Figure of the Day

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,009

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, February 25, 2013

Packaged with the delightfully odd Yoda Jedi Attack Fighter, this Super Battle Droid is, appropriately enough, another victim for Yoda's merciless rage.  The figure is based on a 2002 deluxe mold which, coincidentally, was also the object of Yoda's scorn.  Can this poor robot catch a break?

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,008

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, February 22, 2013

This Battle Droid is a pretty good one.  It came in a 2012 Battle Pack and is based on a really good mold which Hasbro basically retired far too soon.  It has ankle joints and the works, and generally came with too-big eyes.  Ah well.  Should you get one?

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,007

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, February 21, 2013

The Republic Trooper was one of those figures they made into online exclusives last year, meaning it was a tough figure to get. It's pretty expensive still. It came with a bunch of weapons and has pretty fantastic deco, so should you get it?

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,006

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, February 20, 2013

This Battle Droid was the best of breed in the big MTT box last year, and will no doubt make many returns in Saga Legends and elsewhere as the new, 5-jointed mold.  It's pretty good.  It's not amazing, but it's interesting to say the least.  Want to know more?

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,005

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, February 19, 2013

One of the tougher figures to find from 2012 (and that's saying something), this Imperial Navy Trooper is a pretty good update to the uniquely helmeted action figure.  Since it isn't Kenner Grey it's arguably deserving of at least one more repaint, should the stars align, but how is this release?

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,004

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, February 18, 2013

We ran this Green R5-Series Astromech Droid through the total perspective vortex and it seems to have come out just fine.  This is a robot who really knows his place in the Universe, and that place is as a theme park exclusive that you're probably sick of reading about  by now. (This is just a hunch.)

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,003

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, February 15, 2013

Under-collected, underappreciated, and cheap, figures like this Ikopi are a cheap thrill.  The little creatures have no articulation but are the only representations of numerous wildlife in plastic.  If you're like me and you loved the designs of The Phantom Menace a great deal, you'll find a lot to like in this small line of little animal figures.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,002

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, February 14, 2013

Check out Obi-Wan Kenobi from last year's MTT.  (Which was selling on Amazon for $49!  Not bad for a big vehicle.)  It's a mix of parts from older figures, but isn't necessarily new enough to buy.  The whole package is amazing, but just Obi-Wan? 

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,001

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, February 13, 2013

I just got back from New York, where snow, being thrown out of a cab, and posting FOTD #2,000 didn't keep me down!  So today you get Nien Nunb, who may be available cheaply online right now.  You'll have to check.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,000!

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, February 12, 2013

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.  

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,999

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, February 11, 2013

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?

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,998

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, February 8, 2013

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.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,996

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, February 6, 2013

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.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,994

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, February 4, 2013

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.

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.