While not quite a figure, but way cooler than just an accessory, this year's SDCC exclusive Jar Jar Binks in Carbonite is a real oddity. You can sort of see it in The Force Unleashed, it has a great sculpt, but it's a little small to fit Jar Jar. Yet it's one of the most compelling items of the year.
It's Tippet, a brand-new Toys R Us exclusive Ewok with 2 weapons and 2 hoods from his 2 appearances in Marvel Comics! I like this one a bunch, and since you asked for more Ewoks, here you are! Read on!
It's Princess Leia in Bespin Gown, part of the latest wave (and Comic-Con exclusive pack) from Hasbro! Even though the last one was good, this one is an improvement. Should you get one?
Frank D'Iorio celebrated the 10th anniversary of his diorama building workshop by creating his largest and most ambitious project yet: Return to Tatooine. Fans participating in the diorama building workshop will be able to build their own portion.
New for 2012, but old now, is the first-ever movie-specific Quinlan Vos figure. Based on a background extra, this presumed authentic release looks fantastic. Should you get one?
While not as new as some recently featured figures, Yoda is no less impressive! This tiny figure is more of a statue than an action figure, and he's super-cheap on eBay. The figure has an amazing paint job and, frankly, looks better than a lot of the movie Yodas out there.
It's the new Jek Porkins, just now arriving at Toys R Us stores! Part of a Yavin Pilot Pack, the figure is a little bit bigger than his fellow pilots but thinner than the 2000 figure.
Hasbro repaints 2009's awesome AT-ST mold, repacks it in a Vintage Collection box, and offers it up as a K-Mart exclusive. For $34.99, it's rightly priced without a figure compared to the $44 that included one with the Legacy Collection Wal-Mart exclusive. Are the superb Vintage packaging and enhanced deco enough to make you collect another Chicken Walker?
Check out Bib Fortuna, the 2004 repaint of the 1997 figure. At first glance they're identical, but oh no, they are not! New paint and other tweaks make this one just different enough to make you mad. Read on!
Out of all the scene specific Vader's, an "Emperor's Wrath" is probably one of the more symbolic in the saga. Perhaps this figure should have been badged as "Redemption" Vader, though it doesn't have as cool a tone. This is the third Force Lightning energized 'Wrath" Vader in the line (although "Emperor's Wrath" as a sub-moniker isn't mentioned on either card variant), the first as far back as 2000's Power of the Jedi. The Vintage Collection version includes a detachable hand, Force Lightning effects, and what's become a signature look for this scene specific figure; a transparent helmet.
Today's (technically) Figure of the Day is Han Solo in Carbonite from 1996, which is pretty gosh-darned similar to the old Kenner one from the 1980s. New color, new stickers, and because we've got a deadline, read on!
Take a bow! Presenting some hi-res images of the upcoming final wave of The Vintage Collection featuring a new Royal Guard, Nien Nunb, Lumat, Clone Wars realistic Ahsoka and Obi-Wan, Republic Trooper, Prune Face, and Weequay along with four re-issued Discover The Force figures. We will miss you Vintage Collection; your silver and black nostalgic Kenner-ness, the fantastic sculpt and articulation, and the definitive versions of many characters. Don't be away too long!