Packaging - ***
This is a new box for the 12" figures. The front is curved,
rather than the usual flat box. The graphics are very nice, and the
box is fairly sturdy.
best part - it's collector friendly! At least for Hasbro it
is. There are still 8 or 9 twisty ties, but you can remove them and
the figures without tearing anything up.
Yoda is the reason this set is getting such high marks. This sculpt,
both head and body, is a huge improvement over the previous Yoda in the
actually has legs, although I never realized how skinny they'd actually
be. The head sculpt is incredible, especially when you compare it to
sculpt isn't a perfect Mark Hamill, but it's not bad compared to previous
versions. They're certainly closer than they have been before.
figures hand sculpts are good, although they won't be able to hold too
Luke's face paint is fine, and the handful of accessories all look good.
But Yoda's paint wash is awful. There's too much of it, and rather
than highlighting his face, it makes it appear as though he's been rolling
in the mud a little too much.
the good side, Yoda's eyes are well done, and he doesn't have those awful
looking finger nails this time.
This is a pretty good score for Hasbro articulation. Luke has
cut biceps, and the ball jointed hips and clicky knees seem to be improved
over past figures. That might just be my imagination though.
It's been a long day.
has neck, shoulder and hip articulation, so he can actually sit
down. Both figures stand fine on their own, and Luke can stand with
a little effort and hold up Yoda on his back.
I'm counting several items as accessories here. The back pack itself
is really sharp, with solid straps and quality construction. It's a
soft rubber, rather than cloth, and the sculpt is great. Yoda fits
in it just fine, not too tight and not too loose.
has his cane, and his amulet do-hickey. Both look great, although
his hand sculpts aren't particularly conducive to holding the cane.
there were plenty of other accessory opportunities here, and at this price
I would have expected a couple more items for Luke.
The uniform isn't too complicated, but it's decent all around.
Luke's boot sculpt isn't bad, and the pants and shirt are well stitched.
has a little mini-skirt, plus his robe. Both are decent, although I
like the dirtier look of the original robe.