The delayed (twice, actually) Nom Anor came out a few months ago, allowing us to cross another "announced but not released" action figure off the list. He's ugly... really ugly. The Yuuzhan Vong figure comes with a giant staff, a decent cloak, and some snap-on armor pieces. Is it worth your while?
It's time to look at the Republic Trooper from Hasbro's Star Wars: The Vintage Collection 2012 Wave 7! This one comes from the MMO The Old Republic, which you could be playing right now. But you're not, you're reading this... but why read, when you can watch a short video review? It's only a minute and change, so check it out after the jump.
Check out this awesome figure! The Red R2-Series Astromech Droid is, like, super-red. Almost orange, that's how red it is. You can only get it at Star Tours in Orlando... or perhaps eBay, and let me tell you it's arguably worth it. Want to know more? Read on!
Let's look at Obi-Wan Kenobi from Star Wars: The Vintage Collection Wave 7! He's from the new internet-only wave, which i the last batch of figures on this packging for a little while. The sculpt is great, the articulation is top-notch, and the figure is effectively a really slick "realistic" interpretation of the 2008 animated figure... but with more articulation. Watch the full review, after the jump!
So how about another video review? 2012 Wave 7, the online exclusive batch of action figures, has started shipping and if you preordered them you probably already have them. Today we're going to do a video review of Ahsoka, a realistic interpretation of the character in her season 3 costume. It's pretty good. I think you'll like it, so watch it after the jump. If you don't, we know where you work, and we'll find you.
The second-ever commando to get a carded release, this animated The Clone Wars edition of Republic Commando Boss is really a nice toy and an unfortunate reminder that he's got a few brothers that haven't yet been rendered in plastic. There's an awesome, clever backpack accessory and the figure's chunky build is really quite excellent.
Our friend Sebulba is a fine example of everything good and bad with the figures this year. A redeco of a very good mold from 10 years ago, he's never looked better. He's also an exclusive, who came out late, who's the only Sebulba of the year, and doesn't fit in the Sebulba Pod Racer vehicle which came out months earlier. Ah well! At least he's a good figure on his own, right? Find out!
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Ahhhh Luke Skywalker. This has gone from a hotly-requested resculpt from Hasbro to something they try every year or two, to varying degrees of success. Since 2009 Hasbro has been trying some really interesting things with the Black Jedi costume, which follows the 2007 costume, which was just plain awful. How does this one stack up? Since you may not be able to find it, does it matter? (Of course it does, you can buy one online.)
Another look back at the now-classic Clone Wars figure line! This Clone Trooper comes from the Tartakovsky era of the show, when the microseries aired in tiny bite-sized chunks. The figure has excellent painted detail and looks like a 2D drawing come to life. It's also dirt cheap. Should you track this one down?
Hey hey, it's Clone Commander Wolffe! It's a new-for-2012 figure which you might actually find at a store near you. Articulation isn't exceptional, but it's a nice design with a good sculpt. (It could stand to be cheaper, of course.) So should you get it?
The Jedi High Council sets are... uh... well, they're a little overrated. Eeth Koth is basically repeated in this set ("Agen Kolar" my eye) and the entire package is something of a disappointment. So why not read about it? I have no idea. It's a thing you can do.
This Count Dooku figure from the earlier Clone Wars TV series turned out really well. Check out the cape lining, nifty eyebrows, and fantastic pose. This is a great figure, and like the others from this line, it may as well be free now. Did you get yours yet, and should you?
It's weird, but not unheard of that a figure becomes famous for his gun. This Sandtrooper is a huge improvement over the 2010 Vintage release, and it includes most of the same stuff with an added pair of bonus items. One is a Special Edition-inspired Probe Droid. The other, a unique rifle with an artculated three-piece design which puts it in line with the vintage Kenner 3-Position Laser Rifle. With creeping price increases, this is a good way to add value to a repaint.