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Posted by Chuck | August 15, 2014 at 10:13 PM EDT |
Sith Lord Darth Maul emerges from the shadows to reveal the ominous presence of the Sith, who use the dark side of the Force and are enemies of the Jedi. Maul duels Qui-Gon Jinn on Tatooine and finishes that lightsaber duel, with deadly results, on Naboo. Check out the Saga Legends version of Darth Maul in our Visual Guide below, and make sure to see how he fared in our Research Droids Review!
Posted by Chuck | August 13, 2014 at 08:38 PM EDT |
Posted by Chuck | August 12, 2014 at 10:20 PM EDT |
We have a new run of Visual Guides featuring the final wave from the Saga Legends (Darth Vader/Revenge of the Sith Line). First up is the Snowtrooper. Click below to check out our latest update, and make sure to see what we think of this figure in our Research Droids Review!
Posted by Chuck | August 06, 2014 at 08:25 PM EDT |
Hopefully everyone who was in the hunt for today's Visual Guide had better success getting it online this year, compared to last year! We have a detailed look at what you will be getting in the Jabba the Hutt's Throne Room SDCC exclusive. Click below to check out the full guide, and check out our extensive write-up in our Research Droids Review.
Posted by Chuck | August 05, 2014 at 02:21 PM EDT |
We are finishing Wave 5 from The Black Series with the all-new Darth Vader ... and we have saved the best for last. Click below to check out our continuing exclusive first-look coverage of this incredible figure, and if you somehow missed our glowing review of this figure find out what all the hype is about in our Research Droids Review!
Interestingly enough, one year ago to the day we opended up our coverage of The Black Series [Phase I] basic figure line in both our Visual Guides and Research Droids Reviews. Today we complete the Phase I basic figure line. We hope you enjoyed our advanced look at this awesome final TBS [Phase I] wave!
Posted by Chuck | August 04, 2014 at 05:15 PM EDT |
Next up for The Black Series Wave 5 is Wedge Antilles. Click below to continue our sneak peek at this upcoming final wave from the first phase of The Black Series. As usual you can find our complimentary Research Droids Review for the complete analysis of this figure released earlier today.
Posted by Chuck | August 03, 2014 at 02:59 PM EDT |
Our exclusive Wave 5 coverage continues with a look and another awesome addition to the 3 3/4" line of figures: Jabba's Skiff Guard [Brock Starsher]. Click below for an extensive look at this figures debut in plastic, and read our full review right here in case you missed it earlier!
Posted by Chuck | August 02, 2014 at 02:43 PM EDT |
We kick off the next round of Visual Guide updates with an early first look at the final The Black Series wave with the long-awaited remake of Ree-Yees! Click below to check out our fully-featured Visual Guide (complete with both carded and full wave images), and if you missed our review with 20 images and full written analysis from earlier today be sure to stop by and check it out!
Posted by Chuck | August 01, 2014 at 02:11 PM EDT |
Today's Visual Guide update closes out Wave 4 from The Black Series with another The Vintage Collection carry-forward figure. Bastila Shan receives and upgraded paint job making this version different enough to care about. Click below to check out the full guide, and make sure to hear our thoughts on this figure and chime in in our comments in our Research Droids Reivew! If you've missed any of our Visual Guide updates from this wave be sure to check out our main Visual Guide Channel to see the latest releases and catch up on all of the new figures!
Posted by Chuck | July 31, 2014 at 09:33 PM EDT |
Dak Ralter gets a reboot in today's Visual Guide Update! Click below to check out one of the first carry-forwards from The Vintage Collection, complete with the proper name spelling! You can also read our full Research Droids Review to see just how different this figure is from his TVC counterpart.
Posted by Chuck | July 30, 2014 at 11:55 PM EDT |
Tonight's Visual Guide update features another gem from Wave 4 of The Black Series: Snowtrooper Commander. Click below to check out the guide, and catch up on our full review to find out why we are raving about this figure!
Posted by Chuck | July 29, 2014 at 09:40 PM EDT |
The Black Series Wave 4 comes with its ups and downs. Toryn Farr is definitely one of the ups! Click below to check out the complete Visual Guide, and see what we like about her in our Research Droids Review!
Posted by Chuck | July 28, 2014 at 09:23 PM EDT |
The Black Series highly anticipated TESB Yoda was a huge disappointment. Check out the full Visual Guide to see what this figure is made of! And, read our complete breakdown on why this figure didn't meet expectations in our Research Droids Review!
Posted by Chuck | July 27, 2014 at 09:58 PM EDT |
We kick off another run of Visual Guides with the next wave from The Black Series. First up we take a look at Luke Skywalker (TBS #21). Click below to check out our detailed guide, and don't forget to read our full review on this figure right here!
Posted by Chuck | July 12, 2014 at 06:04 PM EDT |
Stormtroopers are the elite soldiers of the Galactic Empire. Armed with blasters, they enforce the harsh rule of the evil Emperor Palpatine.Check out the next Visual Guide update, the Hasbro 12-Inch Stormtrooper. Click below for our detailed guide, and check out our thoughts on this latest 'budget' 12-Inch figure in our Research Droids Review!
Posted by Chuck | July 11, 2014 at 09:51 PM EDT |
Now a powerful Jedi, Luke Skywalker battles Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine, wielding his lightsaber with supreme skill. These new Hasbro 12 Inch figures may not be the most exciting, but for the price they are what they are. We have the latest Luke Skywalker in our Visual Guides tonight. Click the image below for the full Visual Guide, get our full opinion on him in our Research Droids Review!
Posted by Chuck | July 10, 2014 at 04:50 PM EDT |
Jedi Master Yoda discovers that Senator Palpatine is really the Sith Lord Darth Sidious, leading to an explosive duel in the Senate Chamber on Coruscant. Their intense battle tears apart the chamber in the final hours of the once-great Republic. Check out the full Visual Guide below, and if you missed our review of it this morning, stop by our Research Droids Review for a full run-down of this set!
Posted by Chuck | May 24, 2014 at 09:16 PM EDT |
We're celebrating five solid years of Research Droids Reviews without missing a day! To celebrate this momentous occasion we not only released a mega-review today (our largest and most complex yet!), but we have the Visual Guide to go along with it. Click below to take a look at the most comprehensive and complete look at the Disney Star Tours Droid Factory (2012 Collection).
Posted by Chuck | January 31, 2014 at 09:57 PM EDT |
Tonight we take a look at one of the Sideshow Collectibles Sixth Scale offerings: Yoda (Jedi Master). Click below to take a look at our detailed Visual Guide of this figure and its many poses and accessories! For even more information, we break this figure down from top to bottom in our Research Droids Review!
Posted by Chuck | January 29, 2014 at 10:25 PM EDT |
Clone Commander Cody is the last Saga Legends Wave 2 entry into our Visual Guides. Click below to check out the latest version of Cody, and read our review to find out why he didn't score very high in our eyes!
Posted by Chuck | January 28, 2014 at 10:10 PM EDT |
The Saga Legends Stormtrooper is not perfect, but it does give you somewhat of a Vintage warm-and-fuzzy feeling. Click below to check out our Visual Guide for yourself, and find out its flaws by reading up on the finer points in our Research Droids Review!
Posted by Chuck | January 27, 2014 at 10:44 PM EDT |
We continue with the Saga Legends wave 2 updates. Next up is Captain Rex. Check out our Visual Guide by clicking below. Don't forget to read our review right here and decide for yourself if these Saga Legends figures are for you!
Posted by Chuck | January 26, 2014 at 10:15 PM EDT |
The all-new Saga Legends line has been controversial for sure! Nevertheless, we're here to bring you a detailed look at both the good (and the bad) from this line! Judge for yourself by checking out the latest from Wave 2, with our first look being Boba Fett. Click below to check out our full guide. We ran through the reviews last week for this wave, so stop by and revisit the review for Boba Fett!
Posted by Chuck | January 25, 2014 at 09:30 PM EDT |
Posted by Chuck | January 24, 2014 at 10:48 PM EDT |
The Gentle Giant Jumbo Vintage Kenner Figure line brought us another jumbo reproduction of one of the top targets of Vintage collectors: Blue Snaggletooth. Click below for our featured look at this awesome tribute to this figure in our detailed Visual Guide. Need to find out even more on this figure? Read our full review found right here in our Research Droids Reviews database!
Posted by Chuck | January 23, 2014 at 07:02 PM EDT |
Our next entry into the The Black Series Visual Guide is the 6" scale Luke Skywalker (Bespin Fatigues). Click below for the full details on one of the newest figures from this line—and find out all of the good, the bad, and the ugly details in our Research Droids Review!
Posted by Chuck | January 22, 2014 at 09:31 PM EDT |
We're taking a small break from our Jumbo Vintage Kenner Figure updates to bring you the latest from Wave 3 of The Black Series 6" line. First up is the incredible Stormtrooper. Click below to check out the Visual Guide for this (must-have) figure, and in case you missed our Research Droids Review launched earlier today, visit it right here!
One of the most sought after basic figures from the Vintage era, Yak Face is usually takes center stage on the shelf with the rest of your Vintage collection. Gentle Giant did a masterful job on this San Diego Comic Con exclusive Jumbo Vintage Kenner Figure—complete with a jumbo coin! Click below to check out our Visual Guide for this figure. You can also read our full review right here! Naturally, we gave this figure five stars!
Posted by Chuck | January 20, 2014 at 10:13 PM EDT |
Tonight we introduce our first Jumbo Vintage Kenner Figure to the Gentle Giant Visual Guide. Click below to check out the Boba Fett [Rocket Firing] Jumbo Figure. An awesome reproduction to the original, almost unattainable, Vintage Rocket Firing Boba Fett prototype figure. When you are finished checking out our Visual Guide, be sure to catch up on our fully-featured review right here!
Posted by Chuck | January 19, 2014 at 10:03 PM EDT |
The McQuarrie Concept series of mini busts have been the exclusive hightlight of the past 5 years years from Gentle Giant. Tonight we feature 2013's exclusive: C-3PO (McQuarrie Concept). Click below to check out another incredible addition to this line. We also have our full review for this mini bust available right here. Any guesses what 2014's will be?
Posted by Chuck | January 18, 2014 at 10:22 PM EDT |
Tonight's Visual Guide update features our last The Clone Wars maquette (for now). Click below to check out this very impressive Savage Opress maquette, and read our full review to find out, while impressive, it didn't quite command a five-star rating from us.
Posted by Chuck | January 17, 2014 at 11:34 PM EDT |
The resourceful and brave astromech droid R2-D2 served on many adventures during the Clone Wars conflict. A skilled starship mechanic and fighter pilot's assistant, he formed an unlikely but enduring friendship with the fussy protocol droid C-3PO. Check out Gentle Giant's The Clone Wars style maquette of R2-D2 in our detailed Visual Guide. You can also find our if you need this for your collection by reading our hands-on review right here!
Posted by Chuck | January 16, 2014 at 10:45 PM EDT |
Pre Vizsla was a defender of the Mandalorians' historic past as warriors that had once fought against the Jedi Order. Recognizing the Mandalorians' previous culture and what he believed they should be, Vizsla possessed a strong desire to return Mandalore and its people to that reality by leading the Death Watch in its campaign to take control of the Mandalorians' homeworld. Check out the Gentle Giant Pre Vizsla maquette in our detailed Visual Guide, and read our complete review of this collectible right here in our Research Droids Reviews!
Posted by Chuck | January 15, 2014 at 09:54 PM EDT |
Cad Bane could easily be called a veteran of his craft. He was a menacing mercenary and a ruthless bounty hunter. His notoriety placed him amongst the most vile of villains in the galaxy, and thus a favorite freelancer of the Empire for many of their dirty dealings. Click below to visit our detailed Visual Guide for this awesome Gentle Giant maquette. You can also revisit our review of this collectible in our Research Droids Review database!
Posted by Chuck | January 14, 2014 at 11:32 PM EDT |
Celebration V brought us the release of one of the coolest The Clone Wars Maquettes so far: Bossk. Click below to check out our detailed Visual Guide for a look at this fantastic collectible, and read our full Research Droids Review to see why we gave this 5 of 5 stars!
Posted by Chuck | January 13, 2014 at 09:45 PM EDT |
Starting tonight we are going to switch gears with our Visual Guide updates and feature some of the hi-end collectibles starting with Gentle Giant. The Coruscant Guard (The Clone Wars) Maquette is first up. Click below to check out this cool rendering of this character in the animation style of The Clone Wars. And, If you missed this review you can catch up on it right here in our extensive Research Droids Reviews database!
Posted by Chuck | January 12, 2014 at 09:09 PM EDT |
TC-70 (Jabba The Hutt's Protocol Droid) is a perfect example of what the Build A Droid pack-in is all about! Check out our final update to the Amazon.com Exclusive Droid Factory set in tonight's Visual Guide by clicking the image below. And if you missed it, you can also read our thoughts on this BAD in our Research Droids Review! Make sure to stop by the Legacy Collection  Visual Guide if you missed any of our guides this past week!
Posted by Chuck | January 11, 2014 at 09:49 PM EDT |
Sun Fac is the final carded figure from the Amazon.com Exclusive Droid Factory set to be added to our Visual Guides. Click below to check this guide out, and read our review to find out why this figure received such a high score in our minds!
Posted by Chuck | January 10, 2014 at 09:22 PM EDT |
The Amazon.com Exclusive Droid Factory set brings us the next rendition of the Sandtrooper (the black pauldron corporal) to our troop ranks. Click below for the complete Visual Guide to see what is different (and the same) about this version of the Sandtrooper, and for complete details and everything you need to know about this figure please stop by and read our Research Droids Review!
Tonight's Amazon.com Exclusive Droid Factory Visual Guide features our first all-new figure: FA-4. Click below to check out this Build A Droid turned carded figure, and find out all the details about this figure in our Research Droids Review.