Name: Orrimaarko (Prune Face)
Collection: The Vintage Collection
Source: Return Of The Jedi
Availability: October 2012
Hasbro is really becoming more and more clever with how they are reusing previously existing, yet excellent sculpts in the basic figure line. One of the action figures in the “final” wave of The Vintage Collection is one of these said figures, and while he looks a lot like the figure from which he is based, Hasbro’s ability to make “old” action figures “new” again is uncanny. Some might even claim their skill is mind-blowing. Back in the very popular Legacy Collection, Hasbro released the excellent Major Panno (BD20) figure. When he was released, collectors were definitely excited to receive him, but we were slightly perplexed that he was chosen in favor of a much-needed update to Orrimaarko (Prune Face). Back then, over a decade had past since the first modern Orrimaarko (Prune Face) was released and it was high time for an update. But Orrimaarko wasn't in the plans for that time to see revision and Hasbro waited until The Vintage Collection to do so. We're glad they made us wait. Prune Face may not be your first choice for an update in the basic figure line, but there is no way that you can say what Hasbro has created here is an absolutely incredible action figure that borders on masterpiece status. Unbelievably, Orrimaarko (Prune Face) has become one of our most favorite figures in wave 16 of The Vintage Collection. As we’ve said, “old” is made “new” thanks to some rather simple (yet clever) changes to bring us a completely different character.
Hasbro took 2009’s LC Major Panno (BD20) figure and gave it an all-new head sculpt and new hands. They then repainted it specific to the colors of Orrimaarko (Prune Face). And that’s all. Impressively the figure looks all-new thanks to a spectacular paint job. The great thing about using the same sculpt to create another member of the same species is that relatively identical heights (as well as proportions) are preserved. The integrity of the scale is maintained. But there are even more reasons to be thrilled with Orrimaarko. We’re perhaps most impressed with the soft-goods cloak. Yes, we’ve seen something similar with Major Panno, but Hasbro has not only used a new fabric to dress this Dressellian, but we’re quite sure that they treated the fabric in some way to help it maintain its shape. It’s especially noticeable here because the gathering and wrinkles of the fabric don’t really disappear and the silhouette it creates around the figure is very sleek and holds closely around the figure. Hasbro also added some “wear and tear” on the outside of his cloak to give it that perfect “lived in” look. The cloak looks incredibly amazing. The same communicator from Major Panno has been carried forward to Orrimaarko (Prune Face) and you better be sure to secure it in the elastic storage pockets sewn onto the front of the figure’s cloak otherwise it will be lost foever due to its miniscule size. Fully outfitted, Prune Face is perfect. Honestly, he looks just amazing and he is fully worthy of a place in The Vintage Collection. The packaging just drives this point further home. But, the packaging clearly doesn’t need to sell this figure. It can sell itself based on its own merits.
Status: Orrimaarko (Prune Face) is a kit bashed figure that utilizes the body of 2009's LC Major Panno (BD20) figure with an all-new head sculpt and new hands. The figure has also been repainted. His soft-goods cloak is woven in a different fabric and appears to have some treatment done to it to keep its drape permanent while still remaining soft.
Articulation Count: 14
Articulation Details: ball-socket head, 2 ball-jointed shoulders, 2 ball-jointed elbows, 2 swivel wrists, swivel waist, 2 swivel hips, 2 ball-jointed knees, 2 ball-jointed ankles
Accessory Count: 4
Accessory Details: soft-goods cloak (treated to maintain drape), blaster rifle, blaster pistol, communicator
Date Stamp: 2009
Assortment Number: 39665/37499
Retail: $9.99 USD
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The Vintage Collection Wave 16
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