Action Figures

Hasbro Brings Star Wars Bitsam and another Shoretrooper

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, February 3, 2017

There is another two-pack! Hasbro sent along this block of copy and two shots of what looks to be the action figure set of the season.

From the press release:

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STAR WARS 3.75-INCH DELUXE FIGURE 2-PACK Assortment
(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $14.99/Available: Spring 2017)
Pick a side in the galactic battle between good and evil! Choose between the IMPERIAL DEATH TROOPER and REBEL COMMANDO PAO or the SCARIF STORMTROOPER and MOROFF from ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY, or relive the events from STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS with POE DAMERON and the FIRST ORDER SNOWTROOPER. Each 3.75-INCH DELUXE FIGURE 2-PACK comes with 2 figures and multiple accessories, including a dual-projectile launcher. Each pack sold separately. Available at most major retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com. Compatible with the HASBRO STAR WARS STUDIOFX App.

Coming This Fall - Star Wars Imperial Death Trooper 12-Inch Electronic Duel Figure

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, February 3, 2017

3220 From the press release:

IMPERIAL DEATH TROOPER 12-INCH ELECTRONIC DUEL FIGURE
(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Fall 2017)
Bring ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY to life with this 12-inch electronic figure! Jump into action     with the elite IMPERIAL DEATH TROOPER, by squeezing the figure’s legs to activate authentic battle sounds. Each figure sold separately. Requires one 1.5V AA battery. Available at most major retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com. Compatible with the HASBRO STAR WARS STUDIOFX App.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,340: Unkar Plutt (The Force Awakens Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Hey kids, it's Unkar Plutt!  This 2016 figure has a removable hand and a claw replacement - serious toy stuff.   You might even be able to find this figure at a store near you still, as he wasn't necessarily the most popular bad guy in the movie - get him if you can.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,339: Sergeant Jyn Erso (Ground Crew, Rogue One Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Today it's the swell Sergeant Jyn Erso (Ground Crew Disguise) figure!   This is interesting - it seems Jyn's body is the same as the regular ground crew figure, only with a different head and some new accessories.  It's great!   Read on.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,338: Coruscant Guard (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Previously known as the Shock Trooper, the 6-inch version of this figure said Coruscant Guard on the box.  The red and white Clone has marvelous paint applications including big scratches and awesome scuffing that make it look like it had seen some action.   It's also part of a swell four-pack.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,337: Bodhi Rook (Rogue One Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, January 23, 2017

Rounding out the main group of Rogue One heroes, it's the pilot!  Bodhi Rook is fairly loaded with gear, including a cool blaster and a backpack that actually looks like the gizmo in the movie.  You can take his vest off, but the goggles are part of his head.   I haven't seen this one in stores yet - so will you want to order yours online?  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,336: C-3PO (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Hey, it's C-3PO!  This is the Walgreens one and it's fantastic.  I hope you got one to go with the R2-D2 I also hope you got.   You can probably find one in a local store if you hit a few stores in your locale, but for now just enjoy this review.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,335: 212th Attack Battalion Utapau Trooper (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, January 17, 2017

This 212th Attack Battalion Utapau Trooper is one of four figures in the Entertainment Earth exclusive 4-pack available now.  It sports some of the best battle-damage I've ever seen on a Hasbro action figure, plus it's exactly as articulated as previous Clone Trooper action figures.  I love the little chips and dings in the orange areas, plus the dirt and scrapes are no slouch.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,334: Finn (Jakku, Rogue One Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, January 16, 2017

Today we look at Finn!  But he's different - this is the one from the 2-pack with Phasma that just came out and you didn't get yet.  His jacket is a different color and some details are just a tiny bit different.  You know what that means - it's different enough to make you mad.  Check it out, and read on!

Revealed: Rogue One Galen Erso from Hasbro

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, January 12, 2017

Special thanks to Hasbro and their PR team for sending us this first look at Galen Erso, a character from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.  (If you haven't seen it yet and consider this a spoiler, a month out, that's on you.)  He includes a blaster and a Mouse Droid, which is a pretty nifty extra for those of us looking to populate that Death Star playset.  The one we hope to get some day.  Hopefully.  Well, take a look - we've got a packaged shot and an unpackaged shot after the break.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,333: Captain Phasma (Rogue One Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, January 12, 2017

You might not want another Captain Phasma, but this 3 3/4-inch one is interesting - it comes from Vietnam and not China, meaning we're talking new molds here.  The deco is different, the height has changed, and some of the sculpted details were tweaked - but she has basically the same pose and design.  Finn's even more interesting, but he's on tap for next week.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,332: Princess Leia Organa (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The hard-to-find Princess Leia Organa from the 6-inch line is pretty good.  With any luck she'll get a little more distribution later in the year, but for now she's available in an assortment with 5 other new figures that is a little tough to come by.   Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,331: C2-B5 (Rogue One Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, January 10, 2017

What's this?  Another C2-B5?  Yup!  One was from Disney, this one is from Hasbro. Their colors are just different enough so that they look like different droids, so I'd say you'd want to get both.  Or you would, if it didn't require the purchase of the AT-ACT.  (It's expensive.)  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,329: Captain Cassian Andor (The Black Series 3 3/4-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, January 5, 2017

This smaller Captain Cassian Andor is exclusive to Walmart, and includes a swell three-piece weapon that serves as a pistol or a rifle.  It also has a head sculpt that looks great with stubble that could maybe look great if you painted it better.  I like this one a bunch.  Read on!

Lost Ewok Cartoon Kenner Figures Found after Three Decades

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, January 4, 2017

As a kid, one of the things that always confused me was the make-up of the Ewoks cartoon TV series action figure line.  Why would there be only 6 figures, only 2 of which were regulars and heroes?  A line with 4 Dulok villains seemed odd, and when I saw the second series prototypes a few years later I was even more confused - where's Teebo?  Where's Kneesaa?   How could Chituhr be more popular?

Well, the Star Wars Collectors Archive may have found part of the answer.  In an article Unknown Ewoks: Unearthed Figures from the Animated Series, we see four unproduced Ewoks from that era.  These characters were largely more important to the series and the brief marketing juggernaut of Ewok licensed products in that era.   Perhaps Star Wars could have had a presence for a few more years were these made instead - I remember seeing pegs upon pegs of unsold Duloks (and the occasional Logray) at Kay-Bee toy stores for $1 each for quite some time, and while I did buy Logray on sight I never saw Wicket.  (Or, as Droids went, R2-D2 and C-3PO.)