Action Figures

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,741: BB-BOO20 (Droid Factory Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, October 21, 2020

While we wait to find out what this year's holiday exclusive is - if there is one - we can look at the other holiday exclusive, BB-BOO20 (Droid Factory Line Look)!  It's a little pumpkin.  It's cute, and you can order it online for around $20 shipped. It's more than the $13 at the theme parks, but you're probably not going to the theme parks. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,740: Admiral Ackbar (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Admiral Ackbar!  This is the second version of him in the 6-inch range, the first being a sequel-based Toys R Us exclusive that seems to share parts with this one.   I wonder how long Hasbro had this one in the works?  It's cool - but has some weird leg stripe alignment issues and lacks the baton all the older fans wish were there as a nod to Kenner's original.  Read on!

Target's Galaxy's Edge R5-P8 and Commander Pyre 6-Inch Star Wars Black Series Coming This Weekend?

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, October 19, 2020

3867 Today Target.com listed Star Wars The Black Series Commander Pyre and Star Wars The Black Series R5-P8!  Commander Pyre is a rerelease of the figure sold at the theme parks last year (see Commander Pyre, FOTD #2,622) and looks largely the same.  The multi-pack at Disney parks also included a MSE droid.   R5-P8 is a debut - and the 6-inch scale action figures are supposedly hitting stores on Sunday. 

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,739: Imperial Stormtrooper (The Mandalorian/Rogue One, The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, October 16, 2020

Whatever you think he comes from, the design docs make sure Imperial Stormtrooper (The Mandalorian/Rogue One, The Black Series 6-Inch) covers a couple of bases.  It's a new mold! There's.... an unfinished head under the helmet? The articulation is closer to that of a very good 3 3/4-inch figure. And you  will want dozens.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,737: BB-Series Droid (BB-8-style droid, purple body and purple head)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Now there's a droid of a different color! Possibly at Target near you right now, the  Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,737: BB-Series Droid (BB-8-style droid, purple body and purple head) is, more or less, the same as the other droids in his wave - but purple! That's usually reason enough for me to get one.  Read on!

Walgreens Finder - Star Wars: The Black Series Clone Trooper Lieutenant

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, October 14, 2020

3866 Is it accurate? I don't know! But my friend Phil hipped me to the return of the Star Wars The Black Series Phase I Clone Trooper Lieutenant page on Walgreens.com which comes complete with store tracking info.  I was in a store a couple of times over the last week and found one, once - but it was out of stock last night, and says "in stock" now.  Click here to check availability and if it's correct, who knows.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,736: R2-Series Astromech Droid (Red and Silver Markings with Bonus R5 Series White Dome with Red and Silver Markings)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Two heads and is better than one name!  The nameless R2-Series Astromech Droid (Red and Silver Markings with Bonus R5 Series White Dome with Red and Silver Markings) will be a pain in the neck to get on eBay when there's no name on the box - so go get yours now.  It looks similar to other droids, but with slight changes to detail.  R5's dome lacks the pinstriping, for example.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,735: Zuckuss (Kenner-Deco 4-LOM, The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, October 9, 2020

This swell Zuckuss (Kenner-Deco 4-LOM, The Black Series 6-Inch) came out a few months ago and is close to Kenner colors.  It has a red swoosh the original didn't, and there's a lack of silvery silver in the torso.  It's still neat.   Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,733: BB-Series Droid (BB-8-style droid, white body and red head)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, October 7, 2020

And we continue the droid watch with BB-Series Droid (BB-8-style droid, white body and red head) - in theory, in Targets now in little blue boxes.   It's the BB-9E body with BB-8's head and new colors.  It also vaguely resembles something from WWI, which I assume was unintentional.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,732: R3-Series Astromech Droid (R3-Series, Clear Dome, Black Body with Orange Highlights)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, October 6, 2020

The nameless figure we are identifying as a R3-Series Astromech Droid (R3-Series, Clear Dome, Black Body with Orange Highlights) may be on an endcap at Target near you right now as part of a Galaxy's Edge campaign.  I think this is my favorite one in the batch - clear dome, flame gets, Halloweeny colors.  Also it's ten bucks, which is splitting the difference between this mold when it appears on The Vintage Collection cardbacks for about $13 and when it shows up in ForceLink-esque packaging.  Read on!

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Scout Trooper The Black Series Action Figure Up for Grabs

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, October 5, 2020

3864 GameStop has a new pre-order up:  Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Scout Trooper The Black Series Action Figure Only at GameStop.  It's the one that came with the bike a few years ago, but with more gear and a higher price.

Diamond Select Toys Doing Star Wars Selects Figures?

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, October 4, 2020

File under "News to me!" - Star Wars Action News on Instagram posted what looks like a packaged white-boxed Boba Fett from Diamond Select Toys.  They've been doing their own Marvel figures for years, but so far nobody has managed to get approval to do plastic Star Wars in this size - so perhaps some slicensing took place during Hasbro's latest contract renewal.  Click here to see Boba on the Gram.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,731: Anakin Skywalker (Clone Wars Redux, The Vintage Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, October 2, 2020

We're going to double our Figure of the Day articles for October!  Come back every weekday (except Q&A Monday) for a look at figures like Anakin Skywalker (Clone Wars Redux, The Vintage Collection) - a reissue with different face paint! If you missed him before, now you can get one of your own. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,730: Obi-Wan Kenobi (Clone Wars Redux, The Vintage Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, October 1, 2020

This Obi-Wan Kenobi (Clone Wars Redux, The Vintage Collection) is a lot like the one you missed in late 2011 - but just a bit different. If you missed the last one, this is a good substitute - but I kind of like the face on the original just a bit more.  Read on!

Baby Yoda on Vintage Cardback - Star Wars Razor Crest Stretch Goal

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, September 29, 2020

3862 Hasbro's PR team wrote in to say:

"In recent Hasbro Star Wars HasLab news, the brand has reached their stretch goal of 8,000 backers earlier today and subsequently revealed the second tier unlock for the HasLab Star Wars: The Vintage Collection Razor Crest – the Star Wars: The Vintage Collection The Child Figure with Pram!"

Also:

"Featuring a card back, head and arm sculpt, gear shaft knob, and Pram deco treatment you can only receive with the HasLab Razor Crest"

This probably means a mass retail release is coming, but even if it is, this is probably the easiest way to get yours.  (Even if it has a $350 ship with toilet with it.)