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Review: R5-D2 - SW [S - P2] - Star Tours

Posted by Paul | April 25, 2014 at 12:55 AM EDT |

Although part of the Expanded Universe side of Star Wars, some of the neatest droids came out of the STAR TOURS sub-line. During the second phase of the Star Wars "Saga" line, Hasbro gave us three new ones. Today we look at R5-D2, an R5-D4 looking astromech droid that has some severe battle damage thanks to an awesome paint job. Check it out in our Research Droids Reviews right now. The new phase II helmet sculpt is stunning and their clones look better than ever because of it. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

R5-D2 (STAR TOURS)

Sideshow Collectibles' exclusive Clone Trooper Deluxe (212th Attack Battalion) has just been released and it's featured in our Research Droids Reviews today. The new phase II helmet sculpt is stunning and their clones look better than ever because of it. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Clone Trooper Deluxe (212th Attack Battalion)

Here is an experimental Research Droids Reviews entry. To date, we have never added a Hasbro 12 Inch Figure to our archives, but that changes today as we revisit the KB Toys exclusive Gamorrean Guard. If we get a good response, we'll keep looking at this scale from Hasbro. A great sculpt, but with a not-so-great paint job, see why we still have some affection for Hasbro's 12 Inch Gamorrean Guard even today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Gamorrean Guard (12 Inch Figure)

The KB Toys exclusive Imperial Dogfight TIE Fighter was eagerly anticipated during the Star Wars "Saga" line, but it is very far from perfection. See how well it ranks in the Star Wars line by checking out our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Imperial Dogfight TIE Fighter

Although a bit difficult to find at the time, the 2003 Star Wars "Saga" Darth Tyranus's Geonosian Speeder Bike is a a nicely tooled vehicle. The pack-in figure isn't too bad either. See why we also like this set in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Darth Tyranus's Geonosian Speeder Bike

Review: Anakin Skywalker's Swoop Bike - SW [S - P2] - Vehicle

Posted by Paul | April 20, 2014 at 06:44 AM EDT |

Although a bit difficult to find at the time, the 2003 Star Wars "Saga" Anakin Skywalker's Swoop Bike is a truly excellent vehicle. The pack-in figure is less than desirable, but you shouldn't shun this set because of that. See why in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Anakin Skywalker's Swoop Bike

Review: A-wing Fighter - SW [S - P1] - Target Exclusive

Posted by Paul | April 19, 2014 at 08:31 AM EDT |

The Target exclusive A-wing Fighter may not be part of the Original Trilogy, but it's still one of the most nicely decorated vehicles we have ever seen. Based on a Galoob Micro Machines Action Fleet release, Hasbro follows suit and releases their own version of it in 3.75" scale. Learn all about it in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

A-wing Fighter

The Toys R Us exclusive Luke Skywalker And Landspeeder set was a very exciting release, but it was met with some trepidation by collectors because of how badly it was colored. Thankfully, we all received a spot on update in The Vintage Collection, but see this sculpt's roots in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Luke Skywalker And Landspeeder

Starting today, we are taking our next break from the Power Of The Jedi line, but worry not as we will return to it again in May. In the meantime, let's revisit looking at some more of the quality products released in the Star Wars "Saga" line (as well as a few other surprises). First up, we check out Luke Skywalker's X-wing Fighter, another awesome Toys R Us exclusive with a unique R2-D2 pack-in figure and awesome accessories. It's all in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Luke Skywalker's X-wing Fighter

The Toys R Us Imperial AT-ST & Speeder Bike brought us the first moderm Paploo action figure, but it really didn't deliver too much quality. See more in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Imperial AT-ST & Speeder Bike

Review: B-wing Fighter - POTJ - TARGET Exclusive

Posted by Paul | April 15, 2014 at 12:55 AM EDT |

Even though we got this vehicle in The Vintage Collection packaging, the 2001 POTJ B-wing Fighter, a TARGET exclusive, has the best paint job by far. See why the others don't come close in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

B-wing Fighter

Review: TIE Interceptor - POTJ - Toys R Us Exclusive

Posted by Paul | April 14, 2014 at 02:35 AM EDT |

The very first modern TIE Interceptor was released as a Toys R Us exclusive in 2001, during the Power Of The Jedi line. See this enhanced release in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

TIE Interceptor

Review: TIE Bomber - POTJ - Walmart Exclusive

Posted by Paul | April 13, 2014 at 12:02 AM EDT |

Arguably, the greatest release of 2002 was the Walmart exclusive TIE Bomber. The pack-in figure was a joke, but Hasbro made an all-new sculpt to a long-awaited vehicle that never was made in the vintage Kenner era. Although released multiple times since, see the very first version of this iconic vehicle as we continue to look at some of the best exclusive vehicles, specifically in the Power Of The Jedi line, in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

TIE Bomber

Review: Luke Skywalker's Snowspeeder - POTJ - Walmart Exclusive

Posted by Paul | April 12, 2014 at 12:01 AM EDT |

Many of us have been discontent with what Hasbro is providing in the collectors' market currently. But when you look at an item like Luke Skywalker's Snowspeeder, a tremendous exclusive from 2002's Power Of The Jedi line, you almost have to reexamine why you would be complaining now when great things like this have already been released in the past. Before you become defensive, come with us as we look at some of the best exclusive vehicles, specifically in the Power Of The Jedi line, in our Research Droids Reviews beginning today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Luke Skywalker's Snowspeeder

Review: Chewbacca (Dejarik Champion) - POTJ

Posted by Paul | April 11, 2014 at 01:25 AM EDT |

If you think Chewbacca (Dejarik Champion) looks like a POTF2 leftover, you wouldn't be more correct. Originally planned for the Comm Tech line, plans were shelved as interest in Episode I began waning before it was expected. Once the Power Of The Jedi line was realized, he was one of the first candidates for release in the new line. She why he's an appreciated figure, but far from a good figure in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Chewbacca (Dejarik Champion)

Review: Han Solo (Death Star Escape) - POTJ

Posted by Paul | April 10, 2014 at 01:50 AM EDT |

It's hard making the same old Star Wars characters fresh in the basic action figure line, but Hasbro was successful because they actually looked for subtle differences in costumes and then worked them into new versions. Han Solo (Death Star Escape) might seem like the same old Han Solo action figure, but this version comes wearing a Stormtrooper belt. Find out why this is a figure to consider in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Han Solo (Death Star Escape)

Review: BoShek - POTJ

Posted by Paul | April 09, 2014 at 07:42 AM EDT |

BoShek is probably more famous for being lampooned than for being a great action figure. See why we think it's a solid figure in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

BoShek

Review: Bespin Guard (Cloud City Security) - POTJ

Posted by Paul | April 08, 2014 at 02:05 AM EDT |

The Bespin Guard (Cloud City Security) figure is so good, and so bad; all at the same time. See why this figure is its own paradox in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Bespin Guard (Cloud City Security)

Review: Lando Calrissian (Bespin Escape) - POTJ

Posted by Paul | April 07, 2014 at 01:20 AM EDT |

A fantastic figure released in 2001 was Lando Calrissian (Bespin Escape). Hasbro ensured that they got the sculpt right and decided to forgo super-articulation. With a soft-goods cape that likely will NEVER be done better, see why this is one version of the old 'smoothy' that you'll definitely want to secure for your collection. All the facts await you in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Lando Calrissian (Bespin Escape)

Review: Leia Organa (Bespin Escape) - POTJ

Posted by Paul | April 06, 2014 at 01:15 AM EDT |

A newly updated version of 2001's Power Of The Jedi Leia Organa (Bespin Escape) is strongly 'rumored' for The Black Series this Fall, but see that upcoming figure's ancestor in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Leia Organa (Bespin Escape)

Review: Han Solo (Bespin Capture) - POTJ

Posted by Paul | April 05, 2014 at 12:06 AM EDT |

The very first basic figure to receive two ball-jointed shoulders was 2001's Power Of The Jedi Han Solo (Bespin Capture). Certainly not perfect, it was a tremedous update to the 1997 POTF2 figure. Check out this ground-breaking action figure in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Han Solo (Bespin Capture)

Review: Luke Skywalker (In Echo Base Bacta Tank) - POTJ - Deluxe

Posted by Paul | April 04, 2014 at 01:05 AM EDT |

In 2001, Hasbro created an awesome "playset" and worked it into the Deluxe format. The Luke Skywalker (In Echo Base Bacta Tank) not only gave collectors an all-new Luke action figure in his medical Depends, but it also gave us the very desired bacta tank and a few other environmental pieces and cool features as well. See why this is a must-have for your collection and check out how awesome other action figures interact with it in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Luke Skywalker (In Echo Base Bacta Tank)

Review: Obi-Wan Kenobi (Jedi Training) - POTJ

Posted by Paul | April 03, 2014 at 03:25 AM EDT |

The Power Of The Jedi line brought the first concept art figures based on The Phantom Menace to collectors. Obi-Wan Kenobi (Jedi Training) is the last one in this particular line. See this figure in depth in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Obi-Wan Kenobi (Jedi Training)

Review: Qui-Gon Jinn (Jedi Training) - POTJ

Posted by Paul | April 02, 2014 at 01:20 AM EDT |

The Power Of The Jedi line brought the first concept art figures based on The Phantom Menace to collectors. Qui-Gon Jinn (Jedi Training) is one of these figures. See this in depth in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Qui-Gon Jinn (Jedi Training)

Review: Darth Maul (Sith Apprentice) - POTJ

Posted by Paul | April 01, 2014 at 03:05 AM EDT |

The Power Of The Jedi line brought us the first concept art figures based on The Phantom Menace to collectors. Darth Maul (Sith Apprentice) is one of these figures See this figure in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Darth Maul (Sith Apprentice)

Review: Jabba The Hutt (Jabba's Palace) - SW [S - P3] - Ultra

Posted by Paul | March 31, 2014 at 01:40 AM EDT |

In many ways, the Star Wars "Saga" Jabba The Hutt (Jabba's Palace) Ultra figure is better than the 2010 Star Wars [Shadow Of The Dark Side] release. We are thoroughly impressed with this 2004 version's paint job and upper body sculpt and we don't think Hasbro has bettered it to date. Although based on 1999's Episode I Jabba Glob toy, many collectors don't even realize that this version has significant all-new parts. Learn all about this release for the first time, or again, in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Jabba The Hutt (Jabba's Palace)

We are continuing to take a short break from the Power Of The Jedi line to delve into some Star Wars "Saga" stuff that we skipped over originally. Check out the Hoth Survival Accessory Set (With Hoth Rebel Trooper), a TARGET exclusive that may just be the worst of the bunch! See more in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Hoth Survival Accessory Set (With Hoth Rebel Trooper)

We are continuing to take a short break from the Power Of The Jedi line to delve into some Star Wars "Saga" stuff that we skipped over originally. Check out the Death Star Accessory Set (With Death Star Trooper And Droid), a TARGET exclusive including an all-new Interrogator Droid and an all-new oversized Mouse Droid with a fun action feature! See more in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Death Star Accessory Set (With Death Star Trooper And Droids)

We are continuing to take a short break from the Power Of The Jedi line to delve into some Star Wars "Saga" stuff that we skipped over originally. Check out the Endor Victory Accessory Set (With Scout Trooper) which was released as a TARGET exclusive and includes an Ewok drum set made out of Imperial helmets! See more in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Endor Victory Accessory Set (With Scout Trooper)

We are taking a short break from the Power Of The Jedi line to delve into some Star Wars "Saga" stuff that we skipped over originally. Check out the Arena Conflict Accessory Set (With Battle Droid) which was released as a TARGET exclusive and includes a fun version of the red B1 Battle Droid, oh, and some cool accompanying accessories too. See more in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Arena Conflict Accessory Set (With Battle Droid)

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