Action Figures

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,702: Leia (Hoth, The Retro Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, June 25, 2020

If you were lucky, you may have found Leia (Hoth, The Retro Collection) at a Walmart where she's currently exclusive.  (Apparently she may be on clearance despite the demand and lack of availability.)  It's a good figure! She can hold her blaster better than my 1980s originals, so nicely done Hasbro.  The head isn't quite as sharp, but it's still very good.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,701: BB Unit (Color-Changing Droids, Droid Factory Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Since Disney parks aren't as open as they once were, you may have to go to the secondary market to get your BB Unit (Color-Changing Droids, Droid Factory Line Look).  It's a good one - it's red when hot, black when cold, and opens in the middle.   You can get it in a 4-pack with a Chopper C1 Droid, a R! droid, and an R2 unit.  Read on!

Star Wars: The Black Series Reveal - 2020 40th Anniversary Wave 3 and Hoth Rebel Returns

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, June 22, 2020

3774 As far as I know, this batch of 5 new figures is the final batch of this collection. (But hey, maybe more are coming!)   Pre-orders go live tomorrow, but Hasbro sent out press images today of Darth Vader (repack of 2020 Wave 1 Black Series figure), Boba Fett (seemingly reissue of the 2019 Archive figure but we'll see when it comes out), Chewbacca (seemingly the Amazon 2-pack figure with a bowcaster on new packaging), Luke Skywalker Dagobah (similar to the 2-pack with Yoda), and Snowtrooper (similar to previously released figure.)

Hasbro also sent along pictures of the Rebel Trooper (Hoth) figure which previously shipped in the 40th Anniversary wave 2.  It is expected to ship with The Black Series 2020 wave 2.  For those of you who don't have the figure, it includes two faces rather than two heads.  The faces are like masks which plug on the hat head, and you can store them inside the backpack so nothing is lost.  It's really clever on Hasbro's part.  If you have not previously bought one, get one - it's one of Hasbro's very best for this line.  (And they've done some good ones!)

All of these releases are due in the fall, but with COVID and everything release dates are subject to change.

Star Wars: The Vintage Collection Reveal - 2020 Chirrut Imwe

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, June 22, 2020

3771 The first of a new wave (and it's a good one) is this new Chirrit Imwe 3 3/4-inch action figure.  He's had two releases before with different accessories, but this is a new, super-articulated sculpt due out this year.  Pre-orders go live tomorrow morning!

Star Wars: The Vintage Collection Reveal - 2021 Bespin Escape Leia

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, June 22, 2020

3765 Coming next year, this Bespin Escape Princess Leia seems to have a new head on the 2010 Hoth body - and a few tweaks.  This is a 3 3/4-inch The Vintage Collection figure. Take a look at the pictures and pre-order her tomorrow!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,700: Lando Calrissian (The Retro Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, June 18, 2020

If you're a collector of the original line, this Lando Calrissian (The Retro Collection) may be of interest!  He has a black blaster, a lighter grey cape, and other smoothed-out changes to the figure's actual sculpt.   While some figures are largely similar to the originals, Lando has enough visible changes to be easily noticed as different.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,699: Luke Skywalker (Bespin, The Retro Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, June 16, 2020

In case you missed him 40 years ago, Hasbro brought back Luke Skywalker (Bespin, The Retro Collection) this year. Will you find them? No.  But you can pretend it's out there somewhere, and that you're not more likely to find it at a garage sale once such things become safe again.   The figure has a couple of minor sculpt differences too.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,698: Luke Skywalker (Snowspeeder, The Retro Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, June 11, 2020

It's not real Kenner, but it's close. The Luke Skywalker (Snowspeeder, The Retro Collection)  is just the thing for your Mini-Rigs, assuming you still have some.   The figure has a blue lightsaber - which is kind of a big deal - as well as a grapple gun!  It comes in a board game you don't necessarily want, but you definitely want this figure if you're a fan of real vintage figures.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,697: Han Solo (Bespin, The Vintage Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, June 9, 2020

If you missed the first releases, this Han Solo (Bespin, The Vintage Collection) has a slightly better head!  That's an improvement.  The figure doesn't have the thigh cut joints we started seeing in 2016, but it's still pretty great.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,696: Imperial Probe Droid (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, June 4, 2020

While it was an accessory to a playset 40 years ago, the Imperial Probe Droid is an essential part of the collection today.  This more expensive, deluxe action figure has jointed arms, telescoping antenna, and a snowy base to keep it standing.  The glossy black eye is also a nice touch.  Do you need it?  (Yes.) Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,694: Anakin Skywalker (The Black Series 6-Inch, Archive)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, May 28, 2020

From last year - don't worry, we've got plenty of stuff from this year still - is Anakin Skywalker (The Black Series 6-Inch, Archive).  The figure was pretty great for the initial release, but the new face paint really make it sing.   (Articulation is still the same, though.)  Should you track him down?   Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,693: Han Solo (Hoth, The Retro Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Possibly new at Walmart near you, the Han Solo (Hoth, The Retro Collection)  is the Kenner-style figure you had or always wanted to put in your Tauntaun!   The remake is smoother than the original, but it's still pretty good with decent construction.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,691: RA-7 Protocol Droid (Color-Changing Droids, Droid Factory Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Last year's Disney parks release RA-7 Protocol Droid (Color-Changing Droids, Droid Factory Line Look) can be yours - if you find it for sale online somewhere.   The set is pretty good, but oddly this particular droid looks frosty when it's blue.   The black coloring looks great.   Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,690: R2 Astromech (Color-Changing Droids, Droid Factory Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, May 14, 2020

Normally available at theme parks - but not so much right now - the R2 Astromech (Color-Changing Droids, Droid Factory Line Look) changes from red when he's cold to white when he's warm!  Otherwise, it's basically the same as the build-a-figure R2-D2 molds you've seen over the last five years.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,688: Rey (The Vintage Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, May 7, 2020

I was pleasantly surprised by this Rey (The Vintage Collection).  She has great articulation, new accessories, an excellent llikeness, and is sadly long gone from shelves.   If you can find one, you should get one.  Read on!