Action Figures

Image Bank: VCP03 Vintage Rocket Firing Boba Fett

By Mike — Tuesday, September 14, 2010

For 5 POP's and $7 bucks, you can get a small piece of your childhood back. Well, for a lot of us. VCP03 Rocket Firing Boba Fett has a special place in Star Wars collecting history and kudos to Hasbro for making this mailaway happen. The first wave is shipping now, so be nice to your mailman lest he get bent out of shape.

Image Bank: VC09 Boba Fett

By Mike — Monday, September 13, 2010

For VC09 Boba Fett, Hasbro updates last year's BD36 (which in turn was an update of the Evolutions Fett), gives it a more authentic paint refresh, and tweaked the helmet to make it a little more movie accurate. We can nitpick about wrist articulation and giving him a Jeremy Bulloch as Chuck Norris head, but this figure coupled with the awesome vintage packaging needs to be on your hunt list if you can find one. It really is the best Fett yet. Post your comments and let us know what you think!

"He's No Good To Me Bent"

By Mike — Monday, September 13, 2010

Reports are coming in of collectors receiving their Mail Away Vintage Boba Fetts from coast to coast. The not so good news is the mailer boxes haven't been the sturdiest and cards have been coming in bent and crushed.

Image Bank: VC08 Darth Vader

By Mike — Sunday, September 12, 2010

You take the good, you take the bad, you take them both and there you have VC08 Darth Vader. An awesome new head sculpt with the body of the Evo Vader is diminished by the inability of the 3 piece helmet to stay together. With apologies to Tootie, what's your take on the new Dark Lord of the Sith? Post your comments and be heard!

Image Bank: VC07 Dack Ralter

By Mike — Saturday, September 11, 2010

In the Star Wars universe, when one makes an assessment of a particularly dire situation, like, oh say, an impending land battle with a superior Imperial force, you're better off saying "I have a bad feeling about this" rather than an over exuberant "feeling you can take on the whole Empire" yourself. VC07 Dack Ralter features a whole new head sculpt and some recycled parts from previously released pilots. Make sure to post your comments!

Ad: ROTS Wave Vintage IN STOCK at Entertainment Earth

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, September 11, 2010

Ad: Looking for the latest Hasbro Star Wars Vintage Collection figures? Check out Entertainment Earth! Wave 2 and Wave 2 Revision 2 are in stock now (while supplies last), with a mix of foil packaging and the regular cards. Click through for pricing and availability.

Figure of the Day: Day 1,368

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, September 10, 2010

What's big, green, and mean?  Not this guy.  But this Clone Trooper is green, and carries a mean gun.  Did you start building your army of this one yet?  If not, should you?  Read on!

Image Bank: VC06 See-Threepio (C-3PO)

By Mike — Friday, September 10, 2010

In designing VC06 See-Threepio (C-3PO), Hasbro had to find middle ground between authenticity and play value. The all new figure has a great sculpt, articulation, and more prominently, cool removable panels to reveal his droid innards. But to allow this feature, Hasbro compromised his shiny golden-ness by relinquishing the vac metal deco. Did they do the figure justice?

Two New Hasbro Star Wars Battle Packs Revealed, Boring

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, September 9, 2010

Over at Sandtroopers.com is a small gallery showcasing two new Battle Packs-- neither of which have new figures.  Check out the Battle of Orto Plutonia as well as the Invasion of Utapau, both of which are right here.

Figure of the Day: Day 1,367

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, September 9, 2010

From the pages of the just-ended (but sort of continuing) Star Wars: Legacy comic books, Vax Potorr is a Stormtrooper that, in figure form, looks a lot like your other Stormtroopers.  This now basically sold-out item may be on shelves at certain stores near you, but online it's going away-- how is it?  Read on!

Figure of the Day: Day 1,366

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Hey kids it's Machook from the Marvel comics!  There's no reason you should know who he is, but he was an exclusive and totally was worth getting.  You need lots and lots of Ewoks, after all.  Read on!

Image Bank: VC05 AT-AT Commander

By Mike — Tuesday, September 7, 2010

He's no Max Veers, but a homage to the generic AT-AT Commander of the Kenner days of yore. VC05 AT-AT Commander's armor can be removed to reveal a detailed Imperial issued officer's wear underneath, and you can certainly swap heads for army building purposes. We wished that Hasbro had included an officer's cap, but that doesn't diminish what is one of the better executed figures of this wave. Post your comments and let Hasbro know what you think!

 

Figure of the Day: Day 1,365

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, September 7, 2010

This swell Firefighter Droid is an oddity-- it's a villain painted up to look like a real-life heroic figure.  (I have a lot of Playmobil firefighters, you see.)  The figure is also retooled slightly from previous animated Battle Droids. Is this Clone Wars bad guy a keeper?  Read on!

Image Bank: VC04 Luke Skywalker

By Mike — Monday, September 6, 2010

Aside from Boba Fett and Yoda, VC04 Bespin Luke is one of those ESB characters Hasbro has to eventually nail if they state that these Vintage Collection figures are the premium representations they're supposed to be. We're happy to say they nailed it. Featuring a spot on headsculpt, super articulation, and great paint detail, they should template this for future purposes like a running change "battle damage" version or Dagobah training. It's just that good. Post your comments if you agree or disagree!

Figure of the Day: Day 1,364

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, September 6, 2010

Hey, what could be better than Princess Leia in some sexy dress she used to get a lizard man in the sack?  Anything, that's what!  (We kid.) But seriously, this figure didn't do too well in some markets and a lot of Shadows of the Empire fans already forgot she exists-- odd for a 2008 figure.  Should you grab her?  Read on!