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Greedo - OTC - Basic (OTC #22)

Name: Greedo
Collection: The Original Trilogy Collection
Number: OTC #22
Source: A New Hope
Availability: August 2004
License: Hasbro

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Greedo is a bounty hunter hired by Jabba the Hutt to find Han Solo and get the money Han owed him from a botched smuggling run. Greedo finds Han in the Mos Eisley cantina and demands the money. When Han says he doesn't have it, they both reach for their blasters to end the confrontation.

Every time we write in a review that it’s the paint job that often makes or breaks a figure, we receive feedback from readers who completely (and vehemently) disagree with that sentiment. We’re not so sure how that statement of ours elicits so much negative passion, but it does. That won’t stop us from continuing to say it however. If there is any figure that proves our point flawlessly, it would have to be The Original Trilogy Collection’s Greedo figure. What a breath of fresh air. It’s all thanks to the amazing paint job Hasbro gave it. If you think it’s just a repack of 2002’s SW Greedo (with Cantina Bar Section) that was originally released as a Walmart exclusive, you’d be completely wrong. No, Hasbro redeveloped that interim paint job to bring collectors the best looking Greedo action figures in their career. Greedo has been given a pint job that not only corrects his skin tone and an accurate palette for his outfit, it shows that old sculpts can be reborn to appear better than you could ever expect it could. It’s strikes us every time we see some of the earliest figures get released again, especially since the line has evolved so far. But if efforts like Greedo are continued to be made, there is valid reason to revisit old figures first before creating all-new sculpts.

Before you cry heresy, please review our photo gallery. We get it. Greedo isn’t super-articulated and much of his minimal eight points of articulation are swivel points. If you can accept this for a moment, you’ll realize that Hasbro has done a fantastic job on a figure that was released a half of a decade before its OTC release. No more pale colored clothing and skin, Hasbro must have had intensely specific reference materials to develop an all-new paint scheme that mirrors the character from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope flawlessly. The 1999 POTF2 Comm Tech figure was obviously a failure as far as its paint job was concerned. Much too light, there was no texture added to the paint job via dark washes that collect in the various seams and indentations. Hasbro made some progress with the 2002 Star Wars “Saga” Walmart exclusive release, but what were they thinking with giving him orange booties and it looked like a stick of dynamite exploded in his face. (Perhaps this was intended to be “post Han Solo blasts you” Greedo, but who really knows?) Sure, the cantina bar accessory was awesome and we had something in place to utilize the hinge-jointed knees Hasbro gave Greedo, but the figure was still lacking a little bit. No belt details were added and the coloring was still off quite a bit.

Obviously everything changed for the better in The Original Trilogy Collection. Aside from overlooking the dark metallic purple eyes, Greedo is relatively a perfectly paint action figure. And even despite his limited articulation, the figure looks better than most of the all-new sculpts released at the same time. That is saying quite a bit here. Greedo comes with two accessories: his signature blaster pistol and a removable orange vest. Once you remove the vest, you’ll notice for the first time that Hasbro added “blood” to his blaster-damaged fatal wound, courtesy of Han Solo. It’s gruesome, it’s cool and it frankly looks awesome eve if that little detail isn’t entirely screen accurate. If you recall, this particulate Greedo sculpt looked excellent in 1999. The new and significantly improved head sculpt was the main thing that stood out when comparing it to 1996’s POTF2 Greedo figure, the very first modern interpretation of him. Well, imagine this already excellent head sculpt now with a completely screen accurate paint job, coloring and natural final wash that all accentuate details that were never really seen before until now. The wash brings out the ribbing the runs down the sides of his space suit. And it also does a great deal to take away the monotony of solid portions of the figure, like his vest for example. Greedo is a must-have figure as far as we’re concerned. Plus, wouldn’t you want the best paint job possible for an older sculpt? This is it.

Collector Notes

Greedo

Status: Greedo is a repaint of 1999's POTF2 Greedo (Comm Tech) figure. Its paint job is similar to 2002's SW Greedo (with Cantina Bar Section) Walmart exclusive, but great care has been taken to ensure that this version has the most accurate paint job.

Articulation Count: 8

Articulation Details: swivel head, 2 swivel shoulders, swivel waist, 2 swivel hips, 2 hinge-jointed knees

Accessory Count: 2

Accessory Details: blaster, removable vest

Date Stamp: 1998

Assortment Number: 85372/84715

UPC: 653569002017

Retail: $4.99 USD

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Added: March 2, 2013
Category: Original Trilogy Collection, The
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
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