Tag: Episode I

Darth Maul (Black Series)

August 9, 2014 | By | Reply More
Darth Maul (Black Series)

Darth Maul was the character people was really excited about back when the Star Wars 6 inch Black Series was announced although, Was it mostly hype? Or does the figure actually merit the amount of scalping going on? Well, read for my impressions on these subjects and more.

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Pax Bonkik

December 7, 2013 | By | Reply More
Pax Bonkik

Well, it’s been some time since this action figure was released in the Star Wars 30th Anniversary Collection, but it was only recently that I finally got hold of it at a local convention.

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Darth Maul with Sith Speeder (Jedi Force)

August 31, 2013 | By | Reply More
Darth Maul with Sith Speeder (Jedi Force)

I am quite enthralled by the rebooted Jedi Force line by Hasbro. I find that in general, the figures are very well made and offer a pretty good value, especially the figure 2-packs. One of the new 2013 releases in this line is none other than Darth Maul and his Sith Speeder, which I’ll be reviewing today.

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Obi-Wan Kenobi (Light-Up Lightsaber)

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Obi-Wan Kenobi (Light-Up Lightsaber)

Continuing my look at the novelty figures released by Hasbro, as part of the 2012 Movie Heroes line today is the turn of the Light-up version of Obi –Wan Kenobi.

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Gungan Warrior

February 9, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Gungan Warrior

Even though as a species, Gungans have not received the same amount of toy love as, say, Ewoks, I have always considered them a pretty cool alien race, Jar Jar notwithstanding.

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Darth Maul

June 9, 2012 | By | Reply More
Darth Maul

It’s been a while since I got a Darth Maul action figure, the last being the shirtless version from the Legacy Collection based on Expanded Universe material, which is fine, don’t get me wrong, but what I really wanted was a more canon update on the character. Lucky for me, with the 2012 release of Episode I in 3D format, we get the first ever Darth Maul figure made by Hasbro for the Star Wars Vintage Collection.

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Naboo Royal Guard

May 26, 2012 | By | Reply More
Naboo Royal Guard

One of the figures I was most curious about from Hasbro’s Star Wars Vintage Collection in 2012 was the Naboo Royal Guard (VC83), released just in time for the release of Episode I 3D.

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Daultay Dofine

May 19, 2012 | By | Reply More
Daultay Dofine

Daultay Dofine (VC82) was the captain of the Trade Federation vessel that received Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn and his apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi in the opening scenes of The Phantom Menace. Given that he had more than a few dialogue lines and is mostly remembered because Darth Sidious referred to him as “stunted slime” when he dared whine in his (holographic) presence, I find it strange that it took this long for Hasbro to produce an action figure of him. This figure is part of the Vintage Collection wave released roughly at the time of the Episode I 3D premiere, which was a pretty smart move although I think the figure turned out to be good enough to sell even in a non-movie year.

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Anakin Skywalker

May 12, 2012 | By | Reply More
Anakin Skywalker

One of the figures I was actually anticipating from the first wave of figures in the 2012 Star Wars Vintage Collection by Hasbro is this version of young Anakin Skywalker (VC80) in his padawan garb. I never got the chance to buy the figure released in 2000 that came with a hard plastic cloak, so getting an updated version to coincide with the 3d release of the film was a chance I would not miss.

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Darth Sidious

May 5, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Darth Sidious

I wasn’t really looking forward to another version of this character, since Hasbro pretty much got it perfect with the Legacy and the Evolutions offerings of a few years ago. In my mind, this figure released in 2012 to coincide with the Episode I 3D launch was going to be just another repack with only a few new accessories thrown in. Boy, was I wrong…

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Battle Droid

April 28, 2012 | By | Reply More
Battle Droid

If there ever was a character or from The Phantom Menace nobody really wanted another figure made of, it must be the lowly Trade Federation Battle Droid. I know that the first wave of 2012 was an assortment designed to appeal to the people who would go and watch the 3D release of the movie, but it still makes little sense to have included this figure in the mix

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Quinlan Vos

April 21, 2012 | By | Reply More
Quinlan Vos

The Star Wars Expanded Universe can be so many things for different people. For some, it is a valid continuation of the exploits of their heroes outside the frame of the movies; while others think it’s just thinly veiled attempt to keep milking the same intellectual property.

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Queen Amidala

April 7, 2012 | By | Reply More
Queen Amidala

Well, it’s another year, and once again, Hasbro treats us to another rendition of Padmé Amidala in the 2012 Star Wars Vintage Collection, right in time to promote the 3D launch of The Phantom Menace in 3D. This time it is Padmé as Queen Amidala (VC84), dressed in the black gown she wore after her plea to the

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Ben Quadrinaros & Otoga-222

March 31, 2012 | By | Reply More
Ben Quadrinaros & Otoga-222

Many people may not realize this, but the creation of Jar Jar pretty much paved the way for a lot of characters with questionable designs which by virtue of having very little to do or say in the movie, were kind of accepted by the viewers with comparatively less criticism. Take, for instance, Ben Quadrinaros.

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Senate Guard

July 23, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Senate Guard

As movie characters, the blue Senate Guards never did seem to do much, other than parading and standing at attention, but that didn’t prevent the designers at Hasbro from crafting a fairly dynamic action figure for the fourth wave of figures in the Star Wars Vintage Collection.

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