Figure of the Day

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,030

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, March 26, 2013

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? 

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,029

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, March 25, 2013

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? 

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,028

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, March 22, 2013

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. 

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,027

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, March 21, 2013

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? 

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,026

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, March 20, 2013

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.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,025

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, March 19, 2013

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.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,024

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, March 18, 2013

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.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,023

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, March 15, 2013

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.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,022

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, March 14, 2013

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?

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,021

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, March 13, 2013

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?

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,020

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, March 12, 2013

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?

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,019

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, March 11, 2013

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?

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,018

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, March 8, 2013

Gotta have my Pops!  Davish Krail has a less recognizable name on the box, but it's a pilot and that's most of what you needed to know anyway.  Interestingly, the figure differs from the build on the back of the box.  Want to know the difference?

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,017

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, March 7, 2013

Hasbro improved a mold in a big way with Chewbacca last year.  First released in 2011, the figure needed a tiny bit of work, which it got for the 2012 reissue.  Better paint? Check.  Improved articulation?  Close enough.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,016

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, March 6, 2013

This Jango Fett is the one you're most likely to find at an American toy store right now - and it's pretty unlikely you'll see his Geonosis Arena Battle set outside clearance aisles.  He's based on a 2002 mold, and is also the newest version of the character, meaning this is the one that kids could end up with if they get the new-for-2013 Jango Fett Slave I vehicle.  And he doesn't really fit.  But I digress, the figure is interesting enough and the set (as a whole) is nice.