It’s All In The Last Jed-Eyes

The Target Exclusive 6″ Luke Skywalker Ahco-To Island is hitting stores pretty heavily now so you may want to wait, if you have been, instead of ordering online. The reason is that there seems to been a varying degree of “eye deco” applied to the reclusive Jedi Master. This morning, my store put out 4 for the sets (shown above) and some have darkened skin paint apps while others, a much lighter treatment or none at all. You may wish to see a few of these in person before ordering blindly. Click the image avoid for a closer look.

  • Very poor consistency. They should all look great at this price.

  • heybert17

    People complain about the sculpts a lot. But if you ever check out the professional painters that repaint these 6″ figures you will see that the sculpts are pretty good. It is purely the simplistic paint apps that ruin these figures.

  • ShipGirlLover

    Looks like as usual good sculpts with bad paint apps.

  • Bombadgungan

    I’m shocked and amazed by the negative comments. Perhaps I shouldn’t be, with what I’ve seen from Star Wars fans over the years. Here we are, getting the best face sculpts and paint apps ever and people are still complaining. There is nothing I see above or on the half dozen samples at my local Target that screams or even whispers “defect” or needing to be pulled due to quality control. Are Hasbro faces as eerily real looking as Hot Toys? No, but they also don’t require you take out a second mortgage. Do other companies do faces better at a similar price point? Yeah, I’d say McFarlane does, but there are even more companies that do them worse. And with McFarlane, you give up a lot of articulation for those gorgeous paint apps.

    • Brian Beck

      FWIW, I have no interest in this figure, but my background in manufacturing questions all the ‘variances’. and yeah, all the complaining is big time turning me off also.

    • Rykrof_Enloe

      I’m not trying to bash Hasbro in this case… but they seem to really kick tail on alien faces, but human faces, not so much. It’s like they “soften” the sculpt or something and just don’t do as good of a job on the facial details as they could. I think it’s all about trying to save a few pennies… they can knock things out of the park when they want to.

      I also think the intent of the article was to say, “You might want to pick and choose in person” rather than rushing to order online (especially since it’s a $30 toy)… I found 6 of these figures last night at my local Target… 5 of the 6 had acceptable paint jobs to me. Two stood out as good – one of which I purchased.

      The best part of this figure to me is the soft goods. He looks so much better and can finally bend his knees and be posed better. I also like the base.

  • Jesus’s Best Friend Floyd

    All 4 suck.

  • Dave

    Typical Hasblo

  • Paulskywalker

    Does Luke do a lot of crying in the movie? I need to know so I know which to get!

    • Bombadgungan

      LOL!
      Hence the puffy eyes.

  • Brian Beck

    Who runs the QC dept ?? Stevie Wonder ?

  • Rykrof_Enloe

    Not even talking about the eyes here; but I find it amazing that after all these years, Hasbro still has such trouble in getting human faces to look right.

    Of note, the beard deco is inconsistent across those samples too (mostly bottom left).