Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,630: Anakin Skywalker

The Clone Wars Figure and Vehicle Assortment
Item No.:
Asst. 91349 No. 91354
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Number: n/a
Includes: Lightsaber, bug
Action Feature: n/q
Retail: $16.99
Availability: June 2009
Appearances: The Clone Wars

Bio: Anakin Skywalker and Ahsoka Tano hitch a ride on a can-cell to escape the villainous Asajj Ventress. The Jedi and his Padawan face their foe on the monastery's landing platform on Teth. Anakin leaps onto the giant dragonfly and saves Ahsoka and Rotta the Hutt just as spider droids destroy the platform and it hurtles to the ground far below. (Taken from the figure's packaging.)

Image: Adam Pawlus' desk.

Commentary: This Anakin Skywalker was one of many variations on the basic 2008 design-- slightly different deco and accessories resulted in some barely-different figures with unique gear like a giant bug. If you want a super-articulated Anakin figure, this is it-- 14 joints and a cloth lower outfit allow him an increased range of motion, plus his scar is more pronounced than on other knee-bedecked versions of this character. It's good-- I'd say get it, if you like this outfit, as it's one of the few which can sit in a vehicle easily without damaging elements of the figure.

Collector's Notes: The Can-Cell was originally developed for (and removed from) Revenge of the Sith, and a slightly redecorated version of the insect comes with Anakin here. The insect itself is not a particularly awesome toy, plus the 2005 release came with Yoda for only $9.99-- a much lower price. The version with Yoda sells for about $2. This version doesn't seem to be moving these days. This Anakin mold was used in a B'Omarr Monastery Battle Pack and was also packed with a Desert Speeder, so you've got a few options.

--Adam Pawlus

Day 1,630: September 13, 2011

1 comment:

Reverend Strone said...

Just FYI, the Cancell was not removed from ROTS. It's still in there and a couple can be seen flying past camera in the establishing shot of Kashyyyk, ridden by Aleena Jedi.