Action Figures

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,020

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Check out the new Orimaarko, a remake of a 1998 figure which was a remake of a 1984 figure. He uses a mix of new and (mostly) existing parts, plus he has some pretty nice gear which helps cuishon the blow of the ever-increasing price points.  Was this eyepatched online exclusive worth your while?

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,019

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, March 11, 2013

Hey kids, it's a Blue R8-Series Astromech Droid! This is another Star Tours Droid Factory figure.  It's nice.  Were it at Target, you'd merely buy it and enjoy it, rather than have it be the root of acute droid anxiety.  I like it.  Will you?

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,018

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, March 8, 2013

Gotta have my Pops!  Davish Krail has a less recognizable name on the box, but it's a pilot and that's most of what you needed to know anyway.  Interestingly, the figure differs from the build on the back of the box.  Want to know the difference?

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,017

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, March 7, 2013

Hasbro improved a mold in a big way with Chewbacca last year.  First released in 2011, the figure needed a tiny bit of work, which it got for the 2012 reissue.  Better paint? Check.  Improved articulation?  Close enough.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,016

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, March 6, 2013

This Jango Fett is the one you're most likely to find at an American toy store right now - and it's pretty unlikely you'll see his Geonosis Arena Battle set outside clearance aisles.  He's based on a 2002 mold, and is also the newest version of the character, meaning this is the one that kids could end up with if they get the new-for-2013 Jango Fett Slave I vehicle.  And he doesn't really fit.  But I digress, the figure is interesting enough and the set (as a whole) is nice. 

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,015

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, March 5, 2013

The vintage Emperor's Royal Guard has a great piece count with too much gear for any sensible person... unless you can find a way to army-build it, in which case it's pretty awesome.  There's still a tiny bit of room for improvement here, but it's pretty amazing overall.  Check this one out! 

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,014

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, March 4, 2013

Sooooo Anakin Skywalker here is today's Figure of the Day! I just saw a case of these 2-packs at Target over the weekend, which is surprising as they were full price.  Based on a 2000 mold with a new-for-2012 helmet, this uniquely decorated action figure is good at standing around and is less good at piloting vehicles.  Should you buy the 2-pack? How about for Vader?

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,013

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, March 1, 2013

Check out this blue Clone Trooper from 2005.  With sharp colors and lines plus animated styling, it's arguably more interesting than many of the other movie figures to be had these days... and nobody's looking to buy it, so you can probably get one cheap. 

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,012

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, February 28, 2013

Sure you've seen this dome before.   But the Green R2-Series Astromech Droid may have a new hat! This one has swell Yoda ears, based on a real hat you could buy in the early 1980s for some reason.  It looks good here... and this green droid is different enough from previous releases to warrant your attention.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,011

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Ah, the Shock Trooper.  This version is from last year and is based on a 2005 release, minus one part and with slightly sharper deco.  Which part?  And should you care?  Is this keeping you in suspense?

GHR: 2013 Clone Wars At TRU Canada

By Mike — Wednesday, February 27, 2013

More sightings of 2013 Clone Wars in Canada has been reported by GH reader Stephane, who found a full case at his local ToysRUs in Brossard, Quebec, Canada.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,010

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, February 26, 2013

So Clone Trooper Sinker was one of the last figures from 2012, exclusive to online accounts and, honestly, not a terrible set.    It's still pretty cheap, although the price has been in flux wildly over the last four months.  I like it. 

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,009

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, February 25, 2013

Packaged with the delightfully odd Yoda Jedi Attack Fighter, this Super Battle Droid is, appropriately enough, another victim for Yoda's merciless rage.  The figure is based on a 2002 deluxe mold which, coincidentally, was also the object of Yoda's scorn.  Can this poor robot catch a break?

GHR: 2013 Clone Wars In Canada

By Mike — Monday, February 25, 2013

The Canadians (and Europeans) appear to have begun receiving their shipments of 2013 Yoda Line Clone Wars that will never see U.S. release (though you never know. Stuff does tend to show up at a Marshalls or a Ross months later). GH reader Torynn reports finding the new Clone Wars figures at a Canadian Superstore over the weekend for $10.99 each. Congrats on the find and send in those reports!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,008

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, February 22, 2013

This Battle Droid is a pretty good one.  It came in a 2012 Battle Pack and is based on a really good mold which Hasbro basically retired far too soon.  It has ankle joints and the works, and generally came with too-big eyes.  Ah well.  Should you get one?