Collection: Legacy Collection
Source: Expanded Universe (Star Wars: Legacy #22)
Availability: August 2009
Darth Krayt is not pleased; Admiral Stazi of the Galactic Alliance Remnant has stolen the Sith Lord's powerful new warship Imperious. Unknown to Stazi, Imperial Knights Sigel Dare and Treis Sinde have sabotaged the ship, hoping to ruin Krayt's plans. Now Dare must warn Stazi before the bombs planted on the ship explode!
Simply put, Star Wars: Legacy #22 is all about Darth Krayt wreaking havoc on the entire galaxy. Darth Krayt, who actually started off as A’Sharad Hett, is a Jedi turned evil. So it would be fair to say that the action figure should display some form of angst and/or bitter resentment. It does, and while we do not claim to have read all of the Legacy series, we can express that the action figure brings to the table what was orchestrated in the comics. First and foremost, Darth Krayt is indeed an imposing foe. His has heterochromia in his eyes and it is a bizarre and eerie trait of this displeased leader and add to his ominous and threatening nature. And believe it or not, Hasbro managed to add this detail to the figure very well, especially the feline-like shaped pattern in his chest armor. The Darth Krayt action figure overall is very well designed and it makes us a bit envious that the attention to detail here was spared at no expense here while some of the movie-specific action figures get a bit ignored. Regardless, we do give high marks for this Comic Packs set. Darth Krayt has been recreated in his very “spiky” armor. The silver color used is in between shiny and flat but its color is perfect. While not super-articulated, his 12 points of articulation are a perfect amount and he is able to be posed in a variety of ways very easily. He has a good center of gravity and doesn’t fall over. As you’ve probably come to learn from us, this is an important aspect for us in order to give an action figure excellent marks. One small issue, Darth Krayt does not hold his lightsabers very well. His grasp is a little bit too big for the hilts and we find this to be a mild disappoint. His helmet is removable and underneath you will find an aged A’Sharad Hett even though his tattoos look darker and thicker than ever before. As we’ve mentioned earlier, his expression is agitated and we think Hasbro perfectly nailed a likeness that makes a grand statement of total domination and conquering of the universe.
Sigel Dare is also a nicely sculpted action figure. With the initial batches, Hasbro went too buck wild with her eyeliner. Thankfully, that changed for the better. The Darth Krayt/Sigel Dare Comic Packs set has shipped as a carry forward pack in the second wave of the Legacy Collection Comic Packs line. Hasbro has given her a completely new paint job in the face giving her a very beautiful and more accurate likeness. You can see a comparison shot in this gallery. (You can also click HERE for more information on this running change variant. Her armor has been cast (or painted) in a metallic dark red color. If you compare her to the action figures of 2008's TLC Antares Draco/Ganner Krieg Comic Packs set, you will discover that Hasbro made the armor of the Imperial Knights even better with the introduction of the first female one. Antares and Ganner both has shiny armor, but not with the same “metallic” intensity of Sigel Dare. And she has an inferior quality soft-goods cape (it is too shiny) with a hood that just doesn’t look right when worn, but we would like to be clear that this is not a knock on the figure. We actually very much look forward to the additional Imperial Knights being created with this new approach. It honestly looks so much better, even if it doesn’t have a high quality cape. Interestingly, Sigel Dare’s head sculpt (including the hairstyle) is very reminiscent of Princess Leia as we saw her in her Bespin gown in Episode V. In fact, we have imagined how this portrait might fair if it was repainted and used for a Princess Leia action figure one day. Each and every time we look at the head sculpt, we can’t help but be reminded of Princess Leia. Your opinions may vary, but there is something about it that keeps confusing us. Sigel Dare comes with the trademark “clear” lightsaber blade and she looks just flawless when posed with other Imperial Knights. Sigel Dare is a super-articulated action figure. She is also beautifully in scale and has a lean and trim body frame. Almost perfect, there is bvery little we would have changed, especially since the running change improving her face.
Assortment Number: 87972/87504
Retail: $12.99 USD
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Status: Darth Krayt 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 elbow (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: 5
Accessory Details: removable helmet, 2 removable shoulder armor pieces, 2 lightsabers
Date Stamp: 2009
Status: Sigel Dare is an all-new figure.
Articulation Count: 22 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), swivel waist (1), 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: 1
Accessory Details: lightsaber
Date Stamp: 2009
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