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Celebration VI: Hasbro Droid Parts Swap, Internet Only

By Mike — Friday, August 10, 2012

Hasbro may not have an exclusive for Celebration VI, but they still have something planned for their booth, including another Droid Factory Parts Swap. They also officially confirm the internet only exclusivity of Vintage Wave 7:

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,868

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, August 10, 2012

If you ask me, and most people do, there's nothing more exciting than a new 1980s Expanded Universe figure. ESPECIALLY if it's an Ewok like Kneesaa, new to stores this week! How is she? Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,867

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, August 9, 2012

Check out Bib Fortuna, the 2004 repaint of the 1997 figure.  At first glance they're identical, but oh no, they are not! New paint and other tweaks make this one just different enough to make you mad.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,866

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, August 8, 2012

The new Darth Vader isn't as new as it was... but this light-up lightsaber release may still be tough to find.  Is it worth tracking down?  Read on!

Review: VC115 Darth Vader (Emperor's Wrath)

By Mike — Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Out of all the scene specific Vader's, an "Emperor's Wrath" is probably one of the more symbolic in the saga. Perhaps this figure should have been badged as "Redemption" Vader, though it doesn't have as cool a tone. This is the third Force Lightning energized 'Wrath" Vader in the line (although "Emperor's Wrath" as a sub-moniker isn't mentioned on either card variant), the first as far back as 2000's Power of the Jedi. The Vintage Collection version includes a detachable hand, Force Lightning effects, and what's become a signature look for this scene specific figure; a transparent helmet.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,865

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, August 7, 2012

It's R5-D4!  The figure is a new one, with improved paint over the 2012 release.  Is this Target exclusive worth re-buying? I think so.  Read on!

Hi-Res TVC Wave 7: Ahsoka, Royal Guard, Nien Nunb, Lumat And Gang

By Mike — Friday, August 3, 2012

Take a bow! Presenting some hi-res images of the upcoming final wave of The Vintage Collection featuring a new Royal Guard, Nien Nunb, Lumat, Clone Wars realistic Ahsoka and Obi-Wan, Republic Trooper, Prune Face, and Weequay along with four re-issued Discover The Force figures. We will miss you Vintage Collection; your silver and black nostalgic Kenner-ness, the fantastic sculpt and articulation, and the definitive versions of many characters. Don't be away too long!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,863

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, August 3, 2012

Today, let's look at Clone Commander Cody, an exclusive remold of the basic animated trooper body from several years ago. Is it good? It sure ain't bad! Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,862

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, August 2, 2012

A Battle Droid!  This one doesn't match the other ones, and came out as an exclusive at the Toys R Us.  Should you get it? CAN you get it? Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,861

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Hey kids, it's the Naboo Royal Guard in his 2012 style!  New head, new body, new helmet.  It takes one of the best-sculpted figures from 12 years ago and adds articulation and looks fantastic. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,860

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, July 31, 2012

It's Clone Trooper Gus, a figure from a pretty great exclusive gift set which Targets often kept around until recently. If you leave the helmet on, it's a great white clone.  Is it worth it? Read on!

Review: VC111 Princess Leia (Bespin Outfit)

By Mike — Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Leia Organa in her glamorous Bespin gown has always been one of the princess' more ornate outfits in the saga. Her standard white color pallet was starkly disrupted during the Cloud City sequence and it was a great change of pace from a costuming standpoint. The figure renditions over the years have attempted to recreate the outer gown, from the vinyl cape of the classic vintage Kenner version to the more woven POTF2 Princess Collection that would be more appropriate as window dressing. For the 2012 Vintage Collection, you get two variant cardbacks with one paying homage to a "Lost Line" look to go with a nicely sculpted and articulated figure. But did Hasbro get the gown right?

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,859

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, July 30, 2012

Hey kids, it's Obi-Wan Kenobi! This Target exclusive has a new head and lightsaber, but is based on the 2009 Legacy body.  Is it worth buying?  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,858

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, July 27, 2012

This Super Battle Droid was captured and reprogrammed to use as a training dummy for Clone Troopers.  Oh, what a fate!  But how is the toy?  Pretty good.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,857

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, July 26, 2012

Check out K-3PO, the Target exclusive version based on the build-a-droid mold.  It's pretty good.  I like it.  Will you? I have no idea.  I'm filling space.  Read on!