It's Willrow Hood, or the Ice Cream Maker Guy. Thanks to years of fan petitions serious and sarcastic, this extra from The Empire Strikes Back received his day in plastic courtesy of the awareness fans can generate when they work as a large, vocal group. Do you want to know more about this one?
Today, let's look at last year's Yellow R7-Series Astromech Droid. It's actually pretty swell! I like the nacho orangeness of it. The bad news is that it's yet another figure that will be (potentially) prohibitively difficult for you to find. Is it worth the effort?
This Yoda is in stores right now, and comes with a pretty swell little Jedi Attack Fighter vehicle. It's a bizarre figure with strange eyes and a fairly nice sculpt. The whole gift set is actually quite nice, so I'd say go ahead and buy it.
Hey kids, it's the 2006 Republic Commando Boss figure! This was his first of (so far) three toys. As such, the articulation is the most limited but it's worth noting that the deco is pretty great. Want to know more?
As the most recent Attack of the Clones Obi-Wan Kenobi to be put back in circulation, you'll be glad to know this one is very OK. It's not a great fit for the 2013 Jedi Starfighter, but as a figure that can stand around this 2012 release isn't half bad. How does this 2003 mold ten years later?
Does this Biker Scout having different grey dirt splotches make him different? Sure, why not. It's from a really great 2007 gift set that at the time was one of the greatest bargains the line had to offer. And today? Well, it's cheaper than it was a couple of years ago.
Let's look at Rebel Pilot Tiree, a still-available exclusive from the original Star Wars movie! Sure, he has the wrong torso, but that's the rule rather than the exception lately. Should you run out to the Toys R Us to get one?
I really like this Battle Droid, in part because the blue-bedecked "pilots" are far and few between. We got one about 13 years ago with another swell mini-rig-ish vehicle, and then... uh... I think this might be it, actually. It's based on the 2012 MTT droid mold, which isn't at all bad. I'm not saying it's exceptional, but I am saying I like it enough to wish I had more.
Check out this AT-ST Gunner from the Kmart AT-ST Drivers pack last year! It's pretty good. For the price, I'd say it's quite the deal... particularly if you have one of the earlier AT-ST vehicles which doesn't collapse under its own weight like the 2012 release.
Check out Clone Trooper Slick, a Target-exclusive from the not-quite-dead series. It's basically a plain white Clone with a removable helmet.
This slight redeco of Clone Commander Wolffe is, if you ask me, better than the single-carded version. As a bonus, his armor matches his troops'! If you haven't picked him up yet, this is a good version to snag.
Check out the 2012 beflagged version of Mars Guo, a pretty good reissue of the 2006 pod racer. It's not bad. It's pretty small and at clearance prices, this is 20% of a pretty fantastic little set. Should you get it?
Based on one of his first appearances anywhere, this General Grievous animated action figure features a slightly different color scheme. The bone armor is more blue, the cape has no red lining. As such, it's distinctive. But is it worth a look?
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?
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?