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Jedi Vs. Sith - ROTS - Battle Packs

Name: Jedi Vs. Sith
Collection: Revenge Of The Sith
Number: N/A (Battle Packs)
Source: Clone Wars (Volume 1: Chapter 19/Volume 1: Chapter 1/Volume 1: Chapter 20/Volume 1: Chapter 8)
Availability: July 2005
License: Hasbro

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The Star Wars battle rages on! The Jedi and light side of the Force clash against the Sith and the dark side of the Force in this awesome battlepack. Who will win? The fate of the galaxy is in your hands!

One thing that both collectors and Hasbro shared together was our passion for Tartakovsky’s Clone Wars micro-series. Collectors for the most part felt that Hasbro couldn’t bang out enough action figures based on the characters from the multimedia event, and we’re pretty much convinced that Hasbro isn’t satisfied with the number of products they’ve released either and are always looking to do more (and better) products. One collection of figures that blew everyone away was the Jedi Vs. Sith Battle Packs set from the Revenge Of The Sith line. After a successful Clone Wars sub-line during 2003’s Star Wars “Saga” line, the announcement of the unaltered Original Trilogy on DVD was the latest and greatest breaking news and forced multiple licensees to shift around their priorities quite a bit. As a result, the Clone Wars line went on an official hiatus and everything “OT” was front and center for the duration of 2004. But Hasbro was able to get the focus back on the Clone Wars line again in early 2005. And it was really going to happen no matter what since Volume 2 would lead fans right up to the opening crawl of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith. So to get things down to business, Hasbro released the Jedi Vs. Sith Battle Packs set as one of the their first Battle Packs sets ever and we feel they have gone above and beyond (and we’re saying that totally accepting that the figures in the set are not perfect.) There is certainly room for improvement here. We’re not trying to claim this is how it should be done articulation-wise, but the concept of this Battle Packs set it brilliant.

There are two real stars in this set. We feel that Hasbro has done right by collectors making Asajj Ventress and Anakin Skywalker. Their appearances in the Battle Packs sets are ripped right from Volume 1: Chapter 19. The lightsaber duel between the on Yavin IV was one of the most pivotal scenes in the entire micro-series. The scenery, the imagery, the animation and the incredible action made for some of the best moments in Tartakovsky’s Clone Wars. Granted, these two figures aren’t perfect, but aesthetically their appearances are brilliant. Asajj could have definitely stood to have swivel wrists, but she does come with ball-jointed shoulders which really help to get her lightsabers in a favorable pose. Her head sculpt in particular is unmistakably Tartakovsky and the details worked into her dress and belt should make you gasp in wonderment. Anakin Skywalker is definitely in an action stance, but it’s more reserved and hardly blatant. He’s a nice mixture of ball-jointed and swivel articulation, but you can achieve great things with him. Whether it was dumb luck that a figure of this caliber turned out so well or just clever engineering, Anakin Skywalker is a figure you won’t want to have missing from your collection. Sadly he comes with an action feature, but somehow it’s not as bad as you think. It stays hidden as long as your not looking for it, if that makes any sense. We particularly like the cybernetic hand hasbro designed for him. It holds his lightsaber well and it really glistens in the light. Anakin is probably the best figure in this set.

General Grievous and Yoda are two figures we’ve already seen in the basic figure line. Grievous is a repaint of 2005’s ROTS General Grievous (Sneak Preview) (1 of 4) figure and Yoda is a repaint of the Yoda figure from 2003’s SW Yoda & Chian (‘03 #15) figure two-pack. We can’t say we’re excited to see them again, but they help to round out the three all-new figures in this awesome Battle Packs set. If you have them from previous release, you know what to expect here. At least they’re repainted now. The last all-new figure is Obi-Wan Kenobi. Whether or not this particular version of Obi-Wan Kenobi finds favor with collectors or kids, we have to admit that Hasbro has really put some thought into how to address its interchangeability. Quite frankly, Obi-Wan Kenobi is nearly laughable, but we think that it is the campiness of this figure that makes it relatively harmless. We think Obi-Wan Kenobi looks best outside of his snap on “Stormtrooper” armor (hey, that’s what Hasbro calls it on the packaging), but then again, this just isn’t the best facial or body sculpt we have seen of the venerable Jedi. The armor snaps into place via holes drilled into Obi-Wan Kenobi’s body. This makes him appear “holey” in multiple places, but it is what it is. He has fairly decent articulation, and Hasbro even bothered to give him ball-jointed ankles. (We think that was a bit of a waste for this figure.) Even despite this Battle Packs’ negatives, we still couldn’t be happier to own it. And for Tartakovsky fans, this one’s for you.

Collector Notes

Jedi Vs. Sith

Assortment Number: 85667/85554

UPC: 653569054979

Retail: $24.99 USD

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Asajj Ventress

Asajj Ventress is a disciple of the dark side of the Force and a follower of Count Dooku. Full of anger and bitterness, she is skilled in lightsaber combat and a sworn enemy of the Jedi. Her powerful ability with the Force makes her a formidable enemy.

Status: Asajj Ventress is an all-new figure.

Articulation Count: 8 points

Articulation Details: ball-socket head, 2 ball-jointed shoulders, 2 swivel elbows, swivel waist, 2 swivel hips

Accessory Count: 2

Accessory Details: 2 lightsabers

Date Stamp: 2005

Anakin Skywalker

Discovered as a slave on a remote planet, young Anakin is extremely powerful in the ways of the Force. He becomes an amazing starfighter pilot and is highly skilled at lightsaber combat, as war threatens to tear apart the galaxy.

Status: Anakin Skywalker is an all-new figure.

Articulation Count: 10 points

Articulation Details: ball-socket head, 2 ball-jointed shoulders, ball-jointed left elbow, swivel right cybernetic forearm, swivel waist, 2 swivel hips, 2 ball-jointed knees

Accessory Count: 1

Accessory Details: lightsaber

Date Stamp: 2005

Yoda

The wise Jedi Master Yoda sees turmoil overshadowing the galaxy and struggles to stop the fall of the Republic. When the evil Sith reappear, Yoda calls upon his great skills with the lightsaber to battle the former Jedi Count Dooku, who is now a powerful foe.

Status: Yoda is a repaint of the Yoda figure from 2003's SW Yoda & Chian ('03 #15) figure two-pack.

Articulation Count: 8 points

Articulation Details: swivel head, 2 swivel shoulders, 2 swivel elbows, 2 swivel wrists, hinge-jointed midsection

Accessory Count: 1

Accessory Details: lightsaber

Date Stamp: 2003

General Grievous

Part alien, part droid, General Grievous is a deadly fighter and highly skilled in lightsaber combat. He hunts Jedi for sport and proudly displays the lightsaber hilts of the Jedi he has defeated. He commands the Separatist forces during the Clone Wars.

Status: General Grievous is a repaint of 2005's ROTS General Grievous (Sneak preview) (1 of 4) figure.

Articulation Count: 10 points

Articulation Details: ball-socket head, 2 ball-jointed shoulders, 2 swivel forearms, swivel torso, 2 swivel hips, 2 ball-jointed knees

Accessory Count: 4

Accessory Details: removable cape, lightsaber hilt, lightsaber blade, droid blaster

Date Stamp: 2005

Obi-Wan Kenobi

Obi-Wan accompanies Qui-Gon Jinn on a mission to Naboo and encounters the deadly Sith for the first time. Later, Obi-Wan agrees to train young Anakin Skywalker and uncovers dangerous secrets that threaten the stability of the galaxy.

Status: Obi-Wan Kenobi is an all-new figure.

Articulation Count: 12 points

Articulation Details: ball-socket head, 2 ball-jointed shoulders, 2 swivel elbows, 2 swivel wrists, swivel waist, 2 swivel hips, 2 ball-jointed ankles

Accessory Count: 10

Accessory Details: lightsaber, cape/armor/tunic combination piece, removable clone trooper helmet, left shoulder armor, right shoulder armor, left gauntlet, right gauntlet, left shin guard, right shin guard, lance

Date Stamp: 2005









Revenge Of The Sith Battle Packs Wave 1
Jedi Vs. Separatists
Jedi Vs. Sith
Rebel Vs. Empire

Revenge Of The Sith Battle Packs (Exclusives)
Assault On Hoth (Toys R Us)
Clone Attack On Coruscant (TARGET)
Imperial Throne Room (Kmart)
Jedi Temple Assault (Kmart)

Added: June 9, 2012
Category: Revenge Of The Sith
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
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