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Review: VC99 Nikto (Skiff Guard)

By Mike — Friday, June 1, 2012

This is the Nikto Skiff Guard we've all been waiting for. It's based on the character the original 1984 Kenner action figure was referenced from and this Vintage Collection version has chock full of sculpt and paint detail that has surpassed all expectations, plus he's got 14 points of articulation to boot.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,818

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, June 1, 2012

I love astromech droids! But you knew that.  So let's all just enjoy G8-R3 because his name has "gator" in it and he looks great! Kudos to Hasbro for selling him separately.  Read on!

Image Bank Review: VC98 Grand Moff Tarkin

By Mike — Friday, June 1, 2012

With Grand Moff Tarkin never being released in the Vintage Kenner line despite being a key character in the film,  finally having a Vintage Collection style Star Wars card with a photo of Peter Cushing's iconic portrayal should be a day long remembered for collectors. But Hasbro made some design decisions on the action figure which are a few pegs below ideal. The head sculpt is unmistakably Cushing and one that's absolutely the best yet. But the inclusion of a soft goods skirt and a uniform that's probably too green takes away points on what's otherwise a superb figure. We'll take the mouse droid anytime of day though.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,817

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, May 31, 2012

This Anakin Skywalker was new for the year and one of those surprise remakes, as we originally got one in 1999.  With tons of articulation and a remote, it's cool! So read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,816

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Not every Star Wars figure benefits from extra joints, like the new Queen Amidala. She has an exceptional sculpt and a great paint job, but with that dress she can't do much! Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,815

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, May 29, 2012

It's Dack Ralter, one of many great Rebel Pilots and this one came out just in time for the Snowspeeder 2 years ago! Did you get yours? I hope you did.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,814

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, May 28, 2012

If you want to get obscure, you'll like R2-T7.  Hasbro is now able to find figures we didn't even know we wanted, which is sort of fun to find after all these years.  Read on!

Print Ad: Looking For A Ride To The Dark Side?

By Mike — Saturday, May 26, 2012

This print ad from 2007 features the first issue of the Sith Infiltrator for the exceptional 30th Anniversary Collection. The figure photography is by the late great Hasbro photographer Gianni Lopergolo

Lee's Toy Review #220

By Mike — Saturday, May 26, 2012

With ToyFare out of publication and Tomart's missing in action from the newsstands for months now, Lee's Toy Review appears to be the only printed source for plastic news fix. Circulation is now quarterly with issue #220 out now with belated coverage and Vintage Collection figure photos from Toy Fair 2012.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,812

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, May 24, 2012

It's Plo Koon's robot!  R4-F5 is hard to type, but easy to love.  Should you get this droid? Yes. Read on!

Battle of Naboo Surfaces On eBay

By Mike — Thursday, May 24, 2012

Just as we were wondering what happened to this Target exclusive, a Battle of Naboo Battle Pack packaged sample shows up on eBay with a whopping starting bid of $2000!

The seller is describing it as a prototype, but it does open up the possibility that we may see this on retail or discount shelves. Marshall's anyone?

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,811

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, May 23, 2012

It's Shaak Ti in animated form! She's had some great figures lately, and this one is particularly good.  Did you get her? If not, read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,810

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, May 22, 2012

It's the Stealth Ops Clone Trooper, the non-exclusive black cartoon trooper! He has a backpack, and many guns.  Should you army-build him? Good luck trying, and read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,809

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, May 21, 2012

Another Jedi Mickey Mouse is one of those nebulously "official" figures which maybe fits in your collection. Or maybe not.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,808

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, May 18, 2012

It's Sev! This is the second version of the action figure, which is painted better than the first one but lacks a neat accessory. Some Toys R Us stores still have it, so should you get him?  Read on!