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Friday, November 9, 2012

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,933: Anakin Skywalker

ANAKIN SKYWALKER Commemorative DVD Collection
Clone Wars Cartoon Network / Tartakovsky Animated Series Action Figures
Item No.:
Asst. 34542 No. 34576
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Number: n/a
Includes: Lightsaber, display stand, Saesee Tiin, Clone Trooper figures
Action Feature: n/a
Retail: $14.99
Availability: Spring 2005
Appearances: Clone Wars 2003 series

Bio: Through the creative vision of Lucasfilm Ltd. and the Cartoon Network, the Clone Wars are brought to life in an exciting new series of short animated chapters. A unique animation style captures the drama of this epic period in galactic history along with its outstanding heroes and adversaries. Noble Jedi warriors lead Clone Troopers into battle against the evil Separatist forces and their droid armies. Anakin, Obi-Wan, Yoda and their comrades struggle against the rising power of the dark side and confront personal challenges against a backdrop of war-torn planets.   (Yes, this press release was taken from the figure's packaging.)

Image: Adam's photo hole.

Commentary: As part of the last batch of cartoony figures, Anakin Skywalker replicates his look on Nelvaan quite nicely.  A somewhat clever reuse of the previously-released Yavin duel version, this Jedi-in-the-making five four points of articulation and is basically a cool-looking and cheap statue.  The outfit isn't unique to this figure, a "realistic" take on this costume came out in 2007 so you've got choices if you dig this outfit.   The leech marks (or tattoos) on his skin are nicely done, painted in blue and they match the animation model pretty nicely.  Torn robes and pants are present, as is the robotic fist of Ghost Hand.    There's no articulation below the waist, so as toys go, this isn't a good one.  It's a nice display piece or desk accessory, and since it's pretty cheap I'd say it's a worthwhile purchase.

Collector's Notes:  This set is cheap on eBay, so yeah, no excuses for skipping it unless you flat-out don't want it.  Which is weird, I never saw this set at retail and got mine at a comic shop at basically SRP.

--Adam Pawlus


Day 1,933: November 9, 2012

1 comment:

FETTS said...

Weren't these packs actually $10? I remember because even at the time I thought it was an amazing deal and bought doubles of all of them.