Wars basic action figure sale. This sale unfortunately does not include The Vintage Collection figures.
Reader David pointed us out to "Astromech Arithmetic" which is essentially his visual checklist of pretty much every variation on the R2-D2 body type since 1978. There's a lot of R2-D2s here, including the two silver ones, the McQuarrie version, and, of course, all the other droids. Check it out!