Ah, the Shock Trooper. This version is from last year and is based on a 2005 release, minus one part and with slightly sharper deco. Which part? And should you care? Is this keeping you in suspense?
More sightings of 2013 Clone Wars in Canada has been reported by GH reader Stephane, who found a full case at his local ToysRUs in Brossard, Quebec, Canada.
So Clone Trooper Sinker was one of the last figures from 2012, exclusive to online accounts and, honestly, not a terrible set. It's still pretty cheap, although the price has been in flux wildly over the last four months. I like it.
Packaged with the delightfully odd Yoda Jedi Attack Fighter, this Super Battle Droid is, appropriately enough, another victim for Yoda's merciless rage. The figure is based on a 2002 deluxe mold which, coincidentally, was also the object of Yoda's scorn. Can this poor robot catch a break?
The Canadians (and Europeans) appear to have begun receiving their shipments of 2013 Yoda Line Clone Wars that will never see U.S. release (though you never know. Stuff does tend to show up at a Marshalls or a Ross months later). GH reader Torynn reports finding the new Clone Wars figures at a Canadian Superstore over the weekend for $10.99 each. Congrats on the find and send in those reports!
This Battle Droid is a pretty good one. It came in a 2012 Battle Pack and is based on a really good mold which Hasbro basically retired far too soon. It has ankle joints and the works, and generally came with too-big eyes. Ah well. Should you get one?
The Republic Trooper was one of those figures they made into online exclusives last year, meaning it was a tough figure to get. It's pretty expensive still. It came with a bunch of weapons and has pretty fantastic deco, so should you get it?
This Battle Droid was the best of breed in the big MTT box last year, and will no doubt make many returns in Saga Legends and elsewhere as the new, 5-jointed mold. It's pretty good. It's not amazing, but it's interesting to say the least. Want to know more?
One of the tougher figures to find from 2012 (and that's saying something), this Imperial Navy Trooper is a pretty good update to the uniquely helmeted action figure. Since it isn't Kenner Grey it's arguably deserving of at least one more repaint, should the stars align, but how is this release?
Hasbro announces two new Star Tours exclusive multi-packs that will be available beginning in May 2013 at Walt Disney Hollywood Studios in Orlando (to debut for Star Wars Weekends) and at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim soon thereafter.
We ran this Green R5-Series Astromech Droid through the total perspective vortex and it seems to have come out just fine. This is a robot who really knows his place in the Universe, and that place is as a theme park exclusive that you're probably sick of reading about by now. (This is just a hunch.)
Under-collected, underappreciated, and cheap, figures like this Ikopi are a cheap thrill. The little creatures have no articulation but are the only representations of numerous wildlife in plastic. If you're like me and you loved the designs of The Phantom Menace a great deal, you'll find a lot to like in this small line of little animal figures.
Check out Obi-Wan Kenobi from last year's MTT. (Which was selling on Amazon for $49! Not bad for a big vehicle.) It's a mix of parts from older figures, but isn't necessarily new enough to buy. The whole package is amazing, but just Obi-Wan?
I just got back from New York, where snow, being thrown out of a cab, and posting FOTD #2,000 didn't keep me down! So today you get Nien Nunb, who may be available cheaply online right now. You'll have to check.
Welcome to FOTD #2,000! If you told me back in 2006 that I'd still be writing this column today, I would probably have told you to slap me. But we're all still here, and we're looking at Jocasta Nu because why the heck not. This online exclusive is new-ish and has a ton of gear.