Action Figures

Kickstarter: Star Wars The Vintage Collection Archive Edition Book

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, June 7, 2019

What has Derryl DePriest been up to?  Since exiting Hasbro, he, Rich Alot, and D. Martin Myatt have started work on a new book! The hardcover Star Wars The Vintage Collection Archive Edition Book covers the 3 3/4-inch line and if the stretch goals hit, some of its black-and-silver siblings.   I was waitint a few hours to see if it would smash its goal on the first day - and it has been a very successful Kickstarter.  In addition to the book, a really cool poster is coming too.  Click here and check it out.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,592: Han Solo (Stormtrooper, The Vintage Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, June 6, 2019

Also at Target in the clothing section this week is Han Solo (Stormtrooper, The Vintage Collection) which seems to be a retooled Sandtrooper from 2009 with an all-new head.  The hair seems to be a separately molded piece, and the new-style face paint makes this an even better Harrison Ford portrait.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,591: Luke Skywalker (Stormtrooper, The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, June 4, 2019

At a Target near you - most likely near Menswear, possibly near golf stuff and BBQ tongs - is this pretty great Luke Skywalker (Stormtrooper, The Black Series 6-Inch)  upgrade.  We first saw the head sculpt previewed at HasCon in a diorama with no real fanfare, and now we have it on the Stormtrooper Luke body complete with commlink, whiter plastic armor, and a lot of dirt.  Let's say it's dirt.  Let's not think about what brown smudges in a space station's sewer really are.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,590: Han Solo (Echo Base, The Vintage Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, May 30, 2019

With a new head, this Han Solo (Echo Base, The Vintage Collection)  is probably worth a look.  Harrison Ford never looked  better, is what I would like to say, but the just-released Stormtrooper one is even better.  This is still plenty good.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,589: Imperial TIE Fighter Pilot (The Vintage Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, May 28, 2019

While it still doesn't have ankle joints, the ship of Theseus that is the 2004 version of this figure begets the Imperial TIE Fighter Pilot (The Vintage Collection)!  Packed with a big-wing TIE Fighter, the helmet is glued to the molded-in-black head and has unique deco.  So, add one to your armies if you're so inclined.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,588: Grand Moff Tarkin (The Retro Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, May 23, 2019

Hasbro tricked you into buying a 42-year-old board game you didn't want so you could own the Grand Moff Tarkin (The Retro Collection).  It's appropriately old-school feeling, and you can see it borrows elements from the Imperial Commander figure from The Empire Strikes Back line. They even left the gloved hands and painted them in a flesh color, with some modifications to the right hand's fingers to better grip a gun.  Hasbro did a good job here - should you run out and buy it?  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,587: Princess Leia Organa (Hoth, The Vintage Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, May 21, 2019

The 2019 Princess Leia Organa (Hoth, The Vintage Collection) is an improvement from the 2010 release.  The head has been given the new face-printing technology and she has a less-pale fleshtone.  The outfit is cleaned up with no layer of dirt or grime on it.  Also, you can probably order it online right now.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,586: Luke Skywalker (Endor, The Vintage Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, May 16, 2019

This new Luke Skywalker (Endor, The Vintage Collection)  is the 2010 figure with new packaging and new paint on the head.  Other than that, it's pretty simialr to what you got a long time ago - are things like improved lips and eyes worth the upgrade?  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,585: Mace Windu (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, May 14, 2019

It's Mace Windu (The Black Series 6-Inch)!  Not only did Hasbro make a good figure with a great sculpt, but we got cloth Jedi robes that are actually pretty good.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,584: Han Solo (Mimban, The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, May 9, 2019

It's time to see Han Solo (Mimban, The Black Series 6-Inch) from that movie you probably still need to see.  He has a helmet, cape, goggles, blaster, and at least mine has one bum elbow.   Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,583: Dryden Vos (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, May 7, 2019

This Dryden Vos (The Black Series 6-Inch) turned out well - it's also the only one, another 6-inch figure that doesn't (hopefully only yet) exist as a 3 3/4-inch scale figure. The unusually tall figure has an amazing sculpt with amazingly sculpted plastic fabric, great hair, and a realistic likeness - really, you don't need to read on to know it's good but read on!

Available Now: Vintage 1970s-Style Kenner Grand Moff Tarkin Action Figure (with disposable board game)

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, May 5, 2019

3707 The very, very long-awaited Grand Moff Tarkin in 3 3/4-inch 1978-style has arrived at Target stores.  Use DPCI 087-06-0431 in-stores or this link for availability.  It's $19.99 and packed in a remake of the "Escape the Death Star" board game, which was produced by Kenner in late 1977 in order to get something, anything, on shelves thanks to its lack of tooling.  It's basically a $7 protective shell around Tarkin's 6x9-inch cardback, pre-punched, faux-weathered, stickered, and complete with a blaster pistol that's pretty darned convincing as almost an original.

Ad: Commander Gree Returns! Black Series Reissue Coming to Entertainment Earth

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, May 3, 2019

Star Wars Black Series Commander Gree 6-inch Action FigureAd: The formerly Toys R Us exclusive Star Wars Black Series Commander Gree 6-inch Action Figure is returning!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,582: Vice Admiral Holdo (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, May 2, 2019

The Vice Admiral Holdo (The Black Series 6-Inch)  turned out  to be an example of things working against things not working.  Her hair is amazing, and the head sculpt is spectacular.  But the eyes aren't quite right, and the dress doesn't fall on the shoulders properly.  Hasbro did do a spectacular job with the plastic dress element around the neck and arms, plus her articulation is good too.  Is she worth it? Do you have any other Holdo options?  Is this just going to be customized later?  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,581: Darth Vader (2019, The Vintage Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, April 29, 2019

Annoyingly essential!  Can you believe that this Darth Vader (2019, The Vintage Collection) is based on what was once the go-to Darth Vader figure mold from 2005?  Originally used in the Evolution set, this one has a shockingly good series of paint applciations on the Anakin head under the helmet - and some improvments on the armor too.  This is the 2019 release of the Vintage figure from 2010, so it's a repaint of a reissue of a remake or some such.  If that sounds interesting, let me assure you that you're going to want this one.  At this time it appears it's a de facto online exclusive, unless you shop somewhere that orders from a distributor that just happens to also sell online.  Read on!