Sith happens! Aside from a brief mention in Revenge of the Sith, the design, character, and general sense of Darth Plagueis can be described as being very very dark in his costuming and quite well constructed. Is he important? Well, that's up to you. Read on!
A re-retool, the new The Black Series Mace Windu takes the 30th Anniversary/Vintage Collection figure body, give him new arms and a new head, and presto - improved figure! The wrist movement is about perfect, and I dig the new elements a lot. Read on!
Let's finish up the latest wave of Mission Series with the new Chewbacca, which is a mixed bag. This is a good toy with a couple of fixable problems, should Hasbro decide to correct the fur color or add a single dab of glue to the bowcaster. Read on!
NEW! And old. Mission Series Han Solo is a pretty good toy, although you may not be crazy about him as a collectible. Hasbro mercifully dropped the dangling separate holster, which allows this figure to actually sit in your Millennium Falcon without much of a problem. Even though Chewie is kind of gnarly, get this set if you can. Read on!
Happy New Year! Let's look at the new R2-D2 that comes with C-3PO in the latest wave of Mission Series 2-packs that you can lie to yourself and say you're "skipping" when you probably haven't seen them for sale yet. This astromech droid is based on the R4-P44 Saga Legends mold, with far fewer paint applications. He's cute, but in all seriousness, he needs at least one or two more painted panels. Read on!
New sculpt! This C-3PO has 5 points of articulation, comes with R2-D2, and costs $10. It isn't shiny like the $10 Vintage figure from 2004, but it has a better sculpt and the same amount of articulation. I don't understand, either. Read on!
New deco and new arms! Obi-Wan Kenobi has been given a "realistic" figure based on his later Clone Wars appearances for Mission Series. He comes with the Darth Maul we looked at last week, and is arguably a better figure than his predecessor. Read on!
We had a glimpse at the packaging, but now we can see StarWars.com's preview of the Star Wars Rebels Inquisitor Action Figure. The early painted sample seems to have filled in the lines on his face with paint, so I assume the final may appear slightly different. The style is not quite movie and not quite animated, but it does include a lightsaber similar to the spinning one concocted by Hasbro for Generat Grievous a few years ago. It also has 5 points of articulation. Click here to see more!
Here is the Section Saga Legends. Your bonus points is 4. Let's try the Section Mission Series!
Darth Maul gets a pretty dang good figure - it's not what you've expected from The Black Series, but it's a delightful mutant figure that feels like it belongs in your 1984 toy box with other Jabba thugs! It's wonderful. He has 5 points of articulation and a lightsaber, but my guess is most of you won't like him. Me? I love it. Read on!
NEW! This Clone Commander Cody is a Saga Legends release you may see in stores soon, or you'll need to order it online. His backpack is removable, and his antenna is bent - but you can fix it. Read on!
Hey hey, it's the first-ever, brand-new, movie-style Captain Rex! This Saga Legends figure is pretty new and I haven't seen it in stores yet - it's good, I think you'll like it. The deco ain't bad and the holsters work, so I'm pretty pleased with this one. Read on!
UPDATE: Links fixed! Click here to see it.
NEW! This is Hasbro's first completely new Stormtrooper action figure in years - the bulk of the Sandtroopers and Stormtroopers you've seen have been derived from parts originally designed in 2004 or 2005, with few exceptions. This all-new figure has 5 joints and is beautiful. You should all be furious that you can't go buy a dozen of them - I just want to get a few more myself! Anyway, read on!
From that lovely Lava Line Look, it's a new Boba Fett from Saga Legends! It's not bad. Some of you won't like it because it's under-articulated, but it's not like you can buy it at a store near you anyway. Is it worth it? I think so. Read on!
Reader Brad wrote in to inform us that his local Five Below store - unknown and unavailable to many of us in these United States - continues to get The Vintage Collection figures we all crave like Darth Malgus for five dollars... or below. Thanks for writing in, Brad, and curse all of you who have access to this fantastic sounding store!
Amazon has been marking down - and up - and down - a lot of toys over the last few days. Right now, the Vintage Collection Slave I at $35 and Vintage Collection TIE Interceptor at $25 are about as low as we've ever seen them. Droid Factory figures are back up to $35 - cheaper, but not as low as the $15 last week.
Numerous action figures are down to about $3-$5, and not just Star Wars - Batman 1966, Star Trek Kre-O, DC and other Mattel Batman figures, and Transformers are getting cut too. Click through to see more.