Toys R Us' new Hasbro exclusive Star Wars Rebels Mission Series The Ghost action figure set is making the rounds for $19.99 a pop if you can find it. (My closest store doesn't seem to have any yet.) In it, you get Kanan Jarrus and Ezra Bridger - which may be identical to the single-carded versions, we'll see - plus an exclusive holographic Obi-Wan Kenobi. It's quite nice. I have 3 short videos (one for each) after the break.
The white-hot ticket this week is Walgreens' Boba Fett (Concept Armor) 6-inch action figure. When you find it, it'll be $19.99 and near sick, sneezing, and otherwise happy people. The figure is a redecorated 2013 Boba Fett, which you may recall was an excellent toy for the price. This white Boba Fett has unique armor that is colored differently than his 3 3/4-inch counterpart, which you will see in a video after the jump.
With three eyes, Ree-Yees has been one of the more recognizable aliens form the Star Wars saga since his 1983 action figure debut. Kenner refreshed him in 1998 and this 2014 edition is the first new one in over a decade. He's a big upgrade on almost every possible metric, minus a new ball joint in the waist popping apart easily which means he pretty much can't sit. However, he does have sculpted trigger fingers which was nothing short of amazing. Go ahead and get one. Also note cameos by Boba Fett and the previous Kenner Ree-Yees figures in Six Second Toy Talk, after the break.
Tired of video previews of action figures that take a whole minute - or worse, several minutes? In the amount of time it would take you to think "yes" to yourself, you could already be watching this Six Second Toy Talk: The Black Series Darth Vader Action Figure video - and almost done with it. Check it out, after the jump.
With The Black Series' 6-inch action figure line, Hasbro is focusing on adult and collector fan favorites which means Darth Maul is a sure thing. Traditionally the one character from the first prequel that everybody agrees is worth owning, Hasbro did a great job on this figure and it's probably the best-looking action figure of Mr. Maul we'll ever see. This review is sponsored by Entertainment Earth. Read the review or watch the video after the jump. You've got options!
Because every line needs a hero, The Black Series' 6-inch action figure line brings us the Rebel Pilot version of Luke Skywalker from the original Star Wars. This figure is exceptional, with great detail and the ability to do things not all pilots can do - he can sit! With Bespin Luke due soon, should you order the pilot version now? This review is sponsored by Entertainment Earth. More (and a video) after the jump.
Hasbro's launch of The Black Series' 6-inch action figure line kicks off with a figure that wasn't (but should've been) in the original line with the Sandtrooper. Having transformed from just a stormtrooper with mud and a shoulder pad to a surprisingly robust creation with unique knee armor, multiple guns, a giant backpack, and ammo pouches, this is undoubtedly the first 6-inch retail figure that you not only want, but simply must have. This review is sponsored by Entertainment Earth. More (and a video) after the jump.
It's been in the works for a while, as the economy and collector interests have made The Black Series' 6-inch action figure line an essential addition. R2-D2 is our token representation of the original 12 in the debut wave. Seeing as how fully-realized we've seen the droid in the 3 3/4-inch scale, is it possible to make him better - or just bigger? This review is sponsored by Entertainment Earth. Watch the video and read the review after the break!
The bad news: it sold out. The good news: it's coming back in wave 2, minus the carbonite block. It's The Black Series Boba Fett as Hasbro's debut super-articulated 6-inch action figure. It has more articulation than ever, and the detail is pretty good too. Oh, and it's scaled to that Hoverboard you got last year from Matty Collector. Want to know more? Sure you do - read on and watch the video!
Here's more! Is it time to part with ten bucks? The 5-point-of-articulation experiment continues with a look at Hasbro's brand span-danker-in' new Star Wars 2013 Mission Series Battle Droid with 212th Battalion Clone Trooper Action Figures. If all you're after is one of each new mold, the Battle Droid and Clone are both repeated with different paint jobs elsewhere. And if you're looking for the best examples of each mold ever, these aren't them. They are decent vehicle pilots and the Clone stands up well - but are they worth army building, assuming they become available?
SEE! The pictures.
HEAR! Me speak in the video review.
READ! The review. Reading is fundamental!
Check it all out after the break. Because it's not like you're going to get much SDCC coverage until Wednesday anyway.
Now in 2-packs! The 5-point-of-articulation line continues with a look at Hasbro's brand span-danker-in' new Star Wars 2013 Mission Series Anakin Skywalker with 501st Legion Clone Trooper Action Figures. Both figures are repaints of other figures sold individually, and Anakin has more than a couple of changes from the single carded release. The clone is, of course, much bluer than the other releases.
While not necessarily an essential release, it is different enough to warrant your attention. And as usual, we have a short video for those of you who gave up reading for Lent back in 1997. Click through for belt variations and more!
The experiment continues! The 5-point-of-articulation experiment continues with a look at Hasbro's brand span-danker-in' new Star Wars 2013 Saga Legends Obi-Wan Kenobi Action Figure. It's a corporate response to inflation, rising labor costs, and a shifting set of priorities in the world of toy retail, but it has one action figure lacking of previous figures. Namely, it can sit in your vehicles without a fuss.
We're hoping to get a few more of these up before SDCC 2013, so please do read on and watch the video, too! As the great Jim Osterberg once said, "thank you for your kind indulgence."
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I'm trying a brand new review format today kids - below, find pictures, a written review, and a video for the new Star Wars Saga Legends R4-P17 Action Figure which literally showed up at my house about 9 hours ago.
...and yes, we do have comparisons of all 4 models of this figure so far, you lucky so-and-sos!
We hope you enjoy this experiment - we might not be able to do them all this way, but it covers a lot of bases!
If anything needs to be demonstrated in a short video with bad jokes, it's the Star Wars Fighter Pods Hailfire Droid Launcher. It's a lot like the Republic Gunship launcher, except... uh... actually it really is a lot like that other launcher. It sports 4 figures (2 random), 4 pods, and a launcher which is one of the two largest items created for this line of mini, just-small-enough-to-fit-in-your-nose figures. (Please don't ask how this was confirmed.) Want to see the video? Sure you do. It's after the jump.
This is the second Republic Gunship in the Fighter Pods range, and it's pretty neat. It's not as huge as the box makes it appear to be, but it has a clever launching mechanism and includes 4 mini-figures. Two of these, Mace Windu and Kit Fisto, are exclusive. But enough of me rambling - want to see it? And a blind bag figure opening? I've got both of these, for you, after the jump.