Welcome to FOTD #2,000! If you told me back in 2006 that I'd still be writing this column today, I would probably have told you to slap me. But we're all still here, and we're looking at Jocasta Nu because why the heck not. This online exclusive is new-ish and has a ton of gear.
Time marches on and Jar Jar Binks is, appropriately, our 1,999th entry of Figure of the Day. He has more articulation than any other 3 3/4-inch scale version of the character, but the sculpt may not be as fun. Or is it?
Wait, stop! Don't skip this one yet! This Yellow R7-Series Astromech Droid is not 2008's R7-Z0. Nope, it's actually yellower and has a different pattern on the dome. It's cool! Really! Oh, and it's at Disney Hollywood Studios. So... maybe you can get one.
Check out Teemto Pagalies. Not the fancy one for five bucks with all the droid stuff, but the 2012 gift set one likely on clearance at a Toy R Us near you. Why? Well, it's got a flag... and goggles that are kinda different. The paint job isn't bad.
Let's look at Clone Commander Colt, the only individually-packaged animated-style Phase II-style ARC Trooper in the entire line. Why is this? I have no idea. I assume Hasbro must hate you all, because these guys are crazy popular and the mold has been painted 4 times so far with no new releases in the last year and change. He's totally cool and totally worth owning.
While I'm nursing unrelated toy-related disappointment, why not go look at ARC Trooper Blitz? He's part of a great Battle Pack which you may actually be able to find on the cheap if you know where to look. It's worth it. He's cool, man.
Let's look at the Plo Koon figure from last year's nifty Ultimate Gift Set. As the least-nifty part of that set, this one may have escaped your attention. Is it possible there's some special detail making this an ignored gem?
Today let's look at the slick Yellow R8-Series Astromech Droid which feels more like it came from the 1970s or 1980s than a lot of the more recent designs. With no big "eye" it's a little unsettling at first, but it makes good use of the R7 torso to bring about a new, exclusive, and hard-to-find experience.
Let's talk about Clone Trooper Mixer, a dark blue box Toys R Us exclusive which may well be at a store near you still. One of two troopers, this one was packaged with a killer droid and for the price wasn't at all bad. (Especially at 2012-2013 price points.) Should you track it down?
It's Lumat! Last made in 1984, this was, at the time, what I thought to be one of the last figures Kenner did (POTF didn't hit big in my neighborhood.) Armed with a spear, bow, arrows, and hood, this is a nice figure with a lot of gear. Did you get yours? It's time to buy!
While I keep hitting "refresh" waiting for the Todd Glass Show to update, why don't you read about the 2012 Vintage Collection Weequay figure? The 1983 original was good, the 1997 remake was magnificent, so the 2012 version must be perfection right?
It's Mace Windu! This is the first animated version of the Jedi warrior, complete with purple lightsaber and display stand. It's basically a statue, but it's a cheap statue. This makes it good. Did you get one? Why not?
It's R2-D2, but not! The Blue R2-Series Astromech Droid can be a bunch of unique robots, including R2-D2. Or something else. I'd suggest going with something else, even if the dome is exquisitely painted with a little red light that looks superior to the Walmart exclusive Astromech pack from last year.
Check out this Galactic Marine repaint! It's slightly different than the carded version from 2008, as this one came in a Battle Pack few fans saw in the wild and seemingly fewer care to purchase online these days. Is it worth the hassle?
Hey kids, it's Teebo! Including both 2001 and 1984-style headgear, this figure aims to be all things for all people. As a part of a gift set, it seems more like a Vintage figure in that the gear is clearly made for collectors to get that ultimate Teebo they always wanted. Did Hasbro succeed?