The latest in the continuous barrage of 12" Star Wars figures is the
Sith Lords 2 pack. Unlike the new Bounty Hunters, here we get a
weird combination of over done characters, reused parts, but new stuff as
These aren't exclusive to any particular store, although they are
showing up at Toys R Us first. I bought my set at www.etoys.com
for $49.99, but they should be a little cheaper at TRU, and I can
guarantee these will end up on clearance some where eventually.
Packaging - **
As dull as the rest of Hasbro's packaging. At least we get a shot of
the final battles of both Vader and Maul on the back. The head shots
of both on the front aren't bad either.
Articulation - **
Same body Hasbro continues to use, although the rest of the industry has
moved on. Maul does split in half however, allowing you to do some
serious damage to the bad boy.
Outfits - **1/2
The outfit on Vader is the same one as the electronic version, but with a
removable hand as well. The Maul outfit is the same as previous
without the outer robe.
Maul has his double ended light saber that comes apart, and that's about
it. Vader comes with his light saber, and a removable helmet and
hand. Nothing exciting here, but not bad.
Value - **
Unless you're a nut about 12" Star Wars figures like me, wait until
Sculpting - ***
It's the same head sculpt on Vader as the electronic version, but it's a
nice head sculpt at least. The Maul head is another new sculpt,
better than the single packed version, but not quite as nice as the Maul
that came with the Sith Speeder. Below on the left you'll see this
Maul, and the Sith Speeder version on the right.
Single Pack Maul
Maul with Sith Speeder
Sith Lords Maul
|Overall - **
The big selling feature here is the split apart body on Maul, and the
removable hand on Vader. Beyond that, you've already seen these
figures more than once. I certainly can't recommend that you spend
$40 or more on this set, when it's extremely likely that you'll see these
pop up eventually at $25 or less. Spend your money on the Sith
Speeder Maul instead.
Figure from the collection of Michael Crawford