Collection: The Saga Collection
Source: A New Hope
Availability: April 2006
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.
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
Retail: $9.99 USD
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