Action Figures

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,722

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Rebel Commando was a neat figure, but not really an update of the 1983 original.  He has a swell coat, though!  Is it worth picking up?  Sure. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,721

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, January 18, 2012

By popular demand, we will start looking at the 2003-2005-style animated Clone Wars figures starting with Anakin Skywalker!  How does this cartoony character hold up? Surprisingly well.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,720

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Very few Phantom Menace figures were made since 2001, so this R2-T0 is quite a treat on many levels.  It may not be 100% authentic to the stills from the film, but I'm OK with that.  It's gorgeous! I hope you have one, read on now!

Image Bank: VC86 Darth Maul

By Mike — Tuesday, January 17, 2012

It’s not news that Darth Maul is back in 2012. The tattooed Sith Lord is the face of the Hasbro 2012 line and also will make a much anticipated appearance in The Clone Wars series. For his Vintage Collection figure, Hasbro achieves a masterstroke of sculpt, articulation, and even tailoring.

Discover The Force In The UK

By Mike — Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The new Walmart U.S. exclusive Discover The Force figures were reported being found across the pond in the U.K.at a local ASDA store by a poster in the Rebelscum Forums 

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,719

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, January 16, 2012

You get two of this Sky Trooper in the boxed set Hasbro made for Disney last summer.  I like it-- the stand isn't included, but man, it should be. It's cool.  Is this repaint worth it?  Read on!

Image Bank: VC75 Qui-Gon Jinn

By Mike — Monday, January 16, 2012

Yep, it’s the same figure as you’ll find in the 2008 Jedi Legacy Evolutions set and then again in the Eopie Mailaway. It’s a decent enough version, with good articulation and passing likeness to Neeson, but it’s time to update the noble Jedi for the new decade. Like Obi-Wan, there’s nothing new here so move along if you’re a loose collector.

Image Bank: VC79 Darth Sidious

By Mike — Sunday, January 15, 2012

The poet Charles Baudelaire (or was it Verbal Kint?) once said that "the greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he doesn't exist." This new Darth Sidious figure is certainly a revelation. We were completely prepared to be underwhelmed by Hasbro's latest effort of "The Phantom Menace" himself mainly because he didn't look anything special in the package. The VC12 Darth Sidious, while certainly sporting a great face sculpt, fell short with the soft goods and fur coat giving him more of an evil "bag lady" look.

Image Bank: VC83 Naboo Royal Guard

By Mike — Sunday, January 15, 2012

Technically speaking, this isn't a "Character Debut" for the Naboo Royal Guard since a version was released in 1999 for The Episode I Collection. Aesthetically speaking, this all new iteration is worlds and 12 years of sculpt and design evolution apart from that TPM figure. This Guard deserves a variant head sculpt/running change for troop/squad building purposes. You can head swap yourself with the ball jointed neck so pick a couple up for that Naboo Hangar diorama that will be immediately enhanced by this worthy upgrade.

Image Bank: VC80 Anakin Skywalker

By Mike — Saturday, January 14, 2012

Hasbro expanded upon The Phantom Menace Celebration scene finale where we witness little Ani in full Padawan garb. The figure includes a lightsaber, training helmet, and training remote orb. This is a super articulated, with great likeness, vast improvement from the 1999 "Naboo" figure, which until now had been the only version of Padawan Anakin released. It's worth the wait as Hasbro packed in 14 points of articulation, incredible detail, and even a soft goods skirt to plus it up. Can I get a "Yipeee"?

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,718

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, January 13, 2012

Not every bounty hunter is an armored purveyor of badassery-- El-Les was a little weak compared to other similar characters from around the galaxy, but at least he got a nice action figure.  Is it time to buy?  Read on!

Image Bank: VC84 Queen Amidala

By Mike — Friday, January 13, 2012

Hasbro has hardly disappointed with the various versions of Queen Amidala and her ornate dresses. We're glad they ditched the salt shaker bodies and went with sound design. While not super-articulated because it doesn't make much sense unless they can engineer appropriate soft goods, they do include swivel elbows and sculpted legs. The likeness is decent and the sculpt and paint app for the Foreign Residence Dress is superb. 

Image Bank: VC85 Quinlan Vos

By Mike — Friday, January 13, 2012

We like our Jedis dark, brooding, conflicted, and dreadlocked with warpaint. Easily one of my favorite figures of this wave, the new Quinlan Vos is finely detailed and articulated to include ball jointed hips to be battle posed in many ways. Vos was a blink and you'll miss him Easter Egg in Episode I, but Hasbro made every effort to make sure this figure stands out as one of the better ones to kick off 2012.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,717

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, January 12, 2012

It's time to get a whole lot less excited with Lemmet Tauk, a guardsman from Crimson Empire.  The comics were fun, but these figures?  Not so much.  Should you look him up now that he's cheap on eBay?  Read on!

Carded Deleted Scenes Figures Surface

By Mike — Thursday, January 12, 2012

Images of the upcoming Return of the Jedi Deleted Scenes wave including Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, General Cracken, Lando Calrissian, and the Mon Calamari Rebel Pilot have been posted at Sandtroopers.com. Due to a lack of good source photos, Hasbro had to rely on composite art and these turned out fantastically in our opinion.