Tag: Star Wars

Rebel Commando

April 23, 2011 | By | Reply More
Rebel Commando

Another of my favorite figures from the vintage era circa 1983 was the Endor Rebel Commando. Stylistically, it was not quite the same as the other vintage Kenner Return of the Jedi figures, something about the coloring, proportions and face sculpt didn’t quite mesh with the other human figures in the line.

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Kit Fisto

April 16, 2011 | By | Reply More
Kit Fisto

Kit Fisto has had quite his share of action figures made since his first appearance in Attack of the Clones. Although some of those figures have been actually pretty good for their respective times, in 2011 Hasbro decided to give it go within the fourth wave of figure from the Vintage Collection.

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Zam Wesell

April 9, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Zam Wesell

Back when Episode 2 premiered, I really didn’t buy much in terms of action figures. I saw the Sneak Preview figures at stores and afterwards those same stores carried a rather modest amount of the figures, but at the time the emphasis tended to be on pre-posed action stances with only a smatter of useful articulation on each character.

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Han Solo (Hoth Gear)

April 2, 2011 | By | Reply More
Han Solo (Hoth Gear)

The figure this time comes with the drawn up hood, a brown coat and a load of extras that could possibly make it the best value deal on this character.

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Gamorrean Guard

March 26, 2011 | By | 3 Replies More
Gamorrean Guard

Out of all of the figures comprising wave 3 of the Star Wars Vintage Collection by Hasbro, the Gamorrean Guard was right at the top spot of my list.

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Embo

March 19, 2011 | By | Reply More
Embo

Embo is one of the best ever figures to come out of the Clone Wars line, in my opinion. The figure is well equipped and articulated, plus the character design is plain cool. Add to that that bounty hunters are the rockstars of the Star Wars Universe, and you have a surefire winner in your hands.

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Wooof

March 12, 2011 | By | 4 Replies More
Wooof

You know the old phrase by Shakespeare “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet”? Well, something similar can be applied here, as even though the card states that the character name is officially Wooof, he’ll always be Klaatu to me

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Aurra Sing (Clone Wars)

February 26, 2011 | By | Reply More
Aurra Sing (Clone Wars)

The Clone Wars line has been a very innocuous distraction for me thus far. From each wave, I would pick up one or two figures at most, and sometimes not even that, depending on character selection or figure construction. However, this year things are starting to change, as newer figures are starting to compete with the Vintage line in terms of detail and articulation.

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General Grievous (The Vintage Collection)

February 19, 2011 | By | Reply More
General Grievous (The Vintage Collection)

The Vintage Collection makes a point of delivering the best (arguably) version of Star Wars characters there is in cool looking retro style packaging. This doesn’t necessarily mean that every figure will be made from new, super-articulated molds, but at least they will be the best available version, which brings us to today’s review.

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Assassin Droids (Clone Wars)

February 12, 2011 | By | Reply More
Assassin Droids (Clone Wars)

As a longtime SW collector, I was not too thrilled when Hasbro announced they would be investing resources to produce a toy line based on the then new Clone Wars TV show. Even though…

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Anakin Skywalker

February 5, 2011 | By | Reply More
Anakin Skywalker

I’m not going to get to far into the issue at hand with this figure. This figure represents Anakin in Return of the Jedi before his digital replacement. No matter which side of that fence you are on, this figure came out at a time before the technology for  digital replacement was born. Appearance: Anakin […]

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K’Kruhk

January 29, 2011 | By | Reply More
K’Kruhk

I have mixed feelings about the Star Wars Expanded Universe. Other than the videogames I have personally played, I consider most of it to be little more than professionally written fan-fiction and thus, easy to dismiss.

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Thi-Sen (Clone Wars)

January 22, 2011 | By | Reply More
Thi-Sen (Clone Wars)

For me, one of the most interesting episodes in the second season of Clone Wars was Trespass, were we get to see new environments and more importantly, new character models developed for the CGI series.

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Admiral Ackbar

January 16, 2011 | By | 7 Replies More
Admiral Ackbar

You know in the last few years it seems Admiral Ackbar has been gaining in popularity. I don’t know if it’s people finally are seeing him has a brilliant strategist or Sheldon Cooper’s excellent mimicry. I’m glad for the aquatic admiral. I have to say I’ve always kind of liked Ackbar. He’s one of the […]

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Leesub Sirln

June 20, 2010 | By | 1 Reply More
Leesub Sirln

In fact, there are a lot of tiny details that bother me in this figure, like the skimpy silver outfit, the pink plastic skin or the oversized cranium. Oddly, putting all of these together doesn’t immediately translate into a plastic abomination; so further analysis might be in order.

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4A-7 Spy Droid (Clone Wars)

June 13, 2010 | By | Reply More
4A-7 Spy Droid (Clone Wars)

Seen only in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars movie from 2008 and released by Hasbro in the third wave of figures from their Clone Wars line, 4A-7 appears to be an Arakyd Industries RA7 series droid, although from the neck down the basic structure is that of a Cybot Galactica’s 3PO series protocol droid.

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Nien Nunb (B-Wing Pilot)

May 30, 2010 | By | 3 Replies More
Nien Nunb (B-Wing Pilot)

Hasbro released Nien Nunb in 2009 as part of the fourth wave of red-carded Legacy Collection figures, a wave inspired in the characters from the Episode VI: Return of the Jedi movie.

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Major Panno

May 9, 2010 | By | 1 Reply More
Major Panno

Hasbro released Major Panno in 2009 as part of the fourth wave of red-carded Legacy Collection figures, a wave inspired in the characters from the Episode VI: Return of the Jedi movie.

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Plo Koon

May 2, 2010 | By | Reply More
Plo Koon

The latest Plo Koon figure comes from the 2010 Legacy Collection, and whether or not is yet another step towards delivering the definitive version for the character is subject to some debate.

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Malakili (Rancor Keeper)

April 11, 2010 | By | Reply More
Malakili (Rancor Keeper)

Malakili is a character whose claim to fame comes from being heartbroken when Luke Skywalker kills the Rancor at Jabba’s Palace by squashing the creature with a spiked door.

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