5 of the Best 5POA Star Wars Action Figures

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Star Wars revolutionised the world of action figures with its 3.75” 5POA (points of articulation) line through the 1970s and ‘80s, as Kenner released multiple classic figures, vehicles and playsets that are still keenly collected today. Of course, since you’re on a site like this it’s safe to assume that you knew that already…

While toy technology has moved on in leaps and bounds since Kenner launched the Star Wars line back in 1978, cost cutting saw modern license holder Hasbro revert to 5POA style action figures in 2013. Since then a disappointingly high number of the figures have been poor quality retro throwbacks, but from that mass of wasted plastic a select few toys have risen above their movement deficit to become valued parts of our collections. Through a combination of quality sculpts, outstanding likenesses and pure toyetic quality, these figures represent the very best of modern budget toymaking.

Welcome to 5 of the Best 5POA Star Wars Action Figures.

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It’s been a little while since I’ve had the opportunity to take any action figures out for a photo shoot, but the recent changing of the clocks has sharpened my focus. This weekend I took a couple of hours to go for a walk with a bag full of Black Series, resulting in the following pictures of plastic goodness…

These were the strongest of all the shots that I took. They’re definitely not quite up to Sgt. Bananas quality, but overall I’m still pretty happy with these considering the short amount of time I was out. The darkness… it falls early now.

It’s been a long while since I last took the opportunity to get out and attempt to get some good shots. More often than not I’m content to rely on found images and studio-style pictures to illustrate articles and reviews (although studio style shots do suit reviews the best, to be fair). Taking the time to do this has served as a great reminder that these highly-articulated plastic lumps are all characters in their own right – and every now and again it’s good to play with them as such.


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Which is the Best 3.75″ Kylo Ren Figure?

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One, Two, Three Times a Knight of Ren…

For a character deliberately designed to ape the success of Darth Vader, Kylo Ren is not off to a bad start – after one film he’s already the most interesting of Disney’s additions to the saga, and there’s the promise of plenty more to come in the next two instalments.

Since the release of The Force Awakens back in 2015 Hasbro has been quick to capitalise on the popularity of the troubled Ben Solo, releasing no fewer than eight 3.75” figures and counting. The kitbashed version released on a Rogue One card recently came into my possession, leading me to this rather particular question:

Which Kylo Ren action figure from The Force Awakens is the best?

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Reassurance of The Last Jedi Spoilers

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As long-time readers will know, I have many problems with The Force Awakens.

Whilst there are a few issues that will never go away (the absolute destruction of Han Solo’s character since Return of the Jedi being a major one), I’ve still held out a faint hope that The Last Jedi could redeem some of TFA’s missteps and get the new trilogy on track. I admit that this hope has been tested, particularly as the woes of the ill-conceived Han Solo film roll on, but in recent weeks there has been one thing to make me feel more optimistic about the film than ever before – and that, ladies and gents, has been the spoilers.

I’ll be discussing some of these revelations in detail after the jump, so don’t click through if you want to stay unspoiled!

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