Figure of the Day

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,746: Heavy Battle Droid (Gaming Greats, The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, October 29, 2020

If you like repaints with extra guns, this Heavy Battle Droid (Gaming Greats, The Black Series 6-Inch) is perfect.  Complete with Imperial and First Order tech, this uniquely painted Trade Federation trooper is just a little bit more interesting than your average droid. And as a GameStop exclusive, it's sold out unless they somehow find more in a bin somewhere. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,745: BB-Series Droid (BB-8-style droid, black and silver body, black and silver head)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, October 28, 2020

A mishmash of droid parts, the BB-Series Droid (BB-8-style droid, black and silver body, black and silver head) adds the black repaint you know you want in your stash. Presumably.  Black repaints of robots are a proud tradition and a sub-collection you'll find in many other toy lines, but are generally found overseas.   Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,744: BB-Series Droid (BB-9-style droid, red and silver body, white and red head)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Now disappearing from Target is this exclusive BB-Series Droid (BB-9-style droid, red and silver body, white and red head) as part of a two-pack. It's cool! It's small. But it's not delicious - it may look like fruit, but it's a robot.  Don't make the same mistake as some guy I just made up. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,743: Luke Skywalker (Dagobah, The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, October 23, 2020

Available in 40th anniversary packaging or in a 2-pack with Yoda, this Luke Skywalker (Dagobah, The Black Series 6-Inch) is a good one.   The articulation is well-integrated, the accessories are well-selected, and the price of the two-pack is, well, high.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,742: R2-Series Astromech Droid (R2-Series silver dome with purple, white body with purple, bartender)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, October 22, 2020

It's a R2-Series Astromech Droid (R2-Series silver dome with purple, white body with purple, bartender)!  Why? No idea.  This makes four flavors of drink droid, and as far as I know this one has no precedent in the movies, cartoons, comics, or games. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,741: BB-BOO20 (Droid Factory Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, October 21, 2020

While we wait to find out what this year's holiday exclusive is - if there is one - we can look at the other holiday exclusive, BB-BOO20 (Droid Factory Line Look)!  It's a little pumpkin.  It's cute, and you can order it online for around $20 shipped. It's more than the $13 at the theme parks, but you're probably not going to the theme parks. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,740: Admiral Ackbar (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Admiral Ackbar!  This is the second version of him in the 6-inch range, the first being a sequel-based Toys R Us exclusive that seems to share parts with this one.   I wonder how long Hasbro had this one in the works?  It's cool - but has some weird leg stripe alignment issues and lacks the baton all the older fans wish were there as a nod to Kenner's original.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,739: Imperial Stormtrooper (The Mandalorian/Rogue One, The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, October 16, 2020

Whatever you think he comes from, the design docs make sure Imperial Stormtrooper (The Mandalorian/Rogue One, The Black Series 6-Inch) covers a couple of bases.  It's a new mold! There's.... an unfinished head under the helmet? The articulation is closer to that of a very good 3 3/4-inch figure. And you  will want dozens.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,737: BB-Series Droid (BB-8-style droid, purple body and purple head)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Now there's a droid of a different color! Possibly at Target near you right now, the  Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,737: BB-Series Droid (BB-8-style droid, purple body and purple head) is, more or less, the same as the other droids in his wave - but purple! That's usually reason enough for me to get one.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,736: R2-Series Astromech Droid (Red and Silver Markings with Bonus R5 Series White Dome with Red and Silver Markings)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Two heads and is better than one name!  The nameless R2-Series Astromech Droid (Red and Silver Markings with Bonus R5 Series White Dome with Red and Silver Markings) will be a pain in the neck to get on eBay when there's no name on the box - so go get yours now.  It looks similar to other droids, but with slight changes to detail.  R5's dome lacks the pinstriping, for example.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,735: Zuckuss (Kenner-Deco 4-LOM, The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, October 9, 2020

This swell Zuckuss (Kenner-Deco 4-LOM, The Black Series 6-Inch) came out a few months ago and is close to Kenner colors.  It has a red swoosh the original didn't, and there's a lack of silvery silver in the torso.  It's still neat.   Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,734: BB-Series Droid (BB-9-style droid head, BB-8-blue body and white head)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, October 8, 2020

What's red and white and blue all over? The BB-Series Droid (BB-9-style droid head, BB-8-blue body and white head)!  It's at Target now, if you can find the display, which I believe you can.  I like this one a lot.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,733: BB-Series Droid (BB-8-style droid, white body and red head)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, October 7, 2020

And we continue the droid watch with BB-Series Droid (BB-8-style droid, white body and red head) - in theory, in Targets now in little blue boxes.   It's the BB-9E body with BB-8's head and new colors.  It also vaguely resembles something from WWI, which I assume was unintentional.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,732: R3-Series Astromech Droid (R3-Series, Clear Dome, Black Body with Orange Highlights)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, October 6, 2020

The nameless figure we are identifying as a R3-Series Astromech Droid (R3-Series, Clear Dome, Black Body with Orange Highlights) may be on an endcap at Target near you right now as part of a Galaxy's Edge campaign.  I think this is my favorite one in the batch - clear dome, flame gets, Halloweeny colors.  Also it's ten bucks, which is splitting the difference between this mold when it appears on The Vintage Collection cardbacks for about $13 and when it shows up in ForceLink-esque packaging.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,731: Anakin Skywalker (Clone Wars Redux, The Vintage Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, October 2, 2020

We're going to double our Figure of the Day articles for October!  Come back every weekday (except Q&A Monday) for a look at figures like Anakin Skywalker (Clone Wars Redux, The Vintage Collection) - a reissue with different face paint! If you missed him before, now you can get one of your own. Read on!