Easily the most infuriating moment in Star Wars action figure collecting in 2012 was the announcement that this green R4 Series Astromech Droid and a couple dozen more just like him would be exclusive to a theme park. These dubiously necessary collectibles required a significant expense to obtain, be it time, money, or a mix.
While Hasbro put out a bunch of action figures in 2012, we look at their simplest one in our final Figure of the Day for the year. This Battle Droid has but 2 points of articulation, yet stands fairly well and looks pretty good. Not bad as a figure designed as filler for an MTT's droid rack! If you haven't got one already, should you?
This Obi-Wan Kenobi is a realistic take on the 2008 incarnation of his Clone Wars armor. It's (at least) the third non-animated 3 3/4-inch figure to do some take on this outfit, and I think it's my favorite. Is it worth ordering this de facto online exclusive?
This Expanded Universe Tri-Droid came from a hard-to-find Battle Pack which is actually quite good. The unique take on the droid has a blood red Separatist symbol plus a lot of black, meaning it's like a goth robot or something. It deprograms itself so it feels something. Is it worth getting?
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The post-holiday weekend clearances begin, and Walmart is the destination of the moment with the Multi-Troop Transport (M.T.T.) marked down to $64.50 (regularly $129.99)!
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It's Snaggletooth, sort of! From Target's still-available Vintage 3-Packs, this is an update of the creature from the first movie, but it doesn't look a lot like the original Kenner action figure. It's really cool though.
As one of the last Christmas figures, this Holiday Jawa works as a non-Christmas figure too. He's holding a 3 3/4-inch scale Training Remote, an accessory which to this day still hasn't really been done for full-height action figures. Beyond the retooled arms and unique eyes, it's like the wonderful 1996 Jawa action figure. Did you get one?
Galactic Hunter wishes you and yours a Merry, Merry Christmas! Enjoy the day celebrating with your loved ones and thank you for making us your daily resource for Star Wars collecting! Tomorrow...we hunt!
Hey kids, it's Santa Yoda! One of four "Holiday Edition" sets (and one of only two that ended up at the intended retailer), Yoda managed to give fans a new sculpt with some swell accessories, all based on a vintage Ralph McQuarrie painting. It even came with a Christmas Card! It's a heck of an ice figure for 2003, despite the then-high price of about $12.95.
The all new 2013 Class I Vehicles featuring the new green and mean Yoda line look is now available online and in stores at ToysRUs.com for $23.99 each!
Übercollector and Star Wars ambassador of fandom Steve Sansweet took some time to answer a few questions for Galactic Hunter and discuss his newly published Star Wars: The Ultimate Action Figure Collection. What are his top 3 collecting moments? His favorite action figures? Does he really collect everything from a galaxy far, far away? Read our interview after the jump!
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It's a blue R9-Series Astromech Droid! It's at Star Tours in Orlando, so if you want one, it'll cost you. I think it's worth it. The figure, I mean. The trip? Who knows. I don't know where you live. Maybe it'll be worth escaping the terrors that is the holiday season.