Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,665: Starkiller

STARKILLER or Secret Apprentice or Galen Marek or whatever
The Legacy Collection Toys "R" Us Exclusive Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Figure Pack
Item No.:
Asst. 97910 No. 97911
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Number: n/a
Includes: Cape, lightsaber
Action Feature: n/a
Retail: $29.99
Availability: August 2011
Appearances: The Force Unleashed

Bio: Starkiller is the secret apprentice of Darth Vader and the son of Jedi. Vader trains him in the ways of the Force and promises to reward him with great power. (Taken from the figure's packaging.)

Image: Adam's kitchen.

Commentary: One of the annoying things about video game figures in the line is that you generally have to play the game to know what it is-- in the case of this Starkiller, even if you played the game, it might not matter. This outfit was console-specific, so Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 owners never saw it. The all-new sculpt turned out quite well, with a fair amount of detail, the best head sculpt for the character yet, and a pretty good lightsaber too. The removable cape is a clever design which Hasbro should consider using on more of its Jedi figures, as the plastic hood clings snuggly to the neck and looks well. If you could buy this figure on a card, you would probably want to do so. It's worth a look, but its not exactly a great toy.

Collector's Notes: The boxed set is, arguably, worth the asking price. It's a nice figure and I think that if you feel you want video game figures, you'll enjoy this one.

--Adam Pawlus

Day 1,665: November 1, 2011

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