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Review: Clone Trooper Sergeant - LC [2] - Basic

Posted by Paul | May 22, 2015 at 01:25 AM EDT |

The biggest surprise of 2015 is the release of what we all thought was a cancelled Star Wars basic figure line. We will be looking at the figures from the Legacy Collection [2] line. It's time for Clone Trooper Sergeant, a nice update to previous versions. See the way he was originally meant to arrive 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.

Clone Trooper Sergeant

Review: Pablo-Jill - LC [2] - Basic

Posted by Paul | May 21, 2015 at 12:05 AM EDT |

The biggest surprise of 2015 is the release of what we all thought was a cancelled Star Wars basic figure line. We will be looking at the figures from the Legacy Collection [2] line. Check out Pablo-Jill, ithe greatest figure of 2013, in the way he was meant to arrive 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.

Pablo-Jill

Review: R2-D2 - LC [2] - Basic

Posted by Paul | May 20, 2015 at 01:10 AM EDT |

The biggest surprise of 2015 is the release of what we all thought was a cancelled Star Wars basic figure line. We will be looking at the figures from the Legacy Collection [2] line. Let's continue with R2-D2 which left a little to be desired in 2013. This astromech droid is the focus of 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.

R2-D2

Review: Anakin Skywalker - LC [2] - Basic

Posted by Paul | May 19, 2015 at 12:20 AM EDT |

The biggest surprise of 2015 is the release of what we all thought was a cancelled Star Wars basic figure line. We will be looking at as many figures from the Legacy Collection [2] line as possible. Let's continue with Anakin Skywalker. He is the focus of 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

Review: Padme Amidala - LC [2] - Basic

Posted by Paul | May 18, 2015 at 12:40 AM EDT |

The biggest surprise of 2015 is the release of what we all thought was a cancelled Star Wars basic figure line. We will be looking at as many figures from the Legacy Collection [2] line as possible. Let's start off with Padmé Amidala. She is the focus of 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.

Padmé Amidala

Review: EV-9D9 - POTF2 [G/FF] - Basic

Posted by Paul | May 17, 2015 at 12:33 AM EDT |

Most collectors were excited by the release of EV-9D9 in The Power Of The Force line. But now we need an update. See how the 1997 figure holds up 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.

EV-9D9

Review: Emperor Palpatine - POTF2 [G/FF] - Basic

Posted by Paul | May 16, 2015 at 08:17 AM EDT |

Some collectors feel that 1997's POTF2 [G/FF] Emperor Palpatine figure is still the best modern replacement to the 1984 vintage Kenner figure. Do you agree? Let us know 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.

Emperor Palpatine

We don't care for Lando Calrissian (As Skiff Guard) that much. See why in 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 (As Skiff Guard)

She has an all new likeness. But how good is it? Princess Leia Organa [All New Likeness] was a very satisfying release in 1998. See how she holds up now 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.

Princess Leia Organa [All New Likeness]

Review: Bespin Han Solo - POTF2 [G/FF] - Basic

Posted by Paul | May 13, 2015 at 12:55 AM EDT |

We just don't like Bespin Han Solo. It's just wrong on Solo many levels. See what we mean 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 Han Solo

Review: Snowtrooper - POTF2 [G/FF] - Basic

Posted by Paul | May 12, 2015 at 08:14 AM EDT |

The Snowtrooper action figure was an exciting release. And people bought it like there was no tomorrow. See how it holds up today 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.

Snowtrooper

Review: Garindan [Long Snoot] - POTF2 [G/FF] - Basic

Posted by Paul | May 11, 2015 at 07:59 AM EDT |

The Garindan [Long Snoot] action figure was another long-awaited release. But he is very limited in what he offers. 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.

Garindan [Long Snoot]

Review: Grand Moff Tarkin - POTF2 [G/FF] - Basic

Posted by Paul | May 10, 2015 at 12:02 PM EDT |

He was never before offered in any Kenner collection until 1997. See the first instance of Grand Moff Tarkin in the Kenner/Hasbro basic figure 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.

Grand Moff Tarkin

Review: Luke Skywalker (In Hoth Gear) - POTF2 [G/FF] - Basic

Posted by Paul | May 09, 2015 at 08:42 AM EDT |

The 1997 Luke Skywalker (In Hoth Gear) was ultimately a disappointment. Thankfully, it was only one of the few stumbling blocks to the many superior versions that came since. Learn 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.

Luke Skywalker (In Hoth Gear)

Review: Ugnaughts - POTF2 [G/FF] - Basic

Posted by Paul | May 08, 2015 at 01:35 AM EDT |

In 1998, Hasbro released two Ugnaughts for the price of one. These figures don't hold up that well today, but they still have some charm left in them. See what we mean 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.

Ugnaughts

We have been wondering if those that are giving glorious praise to the Han Solo And Tauntaun The Black Series [Phase II] 6" Deluxe set are being paid by Hasbro. We have NEVER been so let down by a Hasbro item as we have by this set. (Meaning we had our hopes set high so this set but then they were immediately crushed.) Find out why we've had enough of this scale until Hasbro starts providing better quality products for us in this scale. It's time to stop squeezing budget quality products through the facade of a collectors' line. As Luke Skywalker would say, "what a piece of junk"! See our frustration and 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.

Han Solo And Tauntaun

The Black Series [Phase II] Jon "Dutch" Vander (Gold Squadron Rebel Pilot) is nice to see updated as best as we're going to see him, but we're not so hot for his head sculpt. Sadly, the 2004 Star Wars "Saga" figure looks more like the actor than this one does. But not all is lost. See comparison pictures and 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.

Jon "Dutch" Vander (Gold Squadron Rebel Pilot)

Review: Orrimaarko (Prune Face) - POTF2 [G/FF] - Basic

Posted by Paul | May 05, 2015 at 01:10 AM EDT |

No one probably expected a modern Orrimaarko (Prune Face) figure in 1998, but that's what we got. It was a great effort but had a couple of issues. Plus, we bet that most of you don't know that he had MULTIPLE appearances in Return Of The Jedi. Learn 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.

Orrimaarko (Prune Face)

Due to some technical issues, we are unable to provide a gallery for our Commander Jorg Sacul (Rebel Pilot) figure today. We will post an update when it is ready. In the meantime, please check out the perfect figure to celebrate May the 4th this year! 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.

Commander Jorg Sacul (Rebel Pilot)

Review: R2-D2 [With New Features] - POTF2 [G/FF] - Basic

Posted by Paul | May 03, 2015 at 12:55 AM EDT |

How cool was it that Hasbro knew that some of the core main characters that were first produced in 1995 needed to be revisited ASAP? R2-D2 [With New Features] was testament to this realization. See how they improved this droid 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.

R2-D2 [With New Features]

Review: Dengar - POTF2 [G/FF] - Basic

Posted by Paul | May 02, 2015 at 01:20 AM EDT |

Not many people are aware that the 1997 POTF2 Dengar action figure was actually based on the character's appearance from Episode VI and not Episode V. But evidence exists that he is based on both films, depending on your point of view. Learn 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.

Dengar

Review: Death Star Trooper - POTF2 [G/FF] - Basic

Posted by Paul | May 01, 2015 at 12:40 AM EDT |

The Death Star Trooper was an important release, but ultimately it didn't meet expectations. Learn 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 Trooper

Review: Imperial Navy Commander - TBS [P2] - #14

Posted by Paul | April 30, 2015 at 12:10 AM EDT |

Hasbro is slowly but surely adding repacks from The Vintage Collection into The Black Series [Phase II] lineup. But we don't think any of us needed to see the Imperial Navy Commander again. Others may disagree. See why we feel this way 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 Navy Commander

Review: Death Star Droid - POTF2 [G/FF] - Fan Club Exclusive

Posted by Paul | April 29, 2015 at 01:35 AM EDT |

The Death Star Droid from The Power Of The Force "2" line is very nice. See why this figure was a few steps ahead of the rest 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 Droid

Review: Chewbacca (Boushh's Bounty) - POTF2 [G/FF] - Basic

Posted by Paul | April 28, 2015 at 01:59 PM EDT |

Here is an action figure, although inaccurate in a few key ways, that we truly love. Chewbacca (As Boushh’s Bounty) was a breath of fresh air for the basic figure line. 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.

Chewbacca (As Boushh’s Bounty)

Review: Darth Vader [With Detachable Hand] - POTF2 [G/FF] - Basic

Posted by Paul | April 27, 2015 at 10:17 PM EDT |

Hey kids! It's Darth Vader [With Detachable Hand] and he still has his eyebrows. Care to know more? Then check out 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 Vader [With Detachable Hand]

Review: Captain Piett - POTF2 [G/FF] - Basic

Posted by Paul | April 26, 2015 at 01:05 AM EDT |

Meh, The Power Of The Force "2" Captain Piett is an overall disappointment for us. See if you agree with us 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.

Captain Piett

Review: Lak Sivrak - POTF2 [G/FF] - Basic

Posted by Paul | April 25, 2015 at 12:55 AM EDT |

The Power Of The Force "2" Lak Sivrak is very special for multiple reasons. But probably most importantly Hasbro was able to squeak it out before Lucasfilm began axing toys that conflicted with the Special Editions. Learn 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.

Lak Sivrak

Review: C-3PO [New Pull-Apart Feature] - POTF2 [G/FF] - Basic

Posted by Paul | April 24, 2015 at 01:25 AM EDT |

The Power Of The Force "2" C-3PO [New Pull-Apart Feature] was our first modern update to the classic 1982 Kenner See-Threepio (With Removable Limbs) figure. This figure is awesome. 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.

C-3PO [New Pull-Apart Feature]

Review: Nien Nunb - POTF2 [G/FF] - Basic

Posted by Paul | April 23, 2015 at 12:40 AM EDT |

The Power Of The Force "2" Nien Nunb was another fun release and it was a great effort as an action figure. 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.

Nien Nunb

Review: Bib Fortuna - POTF2 [G/FF] - Basic

Posted by Paul | April 22, 2015 at 12:35 AM EDT |

The Power Of The Force "2" Bib Fortuna was an exciting release because it told collectors that Kenner/Hasbro was now committed to making characters from Jabba's palace. Check out this first modern update to this Twi'lek 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.

Bib Fortuna

Review: Gamorrean Guard - POTF2 [G/FF] - Basic

Posted by Paul | April 21, 2015 at 12:40 AM EDT |

Ah, what a fun figure the Gamorrean Guard was in 1997, and it holds up nicely today. See more of 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.

Gamorrean Guard

Review: Emperor's Royal Guard - POTF2 [G/FF] - Basic

Posted by Paul | April 20, 2015 at 01:20 AM EDT |

You could ask anyone in 1997 that the Emperor's Royal Guard was a huge step backward in action figure development. But how does he stand up today? Find out 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.

Emperor's Royal Guard

Review: Ponda Baba - POTF2 [G/FF] - Basic

Posted by Paul | April 19, 2015 at 08:46 AM EDT |

He is referred to as "butt face" but Ponda Ponda holds a special place in Star Wars fans' hearts. Find out 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.

Ponda Baba

Review: AT-ST Driver - POTF2 [G/FF] - Basic

Posted by Paul | April 18, 2015 at 08:47 AM EDT |

Check out the very nice AT-ST Driver from the POTF2 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.

AT-ST Driver

Review: Saelt-Marae (Yak Face) - POTF2 [G/FF] - Basic

Posted by Paul | April 17, 2015 at 01:20 AM EDT |

We need a new update stat, but the POTF2 Saelt-Marae (Yak Face) figure still has some charm. 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.

Saelt-Marae (Yak Face)

Review: ASP-7 Droid - POTF2 [G/FF] - Basic

Posted by Paul | April 16, 2015 at 12:50 AM EDT |

It's the only basic figure based on a character from the Star Wars Special Editions to date (through the eyes of 1997/1998). But do you need it? The ASP-7 Droid is just "meh" as far as we're concerned. Learn 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.

ASP-7 Droid

Review: Captain Rex - TBS [P2] - Basic

Posted by Paul | April 15, 2015 at 01:05 AM EDT |

It's not the Captain Rex you're looking for.... or is it? See how the disappointment of STILL not getting that gorgeous 2013 phase I Captain Rex hasn't completely ruined this figure for us 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.

Captain Rex

Review: Commander Doom - TBS [P2] - Basic

Posted by Paul | April 14, 2015 at 12:35 AM EDT |

The Black Series Commander Doom had us on the edge of our seats, but the figure honestly turned out better than expected. See our assessment of 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.

Commander Doom

Review: Commander Wolffe - TBS [P2] - Basic

Posted by Paul | April 13, 2015 at 12:20 AM EDT |

There is an action figure that is its own yin and yang. And that figure is Commander Wolffe. It's the worst and best action figure at the same time. Maybe you can overlook its "worst-ness" easily. And maybe you won't. The good news is that no one will be able to deny its greatness. Learn 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.

Commander Wolffe


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