Collection: Legacy Collection
Source: Expanded Universe (Star Wars #96 – Marvel Comics)
Availability: August 2009
Luke Skywalker is defeated in a battle with Lumiya, the Dark Lady of the Sith, who wields her lightwhip with devastating precision. But this confrontation is far from over. Lumiya wants to punish the Jedi who caused her to become more cyborg than human, while Luke tries to persuade his opponent to turn away from the dark side.
Lumiya has been called a "Dark Lady" in the Marvel Comics from where she first appeared. And while the Hasbro action figure of her is indeed a little dark, she is actually a lot more silvery and shiny. In the comics, Lumiya defeats Luke Skywalker with her lightwhip (yes, you read that correctly) and he conspires to ultimately defeat her. He uses his lightsaber in tandem with a newly created shoto weapon (which is itself a Yoda-sized short lightsaber) and is able to defeat Lumiya. When her mask is removed, the face of Shira Brie (we just recently received her X-wing pilot likeness in the Walmart exclusive 2009 LC Rebel Pilot Legacy (Series III) Evolutions set) is revealed! Oh the drama! Oh the twist! How could Luke have not known that this dark warrior was one of Darth Vader's prized assassins? And how treacherous, perfidious and traitorous of her to have betrayed the Rebel Alliance in favor of the Dark Lord of the Sith. Hasbro has replicated both Lumiya and Luke Skywalker very nicely. They are very accurate representations from their appearance in the comics and overall are pretty good action figures. But they do have their faults. But let us first make it clear that this is a very awesome Comic Packs set that offers excellent articulated and sculpted figures that are nicely colored and very well accessorized. And while you may not be the biggest fan of the Expanded Universe, there is enough homage of the Original Trilogy paid to warrant at the very least consideration of this set.
Luke Skywalker is a very "Dagobah Training" inspired looking figure. His likeness is near perfection (and we wish this good of a portrait would make it into the Legacy Collection basic line soon - it is that good). let us reiterate, this has got to be one of the best head sculpts of Luke Skywalker we have ever seen. It is actually a brand new head on a kit-bash body and it totally makes this purchase worthwhile. His sleeveless shirt looks very good on him (it is a reuse of the 2007 VTSC Luke Skywalker (Bespin Fatigues) figure) but since Hasbro decided to use the legs of 2007's TAC Luke Skywalker (30 25) figure and just repainted them, well, they just don't function the way we need. His legs do not help him stand at all. He constantly falls over creating much frustration and aggravation that an action figure shouldn't bring to a collector. The legs are at a strange angle that can't really be corrected even with plenty of futzing, so we personally find this very aggravating. His cod section is also new as well as his arms, but you may take issue with them as well. Once you remove the plastic bands that hold the lightsabers in place in his hands, he is unable to hold them at all. So, if it is your desire to pose Luke with these weapons in hand, we recommend to you to not remove them! This is an absolute travesty for an action figure since all figures should be able to hold their weapons. We are not sure why Hasbro disregarded this functionality. But in all fairness, the way Lumiya is able to hold her light whip is just simply astounding. It looks completely realistic and the accessory has been cast in a plastic that gives it the necessary fluidity it deserves.
Assortment Number: 87970/87504
Retail: $12.99 USD
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Status: Lumiya is an all-new figure.
Articulation Count: 18 points (12 areas of articulation)
Articulation Details: ball-socket head (1), ball-jointed left shoulder (2), ball-jointed right shoulder (2), ball-jointed left elbow (2), ball-jointed right ebow (2), swivel left wrist (1), swivel right wrist (1), swivel waist (1), swivel left hip (1), swivel right hip (1), ball-jointed left knee (2), ball-jointed right knee (2)
Accessory Count: 3
Accessory Details: interchangeable portrait, lightwhip, removable soft-goods cape
Date Stamp: 2009
Status: Luke Skywalker is a kit-bashed figure that utilizes the legs from from 2007's TAC Luke Skywalker (30 25) figure, the torso from 2007's VTSC Luke Skywalker (Bespin Fatigues) figure along with an all-new head sculpt, new arms, and new cod section.
Articulation Count: 23 points (14 areas of articulation)
Articulation Details: ball-socket head (1), ball-jointed left shoulder (2), ball-jointed right shoulder (2), ball-jointed left elbow (2), ball-jointed right elbow (2), swivel left wrist (1), swivel right wrist (1), ball-jointed torso (2), swivel left hip (1), swivel right hip (1), ball-jointed left knee (2), ball-jointed right knee (2), ball-jointed left ankle (2), ball-jointed right ankle (2)
Accessory Count: 2
Accessory Details: lightsaber, shoto
Date Stamp: 2007
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