Figure of the Day

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,965

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, December 25, 2012

As one of the last Christmas figures, this Holiday Jawa works as a non-Christmas figure too.  He's holding a 3 3/4-inch scale Training Remote, an accessory which to this day still hasn't really been done for full-height action figures.  Beyond the retooled arms and unique eyes, it's like the wonderful 1996 Jawa action figure.  Did you get one?

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,964

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, December 24, 2012

Hey kids, it's Santa Yoda!  One of four "Holiday Edition" sets (and one of only two that ended up at the intended retailer), Yoda managed to give fans a new sculpt with some swell accessories, all based on a vintage Ralph McQuarrie painting.  It even came with a Christmas Card!  It's a heck of an ice figure for 2003, despite the then-high price of about $12.95.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,963

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, December 21, 2012

It's a blue R9-Series Astromech Droid! It's at Star Tours in Orlando, so if you want one, it'll cost you.  I think it's worth it.  The figure, I mean.  The trip?  Who knows.  I don't know where you live.  Maybe it'll be worth escaping the terrors that is the holiday season.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,962

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, December 20, 2012

This Pit Droid came out earlier in the year and was sold in a few configurations.  It's the same figure, though.  Did you get one?  You probably should. 

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,961

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, December 19, 2012

This R2-D2 is pretty amazing.  Downsized and packed with features, it's actually worth the ten bucks.  Those glasses?  Removable.  The lightsaber pops up, a sensorscope is included, this is really the best R2-D2 you can buy.  Except it's shorter than every other Astromech you own.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,960

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Possibly appearing in an underpriced 8-pack at a Walmart near you,  this late-arriving Obi-Wan Kenobi is actually pretty good.  I hate that the battery is sealed inside, but the design other than that isn't half bad.  He's bulkier to fit the electronics, but the removable "skirt" lets him sit and the detail is quite good.  Should you get one?

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,959

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, December 17, 2012

It's the Shock Trooper, 2012 style!  The sculpt is thinner, the deco is crisp, but it lacks some of the damage from before.  I like it. And thankfully, you can probably find it out.  Want to know more?

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,958

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, December 14, 2012

The Blue R4-Series Astromech Droid is like R2-D2 with a pointier head.  Well, part of it anyway. Big thanks to our pal Shannon for his assistance in making sure this guy got here where he belongs.  Was it worth it?

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,957

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, December 13, 2012

This Luke Skywalker in his Bespin outfit is one of my favorite figures of the year.  Also, all time.  It's wonderful.  Crisp lines in his outfit are remarkable.  A working holster is awesome.  Yellow hair is oh-so-retro.  He can stand, sit, and requires little futzing to get him to behave as a good toy should.  Hasbro, you've done well in my book!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,956

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, December 12, 2012

It's Darth Maul, as seen on TV and likely at a Target near you.  With a nifty spinning mechanism integrated into the weapon (rather than the figure) it's a rather clever new take on an existing outfit.  Is it worth shelling out for?

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,955

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, December 11, 2012

This AT-ST Driver was released a few months ago and is probably still at a Kmart near you. (That is, if there's a Kmart near you.)  It's based on the 2010 Target-exclusive release, but with Return of the Jedi-themed decoration and a sweller helmet.   If they were cheaper, I'd buy more.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,954

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, December 10, 2012

It's CorpseyEr, Nanta!  This Ewok is best known as one of the dead Ewoks, and now he can be bought as a plastic exclusive at the Toys R Us.  Assuming they still have any.  You can tell where they were by the piles of unsold Yavin Pilot sets.  (Those are good too.)  Where was I?

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,953

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, December 7, 2012

Another Star Tours droid!  It's not orange, so this Red R3-Series Astromech Droid is different than the droid in the Legacy line a few years ago.  See the silver box around the black eye? That's how you can tell. 

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,952

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, December 6, 2012

Recently released (and really the only animated toys of the season), Clone Trooper Boost is part of the just-released and also just-marked down to $15.11  As a redeco, you know what to expect... but at least it's a neat redeco and one that's priced to move right now.  Should you get it?

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,951

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, December 5, 2012

It's Ahsoka Tano, this time released with creepy brain worms.  Because it's the 201X-es, there are zombies in everything, even Star Wars.  This figure set became a de facto closeout exclusive and may be at a store near you on the cheap.  You'll have to go look.  But should you make the effort?