Action Figures

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,646: Jet Trooper (Galaxy of Adventures 5-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, December 12, 2019

The Jet Trooper is a new figure, but what do we know about it?  Not much.  It flies, it's in the movie, and it has a quick-draw attack - and rocker ankles.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,645: Clone Commander Obi-Wan Kenobi (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Possibly at a Walgreens near you, the Clone Commander Obi-Wan Kenobi (The Black Series 6-Inch) looks more like Ewan McGregor than the movie-specific Ewan figures put out in this scale.  He's got a lot of color in his face, which works well as his armor is pretty desaturated.  Is it worth buying this modified Clone Trooper figure?  Yes.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,644: Shadow Trooper (The Vintage Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, December 5, 2019

It's the Shadow Trooper (The Vintage Collection)! It's the Blackhole Stormtrooper I always wanted - they can call it what they want, but this is about as Russ Manning as these things get.  He has extra parts, too!  Read on.

New Theme Park Stuff Coming for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, December 4, 2019

3738 If you can't get enough of paying for parking and waiting in lines, Disney has a special treat for you.  Its Orlando debut of Rise of the Resistance means new ride, new stuff, and new things to fill your suitcase.  The info-tainment piece Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance Attraction Merchandise Coming to Disney Parks on December 5 covers some of the shirts, pins, and other doodads - but the nifty vehicle and droid are probably the thing even us snooty, indoor fans will want.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,643: Darth Vader (Galaxy of Adventures 5-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, December 3, 2019

It's Darth Vader (Galaxy of Adventures 5-Inch)! He's big and chunky, and in that new scale and style that won't match your other toys - it's cool, though.  Provided you aren't overwhelmed in desk figures, this is a good one. Read on!

New Indie Action Figure Shadow Raider - Like Boba Fett, but Not

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, November 29, 2019

I3736 f you like 3 3/4-inch action figures, the indie world has been a great place to dwell.  Healey Made's Raider is now available in clear green and black, the latter of which has since sold out.  They're $20 and $25, respectively.  Legend has it an old Kenner sculptor worked on these, so you may want to keep your ears to the ground for announcements of future painted figure releases.  An unpainted blue prototype seems to be long gone - I didn't even see it get listed!

If you need custom figure fodder or are looking to scratch an itch, I recommend these.  They're nice toys.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,642: Darth Vader (The Retro Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, November 28, 2019

Millions have been produced over the years, but there was enough demand that Hasbro made more of Darth Vader (The Retro Collection) in a new format for 2019.  The texture and feel is a little different, and there's a slight difference in the chest paint - and of course, the copyright markings are changed.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,641: Luke Skywalker (Yavin, The Vintage Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, November 26, 2019

You can find the Luke Skywalker (Yavin, The Vintage Collection)  in stores or order online, as it's a Walmart exclusive! I would recommend getting the figure in store - it's the Luke of Theseus with a new head and a few other changes from previous releases.  It just doesn't s hip well in an unprotected plastic sack.  Read on!

Best Buy Got the Star Wars The Black Series Heavy Infantry Mandalorian Deluxe Action Figure

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, November 23, 2019

3734 Best Buy scored one of the best exclusives of the year - now on their web site and probably out of stock - with the new Star Wars - The Black Series Heavy Infantry Mandalorian Deluxe Action Figure.  This appears in The Mandalorian streaming series, and since we are not considering product announcements to be spoilers unless it has a specific feature (i.e., decapitation) we're going to go ahead and post it here. 

Cappy Space Does Droids - Glyos Figures at D-Con

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, November 23, 2019

3733 If you are going to D-Con, Anaheim's Designer Con, this weekend be sure to stop by booth #3028 to see Cappy Space.  You can pick up CPs&Qs AV Robot or R-Toolio there, or order it on this web site right here.  These are Glyos-compatible figures and mix with The Outer Space Men as well as those 3 3/4-inch My Hero Academia figures you see at the GameStop.  They look pretty sharp.

CPs&Qs AV Robot is a gold recolor of the Nemo's Factory AV Robot, while R-Toolio is a clever redeco of the Onell Design Hub set.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,640: R4 Astromech (Color-Changing Droids, Droid Factory, Galaxy's Edge)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, November 21, 2019

The R4 Astromech (Color-Changing Droids, Droid Factory, Galaxy's Edge) is pretty amazing.  When warm, it's a white and green R4 unit. When chilled, it's black.  In between it looks like it's an oily, used mess - it's really impressive.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,639: CZ Protocol Droid (Color-Changing Droids, Droid Factory, Galaxy's Edge)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, November 19, 2019

It's not really an exaggeration to say a lot of 3 3/4-inch figure products aren't being given any sort of announcement.  This is especially true of many of the Disney theme park figures, like this one.   I didn't know about this CZ Protocol Droid (Color-Changing Droids, Droid Factory, Galaxy's Edge)  until it popped up on eBay and my pal Shannon got me its 4-pack, the other 4-pack, and a Droid Factory playset with the color-change droids on his next visit to Disneyland. (Thank you, Shannon!)  The figure mold is nothing new, but the color-change paint is quite impressive.  In warm temperatures, it's white, when it gets cold, it turns red.  And it looks sort of like a crab leg if you touch it.   Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,638: Wedge Antilles (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, November 14, 2019

It's Luke with a new head, but Wedge Antilles (The Black Series 6-Inch)  is pretty good.  You get a great portrait, a blaster, a helmet, and possibly the wrong haircut.  It's hard to know for sure - but you can read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,637: The Mandalorian (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, November 12, 2019

The show is on today - I haven't seen it yet - but The Mandalorian (The Black Series 6-Inch) is a figure you can get now! It's armored, you can see some Scarif Trooper armor, and it looks cool.   The coloring looks like something that would fit in with Jabba's entourage, but for now he'll just wander the shelves.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,636: Supreme Leader Kylo Ren (Galaxy of Adventures 5-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, November 7, 2019

Available in a 2-pack at Target with an unmasked head, this Supreme Leader Kylo Ren (Galaxy of Adventures 5-Inch)  is pretty great.  Complete with lightsaber and cloak, he can slash and cut and fight and do all the crazy things you want him to do.  Read on!