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.
Here's a video review of a brand-new item that, 24 hours ago, I didn't even know was coming out. The Target Exclusive Special Edition Yoda Tin Star Wars Fighter Pods Set is in stores right now and features Yoda, Darth Sidious, and a ton of Clones and Battle Droids in this Kashyyyk-themed set. It's also the first new exclusive item to hit retail stores in quite some time. For $24.99, it includes 18 figures, 4 pods, a Spinfire Launcher, and a tin. And you can see me talk about these Revenge of the Sith-themed mini-figures after the jump.
While a highly-demanded action figure, Jocasta Nu has been created as a lavishly-packaged, high-quality, and high-price exclusive action figure. Shipped in a spiffy thick box with a Vintage carded figure inside, Madame Nu includes a lightsaber, bust of Count Dooku, holocron, purse, and of course the figure.
Hey kids, it's the Emperor's Royal Guard! The new Vintage version is a pretty slick figure with all of the bells and whistles you might expect from a 2012 figure, with one major missing feature. What is it? Well, watch the review after the break, true believers!
It's on sale for a couple of bucks off right now! The Target Special Edition Darth Maul Tin Fighter Pods Set should be widely available near you, and it's pretty good. Eight of the figures are repacks from series 1, but there are several unique clone troopers, a metallic Darth Maul, and the first-ever figure of Ziro the Hutt plus some uniquely-shaped pods. I won't lie to you, I happily paid full price for it just to get a Ziro. Check out all the new little figures after the break.
OK, so who do we got going on tonight? Looks like Weequay, a remake of a figure which has been, historically, one of the best. Kenner did an awesome one in 1983, and another great one in 1997. The 2012 Vintage Collection release is pretty swell, too. You'll want to see this one up close... or just watch the video after the jump.
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!
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!
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.
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 Naboo Starfighter Pack is the sole carded "vehicle pack" in Star Wars Fighter Pods Series 3. (There's a boxed one too, so don't fret too much.) It includes an exclusive Anakin Skywalker, Darth Maul, and Naboo Starfighter while introducing the new "Spinfire Launchers" which aren't half bad. Despite the series being more than 50% repaints, the new elements are actually a heck of a lot of fun in this set. See the video and figures after the jump... or don't. Whatever.