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The Saga Collection

Greedo - TSC - Vintage

Name: Greedo
Collection: The Saga Collection
Number: N/A
Source: A New Hope
Availability: April 2006
License: Hasbro

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Celebrate the legendary Star Wars films that changed the universe forever, with The Saga Collection. This collection brings to life the incredible story of good versus evil that captured our imagination and took us to a galaxy far, far away. The finest re-creations of the iconic Star Wars heroes and villains are back with incredible detail and premium features to commemorate each epic tale in the Star Wars saga. And, as a tribute to the dedication of Star Wars fans everywhere, we are re-releasing elements of the original packaging that harken back to the creation of Star Wars action figures, which began over 25 years ago with the Original Trilogy. May the Force be with you!

One of the most prolific action figures in the basic figure line is Greedo and this is quite perplexing for a character that got fried by Han Solo very quickly in A New Hope. But typically bounty hunters with a short shelf life seem to become the most popular. And even thought Greedo has seen many versions throughout the modern line, each one seems to escape derision by collectors simply for the fact of how well they were made. Of course some have been much better than others, but without a doubt, the 2006 The Saga Collection vintage version is the definitive hands down. Having gone through quite a metamorphosis from his 1979 incarnation, every release since has been cool in one fashion or another, even if the accuracy wasn’t all there. Greedo has seen multiple releases in The Power Of The Force line (red cards, CommTech chips), the Star Wars line (as a Cantina exclusive), Original Trilogy Collection (another repainted version of the CommTech mold) and now The Saga Collection as a premium sculpted and decorated action figure. Admittedly, is was something else to get Greedo on an original 1979 replicated card back and just keeping this packaged may just be the direction you want to take with this figure. Or buy two so you can play with the other.

Collectors took exception with the use of the soft-goods vest on this figure. It clearly was too baggy and was much too long for the figure’s height. But the way to quickly remedy this was to remove the vest from the 2004 OTC Greedo (OTC #22) and put it on this figure and you could customize a much more authentic and nicer looking figure. It makes this figure look significantly better and this was one of the figures that allowed collectors to reflect on the stash of figures and accessories already in their collections and how they could be used to enhanced the latest action figures getting released from Hasbro. The point of the modern vintage figures is to imitate some of the aesthetics of the original figures, like the inclusion of soft-goods when soft-goods were used on the classic figures. But in Greedo’s case, the original 1979 figure was so inaccurate to the character in Episode IV, Kenner basically created their own new outfit for the figure and of course we love it as is, but we alos long for an exact miniature replica of the character we saw onscreen. Apparently Hasbro wanted to go many steps beyond guessing and give the 2006 VTSC Greedo some mixed media characteristics which would have worked much better is the creators at Hasbro tailored his vest a little closer to the chest. We love soft-goods, but we will admit that soft-goods here may have not been the best choice.

Greedo is an all-new figure. Coming to collectors super-articulated, Greedo offers all the luxury of an ultimately mobile action figure while still hiding the joints very well. Greedo’s primarily pale green jumpsuit has a very cool dirty wash and it has settled in all the crevices of the uniform, especially in the ribbing. The same is true for his head and hands. While they are not the same color green, the head and hands also pick up this great detailed wash. The sides of his arms and legs have been painted yellow to show the different layers or parts of his costume. Outfitted with a belt that includes a functioning holster, Greedo’s blaster pistol sits right at home in it and can be placed in his hands which hold it very tightly. Greedo’s eyes unfortunately are not painted in a dark purple, but since they are still painted in a shiny black, we will let this detail go fro the moment because it is certainly close enough. Overall, Greedo should impress you on many levels and he is one of our favorites from the 2006 issued vintage figures. 2006 was the year of Ultimate Galactic Hunts, both in the basic figure line as well as the vintage figures, but it was only in the vintage line that fans could collect the various foils stickers inside each and send away for a George Lucas (In Stormtrooper Disguise) action figure (also on a vintage card). It was a nice gesture, but clearly wasn’t one of the best action figures ever made. You should be able to find Greedo for a fair price and he is worth every penny. He is truly definitive and you absolutely need him for you Cantina dioramas.

Collector Notes

Greedo

Status: Greedo is an all-new figure.

Articulation Count: 14 points

Articulation Details: ball-socket head, 2 ball-jointed shoulders, 2 ball-jointed elbows, 2 swivel wrists, swivel waist, 2 swivel hips, 2 ball-jointed knees, 2 ball-jointed ankles

Accessory Count: 2

Accessory Details: blaster, removable soft-goods vest

Date Stamp: 2005

Assortment Number: 87061/87129

UPC: 653569136873

Retail: $9.99 USD

Market Value: Click here to check the latest prices based on Click here to check the market value on eBay! listings.



Vintage The Saga Collection (2006)
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Greedo
Han Solo (In Trench Coat)
Luke Skywalker: X-wing Pilot
Sand People

Vintage The Saga Collection (2007)
Bossk (Bounty Hunter)
Han Solo (Hoth Outfit)
IG-88 (Bounty Hunter)
Imperial Stormtrooper (Hoth Battle Gear)
Luke Skywalker (Bespin Fatigues)
Princess Leia Organa (In Combat Poncho)

Added: May 25, 2010
Category: Saga Collection, The
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
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