Let's look at the new R2-Q2 from the Disney parks boxed set! The deco is actually pretty different from the previous R2-Q2 domes, so give this one a look if you're looking to flesh out a shelf with robots. Read on!
That first trio of The Black Series 3 3/4-inch action figures are hitting Walmarts now - that's the good news. I spied two of them personally yesterday, neither of which seem to be significantly altered from previous releases.
Each figure is $12.93, and comes boxed. Darth Vader is a repack of the classic 500th Darth Vader mold, and now we know the dome is not glued down - the sample I saw was floating around freely in the box, the figure loose and the helmet wedged down below. Chewbacca appears to be a repack of the 2004 Original Trilogy Collection Vintage figure, which was $9.99 (and cheaper) and also repacked several times since then. I was not able to confirm if Luke has any changes, as he was not available at the stores I examined.
Another First Order Stormtrooper is already out, this time with a different build-a-weapon. Or "COMBINE" weapon, or whatever. The figure is the same, but the little gun is new - do you need it? Read on!
Hey, he's got a new hat! That's not true - but The Force Awakens rerelease of Kanan Jarrus does include a new gun. It's sort of like a Portal gun, but not - it combines with other gizmos to make a sort of a messy mortar thing. If you missed Kanan, like nobody did, here's another chance - and if you're a weapon completist, here's something new. Read on!
The regular Flametrooper is pretty much the same one in the Armor Up version and the Amazon boxed set (that just got delayed) save for accessories. It's sort of like a Clone Commando, but a little different. Should you army build this one? Read on!
This is new! No, really! This R4-M9 is new for 2015 and is on sale right now at a Disney park near you as part of a four-pack that is ultimately worth getting. (And it was $29.95 when I got mine - a real bargain!) He comes with R5-X3, R2-Q2, and a new R0 droid. And yes, we'll be looking at them all soon. Read on!
Getting the same figure with a new accessory is nothing really new, but it seems to be more frequent than ever. When it comes to troop builders like the First Order Stormtrooper (Armor Up) figure, it's less of a problem - everybody wants more Stormtroopers, and the accessory does make your figure look a lot different. Granted, it costs about twice as much as a regular Stormtrooper and that's where the problems are. Read on!
Hey wait a minute - they changed the sculpt? Whoa! Hasbro's Kylo Ren (Armor Up) costs more, but you get a new head, a new left arm, new legs, and a dusting of snow at his feet. It also costs nearly twice as much due to the strange armor. Is it worth the extra expense? Read on!
Today we look at Ezra Bridger (The Force Awakens)! It's new - sort of! Unlike the previous releases, this one has his unique lightsaber and a shield mortar thing. If you only get one Ezra, this is the one you want. Read on!
There are a lot of exciting new characters in Hasbro's The Force Awakens toy line, and Darth Vader is not one of them. It's a figure you may have bought, but it has a new droid sidekick - and that's interesting. Read on!
Today in Figure of the Day, Reistance Trooper! We don't know much about him yet, but we know he has a neat helmet and can sit in vehicles. Also, we assume it's a him. It could just be a clever disguise. Read on!
While most figures are sold out in my neck of the woods, if you're lucky enough to stumble on new The Force Awakens action figures you're likely to find Finn. He's one of the new major players in the movie, and like the rest we really don't know all that much about why he's there or what he's going to be doing. It's a decent looking action figure, though. Read on!