Name: Dengar (Executor Meeting)
Collection: Star Wars [Saga - Phase III]
Number: ’04 #17
Source: The Empire Strikes Back
Availability: April 2004
Dengar was one of the elite bounty hunters hired by Darth Vader to capture the Millennium Falcon and her crew. The grizzled hunter Dengar was called "Payback" because personal vendettas fueled much of his career. He was once a daring swoop racer until a competitive rival, Han Solo, ended his career when their swoops crashed. Although Dengar was to blame for the accident, he held Solo responsible and leaped at the chance for revenge.
When Hasbro nails an action figure, collectors get happy. This sentiment is felt with Dengar (Executor Meeting) from the Star Wars “Saga” line. It won’t necessarily appeal to those who prefer articulation to anything else, but Hasbro did knock this one out of the park, if you can accept it for what it is. If you recall, Dengar was one of the earliest modern figures attempted in The Power Of The Force “2” line and was released as 1997's POTF2 [G/FF] Dengar figure. And he was special for one reason in particular. This figure was based on his appearance from Return Of The Jedi, and not The Empire Strikes Back (as noted by his missing backpack). With a much too happy demeanor on his face and a lack of articulation engineered in the figure, collectors were content but wanted more from Hasbro as far as this bounty hunter was concerned. A peg-warmer back in the 1980s, Dengar followed suit once again in 1997 but he nevertheless remains a favorite amongst Original Trilogy purists. Perhaps many Star Wars collectors were surprised when he was announced for another update in one of the final waves of the Star Wars “Saga” line. But the surprise should have been pleasant as Hasbro delivered a truly wonderful version of him. (That doesn’t mean he doesn’t have room to grow.)
Dengar (Executor Meeting) comes with nine points of articulation. A swivel head is jointed by two ball-jointed shoulders, a swivel left wrist, a swivel waist and two swivel hips. It’s an admirable amount of articulation, but only about half of what articulation junkies would like to see on any Star Wars action figure. Although he is indeed limited in articulation, Dengar (Executor Meeting) shines mostly because of his sculpt. And what an impressive sculpt it is. Just like the 1997 version, this one appears too content and almost too smiley for one reason or another, but ultimately more realistic this time around. Hasbro went to work to ensure that he now has a more rugged and scarred appearance. The sculpt showcases some of Hasbro’s finest sculpting efforts. And a stunning paint job accents all the heart and soul that went into the sculpt. You’ll find details that you never knew existed until now and the attention given to his backpack is nothing short of enthralling. When you realize just how faithful Hasbro was to the actual prop in the film (should you own the appropriate reference books), you probably won’t even care any longer that the figure has minimal articulation. This is an action figure to appreciate with artful eyes. Take time to smell the roses here. You’re absolutely going to be impressed.
Status: Dengar (Executor Meeting) is an all-new figure.
Articulation Count: 9 points (7 areas of articulation)
Articulation Details: swivel head (1), ball-jointed left shoulder (2), ball-jointed right shoulder (2), swivel left wrist (1), swivel waist (1), swivel left hip (1), swivel right hip (1)
Accessory Count: 2
Accessory Details: BlasTech LJ-90 concussion rifle, survival backpack
Date Stamp: 2004
Assortment Number: 84771/84715
Retail: $4.99 USD
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