Action Figures

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,676: C-3PO (& Chewbacca, The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, March 26, 2020

It's C-3PO! This original trilogy-specific version is dirty and has removable limbs - this is probably the Version To Get, if such things matter to you.  Assuming this Amazon Exclusive is still available to you at a price that you want to pay.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,675: IG-11 (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, March 24, 2020

You know him, you love him, you know he's not quite accurate to the TV show.  But IG-11 (The Black Series 6-Inch) is pretty great - the deco is phenomenal, the bandoliers are good, but the hands and a few other details aren't quite right.  He can stand and hold his blasters, though.  Is it good enough to buy?  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,674: R6-LE5 (Droid Factory Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, March 19, 2020

If you like blue things with fake dirt, try R6-LE5.  Available at the now-closed Disney theme parks, this astromech is part of a The Rise of Skywalker droid set that I hope you did or can get.  Read on!

Mark Boudreaux Retires

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, March 18, 2020

After 43 years at Kenner and Hasbro, veteran toy designer and the man responsible for a lot of what we love about this hobby is retiring, according to The Toybook and elsewhere.   I had the pleasure of meeting Mark Boudreaux at a few conventions over the years and he was exactly as gracious as you would hope - plus he has tons of stories about the little details on a lot of your favorite vehicles.  

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,673: BB-8 (Galaxy of Adventures 5-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, March 17, 2020

From last year's line, the BB-8 (Galaxy of Adventures 5-Inch) is a cute, big-eyed droid and part of a 3-pack with R2-D2 and D-O.  Retail stores cleared them out but you can still get them online!  Read on.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,672: Supreme Leader Kylo Ren (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, March 12, 2020

A new head and a new cape aren't a lot to go on, but Supreme Leader Kylo Ren (The Black Series 6-Inch)  turned out pretty well.  The red lines are nifty and the cape hangs well - with two optional hoods.  Is it any good? Yes! Do you need it?  Maybe! Read on.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,671: R5-2JE (Droid Factory Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, March 10, 2020

From the Disney parks, it's a R5-2JE (Droid Factory Line Look.)  Disney's four pack of droids make up a good chunk of the 3 3/4-inch The Rise of Skywalker offering, so hey, go get one.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,670: The Mandalorian (Carbonized Graphite, The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, March 5, 2020

Target's exclusive The Mandalorian (Carbonized Graphite, The Black Series 6-Inch) has been in short supply, but a new run started to show up a few weeks ago. I hope you found yours, because the silver elements look fantasticRead on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,669: Sith Jet Trooper (The Vintage Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, March 3, 2020

It's red and small! The Sith Jet Trooper (The Vintage Collection) is one of the enemies at the end of the very popular non-playable video game The Rise of Skywalker, and comes complete with two blasters and a jet pack you can't remove.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,668: R2-SHP (Droid Factory Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, February 27, 2020

From the Disney parks, the blue R2-SHP (Droid Factory Line Look) looks like his R6 companion - but it's a cool colorway.  I can't remember where this Resistance droid was in the movie, but it looks super cool - and after hundreds of astromechs, that's almost more important.  Silver and black and some fake dirt cover the blue chassis with a glossy black eye and a lot of personality.  Do you need it?  No, but it's cool enough to buy if you see it at the right price.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,667: D-O (Droid Factory Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, February 25, 2020

He's tine and has a stand!  D-O (Droid Factory Line Look) is a Disney parks item - not a Hasbro item - but it's scale to your Hasbro 3 3/4-inch figures.  After Rise of Skywalker had multiple scales of figures, none of which contained all three of the core main heroes, it only makes sense that you had to go to another manufacturer for the decent main driver robot which, it turned out, was a pretty minor character.  I like it.  Read on!

Toy Fair 2020 - Hasbro Star Wars The Vintage Collection Figures and Vehicle

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, February 22, 2020

Star Wars: The Vintage Collection! It was not a big year for reveals. The biggest was a new edition of Boba Fett's Slave I, a long since sold-out formerly Amazon exclusive, now a shared exclusive. The 2020 edition includes a newly-tooled clear display stand and a new paint job that's better than ever, with cool engine lights on the back! It's also a lot more expensive, but not nearly as pricey as the secondary market rates for the original.

Toy Fair 2020 - Hasbro Star Wars Black Series Snowspeeder

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, February 22, 2020

Big vehicles! The surprisingly Snowspeeder with Dak Ralter is the highlight of The Black Series 6-inch collection this year - and there's a lot of good stuff. After 2 waves of The Empire Strikes Back reissues and improvements on 40th anniversary cards, a Probot, the baby The Child, and some other odds and ends, a $120 vehicle-with-new-character-figure seemed impossible. Yet, here it is.

Toy Fair 2020 - Hasbro Star Wars Mission Fleet Vehicles with Figures

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, February 22, 2020

Star Wars Mission Fleet! Rising plastic costs have been a strike against good toy vehicles since the 1980s, with Hasbro having to find clever or different ways to make smaller or different ships for your figures. In 2020, the next attempt is Mission Fleet - a series-spanning line with original trilogy, prequel, and TV-based ships. There don't seem to be any Disney-era movie items in here, it's just Lucasfilm-era stuff and The Mandalorian. It's neat.

Toy Fair 2020 - Hasbro Mandalorian and Baby Yoda Goodies

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, February 22, 2020

Is it Man... or The Mandalorian? Neither - The Child has taken over Star Wars! Collectible figures, action figures, a board game, plushes, 2 kinds of electronic doll things, and more are on deck this year as is The Darksaber. Other character announcements were sadly in short supply, but at least it looks like the future of Star Wars is, indeed, the children.

The Bounty Collection (previously/also Baby Bounties) collectible figures will be sold in 2-packs and individually - packaging hunters, take note. If you like variants this is for you.