Packaging - ***
Packaging is still fine, and this one gives you a peek at the next fan
favorite figure, Ephant Mon. I'm betting he'll be pretty damn popular.
And while the packaging is
fine, I'm officially bored describing it.
Sculpting - ***1/2
The sculpt is very solid, with great small details and attention to the
little touches. He stands fine on his own, and he has no funky arm
poses or action feature to screw up the nice sculpt.
Uh, he also has what can only
be described as a ball sack. It's hanging from his belt. I'll
let you make your own immature and juvenile jokes.
Paint - ***
There's plenty of details here, but the paint ops are a little sloppy.
It's nothing too terrible, but the teeth and eyes are slightly messy.
The skin tone is good though,
with a dirty wash on his tunic that looks great. While not perfect,
the paint ops are solid.
Accessories - ****
I paid five bucks and got not one but TWO big accessories? And then
there's a third small accessory thrown in just for good measure? The
people who are complaining about the new Saga line simply aren't taking
enough time to pay attention. When they were paying $7 for a figure
with maybe, MAYBE a blaster, now their getting figures with excellent
Teemto has a hunk of his pod
racer, along with a working droid that can carry it away. Pushing a
button on the top opens the legs slightly, and although the legs are thin,
letting them close over the hunk of junk just right will allow you to carry
Both of these large accessories
are well sculpted and look terrific. The third accessory is the very
tiny pair of goggles, and the fit perfectly on his head.
Quality - ***
The quality on both the figure and accessories is quite a bit better than
some of the other recent releases. The plastic used on his arms and
legs doesn't seem nearly as soft, and of course both large accessories are
The only complaint would be
that the legs on the droid - which is supposed to fly in reality of course -
are too spindly to hold it upright. But that's a fairly minor nit, and
I was quite surprised at how well the goggles fit.
Articulation - ***1/2
Although he only has seven points - neck, shoulders, waist, hips and tail -
he doesn't need much more. The sculpt was well designed to allow some
decent poses with just these joints, although adding cut wrists always
Value - ****
Some of the Saga figures - those with the outstanding accessories - are
the best value on the action figure pegs right now. Spending less
than five bucks and getting more for your money than two years ago is
pretty unheard of.
Overall - ***1/2
This is another really solid Star Wars figure. Out of the last
five or six figures I've picked up, I've only been disappointed once,
which is saying a tremendous amount.
Of course, I'm not reviewing the awful Han,
or redundant Mundi, thus saving Hasbro a verbal thrashing about the face and
head. Still, there's quite a bit more to be pleased with now than 12
Where to Buy -
You should be able to find these at your local Wal-mart, Meijers, Target
or TRU. Be patient, as they'll slowly start showing up more and