Collection: Star Wars [Darth Vader/Revenge Of The Sith]
Source: Revenge Of The Sith
Availability: July 2013
Yoda battles Palpatine in the Senate on Coruscant. The venerable Jedi has discovered that Palpatine is the evil Sith Lord Darth Sidious and confronts the newly anointed Emperor, a confrontation that ends in a ferocious lightsaber duel.
Well, it goes without saying that if you’re a collector of a “more mature” age, Hasbro’s 2013 incarnation of the Saga Legends line is probably not for you. See, Saga Legends had a long and very rich history. When it first came to fruition in 2007, it gave collectors incredible opportunities to get hard to find action figures with relative ease. Hasbro even asked the collecting community for assistance in picking Fans’ Choice waves and we helped them without question. As the years moved on, Hasbro felt that Saga Legends should be geared more for kids and we started seeing the line lose its flexibility and see the same characters get released over and over and over again. Then the line shut down for a year. Movie Heroes took Saga Legends’ place very, very briefly and then Saga Legends came back but under a completely different premise. Hasbro would no longer repack the same dozen or so figures that they did in the past. The 2013 line would bring the Star Wars collecting community all-new sculpts, but with reduced articulation and controversial realistic sculpts.
Yoda is a perfect example of how Saga Legends will now function. Hasbro designed an all-new sculpt and in many ways it’s a very good one indeed. It has a silhouette like Yoda, a stature like Yoda and the clothing and accessories certainly seem to be Yoda’s, but when you look at the actual figure, you’ll need to do a double take. Does Yoda have the worst head sculpt we have ever seen to date? No, this is absolutely not the case. Again, it actually looks pretty good. But where is lacks most is in the type of plastic used and the final paint job given to it. Yoda is an odd shade of green. Even he looks like he is nauseously green no matter how ironic that sounds. Hasbro rushed so many paint details. Perhaps they don’t care. But with the reduced articulation, reduced accessories and overall cheapness in the look and feel of plastic materials used, it seems they might have wanted to expend a little more revenue on the deco. We aren’t trying to spend their dollars, but Yoda is lacking something. This line may not be as bad as we think, but the action figures are in need of some refinement. That’s all we’re trying to say.
Status: Yoda is an all-new figure.
Articulation Count: 5 points
Articulation Details: ball-socket head, 2 swivel shoulders, 2 swivel hips
Accessory Count: 1*
Accessory Details: lightsaber (*the cloak is a separately sculpted piece, but will not come off without damage to the action figure)
Date Stamp: 2013
Assortment Number: A3865/A3857
Retail: $5.99 USD
Market Value: Click here to check the latest prices based on listings.
Star Wars [Darth Vader/Revenge Of The Sith]
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