Friday, February 2, 2007

Figure of the Day: Day 272: Count Dooku

Revenge of the Sith Collection 2
Item No.:
Asst. 85174 No. 85285
Number: III-13
Includes: Lightsaber, cape, display base
Action Feature: n/a
Retail: $5.24-$6.99
Availability: April 2005-present

Appearances: Revenge of the Sith

Bio: Count Dooku is the leader of the Separatist movement. A renegade Jedi, Dooku has torn apart the galaxy with his plan to bring down the Republic. He is known as Darth Tyranus, a Dark Lord of the Sith. (Taken from the figure's cardback.)

Image: Adam Pawlus' toy shelves.

Commentary: As far as bang-for-the-buck goes, this is probably the best Count Dooku out there. With tons of articulation, hands and a head you can "cut off," and a great sculpt, you might be left wondering if anyone would ever be able to make a better one. (The Evolutions/Tin version, while quite good, is basically on the same playing field.) This figure can be posed in a variety of fight-friendly poses, has an excellent likeness of Christopher Lee, and is cheap. If you only want one Count Dooku figure, this is the one for you-- there's not much else you can ask for out of a figure like this except for a few minor things (like where the "wrist" joint goes-- this figure has it in the sleeve, rather than on the wrist), but man, this is one great figure. The cape is very nice too-- but with only one color, it isn't as good as the later releases. This figure also has the best knee joints in ever, as they're mobile, well hidden, and look superb.

Collector's Notes: As an added bonus, this figure is available in the 2006-style "Greatest Battles" packaging. This figure can still be found in toy stores, but not all toy stores.

Day 272: February 2, 2007

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