Saturday, January 2, 2010

Sideshow Collectibles Luke Skywalker-Episode IV

It's no secret that I'm a Star Wars fan and after meeting Jon, I was introduced to the toy collecting community and was instantly interested. There are many types of toys to collect and one of my favorite are 1:6 Scale movie character replicas. As of today, an American based company called Sideshow Collectibles carries 104 different Star Wars figures, so which one was I going to choose?

Luke Skywalker - Episode IV, of course.

The 12" figure features 30+ points of articulation and with more than enough accessories, which includes a farmer poncho, long rifle, a pistol, Electrobinoculars, a droid caller, both a lit and unlit lightsaber, and two alternative hands. There are many positives to this figure, but some negatives. I'm satisfied with this figure, but there are a few things I'd change. Under certain lighting, the figure's hair seems to have a very subtle green hue. It’s not an issue in person, but for photography issues it creates havoc. Another issue is the skin tone differs from his face to his body, a design flaw that many of Sideshow Collectibles’ figures face. Most figures’ clothing hides this flaw, but this figure wears a robe-like shirt, perfectly authentic to the movie, that reveals this skin color difference. The face, although similar to Mark Hamill's, is still not completely accurate.

Other than a few flaws, Sideshow Collectibles did pay pretty close attention to detail on the accessories and clothing, especially the leg raps and adds a very realistic addition to the figure. Sideshow Collectibles are the leading maker in Star Wars 1:6 scale figures, there are no other manufacturers that beat them. For a price tag of $60, you’d be a fool to pass up this purchase. This figure is definitely a great classic to add to anyone’s Star Wars collection

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