Packaging - **1/2
No changes from the previous figures, and not much else to say. But
you know, that new Survivor show is better than I had thought it would be.
Sculpting - ***1/2
This is a tough score. It really is an excellent sculpt, both in the
face and in the body and hands. Problem is, we've already seen this
sculpt - it's Admiral Ackbar. Not close, not sort of, it's
him. The only differences here are the weapon, the colors, and some
slight changes to the shoes and badge on his chest. Oh, and let's
not forget the helmet.
Articulation - ***
Decent for Star Wars - Calamari has six points, although the neck is
pretty limited. Even without knees, he stands extremely well on his
own, and the arms are in a decent pose.
Accessories - ***
Unlike many of the other recent releases, at least we get some accessories
here. The blaster is decent, and is rubber-banded into his
hand. The helmet is actually very nice. It fits perfectly, and
Paint - ***
The paint work on head and hands is excellent, and the slightly splotchy
look works well for a water based freedom fighter. The costume is a
little plain, but the paint application was good.
Value - *1/2
I paid seven bucks for a figure that is nothing more than a repaint.
It's a good repaint, but it's not worth seven bucks. I'm a sucker
for the aliens, but that doesn't mean everyone should be.
Calamari really is a cool figure - I just wish I didn't already own
it. Would it have killed them to do something other than just paint
and a hat to make him different from Ackbar?