The Vintage Collection 3 3/4-Inch Action Figure
Item No.: Asst. E7763 No. F1094
Includes: Darksaber, cape, blaster
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: December 2020
Appearances: The Mandalorian
Bio: Gideon was a human male who served as an officer in the Imperial Security Bureau, a law enforcement and intelligence agency of the Galactic Empire. (Stolen from Wookieepedia. There is no bio.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
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If there's a reason behind his costume, I don't know what it is - along with Werner Herzog's The Client, I just assume that high-ranking officials are just hiring their own tailors now. Most Generals and Moffs wore similar garments, plus or minus hats and capes. Gideon seems to be pulling from a number of sources, with a chest plate that recalls Darth Vader and a TIE Fighter Pilot, with red "ace" striping and a startling quantity of black and red that seems to foretell the rise of the First Order. (And if his experiments have to do anything with the Emperor or Snoke, that would make sense.) The figure itself is a mix of shiny and glossy, with a great range of articulation and no problems holding his lightsaber. The tiny blaster fits right in the holster, too. The red trim is gorgeous, and there are little dots on his outfit that they could have left off and you probably wouldn't have missed. The red cape trim is also a nice touch - this isn't a figure where you can see a lot of shortcuts. You get your money's worth here.
The cape plugs into the back like a G.I. Joe, and overall this is a pretty good figure. It's stable, the ankle joints are good, he doesn't seem too wobbly on my desk while I type this either. I don't have to fight to find his center of gravity. Hasbro should be applauded here, this is an excellent figure and continued proof that when Hasbro does an all-new figure and keeps refining these figures, what we get is better and well worth the increased price creep. (But only on new one. Reruns... just make new ones.)
Collector's Notes: I got mine from Entertainment Earth.
Day 2,773: January 28, 2021