Action Figures

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!

Image Bank: VC03 Han Solo (Echo Base Outfit)

By Mike — Monday, September 6, 2010

While Hasbro has captured the likeness of Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher, they sometimes struggle with Harrison Ford. VC03 Han Solo (Echo Base Outfit)'s headsculpt is fairly decent, but not the best. He does come with cool welding accessories and Patagonia-ish cold weather jacket along with some recycled parts, so he's definitely worth picking up. Here's hoping that the rumored "ultimate" Bespin version is the bees knee's. Thoughts on the new Han? Make sure to post your comments!

Figure of the Day: Day 1,363

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, September 3, 2010

He looks alien, and he looks like he stepped out of a 1970s comic book.  He's Djas Puhr, alien bounty hunter!  The figure has way more detail than the original costume likely had, and has some nice hidden articulation to boot.  Is he worth the nothing he currently sells for?  Read on!

Image Bank: VC02 Leia (Hoth Outfit)

By Mike — Thursday, September 2, 2010

Clearly the best interpretation so far, VC02 Leia in Hoth Outfit is no frills, with only a removable vest and blaster to feature. Yet the power of the sculpt and paint detail speaks volumes in its subtlety. You don't need a committee to appreciate that, laser brain.

What do you think of the new Leia? Make sure to add your comments!

Jabba's Throne Now Online

By Mike — Thursday, September 2, 2010

The much exalted Walmart exclusive Jabba's Throne set with amazingly new Jabba the Hutt is now available at Walmart.com for $34.99 each! If you haven't already, check out Adam Pawlus' detailed review.

Image Bank: VC18 MagnaGuard

By Mike — Thursday, September 2, 2010

The magnificently executed VC18 MagnaGuard is today's Image Bank update. Featuring an all new more screen accurate sculpt with great articulation and a nice soft goods cape with a smadge of battle damage tattering, the MagnaGuard is well prepared to serve as Grievous' personal bodyguard. Also look out for the UGH foil chase hitting stores now!

Figure of the Day: Day 1,361

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, September 1, 2010

And speaking of Bossk, here's the finest movie version of the bounty hunter from The Empire Strikes Back yet!  He's super-articulated, and the 2007 Vintage figure now exists as a budget-friendly Saga Legends release with a display stand and a bag of extra guns.  Does he hold up after oh so many years?  Read on!

Rise of Boba Fett UBP Now Online

By Mike — Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The Toys R Us exclusive Rise of Boba Fett Ultimate Battle Pack is now online at TRU.com for $109.99 and FREE Shipping! The set includes the new and improved Slave 1, Mace Windu's Jedi Starfighter, and 5 action figures. Click here to order yours!

Image Bank: VC17 General Grievous

By Mike — Wednesday, September 1, 2010

VC17 General Grievous is a must collect to turn loose and wreak havoc on your Jedi and Republic forces.  Besides being a superior and definite interpretation in plastic of the Separatist general, Hasbro added sartorial points in the form of inner cape pockets for wallet, Blackberry, Mets tickets, and a couple of lightsabers.  And he's correctly scaled to boot!

Figure of the Day: Day 1,360

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, August 31, 2010

He's ancient, mean, and one of the first incarnations of Mandalore we've ever met!  He looks older and more old-tyme, but he's still quite cool.  Should you get him?  Obviously.  Read on!