Are "repackaged" figures literally repackaged? How many more "mini" vintage figures can we expect? And you can't tell if a figure is new-- really? You can't? Sometimes the answers are easy, and sometimes they're just snotty. We have some of each in this week's Q&A, plus impressions on the newest Clone Wars figures like Seripas!
Do you love the dead, before they rise? No farewells, no goodbyes... I bet you never even knew this Undead Geonosian's now-rotting face! This creepy character is one of Hasbro's more ghoulish creations, taken straight from the TV show. Is it so good that it'll make you say "I love the dead?" Read on!
While not as new as recent figures, the Flamethrower Clone Trooper has a heck of a lot more fire going for it. Almost too much fire really-- but isn't that what we would all want in the first place? Read on!
He's new! And this FOTD is too long-- but it's Savage Opress, a brand-new figure you probably don't have yet. It's not bad, and it's on par with the bulk of Jedi figures in the line since 2010, meaning no ankles. It looks great though-- read on!
A tipster emailed me to point out that the lightsaber in General Grievous' Attack Cycle is actually modeled after Sha'a Gi's unique weapon from the original Clone Wars micro series. I did not notice that before! "The More You Know," and all.
It's new! So new, it just hit a few days ago. The Imperial Navy Commando Officer is sort of a Stormtrooper, but not. He has a unique helmet and pauldron, plus a really good holster. What more do you need to know? Read on!
OK, we're back to normal for Q&A! What's up with Comic-Con Announcements? Well, let's look at several. And what's the deal with MMO figures? We'll look at that too. And do we have some Wedge news? Sort of! Read on, and ask your questions for the next column!
Heads up: Toys R Us is running a 2 for $10.99 sale on Captain America, Iron Man, G.I. Joe, Marvel Universe, Star Wars, Thor, and Spider-Man 3 3/4-inch action figures. If history is any indication, "Vintage" will be excepted from this offer-- check your store for
disappointment in TRU's not detail-driven marketing department and a lack of understanding of what "all" means details.
On the heels of iGear, FansProject, and other "third-party" toymakers comes Toys de Force, who emailed us to inform us of their next release-- the Warlordarian. This super-articulated 3 3/4-inch figure looks a lot like the Mandalorians from the Knights of the Old Republic comic books.
We wind this week down with Kit Fisto, the much-improved 2010 edition of the figure from The Clone Wars. If you like a good figure, this is one to add to your shopping list. Plus he has two lightsabers! Can you beat that? Read on!
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In addition to the Delta Squad set (and the Vintage Y-Wing, a couple of smaller vehicles, the Stealth Operations Clone Trooper, and a few other items) Toys R Us just started stocking the Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Sith & Imperial Troopers. 4 of the 5 figures appear to be new sculpts, and it's pretty good for $39.99.
Click through for a few images and impressions, after the break.
It's the brand-new Scorch! This is the new 2011 one sold at Comic-Con and it should be in Toys R Us retail stores very soon. So obviously, if you missed these guys before you're interested-- but is it worth the $40-$50 asking price to upgrade your existing Delta Squad? Read on!