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Action Figures

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 3,038: Death Squad Commander (The Retro Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, June 15, 2023

Via the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Death Squad Commander (The Retro Collection). Known as the Star Destroyer Commander after the first couple of years, this bowl-headed fellow has a straighter rank pin but his skin color is a little weirder than the original. He's part of a Shop Disney/Hasbro Pulse shared exclusive boxed set - and I recommend checking both stores to compare pricing. Last time I checked, the set was significantly cheaper on Hasbro Pulse. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 3,033: Boba Fett (Kenner Flavor, The Vintage Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, June 13, 2023

Via the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Boba Fett (Kenner Flavor, The Vintage Collection). I haven't seen one of these in stores for about a month, but I did find mine on-shelf before any shipped online - and other than the price, it's a pretty good figure. The colors aren't a perfect match, but I like someone nodding to Kenner yet again. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 3,036: Moff Gideon (Mission Fleet)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, June 8, 2023

Via the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Moff Gideon (Mission Fleet). Sure, it's a toy, and yes, it's on clearance, but Hasbro did a really great job here. The face sculpt and deco are good, the TIE Fighter is genuinely impressive, and if this were a 3 3/4-inch scaled vehicle with a realistically proportioned figure you'd be all over it. But it wasn't - so I bought one at Burlington on clearance for a few bucks, and it's absolutely worth it. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 3,035: See-Threepio (C-3PO, The Retro Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Via the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: See-Threepio (C-3PO, The Retro Collection). While some of the retro figures - while good - lack some details or seem a little soft in spots, C-3PO seems to be extremely close to the original, even more so than some of the third-party remakes. The details around his bolts and belly are all there, and while it's not 100% identical to the 1978 figure it's certainly close enough. He even has the metal bolt in his back - go ask your magnets to prove it for you. You should get this one. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 3,033: Kithaba (2023 Reissue, The Vintage Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Via the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Kithaba (2023 Reissue, The Vintage Collection). Take three! The first one had a brown bandanna, then there was a red variation. This one from last month has some of that fancy tiny dot printing, giving it a slightly different look - especially if you squint and have a microscope. But you don't, so it's just a good new edition of an alien figure that you probably very much want. Read on!

Healey Made Shadow Raider v. 2 Available Now

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, May 27, 2023

RaiderVia the Glyos News Dump: Healey Made Menu: May 27, 2023. Several years ago, the first painted Healey Made Glyos figure was the Raider (Shadow) - this new one changes up a few paint hits, and adds a cloth cape to the mix. It's basically just different enough to make you mad, but I bought one anyway. Click here to see if it's still able to be ordered. At press time it's still available for $25 and is a nice fit with your original Kenner figures, even if it's not really a Star Wars guy.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 3,032: Han Solo (Endor, The Retro Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, May 25, 2023

Via the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Han Solo (Endor, The Retro Collection). The skin color of modern retro guys aren't as good as the originals, but the sculpt is excellent and so is the coat. Given the coat covers most of this somewhat hard-to-find 1984 figure, I'd say it's worth getting aboard the "good enough" train. Toot toot.

Also happy 40th birthday to Return of the Jedi, the milestone that reminds the VHS generation of fans that they are now old.

Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 3,031: HK-87 (The Black Series)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Via the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 3,031: HK-87 (The Black Series). It's based on some old McQuarrie concept sketches for bounty hunters, which means I like it a lot. There's a good reason it looks like classic Star Wars, and I dig the mismatched colors and nifty blaster. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 3,030: Hunter (The Vintage Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, May 18, 2023

Via the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Hunter (The Vintage Collection). It's the only actual member of The Bad Batch in The Vintage Collection so far, and he's a good one - lots of small painted details may be enjoyed, and he has a lot of accessories. It's worth getting. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 3,029: 4-LOM (The Retro Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Via the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: 4-LOM (The Retro Collection). The original isn't too expensive, and it isn't changed too much either. But if you don't have the original, this is a pretty good substitute with the requisite slightly washed-out sculpted detail. But hey, what matters is the robes cover most of it and they did a good job replicating the old fabric, so you'll probably love it. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 3,028: Reva (Third Sister, The Black Series)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, May 11, 2023

Via the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Reva (Third Sister, The Black Series). They did a pretty great job with this one, featuring one of the better heads and faces with tip-top armor and extra lightsaber accessories. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 3,027: Cassian Andor (Aldahani Mission, The Vintage Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Via the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Cassian Andor (Aldahani Mission, The Vintage Collection). He's starting to pop up in stores (and online), but he's also mostly older figure parts and as such, is missing the blaster he made a fuss about holding on Andor. As a last-minute, rush job of a figure it's not bad - but since we got fully-sculpted figures from the show already it just reminds me that we could have had something a little bit better. Read on!

Hasbro's Kenner's Retro 6-Pack at Shop Disney and Hasbro Pulse

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, May 4, 2023

In an exciting bit of price disparity, the same toy is $20 cheaper at Hasbro Pulse. Click here to pre-order the Star Wars Retro Collection Star Wars: A New Hope Collectible Figures Multipack at Hasbro Pulse for $69.99. Or, you can click here to get it for $89.99 at Shop Disney. Why the difference? I have no idea - Hasbro's price is more in line with the current $11.99-ish retail price per figure elsewhere.

While Shop Disney has no date, Hasbro Pulse says to expect it around June 5. Supposedly these have hit US warehouses, so it should be a fun time soon to see how the clicking mechanism in R2-D2's head translated to new production... or how it compares to the Stan Solo droid remakes.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 3,026: Zuckuss (The Retro Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, May 4, 2023

Via the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Zuckuss (The Retro Collection). They fixed the hand to better hold the blaster and changed the color a bit - that's good! But the sculpted details are still pretty soft - that's not ideal. But at least it's interesting and different than the 1982 original. Read on!

May the 4th Be With Indie Toys from Healey Made

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, May 3, 2023

Update: false alarm, just vinyl and resin - no 3 3/4-inch action figures.

It's almost May the 4th! While I am sick of the goofy pun that went from a horrible joke to a marketing holiday, I'm excited that new Retro Kenner reissues, Black Series, and Vintage figures are going up. But I'm also excited to see one of my favorite adjacent toymakers, Healey Made, is doing some restocks/new stuff. He does vinyl and PVC indie releases that are all pretty awesome, like the pictured Trooper (Shadow) action figure. It's worth checking out.

Click here to check his shop or click here to see all the Healey Made posts I made over at the Glyos News Dump.

He also does some swell resin wrestling figures based on famous alien action figures.  You'd like them.