For some reason, it's Clone Commander Ponds! A redecorated version of the once-nameless Clone Trooper Officer figure has retconned Mr. Ponds to the Battle of Geonosis. The yellow is a little different, and he has different accessories than previous yellow clones based on the 2003 Clone Wars movie-style mold... but should you buy it? Read on!
Was he in the movie? Well, he was in a few novels, so Hasbro managed to sneak out Roan Shryne as an action figure in the just-released Toys R Us exclusive Gunship packs. You'll probably want to snag it if you're a book fan, and if not, well, it's still movie-ish enough for my liking. Read on!
Lady Jedi toys are uncommon, so Sarissa Jeng is pretty exciting to see. Her legs are recycled, but the rest of her seems new despite being similar to Ki-Adi-Mundi. The actress in stills looks quite cute - how is the figure? Read on!
I assume people must really love Sephjet Josall, because I saw someone swap out the figure for a Qui-Gon at a Toys R Us this afternoon. (May an elephant sit upon your house.) Based on a background extra in Attack of the Clones, this is a Luke figure with a new "skirt" and a new head - and it works! Nicely done. Read on!
Now here's one you'll like. Pablo-Jill was released a few years ago with an excellent statue of a figure - gorgeous - but this new one is way more articulated, with the best wrists I've seen on any Jedi figure to date. Actual ball-and-socket wrists make this completely articulated figure streets ahead of the competition, easily making it the best prequel Jedi of the season. Read on!
So there's a new Stormtrooper in the 3 3/4-inch The Black Series line which you can buy online now as most stores haven't gotten any yet. It's basically the Dewback/Vintage 2010 Sandtrooper, minus the pauldron and backpack, with a different belt, and cooler guns. Read on!
Hasbro did a new take on the 41st Elite Corps Clone Trooper, and it's not really an improvement. Several paint applications are missing, and it's best if you take this as a new squad rather than an update of the existing one. Read on!
I just got 6-inch wave 2 in the mail, but I already wrote Luminara Unduli up from The Black Series! So read that. She's a new sculpt with a removable hat, good deco, and an excellent sculpt, if you can get beyond the fact that your 2005 figure was probably fine. Anyway. Read on!
Do we need another R2-D2? Maybe. This The Black Series 3 3/4-inch release is from wave 2, and is essentially the 2007 Revenge of the Sith version from the 30th Anniversary Collection but without the flames and coin. Is it cool? Read on!
New! Mara Jade is shipping now - she's in stock at Entertainment Earth as I write this. The body sculpt and articulation are top-notch, with great accessories. But the hair? Well, read all about it in Figure of the Day.
I've been engaged in Stemzee cell research! This new furball comes from Kmart's new and possibly in-your-local-store Kmart exclusive Ewok Assault Catapult.
Let's put a stake through the heart of this week with the Imperial Officer (Death Star Scanning Crew), which finishes up our look at Kmart's new Scanning exclusives. Next week: Ewoks. But for now, check out this black-suited villain with fleshy gloves and a swell hat.
OK, so today we're looking at the new-for-2013 Imperial Technician (Death Star Scanning Crew). It looks a lot like the 2009 figure, with some deco changes - and since it's a trooper, a slight difference is enough for me to qualify this as a new figure worth your while. I am easy. Read on!
There are two of them! Today it's the Imperial Technician (Imperial Scanning Crew), or to the layman, "this is the one with the new head and missing parts." You'll want this one - he's loaded with new gear and a head that's a tad too small.