Sculpting - ***1/2
I really like the head sculpt on Mundi. Hasbro seems to have gotten
the guy with a big head right, which we should be very thankful for.
Just think how big his head would have been if they'd oversized it in the
The details on the face sculpt are good, and the wash on his
face brings out the highlights. The hand sculpts are unique as well,
and nicely done.
Paint - ***
As I mentioned, the paint wash looks good, and the small details are well
painted. I'm glad the eyes turned out well, since with mail order only
I couldn't pick out the best one.
There's a little slop around the beard, ponytail and
moustache though, bringing the score down slightly.
Articulation - **1/2
Better than it could be, not as good as it should be. Mundi has a good
ball jointed neck, allowing him to look up and down with limited range.
The shoulders, elbows, hips, wrists, knees and ankles are
all jointed as you'd expect - this is the same body Hasbro has been using
for awhile now. Too bad they didn't use the slightly improved Joe body
that they used with Dooku - it would have really improved the figure.
Of course, a sixth scale body that at least reaches the bar
set by other companies would be nice, but Hasbro seems unwilling to even
play catch up with the Star Wars line.
Accessories - ***
Mundi has the necessary lightsaber, and the blade comes out of the
hilt. The hilt fits on to the belt as it does with most of the other
The only other accessory is one hidden from view - a shoulder bag.
It is under his dark brown vest, but it's a nice little surprise. It
doesn't open - it's solid plastic - but the sculpt is good.
Outfit - ***1/2
This is a really nicely done Jedi uniform. There's several layers,
each done with great quality and stitching. The materials are top
notch, and are tailored extremely well. There's no velcro, and all
closures are well stitched snaps.
The best part of the outfit is the soft rubber boots. I love the
sculpt, with the buckles and straps on the side and the fold over
tops. Once in awhile Hasbro gets it right!
Value - **1/2
At the usual $20, this figure would have pulled another half star. But
at the inflated cost of the fan club it's not quite as good of a value.
Overall - ***
This is one of my favorite 12" Star Wars figures to date. It
would have made ***1/2 stars, an almost unheard of accomplishment for this
line, if they had just given us the same body as Dooku.
Still, he's a very nicely done sixth scale character, and
swapping him to a better body wouldn't be impossible. Someday perhaps
Hasbro will understand that they have to stop playing catch up with the
small guys, and start setting the bar themselves.
Where to Buy -
The Fan Club baby. That's
where it's at. I've seen it at some shows as well, but always at
more than the $25 they are charging.