Packaging - ***1/2
If you're going to sell a figure in a box that's not really intended to be
opened, than this is the way to do it.
graphics are great, and the style of box is designed to look like a glass
display case. It works, and these will look terrific on the
shelf. The small stand and paper back drop complete the overall
only negative is that they don't appear to be too sturdy, and shelf wear
at the store is likely to be a problem.
You can see that they are going for figures that are similar on quality to
the special Boba Fett released earlier this year. In some regards,
they succeed, but in others they fall short.
is the finest figure of the four pictured here. His sculpt is
excellent, and he's by far the nicest version done up to this point,
and Han all have very well sculpted, detailed bodies. A lot of
attention was paid to the little things, and it shows on these figures.
their head sculpts aren't quite as good. They're better than some of
the previous versions, but certainly no better than several of the newer
versions of these characters.
Hasbro often has trouble with consistency when it comes to paint ops, and
these sets seem to follow that pattern.
and Chewie have excellent paint ops, particularly on the faces.
Actually, all the face details were very good on these figures. Some
of the wash details on Luke were so-so, and the white plastics used on
Leia's various body parts doesn't quite match - some is shiny, while other
pieces are dull.
careful when picking out your set - some will look distinctly better than
One very notable difference between these figures and Fett -
articulation. Fett had several hidden points, making him more
articulated than you'd expect.
there doesn't appear to be any of that hidden articulation. Unless
of course, it's hiding from me.
has neck, shoulders, hips and waist. Luke has neck, shoulders, waist
and hips as well. Han and Chewie have the same, although Chewie's
neck articulation isn't going to do much for you.
Each character has one accessory. Leia and Han have standard
blasters, while Chewbacca has his bowcaster and Luke has his grappling
hook. Chewie also has his bag, but it's part of his lower body and
not actually an accessory.
high rating here comes from really one thing. It isn't really part
of the accessories, but rather the display of those accessories. All
the blasters are banded to their hands, but in very good positions.
the best part is the placement of Luke's grappling hook. The hook is
wrapped around the top of the inside lid, really adding to the overall
look of this set.
Pretend you paid $15 for these - that's a pretty good deal. $16 is a
little steep, but considering that you get two figures, both have a good
accessory, a stand, backdrop and terrific packaging, and you are getting
quite a bit more than you usually get buying two regular $7-$8 figures.
I almost gave these ***1/2 stars. The quality is there, but the
articulation pulls them down a bit. There is also the intangible
effect of character overload - we already have many versions of all six of
these figures. No matter how good, do you really need another?