Figure of the Day

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,993

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, February 1, 2013

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.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,992

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, January 31, 2013

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?

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,991

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, January 30, 2013

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.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,990

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, January 29, 2013

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?

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,989

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, January 28, 2013

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! 

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,988

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, January 25, 2013

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? 

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,987

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, January 24, 2013

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?

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,986

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, January 23, 2013

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.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,985

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, January 22, 2013

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?

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,984

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, January 21, 2013

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? 

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,983

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, January 18, 2013

This Yellow R2-Series Astromech Droid looks a lot like R2-C4 from a few years ago, except it comes from Disney, can wear a hat, and has slightly different deco.  I bought it because I'm dumb.  But you?  You might be smart.  Read on to see if you should buy it, or make a smarter decision.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,982

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, January 17, 2013

Let's look at Wunka the Ewok, part of a late 2012 2-pack.  The figure is based on a 2007 sculpt, but with a new head, a new hood, a new axe, and pretty good deco.  The teeth and eyes are a little funky at times, but it's still a solid release from Return of the Jedi.  Want to know more?  Sure you do.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,981

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Hey hey, it's Luke Skywalker!  This is a good one.  Why?  Because the Vintage one in 2006 was pretty awful.  The repaint from Droid Factory, which we look at today, added deco like black lines to the helmet which changed it from "meh" to "oooh!" at a decent price.  As a bonus, it includes the best R2-D2 retool you could hope to get.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,980

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Based on the original Clone Wars cartoon this Asajj Ventress looks great.  Good sculpt, nice deco, not much articulation... but she's also basically free these days!  Why not track her down?  She will look great on your desk.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,979

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, January 14, 2013

Meet the Blue R7 Series Astromech Droid! It's not the same as the 2008 release, but it is different enough to warrant your attention.  It might not warrant the trip to  Orlando to get one at Disney Hollywood Studios... but well, it was for me!