There are a lot of exciting new characters in Hasbro's The Force Awakens toy line, and Darth Vader is not one of them. It's a figure you may have bought, but it has a new droid sidekick - and that's interesting. Read on!
Today in Figure of the Day, Reistance Trooper! We don't know much about him yet, but we know he has a neat helmet and can sit in vehicles. Also, we assume it's a him. It could just be a clever disguise. Read on!
While most figures are sold out in my neck of the woods, if you're lucky enough to stumble on new The Force Awakens action figures you're likely to find Finn. He's one of the new major players in the movie, and like the rest we really don't know all that much about why he's there or what he's going to be doing. It's a decent looking action figure, though. Read on!
The first First Order Stormtrooper has a big gun - other versions are coming, but the figures are generally the same. This one comes with a giant Nerf-like gun, and I quite like it. Will you? Read on!
The First Order TIE Fighter Pilot looks a heck of a lot like the Imperial TIE Fighter Pilot - same basic colors, same basic layout. It's less bulky, though, and other differences make this one an interesting take on the figure we've all crammed in vehicles since the first one in 1982. Read on!
They can't all be winners, but this figure is crucial if you want to assemble the Jungle cluster of "Combine Weapons." The Luke Skywalker (Bespin / Jungle, The Force Awakens) is a perfectly nice figure, but a) you probably own it, and b) the backpack isn't enough to make the new, added backpack hole very interesting. It may also amuse you to know that the backpack has more joints than the action figure. Read on!
While same figure/different weapons are popping up, so far there's only one 3 3/4-inch Captain Phasma. There's also a 6-inch one - but that's hard to find so far. She's tall, she's silver, but - surprisingly - only her chest is painted. The limbs and head are molded in a silvery plastic. Read on!
Hasbro or not Hasbro? We're still not 100% sure, but we do know that a new Droid Factory Boxed Set has popped up at theme parks and on eBay. Reader Michael passed along the details - $29.95 gets you four droids (a real bargain!) including the first-ever R0-4LO and the first action figure of R5-X3 - this was previously sold as a Tomy RC droid and was slated for the axed Legacy Collection.
Also included are R2-Q2 with a different paint job - seriously, new panels and all - plus the first new R4-I9 since 2002. The box boasts they're from the new movie, but I'm curious to see if this is true.
Hey, it's Captain Phasma! Watch this awesome review, or don't. Get your The Force Awakens stuff at Entertainment Earth.
We still haven't seen everything - but there are many Kylo Ren action figures. Variant accessories may be a thing now, so keep your peepers peeled. This one has a bear trap of sorts, but the figure itself has a great sculpt, good deco, and stands up just fine. It's eight bucks, and you can order it at Entertainment Earth or elsewhere. Read on!
There's always hope! Walmart has 3 figures up for grabs now and more are coming. Tonight you can order Luke Skywalker (dirty boot redeco recolor of 2012 Vintage Blu-Ray Jedi Luke), Darth Vader (repack, possible redeco of the 500th Vader mold), and Chewbacca (possible redeco of 2004 Vintage Chewbacca.) I'm in the middle of a series of large crises so I'll update this with facts (or your comments) as time permits. As you wait, click below to see the figures at Walmart.com.
Upcoming releases include the unreleased Ceremonial Leia, Kylo Ren, and a First Order Stormtrooper.
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