The Force Awakens

NYCC: Star Wars Old Man Han Solo, More Revealed

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Hasbro's busy! While we're not in New York, others are and we can link to their sites.  Of note, ToyArk has shots of many new 6-inch figures and the Transformers sites are loading up on new Titans.  (Titans are now, of course, very small toys - the Headmasters. Galvatron, Skullcruncher, etc. Great time to be alive, but I digress.)

For Star Wars, a 6-inch Han Solo is coming - as is Ello Atsy, a TIE Fighter Pilot, Hux, and others.  Click here to see a gallery at ToyArk.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,210: Special Edition Stormtrooper (The Force Awakens)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Based on the box, I'm pretty sure his name is the Special Edition Stormtrooper.   It's black, has knees, and a cool red stripe pattern on his chest.  He has a plug-in blaster and can more or less sit on his speeder bike.  Want to know more?  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,207: First Order TIE Fighter Pilot Elite (The Force Awakens)

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, October 2, 2015

You might not have this one yet.  The red-striped removable helmet of this First Order TIE Fighter Pilot Elite is exclusive to the "desert" TIE Fighter sold at Toys R Us as an exclusive, and as you know it's showing up right now.   If you collect one of every figure, you're going to want this one too.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,206: Poe Dameron (Armor Up - The Force Awakens)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, October 1, 2015

Today let's look at Poe Dameron (Armor Up), one of the unique-to-the-armor-series figures!  He's pretty great - new sculpt, nifty armor, and of course higher price tag.  Should you get one?  (As of right now - yes.)  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,204: X-Wing Pilot Atsy (The Force Awakens)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, September 29, 2015

A new character!  X-Wing Pilot Atsy is the name on the front of the packaging, so let's go with that.  He has a unique body and head, so odds are you'll want to get this one.  His packaging art has some Aurebesh on it - wouldn't you like to know what it reads as?  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,202: First Order Stormtrooper (Snow Version 2 - The Force Awakens)

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, September 25, 2015

Another First Order Stormtrooper is already out, this time with a different build-a-weapon.  Or "COMBINE" weapon, or whatever.  The figure is the same, but the little gun is new - do you need it?  Read on!

Found: Toys R Us Star Wars Sandy First Order Special Forces TIE Fighter Exclusive

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, September 24, 2015

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It's here! Very few new exclusives have actually hit, but Toys R Us' exclusive First Order Special Forces TIE Fighter is out now.  You get a little more paint for $42.99, a $3 markup over the regular version at $39.99.

The pilot is very similar to the regular version, but with added red stripes on his helmet.  If you've seen the 181st Pilots or some of the specially marked ones from the original trilogy, you know what to expect.   The TIE itself has some light brown dusting, but not any scorch marks on the wings.  Just dust.   The good news is that both the figure and vehicle are both visually quite interesting.  The bad news is that it lowers the bar for vehicle deco variants - snow on the boots were a thing we've seen on figures for a few years, but sand damaged vehicles is, of course, a completely new thing.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,200: Flametrooper (The Force Awakens)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, September 23, 2015

The regular Flametrooper is pretty much the same one in the Armor Up version and the Amazon boxed set (that just got delayed) save for accessories.  It's sort of like a Clone Commando, but  a little different.  Should you army build this one?  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,198: First Order Stormtrooper (Armor Up - The Force Awakens)

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, September 21, 2015

Getting the same figure with a new accessory is nothing really new, but it seems to be more frequent than ever.  When it comes to troop builders like the First Order Stormtrooper (Armor Up) figure, it's less of a problem - everybody wants more Stormtroopers, and the accessory does make your figure look a lot different.   Granted, it costs about twice as much as a regular Stormtrooper and that's where the problems are.   Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,197: Kylo Ren (Armor Up - The Force Awakens)

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, September 18, 2015

Hey wait a minute - they changed the sculpt?  Whoa!  Hasbro's Kylo Ren (Armor Up) costs more, but you get a new head, a new left arm, new legs, and a dusting of snow at his feet.  It also costs nearly twice as much due to the strange armor.   Is it worth the extra expense?  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,195: Constable Zuvio (The Force Awakens)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Meet Constable Zuvio - sort of.  We don't know anything about him really.  He has a hat, and some nifty scuffing on his armor.  Also a gun.   That is all.   Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,193: Reistance Trooper (Space, The Force Awakens)

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, September 14, 2015

Today in Figure of the Day, Reistance Trooper!  We don't know much about him yet, but we know he has a neat helmet and can sit in vehicles. Also, we assume it's a him.   It could just be a clever disguise.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,192: Poe Dameron (Pilot / Space, The Force Awakens)

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, September 11, 2015

In his pilot outfit, this Poe Dameron figure includes what basically amounts to wings - he's not bad! The helmet isn't removable, but he has a holster for his blaster.  It's not a bad one.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,191: Rey (Snow, The Force Awakens)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, September 10, 2015

And now we look at Rey (last name withheld) because we can.  This is the single-carded figure that comes with the gun kickboard.   How did she turn out?  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,190: Finn (Desert, The Force Awakens)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, September 9, 2015

While most figures are sold out in my neck of the woods, if you're lucky enough to stumble on new The Force Awakens action figures you're likely to find Finn.  He's one of the new major players in the movie, and like the rest we really don't know all that much about why he's there or what he's going to be doing.  It's a decent looking action figure, though.  Read on!