The Force Awakens 2-Packs
Item No.: Asst. B3955 No. B5896
Includes: Blaster, cape, Quiggold figure, rocket, launcher
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: January 2016
Appearances: The Force Awakens
Bio: The era of frontier lawlessness that followed the Galactic Civil War led to the rise of the colorful pirate Sidon Ithano, the subject of many an exaggerated cantina tale. (Taken from the figure's packaging.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
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Thanks to the cape, Sidon isn't going to be doing much. The head doesn't easily pop off and the cape is quite stiff - so even though this figure can sit pretty well, there's little chance he will go piloting any of your toy vehicles. (It doesn't hurt that there aren't really any new vehicles for him to pilot.) There's an awesome blaster in a holster on his hip, which is sadly decorative. His helmet is glossy, and his clothes are somewhat tattered - the textures are quite nice. "Quite nice" actually might be an understatement - since (my assumption, anyway) Hasbro moved to digital sculpts, we're seeing more and exaggerated textures on textiles. You'll see all sorts of fabrics rendered in plastic, with the pants and cape being striking to say the least. Mr. Ithano has no problems holding his blaster, and the arms rotate nicely. This figure doesn't have a lot to do other than stand and look cool, which it does, but it's also sort of obnoxious. On one hand, Hasbro took a stellar design and gave us a perfectly adequate action figure. It's not bad, it's not great. It does the job and it meets the minimum requirements of what I personally need a Star Wars action figure to do.
Collector's Notes: I got mine from Entertainment Earth.
Day 2,260: March 15, 2016