Packaging - ***
Okay, we're 40 figures in, and I'm getting bored. Yes, the packaging
is good, but they release soooo many figures that it doesn't take very long
to wear thin. But as long as they don't bring back the Force Files
I'll be happy.
Sculpting - ***
This sculpt really doesn't live up to the other newer sculpts, particularly
figures like Palpatine or Chewbacca. It's not terrible, but there's
less detail, and what detail there is, is overpowered by the dark black
Paint - **1/2
This was one of the worse paint jobs I've gotten on the new figures, with
over spray on the boots and a general sloppiness overall. Small
details are not done well - for example, the emblems painted on the holsters
aren't quite the same size and shape.
Accessories - ***
Already they are spoiling us with some of the cool accessories with figures
like Vader and Luke. Here we get two blasters, which are some of the
thinnest, tiniest ones they've produced. They are done well, but it's
a little light after some of the other recent figures.
Quality - *
Here's the category that hurts this figure. First, he's plagued with
the soft plastic again in his legs. He does not stand well on his own,
and even heating up his feet to reposition them doesn't do much for the long
term - they are so soft that the end up wilting again over time. He's
the first Saga figure I've had to use a stand for.
Also, his waist joint is
extremely loose and floppy. It's almost as though some sort of action
feature was planned, but I couldn't figure out from the package if that was
the case or not.
Articulation - **1/2
Nothing exciting here, but sufficient. Thighs, waist, shoulders and
neck, pretty standard these days for an average 3 3/4" figure.
Value - ***
Wal-mart is under five bucks for these now, and that's a good deal, even
if he's a little light on the accessories and not the best quality
compared to some of the other recent figures.
Overall - **1/2
The quality of this particular figure really hurt the score. He
was a lot better in the package than out on the shelf, and that's never a
If you can get lucky and find one that
stands well without a loose Elvis pelvis, you'll be happier than I.
Where to Buy -
As I said, these are showing up at all kinds of bricks and mortar stores
right now, and you can't beat the prices. Avoid the on-line dealers
unless you really are desperate.