Nothing too new here of course, but since I've discussed this card art
enough times before, I'll belittle the stupid Force File card instead.
These things are pathetic, but at least
Wal-mart isn't charging you a premium for them.
Sculpt - ***
It's a decent looking Qui-gon, although it appears 'young' to me.
Perhaps that was the look they were going for, or perhaps they simply
found it difficult to transfer the wisdom in Neeson's face in such a small
The sculpt on the body is the highlight
here. This outfit really is eye catching, and the design would work
in full scale as well. If you're looking for a unique outfit for
Halloween, look no further.
Paint - ***1/2
There's not a lot of complexity here, since the outfit is predominately a
single color. But what detail there is has been done well, and
overall the paint ops are pretty decent. It's amazing that Hasbro
can get such well done eyes on this small of a figure, and some 1/6th
scale figures come out looking cross eyed.
Accessories - **
I'm not counting that silly Force File card here - I already abused it
earlier. The only real accessory is the light saber, which is nice
but leaves me feeling short changed.
If they hadn't done such a great job on
the new design for the outfit, perhaps I wouldn't feel that way. But
if they have that good of an eye, why couldn't they have been a little
more creative in accessorizing this figure?
Articulation - **
Unfortunately, the cool design didn't translate into good
articulation. His neck joint is worthless considering the hair
sculpt, so that leaves shoulders, waist and thighs.
The design of the tunic restricts the
shoulders somewhat as well, and with no cut joints on the arms at the
bicep or wrist, they really haven't given you much articulation you can
use. Fortunately, the figure does stand well on his own, but that's
about the only praise you can give him in this department.
Value - **1/2
These figures are worth six bucks. They are NOT worth the seven or
even eight dollars that some stores charge. Shop around if you can.
Unfortunately, since the production
numbers on all these figures are down (wisely), you may not get to see
them more than once or twice at the store. Your options may be
limited, which is why I lowered the score here.
Overall - **1/2
Here's a figure that has a terrific visual design, but ends up hurt by
poor articulation. We know Hasbro can do better - many of their more
recent figures have added articulation in the arms - but they opted out
this time. It's too bad, because this could have been my favorite