The Retro Collection 3 3/4-Inch Action Figure
Item No.: Asst. F6866 No. F7277
Includes: Helmet, staff
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: February 2023
Appearances: Return of the Jedi
Bio: The Star Wars Retro Collection features design and detailing inspired by the original 1970s Star Wars figures. (Stolen from the marketing copy. Packaging has no bio.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
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His accessories are pretty good. The helmet is a much tighter fit than an original, and seems to be cast in a slightly darker brown. Meanwhile the pike is a lighter gray and is a little more translucent in parts - an original looks and works better, in either case. I assume a lot of play will result in scraping hair and maybe paint rubbing off the gripping hand's fingers, but most likely fans will buy him, sit him down, and that'll be that.
As one of my favorite Return of the Jedi figures, I'd suggest getting him if you see him - preferably a 1983 original, but hey, this is cheap! Most versions of this character in this costume are good, but you can't go wrong with the original. I hope Hasbro makes a few more Jabba's Palace-specific Kenner figures for the masses, particularly Gamorrean Guards, as we could all use a few more - but this is an excellent figure that's hard to get in really good shape. The genuine article looks even better, but for $12 or so the reissue will do in a pinch for most fans who never owned the original and therefore won't know any better.
Collector's Notes: I got mine from Entertainment Earth.
Day 3,010: March 9, 2023
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