Figure of the Day

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,714: Boba Fett (Carbonzed Graphite, The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, August 6, 2020

The Boba Fett (Carbonzed Graphite, The Black Series 6-Inch)  is stunning.  For a toy you got in 2013, this metallic deco really makes every last crease and ding pop.  If you're happy with your old Boba Fett you owe it to yourelf to look at this one, if you have the opportunity.  As a de facto online exclusive (plus or  minus a comic shop) that probably means you should just buy one.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,713: Gonk Droid (Droid Factory Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, August 4, 2020

The Gonk Droid (Droid Factory Line Look)  changes colors from a 1970s blue to a 1990s grey!  It's cool.  Well, when it's cool, it's blue, and when it's warm it goes grey.   It also comes with a playset.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,712: R5-D23 (Droid Factory Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, July 30, 2020

R5-D23 (Droid Factory Line Look) was an exclusive from D-23, a convention for when people used to gather for conventions to celebrate Disney, a company that used to put movies into theaters.   It's a redeco R5-D4 mold with a nifty hat - unlike the previous releases, this one lacks Mickey Mouse ears.   It's neat! But it's not as colorful as the R4-D23.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,711: C1 Astromech (Color-Changing Droids, Droid Factory Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, July 28, 2020

While a lot of the Disney-made droid figures are derived from Hasbro elements, this C1 Astromech (Color-Changing Droids, Droid Factory Line Look) is better than Hasbro's 3 3/4-inch releases.  Chopper here has articulated arms and a pop-out data widget like the previous release, but can also change color - he turns black when he's chilled!  If you touch it during the summer, it's going to turn classic orange real fast.  It's a good figure from a four-pack at a Galaxy's Edge theme park shop that you can't (or maybe shouldn't) visit right now, but is it worth getting the set?  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,710: Dak Ralter (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, July 23, 2020

It's Dak Ralter (The Black Series 6-Inch)! This comes with the Snowspeeder vehicle, which is feature-packed and has a kind of a crummy clear plastic used for the glass canopy.  Otherwise it's all splendid and worthwhile.  Read on!

Stormtrooper with Blast Accessories (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Long gone and originally planned for Toys R Us, the Stormtrooper with Blast Accessories (The Black Series 6-Inch) became a shared exclusive with a Disney Store debut.  It's the same basic Stormtrooper, minus the long rifle, but with added blast effects and a 2-part display stand which doesn't connect to much of anything else.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,708: Shadow Stormtrooper (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, July 16, 2020

GameStop's exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper (The Black Series 6-Inch)  shows Hasbro's continued interest in "Legends" Expanded Universe toys - which is good! We want more of those.  This one looks like they took one of the most iconic figures of all time, cast it in mostly clear plastic, and glittered it up a bit - and it's great.  If you stumble on one, go ahead and get it.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,707: Stormtrooper Commander (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, July 14, 2020

In 2008, the idea of a new video game taking place before the original Star Wars complete with Stormtroopers and Darth Vader seemed like an unrealistic dream - and maybe that's why I like this Stormtrooper Commander (The Black Series 6-Inch) so much.  A GameStop exclusive, this blue-striped figure has excellent deco and holds up nicely, despite being based from a 2013 mold that's about 8 weeks from being replaced.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,706: Luke Skywalker (Snowspeeder, The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, July 9, 2020

This Luke Skywalker (Snowspeeder, The Black Series 6-Inch) is a new mold - and it looks great!  Hasbro's engineering has improved a bunch, the colors are vibrant, the joints are good, the paint is great, and you should just have one.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,705: Lando Calrissian (The Black Series 6-Inch, 40th Anniversary Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, July 7, 2020

A little paint can go a long way!  The original release of this figure was great, but the printed portrait on Lando Calrissian (The Black Series 6-Inch, 40th Anniversary Collection) looks spectacular.  The improved eyes and mustache look so good, it's almost impossible to believe that it wasn't always meant to be this way.  The awkward torso joint remains.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,704: Rebel Soldier (Hoth, The Black Series 6-Inch, 40th Anniversary Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, July 2, 2020

Check out the Rebel Soldier (Hoth, The Black Series 6-Inch, 40th Anniversary Collection) - he has two faces! The second one is a face plate you can store in the backpack.  It's really clever, and I'd like Hasbro to keep doing this sort of spare part storage on future products.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,703: Artoo-Deetoo (R2-D2, Dagobah, The Black Series 6-Inch, 40th Anniversary Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The complicated name of Artoo-Deetoo (R2-D2, Dagobah, The Black Series 6-Inch, 40th Anniversary Collection) should not be a roadblock to you getting one.  (You've got plenty of other roadblocks.)  The redeco drops a few accessories from the 2013 release, but adds a fantastically filthy paint job to bring out some swampy detail.   Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,702: Leia (Hoth, The Retro Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, June 25, 2020

If you were lucky, you may have found Leia (Hoth, The Retro Collection) at a Walmart where she's currently exclusive.  (Apparently she may be on clearance despite the demand and lack of availability.)  It's a good figure! She can hold her blaster better than my 1980s originals, so nicely done Hasbro.  The head isn't quite as sharp, but it's still very good.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,701: BB Unit (Color-Changing Droids, Droid Factory Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Since Disney parks aren't as open as they once were, you may have to go to the secondary market to get your BB Unit (Color-Changing Droids, Droid Factory Line Look).  It's a good one - it's red when hot, black when cold, and opens in the middle.   You can get it in a 4-pack with a Chopper C1 Droid, a R! droid, and an R2 unit.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,700: Lando Calrissian (The Retro Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, June 18, 2020

If you're a collector of the original line, this Lando Calrissian (The Retro Collection) may be of interest!  He has a black blaster, a lighter grey cape, and other smoothed-out changes to the figure's actual sculpt.   While some figures are largely similar to the originals, Lando has enough visible changes to be easily noticed as different.  Read on!