PROS: And you thought the 2004 Saga version was nice? Although that six year old figure still has a certain charm about it, the 2010 version is a solid upgrade in terms of sculpt, articulation and accessories. This is, by all accounts, the definitive “Payback”.
CONS: None that I can discern – though it would be cool if you could mount the blaster rifle to his backpack.
Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection.
PROS: A solid enough figure to retire all other Vader versions that feature less articulation than this one.
CONS: Poor sculpt for the right hand as it can’t hold a lightsaber unaided. The three-part helmet is a useless feature as the removal of the neck collar accessory exposes a poor face paint job and misshapen head. Silver “chain” for the cape still looks ridiculous (Hasbro, please retire it). In short, if you aren’t planning on keeping this carded, stick with the 2008 TLC BD No. 8 version and you’ll be just fine.
Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and to judge for yourself whether this version is worth adding to your collection.
Last night I was thinking about the abandoned concept of a Droid Factory Playset meant to add additional play value to the now expired Build-A-Droid feature from the Legacy Collection and came up with the above mockup.
Is this something you wish Hasbro would have attempted or does the idea of recycling a 30 year old mold smack of desperation? Click the image above for a closer look and if you have an opinion, feel free to comment on this on our Facebook page or in our forums.
Our scoundrel buddy at Han’s Hideout smuggled a nice look and the upcoming Exclusive Visionaries Darth Maul/Owen Lars Comic Pack this week in their QnA from Hasbro. Make the jump to lightspeed to Han’s Hideout for a closer look.
Yakface forum member “paulskywalker” sent in a few scans of the new Toy Catalog packed in with the new Hasbro vehicles hitting Toys”R”Us stores now which confirms all of the rumored Clone Wars figures we posted last month. Click the image above for a closer look. With this news, we’ve also updated our 2010 Clone Wars Toyguide page to reflect this latest confirmation.
Upon opening a couple of my new Clone Wars figures tonight, I noticed that there is another mailaway promotion before the Sergeant Bric/Galactic Battle Mat Mailaway Offer. This one is for the Galactic Battle Mat ONLY. Click the links above for the full promotion details.