Happy New Year! Let's look at the new R2-D2 that comes with C-3PO in the latest wave of Mission Series 2-packs that you can lie to yourself and say you're "skipping" when you probably haven't seen them for sale yet. This astromech droid is based on the R4-P44 Saga Legends mold, with far fewer paint applications. He's cute, but in all seriousness, he needs at least one or two more painted panels. Read on!
New sculpt! This C-3PO has 5 points of articulation, comes with R2-D2, and costs $10. It isn't shiny like the $10 Vintage figure from 2004, but it has a better sculpt and the same amount of articulation. I don't understand, either. Read on!
New deco and new arms! Obi-Wan Kenobi has been given a "realistic" figure based on his later Clone Wars appearances for Mission Series. He comes with the Darth Maul we looked at last week, and is arguably a better figure than his predecessor. Read on!
We had a glimpse at the packaging, but now we can see StarWars.com's preview of the Star Wars Rebels Inquisitor Action Figure. The early painted sample seems to have filled in the lines on his face with paint, so I assume the final may appear slightly different. The style is not quite movie and not quite animated, but it does include a lightsaber similar to the spinning one concocted by Hasbro for Generat Grievous a few years ago. It also has 5 points of articulation. Click here to see more!
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Darth Maul gets a pretty dang good figure - it's not what you've expected from The Black Series, but it's a delightful mutant figure that feels like it belongs in your 1984 toy box with other Jabba thugs! It's wonderful. He has 5 points of articulation and a lightsaber, but my guess is most of you won't like him. Me? I love it. Read on!
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The artist/customizer/bootlegger/creative person known as The Sucklord posted Suck Pizza. It looks a lot like Han Solo has been frozen inside a personal pizza, and will go on sale December 27 for $150. Click here for his tweet.
NEW! This Clone Commander Cody is a Saga Legends release you may see in stores soon, or you'll need to order it online. His backpack is removable, and his antenna is bent - but you can fix it. Read on!
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Hey hey, it's the first-ever, brand-new, movie-style Captain Rex! This Saga Legends figure is pretty new and I haven't seen it in stores yet - it's good, I think you'll like it. The deco ain't bad and the holsters work, so I'm pretty pleased with this one. Read on!
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NEW! This is Hasbro's first completely new Stormtrooper action figure in years - the bulk of the Sandtroopers and Stormtroopers you've seen have been derived from parts originally designed in 2004 or 2005, with few exceptions. This all-new figure has 5 joints and is beautiful. You should all be furious that you can't go buy a dozen of them - I just want to get a few more myself! Anyway, read on!
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From that lovely Lava Line Look, it's a new Boba Fett from Saga Legends! It's not bad. Some of you won't like it because it's under-articulated, but it's not like you can buy it at a store near you anyway. Is it worth it? I think so. Read on!