Name: Anakin Skywalker/Droideka
Collection: Legacy Collection
Number: 3 of 6 (TARGET Exclusive)
Source: Attack Of The Clones
Availability: October 2010
The Jedi Knights rush to Geonosis to rescue Obi-Wan, Anakin and Padmé from execution. The Jedi brandish their lightsabers against the Geonosian warriors and the massive army of battle droids, super battle droids and droidekas. All hope seems lost that any Jedi will survive this battle, then Yoda arrives with an army of clone troopers. Although many Jedi are lost that day, others survive this climactic battle that ushers in the Clone Wars.
The Anakin Skywalker/Droideka Geonosis Arena Showdown set gives collectors a surprise. Hasbro has updated the Evolutions Episode II Anakin Skywalker figure and have made him the definitive version of this character for our collections. That Evolutions figure (that was later released as 2008's TLC Anakin Skywalker (BD 50)) was a pretty fantastic figure. But Hasbro must have studied the references of the costume harder than ever and have perfected an already great figure and promoted it to super stardom. Anakin Skywalker still comes with all the great articulation of before and nothing has changed in that department. But Hasbro gave Anakin a beautiful and accurate new portrait which just brings this action figure to a whole new positive level. His eyes are now rounder (as they should be) and his eyebrows are resting higher from his eyes and really makes this figure look authentic to the onscreen character in Episode II. His Padawan braid rests down his right shoulder off to the side instead of hanging down and curving inward. We think even a small detail like this looks better. But perhaps the greatest enhancement isn’t in the head sculpt at all.
Hasbro has cleaned up all of the details of Anakin’s Jedi gear. The “leather” tabards that are designed from soft vinyl material have finally been adjusted and colored in black, the way they should have been since 2005. This enhancement in and of itself makes this the new definitive Anakin Skywalker, but an improved head sculpt just drives this point home further. We still think that they hang too long on him, but Hasbro isn’t designing outfit for Fashion Week in NYC, they do their best for very small action figures. And we applaud them for making soft-goods clothing look so amazing on these tiny-scaled action figures. Not only are the tabards updated, but Hasbro has precisely tweaked the brown color of his pants and shirt. We also think this is an enhancement that shouldn’t be overlooked. Instead of a brown with a reddish tone to it, Hasbro has cast Anakin in a rich chocolate brown. The results are fantastic! Anakin’s boot shave also been lightened up a few shade to look more faithful to the film. They have lost their sheen by a lot and we think this is a small setback for this figure. But with all of the other improved enhancements, we’ll let this one slide. He comes with the correct green lightsaber he used during the Battle of Geonosis. The blade doesn't stay on that well for us interestingly.
Assortment Number: 97648/97645
Retail: $12.99 USD
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Status: Anakin Skywalker is a kit-bashed figure that utilizes the body of Anakin Skywalker (Clone Wars) figure from 2005's ROTS Anakin Skywalker To Darth Vader Evolutions set with an all-new head sculpt. The figure has also been drastically repainted and comes with new soft-goods.
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: 2
Accessory Details: lightsaber hilt, lightsaber blade
Date Stamp: 2005
Status: Droideka is a repaint of 2007's TAC Destroyer Droid (30 59) figure. This time the figure comes without the energy shield half.
Articulation Count: 12 points (12 areas of articulation)
Articulation Details: hinge-jointed head (1), hinge-jointed left shoulder (1), hinge-jointed right shoulder (1), hinge-jointed left elbow (1), hinge-jointed right elbow (1), bendable spine (1), hinge-jointed hip A (1), hinge-jointed hip B (1), hinge-jointed hip C (1), hinge-jointed ankle A (1), hinge-jointed ankle B (1), hinge-jointed ankle C (1)
Accessory Count: 2
Accessory Details: 2 blast effects
Date Stamp: 1998
Legacy Collection Geonosis Arena Showdown (2010 Edition)
Legacy Collection Geonosis Arena Showdown
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