Action Figures

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,458: First Order Stormtrooper Executioner (The Last Jedi Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, February 26, 2018

A Toys R Us exclusive - which means it may be marked down at a closing store nearish you - the First Order Stormtrooper Executioner (The Last Jedi Line Look)  was packed in a Force Link 2-pack with a band.  This means that, as of today, you'd have to buy three total Force Link Bands to get all the figures.  (A fourth is coming.)   How does this five-jointed wonder stack up?  Read on!

Hasbro Reveals Vintage Collection Klaatu Skiff Guard

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Like a phoenix rising out of Arizona, Hasbro Pulse seems to have one once more.   The oft-dormant fan site had a bit of a push at the Hasbro Toy Fair press event, and now the Hasbro Pulse Instagram Feed announced a new The Vintage Collection Klaatu (Skiff Guard) action figure render.  

This is the first new version of this figure in this costume since the 1990s, updating one of the original Kenner action figures of old to the modern "super articulated" era in time for Hasbro's new Sail Barge - now with over 1,600 supporters.  And of course I have a lot more to say about this.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,456: Poe Dameron (Resistance Pilot, The Last Jedi Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, February 19, 2018

While not a dreadful figure, this Poe Dameron repeats the cardinal sin of The Last Jedi 3 3/4-inch action figures.  It's boring.   Hasbro made two new pilot Poe figures for this movie which aren't substantially changed from the 2015 releases.  Is this pack-in pilot worth snagging?  Read on!

Toy Fair Gallery - Hasbro Star Wars Misc Goodies

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, February 17, 2018

3578 And the rest of the non-toddler stuff!   There are 12-inch figures, a new wave of Micro Force just hit in the last week (and can be seen here), plus there are more lightsabers.  The real surprise to me was a smaller Force Link 2.0-enabled Millennium Falcon which is not figure compatible.

Toy Fair Gallery - Hasbro Star Wars Solo (and The Last Jedi) Force Link Action Figures and Toys

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, February 17, 2018

3544 Hasbro has a small line of Solo product, and we haven't seen it all yet.   3 3/4-inch action figures will be joined by some returning favorites, while others were rescued by an online etailer.

Some notes:

2-packs include Muddy Han and Chewbacca, plus Lando and "guard." 

Force Link 2.0 syncs with your phone to download more phrases.  It's backward compatible with 1.0, and theoretically could expand for a while now.

Wampa is still coming.  A non-exclusive Mimban Stormtrooper is coming.  Maz is coming.

Toy Fair Gallery - Hasbro Star Wars The Vintage Collection 3 3/4-Inch Action Figures

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, February 17, 2018

3536 Getting through hundreds of images is time-consuming, so let's cheat.  It's time for The Vintage Collection to return like so many seven-year locusts. Here are images from Hasbro's showroom, mixed in with lightly edited tweets from our livetweet Saturday afternoon.  You'll see exclusives, main line items, and even a preview of something for 2019.   Sound good?  Awesome.

Toy Fair Gallery - Hasbro Star Wars Black Series 6-Inch Action Figures

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, February 17, 2018

3512 Uploading pictures takes a while, and there are a bunch of them.   New The Black Series action figures include: Gamorrean Guard (Target exclusive), Astromech Droids R5-D8 & R2-X2 & R2-D2 (Amazon), Hoth Leia, Commander Wolffe (Gamestop/Disney/Barnes & Noble shared), Zuckuss (Toys R Us), Skiff Guard Lando, Han Solo, Qi-Ra, Lando Calrissian (Solo), Tobias Beckett, Range Trooper, and a Mimban Stormtrooper (Walmart).  That's a lot of stuff.

The Porg 2-pack is a value-priced item.  Available very, very soon. (Very soon.)

Solo: A Star Wars Story The Black Series Action Figures

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, February 14, 2018

3476 The subtext of Solo: A Star Wars Story seems to be that this is clearly Childish Gambino's year.  I don't care what the movie title is, this is the Lando movie and the very first official Donald Glover Lando Calrissian reveal is in the 6-inch action figure line.  It's awesome.   (Are you watching Atlanta?  You should watch that.)  But I digress - the figures will follow the same pattern as usual.  Will new figures slip out early thanks to the same assortment running since 2015?  It's possible!  But here's what Hasbro has to say:

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES Action Figures

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH Figure Assortment
(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Spring 2018)
Take your STAR WARS collection to the next level with these incredibly detailed figures. These premium 6-inch scale figures are designed with extensive detail and articulation for the ultimate collector. Characters include HAN SOLO, LANDO CALRISSIAN, and more. Each figure sold separately. Available at most major retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com.

Solo: A Star Wars Story Force Link 2.0 Starter Set

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, February 14, 2018

3475 One of the more fascinating ideas (with a closed execution) is back with the Force Link 2.0 Starter Set.  (Completists have 3 of version 1.0 by now.)   The new hotness includes younger Han Solo, a blaster, and.. well, you read it.  It is  backward compatible (I asked) and there may be other surprises baked in - but we'll have to wait and see what the final toy can do.  Check out the Millennium Falcon-inspried detailing.

STAR WARS FORCE LINK 2.0 STARTER SET
(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $29.99/Available: Spring 2018)
Bring STAR WARS adventures to life with the newly designed FORCE LINK 2.0 STARTER SET including FORCE LINK wearable technology, which allows fans to activate movie sound effects and phrases in more than 30 compatible STAR WARS toys! Use the Force with an exclusive 3.75-inch HAN SOLO figure only available in the FORCE LINK 2.0 STARTER SET, featuring unique sounds and expressions from SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY.

Solo: A Star Wars Story 3 3/4-Inch Action FIgure Tease

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, February 14, 2018

3470 Solo: A Star Wars Story wouldn't be a toy line without 3 3/4-inch action figures.   From the photos, these may be Hasbro's finest sculpts and decorations yet - get a gander at the human likenesses.  Ths is a preview of them - more are coming, so there will still be things to reveal between now and... well, I can't divulge that just yet.  At least two figures may be just different enough to make you mad.   Hasbro says:

3471 STAR WARS 3.75-INCH FIGURE Assortment
(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $7.99/Available: Spring 2018)
Enter the world of STAR WARS and launch into action and adventure! Each 3.75-inch figure features five points of articulation and comes with unique battle accessories. Characters include classic heroes and villains, as well as favorite characters from SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY, STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI, and ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY such as CHEWBACCA, LUKE SKYWALKER, QI’RA, K-2SO, MAZ KANATA, and more.

Solo: A Star Wars Millennium Falcon Refit

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, February 14, 2018

3468 I should be packing, but Hasbro sent along a shot of the most excellent flagship... ship.   Let's let them talk about it while I upload photos and listen to The Ramones albums.

SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY 3.75-INCH KESSEL RUN MILLENNIUM FALCON VEHICLE
 (Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $99.99/Available: Spring 2018)
Make the KESSEL RUN in less than 12 parsecs with the MILLENNIUM FALCON! Relive the adventure and imagine flying through every obstacle like ace pilot HAN SOLO with speed and action. Fans will experience flashing lights and sounds as they pretend to race along KESSEL RUN.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,455: Canto Bight Police (The Last Jedi Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, February 14, 2018

It's the fuzz!  The Canto Bight Police figure comes with a vehicle that's.... well, it's kind of spare.  The figure looks like something out of 1980, and is generally pretty neat for a generic trooper pilot.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,454 Kylo Ren (The Last Jedi, The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, February 12, 2018

It's Kylo Ren (The Last Jedi, The Black Series 6-Inch)!  This figure came out last September and has one of the better Adam Driver heads in the line so far.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,453: First Order TIE Fighter Pilot (The Last Jedi Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, February 7, 2018

At Walmart now, the First Order TIE Fighter Pilot (The Last Jedi Line Look)  comes with a slightly modified version of his craft.  Sound chips and a blue symbol set these apart.  Do you need more?  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,452: First Order Stormtrooper Executioner (The Black Series 3 3/4-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, February 5, 2018

If you're looking to build an army, the First Order Stormtrooper Executioner (The Black Series 3 3/4-Inch) is pretty good.  Walmart has a super-articulated version of the figure, and Toys R Us has one with a Force Link pack at a higher price.  If you can find this one, get it.  Read on!