Let's look at another new Vintage action figure - but be warned, I hear they're starting to sell out and it hasn't even been a week since they hit! Today it's the updated Nien Nunb, which is a new version of the 1983 and 1997 figures, both of which were exceptional in their days and are still quite good. Now he has a blaster based on the boxy 1980s version, plus a 1997-esque rifle and 14 points of articulation. I love it. I assume you will too. Watch the video after the break!
The early animated Clone Wars figures are superb, underrated gems of the collectible toy world. They're more statues than action figures, but are cheap and pretty gorgeous. And my stats say you won't read about General Grievous or the other figures in this line... why not? Don't you like nice things? You really ought to check these out.
Oh yes, it's Lumat! More than just a Graak repaint, this figure is a redeco of the new Logray body with some swell new additions. It's an online exclusive, plus one of the last remakes of unmade 1980s action figures. Should you care? I do, this is one of my favorite Ewoks of the year... and we got a bunch in 2012. Watch the video after the jump!
Since Hasbro gave us the "Who's Who" of Attack of the Clones when the movie first hit, by 2010, it was time to move on to "Who's That?" Nicanas Tassu is the Jedi who tosses a couple of lightsabers to our heroes, and then is pretty easy to ignore after that. Is a new head on a Mace Windu body worth a look?
The delayed (twice, actually) Nom Anor came out a few months ago, allowing us to cross another "announced but not released" action figure off the list. He's ugly... really ugly. The Yuuzhan Vong figure comes with a giant staff, a decent cloak, and some snap-on armor pieces. Is it worth your while?
It's time to look at the Republic Trooper from Hasbro's Star Wars: The Vintage Collection 2012 Wave 7! This one comes from the MMO The Old Republic, which you could be playing right now. But you're not, you're reading this... but why read, when you can watch a short video review? It's only a minute and change, so check it out after the jump.
Check out this awesome figure! The Red R2-Series Astromech Droid is, like, super-red. Almost orange, that's how red it is. You can only get it at Star Tours in Orlando... or perhaps eBay, and let me tell you it's arguably worth it. Want to know more? Read on!
Let's look at Obi-Wan Kenobi from Star Wars: The Vintage Collection Wave 7! He's from the new internet-only wave, which i the last batch of figures on this packging for a little while. The sculpt is great, the articulation is top-notch, and the figure is effectively a really slick "realistic" interpretation of the 2008 animated figure... but with more articulation. Watch the full review, after the jump!
So how about another video review? 2012 Wave 7, the online exclusive batch of action figures, has started shipping and if you preordered them you probably already have them. Today we're going to do a video review of Ahsoka, a realistic interpretation of the character in her season 3 costume. It's pretty good. I think you'll like it, so watch it after the jump. If you don't, we know where you work, and we'll find you.
The second-ever commando to get a carded release, this animated The Clone Wars edition of Republic Commando Boss is really a nice toy and an unfortunate reminder that he's got a few brothers that haven't yet been rendered in plastic. There's an awesome, clever backpack accessory and the figure's chunky build is really quite excellent.
Our friend Sebulba is a fine example of everything good and bad with the figures this year. A redeco of a very good mold from 10 years ago, he's never looked better. He's also an exclusive, who came out late, who's the only Sebulba of the year, and doesn't fit in the Sebulba Pod Racer vehicle which came out months earlier. Ah well! At least he's a good figure on his own, right? Find out!
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Ahhhh Luke Skywalker. This has gone from a hotly-requested resculpt from Hasbro to something they try every year or two, to varying degrees of success. Since 2009 Hasbro has been trying some really interesting things with the Black Jedi costume, which follows the 2007 costume, which was just plain awful. How does this one stack up? Since you may not be able to find it, does it matter? (Of course it does, you can buy one online.)
Another look back at the now-classic Clone Wars figure line! This Clone Trooper comes from the Tartakovsky era of the show, when the microseries aired in tiny bite-sized chunks. The figure has excellent painted detail and looks like a 2D drawing come to life. It's also dirt cheap. Should you track this one down?