Action Figures

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,415

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Another blast from the past, you simply cannot imagine how excited people were when this, the second-ever unique outfit for Darth Maul hit stores in 1999.  I'm sure you can, however, imagine how much that excitement has faded.  Is this a hidden gem?  Read on!

Image Bank: VC26 Rebel Commando

By Mike — Monday, November 15, 2010

Military figures are a big part of Hasbro's DNA. But let's face it, their attempts at Rebels many times fall short. Perhaps it's because Rebel outfits aren't as flashy and sexy as Imperials? Until now. This new Rebel Commando brings promise that an ultimate Tantive IV Trooper is in our near future. With awesome sculpt detail and nice super articulation so you can battle pose him in all sorts of ways, we can only hope that head variants are planned for a later time.

By the way, we're almost sure this headsculpt is of a certain Hasbro Star Wars team sculptor.

Share your thoughts on this new Rebel!

 

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,414

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, November 15, 2010

Today let's look at Palpatine, a figure which has multiple variants, spare parts, and basically just stands there and swings his arm.  Is this a must-buy figure, or should you wait for some super-poseable one in ten years?  Read on!

Image Bank: VC25 R2-D2 UPDATE

By Mike — Monday, November 15, 2010

At last, Bar2-D2 has been upgraded for the 2010 Vintage Collection and he's a real winner with a removable drink tray, sensorscope, and even Luke's lightsaber. He's got an all new sculpt and a retractable third leg too. R2-D2 is hitting store pegs now and we recommend you picking him up along with all the other winners in this wave!

UPDATE: We have added a few additional shots to get a better idea of Hasbro's slightly scaling down this more "accurate" version of our favorite blue astromech. We also thought a gratuitous "Happy Hour" shot wouldn't hurt either. Cheers!

 

Image Bank: VC24 Wooof

By Mike — Sunday, November 14, 2010

Next up is the artist formerly known as Klaatu. Wooof comes with a removable helmet and bandolier to complement his great looking sculpt. The soft goods skirt is also nicely screen accurate.What can we say? This whole ROTJ wave is the bees knees!

One other note, which you may have noticed when perusing our Image Bank, is that the newly shipping cards are coming UNPUNCHED! This particular case we received had all the ROTJ cards in UP condition along with the one Anakin Skywalker card (sadly, it isn't the "Darth Vader" running change version).

Image Bank: VC23 Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight)

By Mike — Sunday, November 14, 2010

Best. Jedi Luke. Ever. After last year's BAD release received much haranguing from collectors due to its barrel chest and disproportions, Hasbro releases the most "ultimate" version so far, with a striking head sculpt likeness similar to the way they nailed the TVC Bespin version. . A removable cloak would have been nice, but the overall result isn't diminished at all. 

Image Bank: VC22 Admiral Ackbar

By Mike — Saturday, November 13, 2010

It's a...triumph in plastic likeness as Hasbro creates the ultimate Ackbar for the 2010 Vintage Collection. We can't say enough about the sculpt of this figure, and the accompanying control panel accessory would be even that much more fantastic if it actually connects to a command chair that's part of a Rebel command bridge play environment.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,413

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, November 12, 2010

Hasbro made a ton of Battle Droid figures since 1999, some better than others.  This model was from their cheap era, in which we got two figures for the price of one-- at the time this was a really awesome thing, but today Hasbro gives us two super-articulated figures for the same price.  Hooray for the future-- but read on for the past!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,412

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, November 11, 2010

One of the better new aliens to come out of the prequels was the freakish Sebulba, and this was the first crack at him as an action figure.  It turned out well, but was eclipsed in just a few years with a far superior, larger, and more articulated version.  It happens-- but this one comes with his racer! Isn't that worth something?  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,411

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Hey, it's one of the best Obi-Wan Kenobi action figures you can buy!  He's super-articulated and while an improved version was produced, the 2010 release of the figure proves the older one is still basically just fine.  Is it time to buy?  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,410

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Hasbro has released multiple Commander Bly figures, and most of them-- like this one-- aren't colored like the movie.  This wasn't even the first release!  So how is this slightly-different but still notable figure?  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,409

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, November 8, 2010

Is he named after the dude in the U.N.?  Probably. Koffi Arana is seen here in his comic book outfit with red armor and spoileriffic stabbable torso.  Now that's pretty swell, ain't it?  Should you pick up this 2007, or wait until Mustafar freezes over for a new version?  Read on!

Target Holiday Sale: $20 Off AT-AT

By Mike — Saturday, November 6, 2010

The Target Great Holiday Toy Sale mailer has hit mailboxes this week and features a few Star Wars deals including a $20 off coupon for the AT-AT. $5 Off coupons are also available for the Boba Fett helmet and RC Hailfire Droid. If you prefer to shop online at Target.com, the coupon code for the AT-AT is TCHD1034. Sale ends November 24th.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,408

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, November 5, 2010

Behold, the first Cantina alien you ever saw in Star WarsHem Dazon was a head on a stick, and toy companies have been able to make up a costume and a body for this guy.  Here's Hasbro's take-- do you like it?  Read on to see it!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,407

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, November 4, 2010

Check out Commander Vill, a member of the 501st and a long-gone exclusive.  He has a Stormtrooper's head and a Clone's body.  Will worlds collide?  Read on!