Name: General Grievous
Collection: Revenge Of The Sith
Number: N/A (Deluxe)
Source: Revenge Of The Sith
Availability: April 2005
Part alien, part droid, General Grievous is the supreme commander of the droid armies and mastermind of the Separatist attacks. Trained in lightsaber combat, he uses his four arms with deadly skill in battle.
There are some Star Wars action figures that require a digestion period. Time is often needed to develop some honest and true appreciation and only by savoring it can one make an informed judgment on just how good (or how bad it is). We feel that really applies to 2005’s ROTS General Grievous Deluxe figure. Let us be straight with you. We abhorred most of the offerings in this line. There were a few exceptions to this rule, but for the most part this line was geared to introduce new and very young Star Wars viewers to the franchise so action figures in this collection were riddled with the silliest action features imagined. Obviously kids will need something to play with so this line was geared to offer them just that. There were many basic figure released of General Grievous in the Revenge Of The Sith basic figure lineup, but perhaps some overlooked one of the better offerings in the Deluxe line. Clearly this General Grievous action figure is far from perfect, but it has a few charming traits that we have to share with you.
General Grievous, while ironically screen inaccurate, has an impressive paint job. He is definitely the wrong color, but we found it acceptable to pretend that this could be a version of General Grievous from somewhere within the Expanded Universe or as a stretch, what he looked like after catching on fire courtesy of Obi-Wan Kenobi. But it’s important to note just how excellently the paint operations have been applied here on this figure. He comes with an impressive 13 points of articulation. That is pretty significant for a Deluxe action figure for this line as compared to others that have a lot less. Sadly, General Grievous does come with an action feature. By pressing down his head you activate the “secret” 4-arm lightsaber attack. It does what it’s supposed to do, but frankly is unremarkable and borderline boring. While he does come with plenty of articulation, many of the points have inhibited movement by its very design. For example, it looks like he has two ball-jointed shoulders, but they’re just swivel. And his elbows are only hinge-jointed (one plane of direction).
Status: General Grievous is an all-new figure.
Articulation Count: 13 points
Articulation Details: ball-socket head, 2 swivel shoulders, 2 swivel half shoulder halves, 4 hinge-jointed elbows, 2 swivel hips, 2 ball-jointed knees
Accessory Count: 8
Accessory Details: 2 blue lightsabers, 2 green lightsabers, removable cape, collar, grappling hook launcher, grappling hook projectile
Date Stamp: 2005
Assortment Number: 85430/85182
Retail: $9.99 USD
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