The Black Series 6-Inch Figure
Item No.: Asst. E4071 No. E8072
Includes: Cape, hilt, "swoosh" blade, normal blade
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: March 2020
Appearances: Attack of the Clones & Revenge of the Sith
Bio: Count Dooku was a menacing Sith Lord and central figure in the Clone Wars. Once a Jedi he became disillusioned with the Jedi Order and thirsted for greater power. (Taken from the figure's packaging.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
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While it doesn't have a separately molded hair piece, the Christopher Lee likeness is excellent. A portrait was printed over the sculpted face, showing what some of us have known for years - Hasbro does marvelous sculpts that can be marred by off-color skin tones or substandard paint apps. (See: a lot of Attack of the Clones Anakin figures in almost all scales 2002-2004.) Thanks to the strength of Christopher Lee's face, and recognizable features, his figures turned out very nicely. This one has a weird "doll" painted hairline on his skin, but aside from that it's as good as they come. The eyebrows, the beard, the shiny eyes, it's the kind of thing that made you glad Hasbro waited seven years into this line to make him. You never know when the golden age of a figure line may be, but it seems Hasbro has hit its stride right now - we're getting more interesting accessories, better articulation, and the best likenesses we've seen to date.
Dooku's costume has been easy for Hasbro to do right since they seemingly have always had access to good reference, with the main variables being things like his face paint and the overall quality of the cape. Hasbro did right on both here. I'd call this an essential purchase, unless you're one of the weirdo fans who still won't touch a prequel figure even if it's good. (Lookin' at you, Scott.) Hasbro put in tons of joints and his most of them quite well, so go out of your way to get a Count Dooku. And hope Hasbro keeps making them because you are going to want it later if you miss it now!
Collector's Notes: I got mine from Entertainment Earth.
Day 2,678: April 2, 2020