The Retro Collection Target / Entertainment Earth Exclusive
Item No.: Asst. E6255 No. E6266
Includes: Yellow Lightsaber
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: May 2019
Appearances: Star Wars
Bio: Luke Skywalker, a Force-sensitive human male, was a legendary Jedi Master who fought in the Galactic Civil War during the reign of the Galactic Empire. Along with his companions, Princess Leia Organa and Captain Han Solo, Skywalker served on the side of the Alliance to Restore the Republic—an organization committed to the downfall of Emperor Palpatine and the restoration of democracy. Following the war, Skywalker became a living legend, and was remembered as one of the greatest Jedi in galactic history. (Stolen from Wookieepedia. Packaging has no bio.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
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Luke had been rereleased in 1995 as a shorter, cast-from-the-figure release that was a pretty good take on the original with a head that seemed a bit smaller and colors that were a little paler. This new 2019 edition has eyes that are set a little wider apart and he's a smidgen shorter. It's the yellow hair variant, and the "shorts" are painted white rather than being molded in white plastic - all the ones I've owned were molded in white plastic with brown paint. This kind of variant existed on tons of vintage figures, but it's an easy way for me to see this new release as a little different. Most of the rest of the figure is pretty close to the original, with slightly-off paint apps on the hands, the black belt, and the classic "broken" hand that you might be able to grip a blaster despite not being designed to do so.
Collector's Notes: I got mine from Entertainment Earth.
Day 2,617: September 3, 2019