Accessories - **
The only accessory as such is the blaster rifle of the Guard. It's
appropriate and looks decent. I'm not sure what else they could have
included, but at seventy bucks I'd like to see SOMETHING more.
Packaging - **1/2
Not bad for Hasbro. It's a very sturdy box, and cardboard completely
encases the plastic window so there is less chance of damage. I
received mine in fine shape through the mail. The background
graphics are cool, but once again opening this up means trashing the
Articulation - **
Didn't I just mention on the Speeder Bike how I wish we'd get some new
bodies? Same here. It's really not the strong suit of this
Sculpting - ***
Extremely nice work on Valorum - it really does look a lot like him and is
a marked improvement over some of the other 'human' likenesses. The
guard has a bit of a vacant look, however, and two things would have
improved him - making the helmet removable, and make the top of the helmet
actual bristles, rather than part of the sculpt.
Outfits - ***1/2
The saving grace on this set is the tremendous job they've done on the
costumes. Extremely nice material, great detail, and excellent
Value - **
Because it's an exclusive, they get to charge what they'd like.
After getting the superb Speeder Bike for $50, there is no way that this
set is worth $70, but at this point you don't have too much choice.
I suspect we'll see Valorum again in a single pack, but just like the
Emperor's Guard, I bet this two pack is the only time we see the Coruscant
Overall - **1/2
The high points here are the terrific Valorum likeness and the excellent
costumes. That's not enough to make up for the poor articulation and
lack of accessories at $70 - $40, maybe, but $70 is a hefty price to pay.