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Action Figures

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 3,099: Marrok (The Black Series)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Via the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Marrok (The Black Series). He's a knight, sort of, and he's rusty, kind of. But it's a nice looking toy figure. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 3,098: C1 Droid (Advent Calendar 2022)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, January 11, 2024

Via the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: C1 Droid (Advent Calendar 2022). It's another droid, with bright colors, that's Christmas related, but I don't get the gag - but little brown shoes, sure. Green pants, OK. Yellow suspenders, I can't complain. If you like robot toys, it's an interesting one with a fold-out arm in his chest and two more on the head. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 3,097: Wicket W. Warrick (The Retro Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, January 9, 2024

Via the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Wicket W. Warrick (The Retro Collection). The nose paint is a little off, and the hood feels very different from the rubbery 1984 original - but it's still cute, small, and last I checked, sold out. Get this set if you can find it at retail price. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 3,096: General Hera Syndulla (The Vintage Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, January 4, 2024

Via the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: General Hera Syndulla (The Vintage Collection). It's important to release a character in triplicate, and all three flavors came out last fall. This one is 3 3/4-inches tall and has all the articulation, making it the one you'll probably want to have handy when The Ghost shows up from HasLab later this year. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 3,095: Professor Huyang (The Black Series)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, January 2, 2024

Via the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Professor Huyang (The Black Series). You might actually find him in stores now. The sculpting is great, the paint is good, but the plastic reads more as "plastic" than "metal robot." But it's good - the articulation is top-notch and the design made the jump to a 6-inch figure pretty nicely. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 3,094: Power Droid (a.k.a. Gonk, Advent Calendar 2022)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, December 28, 2023

Via the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Power Droid (Advent Calendar 2022). It's a present - and it looks pretty good, too. Dare you unwrap this Sandcrawler box of robots and find a green robot inside with a ribbon?  Probably, it's been on sale lately. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 3,093: General Hera Syndulla (The Retro Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, December 26, 2023

Via the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: General Hera Syndulla (The Retro Collection). If you can find one, it's a fun figure. This is a new mold that aims to make a figure close to something like they sold in the 1980s, but it has details like a little lip paint and patches on the jacket that we'd never have seen back then. It's not exactly like an old Kenner figure, but it comes close with the 5 joints, and the blaster loop holster, and the fact she can actually fit in your old vehicles. (And hopefully, the new one coming in the fall from HasLab.) Read on!

Get a Life... Day Robe for Your Old Kenner Chewbacca

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, December 24, 2023

Because I was lazy and didn't check the search box while writing my last figure review, Reader Todd wrote in to say: "I've had a custom retro life day chewie for quite awhile now! Check out the cape master: https://thecapemaster.com/collections/star-wars/products/6

I was lamenting that there should have been a Kenner-style figure, given the Holiday Special's unique vintage, and fans have once again done what the Lucas/Disney Industrial Complex have not.   The robe (no figure) is $10, and they also have some distinctive upgrades for the Tusken Raider robes and other replacement Star Wars capes.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 3,090: R5 Droid (Advent Calendar 2022)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, December 14, 2023

Via the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: R5 Droid (Advent Calendar 2022). It's a nutcracker, I think! You can see the eyes in the neck, and the dome is a hat, and the beard is on the top of the body. I think. Maybe it's just a test of your human imagination to see patterns where only chaos exists... but I like to think the red, black, gold, and white droid is here to open snacks. Read on!

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By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Hasbro Reveals Kenner-Style The Retro Collection The Phantom Menace Action Figures

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, December 12, 2023

...and they're OK. Hasbro gave Gizmodo the debut, and The Phantom Menace Goes All the Way Retro In These New Star Wars Toys where you can flip through a 6-pack of figures that the article says is $60, which is cheaper than the $70+ 6-packs on the market today. In a previous fan stream it was said the set would be exclusive to Target, but Gizmodo makes no mention of the retailer. Given the glut of store exclusives in closeout shops now, I could see some plans changing.
 

The set contains six figures: Obi-Wan Kenobi, Qui-Gon Jinn, Queen Amidala, Darth Maul, Jar Jar Binks, and a Battle Droid. Rather than her Padmé Battle Dress, Queen Amidala is in that red dress we saw in most of the marketing materials. If you're going to make a six-pack of figures from the 1999 movies, plus or minus Anakin, this is who you should pick. (I'd probably have swapped out Jar Jar for Anakin but I won't deny that Jar Jar is a more interesting looking action figure.)

So how are they? If it's really only $60, I think it will be a good set and let me tell you why.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 3,089: Gamorrean Guard (The Retro Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Via the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Gamorrean Guard (The Retro Collection). This is a new mold for 2023, based on the 1983 figure. A vintage Kenner figure has better sculpting, with sharper detail and better paint - but if you only know that old figure from photos or fuzzy memories, this is a really good substitute. It feels sturdy and he can hold the ax with no problems, with botoxed detail on the face and armor. Is it a perfect replica? No, he's a little wider-eyed and shinier in the silver - but if you're looking to fill out a scene with retro Kenner Gamorreans, were it not in a 6-pack, this would be a great way to do it. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 3,088: Morgan Elsbeth (The Vintage Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, December 7, 2023

Via the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Morgan Elsbeth (The Vintage Collection). This is a good figure, with nice deco and sculpting, plus an excellent likeness. But she has no accessories, and is $17. A variant head would have been nice - and was probably spoiler-locked from development - as would a nod to her spear in the previous series. Nothing in the packaging is bad, so as long as you weren't expecting accessories for your money, you'll be happy. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 3,087: Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2, The Black Series)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Via the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2, The Black Series). This is a new mold for 2023, larger than the 2013 version and weirder. He's got a telescoping neck with on-board storage for all his claws and arms, plus a retractable third leg with an articulated foot. That's an unusual feature in Hasbro R2-D2 figures. It's by no means perfect, but it's a pretty great replacement for the old one if you feel like dropping $25 on another R2-D2, which I of course did. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 3,086: BB Droid (Silver, Advent Calendar 2022)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, November 30, 2023

Via the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: BB Droid (Advent Calendar 2022). It's an ornament! I think - for a robot in a Christmas/Holiday set, it certainly looks like something that could just be a run-of-the-mill droid. There's white paint and metallic blue, making this the kind of thing you could see serving on an X-wing and not, unlike many of the others in the set, particulrly pecific to any one time of the year. Read on!