Action Figures

Droid Factory Update

By Mike — Sunday, June 10, 2012

It's called a good problem for Disney but less than ideal for vacationing collectors. Dan Curto is at Disney Star Wars Weekends and reported some changes with the Droid Factory packaging and availability of parts.

MTT Out Abroad

By Mike — Sunday, June 10, 2012

It looks huge as it should be and now showing up in the Philippines (Mabuhay!). Jedi Temple Archives has a report with photos comparing the size of the box and what's inside the new Class III MTT (Multi Troop Transport).

Larger TVC AT-ST Images

By Mike — Sunday, June 10, 2012

Some larger photos of the upcoming K-Mart exclusive AT-ST Scout Walker have been posted for pre-order at Toy Palace

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,823

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, June 8, 2012

It's the new Captain Rex, which has exceptional deco and unexceptional articulation.  Just get a look at the amazing painted detail, and then try not to cringe when you realize he has no wrist joints.  Read on!

Red Kithaba Update

By Mike — Friday, June 8, 2012

Want to know what the real deal is with that hard to find Kithaba variant? Is it even real or the product of some deviant customizers? We have an update for you!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,822

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, June 7, 2012

While long-awaited, Daultay Dofine didn't top a bunch of wish lists.  The benefit of the long gap between his debut in the movies and his figure comes through in its great costume and articulation.  Read on!

New SDCC Exclusive Carbonite Chamber Photos

By Mike — Thursday, June 7, 2012

Hasbro has released a couple of nice, clear photos of the Comic-Con International 2012 Star Wars Exclusive Carbonite Chamber multi-pack featuring an exclusive Vintage Collection Jar Jar Binks in Carbonite.

Review: VC97 Odd Ball (Clone Pilot)

By Mike — Thursday, June 7, 2012

Another version wasn't on my top priority list, but there's plenty to like about the new Clone Pilot, especially since he features new sculpting with re-used parts from previous figures that complement the upgrade. A few ROTS era pilots have been released for battle packs and Evolutions sets over the years  with varying degrees of quality. However, this well executed design partnered with some kit bashing and the appeal of a film scene specific representation makes VC97 pretty close to if not definitive.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,821

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, June 6, 2012

It's an Obi-Wan Kenobi!  This figure came from the Order 66 line of 2-packs, but isn't necessarily worth tracking down on its own merits. Want to know more? Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,820

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Best know to many as Klaatu, Wooof came out in late 2010 as one of the few figures which took an exceptionally long time to see a modern-era remake.  He may be warming pegs, but is he worth buying? Read on!

Review: VC101 Shae Vizla (Old Republic Bounty Hunter)

By Mike — Tuesday, June 5, 2012

The deadly female Mandalorian Bounty Hunter is the second Vintage Collection action figure from The Old Republic video game. Shae Vizla includes swappable heads to display her helmeted and un-helmeted and she even comes with some flame effects like it's 2002. 

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,819

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, June 4, 2012

It's Darth Nihil, one of the Sith of the future that actually (barely) made it out as an action figure.  Should you get it? Well, it's the only Nagai figure so I say yes! Read on!

Review: VC100 Starkiller (Vader's Apprentice)

By Mike — Sunday, June 3, 2012

Based on the Clone (or is it?) protagonist from The Force Unleashed II game, Starkiller comes with a pilot outfit and training armor for some Sith apprentice badass-ness. For better or worse, he's the 100th Vintage Collection figure (I thought it should've been a more iconic character that Kenner never originally produced, like Tarkin.) and if past is any prologue on the popularity of other Star Wars video game themed action figures and the cross-sell appeal for both collectors and gamers alike, he should be pretty hard to find on a store peg.

Review: VC99 Nikto (Skiff Guard)

By Mike — Friday, June 1, 2012

This is the Nikto Skiff Guard we've all been waiting for. It's based on the character the original 1984 Kenner action figure was referenced from and this Vintage Collection version has chock full of sculpt and paint detail that has surpassed all expectations, plus he's got 14 points of articulation to boot.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,818

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, June 1, 2012

I love astromech droids! But you knew that.  So let's all just enjoy G8-R3 because his name has "gator" in it and he looks great! Kudos to Hasbro for selling him separately.  Read on!