In designing VC06 See-Threepio (C-3PO), Hasbro had to find middle ground between authenticity and play value. The all new figure has a great sculpt, articulation, and more prominently, cool removable panels to reveal his droid innards. But to allow this feature, Hasbro compromised his shiny golden-ness by relinquishing the vac metal deco. Did they do the figure justice?
Over at Sandtroopers.com is a small gallery showcasing two new Battle Packs-- neither of which have new figures. Check out the Battle of Orto Plutonia as well as the Invasion of Utapau, both of which are right here.
From the pages of the just-ended (but sort of continuing) Star Wars: Legacy comic books, Vax Potorr is a Stormtrooper that, in figure form, looks a lot like your other Stormtroopers. This now basically sold-out item may be on shelves at certain stores near you, but online it's going away-- how is it? Read on!
He's no Max Veers, but a homage to the generic AT-AT Commander of the Kenner days of yore. VC05 AT-AT Commander's armor can be removed to reveal a detailed Imperial issued officer's wear underneath, and you can certainly swap heads for army building purposes. We wished that Hasbro had included an officer's cap, but that doesn't diminish what is one of the better executed figures of this wave. Post your comments and let Hasbro know what you think!
This swell Firefighter Droid is an oddity-- it's a villain painted up to look like a real-life heroic figure. (I have a lot of Playmobil firefighters, you see.) The figure is also retooled slightly from previous animated Battle Droids. Is this Clone Wars bad guy a keeper? Read on!
Aside from Boba Fett and Yoda, VC04 Bespin Luke is one of those ESB characters Hasbro has to eventually nail if they state that these Vintage Collection figures are the premium representations they're supposed to be. We're happy to say they nailed it. Featuring a spot on headsculpt, super articulation, and great paint detail, they should template this for future purposes like a running change "battle damage" version or Dagobah training. It's just that good. Post your comments if you agree or disagree!
Hey, what could be better than Princess Leia in some sexy dress she used to get a lizard man in the sack? Anything, that's what! (We kid.) But seriously, this figure didn't do too well in some markets and a lot of Shadows of the Empire fans already forgot she exists-- odd for a 2008 figure. Should you grab her? Read on!
While Hasbro has captured the likeness of Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher, they sometimes struggle with Harrison Ford. VC03 Han Solo (Echo Base Outfit)'s headsculpt is fairly decent, but not the best. He does come with cool welding accessories and Patagonia-ish cold weather jacket along with some recycled parts, so he's definitely worth picking up. Here's hoping that the rumored "ultimate" Bespin version is the bees knee's. Thoughts on the new Han? Make sure to post your comments!
He looks alien, and he looks like he stepped out of a 1970s comic book. He's Djas Puhr, alien bounty hunter! The figure has way more detail than the original costume likely had, and has some nice hidden articulation to boot. Is he worth the nothing he currently sells for? Read on!
Clearly the best interpretation so far, VC02 Leia in Hoth Outfit is no frills, with only a removable vest and blaster to feature. Yet the power of the sculpt and paint detail speaks volumes in its subtlety. You don't need a committee to appreciate that, laser brain.
What do you think of the new Leia? Make sure to add your comments!
The much exalted Walmart exclusive Jabba's Throne set with amazingly new Jabba the Hutt is now available at Walmart.com for $34.99 each! If you haven't already, check out Adam Pawlus' detailed review.
There's still no Ziro the Hutt toy, but last year we did get a low run of Ziro's Assassin Droid! This repaint of IG-86 has great articulation and arguably the best paint job. Should you get it? Of course! But read on anyway.
The magnificently executed VC18 MagnaGuard is today's Image Bank update. Featuring an all new more screen accurate sculpt with great articulation and a nice soft goods cape with a smadge of battle damage tattering, the MagnaGuard is well prepared to serve as Grievous' personal bodyguard. Also look out for the UGH foil chase hitting stores now!
And speaking of Bossk, here's the finest movie version of the bounty hunter from The Empire Strikes Back yet! He's super-articulated, and the 2007 Vintage figure now exists as a budget-friendly Saga Legends release with a display stand and a bag of extra guns. Does he hold up after oh so many years? Read on!