Thursday, November 20, 2008

Figure of the Day: Day 897: Ganner Krieg

GANNER KRIEG and Antares Draco
The Legacy Collection Comic Packs
Item No.:
Asst. 87504 No. 87696
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Number: #05
Includes: Lightsaber, comic, Antares Draco figure
Action Feature: n/a
Retail: $12.99
Availability: July 2008
Appearances: Star Wars: Legacy comic books

Bio: Imperial Knights Antares Draco and Ganner Krieg go on an unauthorized mission to save Marasiah Fel, the daughter of Emperor Roan Fel. The Sith hope to capture the deposed emperor by threatening Sia's life, but Roan refuses to risk a rescue attempt. Draco cannot stand by and let the woman he loves fall into the hands of the Sith, even though he knows he and Krieg will be walking into a trap. (Taken from the figure's cardback.)

Image: Adam's tables.

Commentary: Hasbro is king of reusing molds these days. Ganner Krieg comes with and shares almost his entire construction with Antares Draco, an Imperial Knight from the distant future of the Star Wars galaxy. Armed with a white (clear) lightsaber and the Force, this figure has a cloth cape with hood, a big ol' orange ponytail, and red armor, it's really not a bad action figure. The reason for his production seems somewhat cynical-- Hasbro cranked out two figures for the price of 1.3-- but it's a good one, and for Legacy fans, about as good a place to kick off the line as any other. (Except Darth Krayt, who would have been nice.) Short of being able to hang a lightsaber on his belt, Ganner has it all-- articulation, detail, paint, and a decent likeness. He looks like he came right out of a comic book, and a pretty good one at that. No matter your focus on collecting, this is an easy figure to enjoy. However, if you're era-specific, this one falls way outside both trilogies and may be one you wish to avoid. It's one of Hasbro's best sculpting efforts this year, so I'd steer you toward it-- if you like this sort of thing. The comic it comes with is pretty much worth it by itself, so the entire package is certainly worth your... whatever it costs you this week.

Collector's Notes: New, and reasonably easy to find at this time. You might have to hit a couple of stores, but this set seems to be out and about.

--Adam Pawlus

Day 897: November 20, 2008

1 comment:

Ben Carthage said...

Though I'm nearly completely indifferent to anything that happens saga-wise after RotJ chronologically, I know a good design when I see one and these guys are just cool looking. Whether they have a good backstory or not I have no idea -- but they are some really sharp looking figures. With the fantastic articulation and overall cool factor, this guy was in one of the best comic packs yet.