Name: Gamorrean Guard
Collection: The Vintage Collection
Source: Return Of The Jedi
Availability: November 2010
Where do we begin to explain just how magnificent The Vintage Collection Gamorrean Guard is? From 1983 to 2010 we have received three unique sculpts (not including 2004's OTC repaint) of this awesome and powerful Star Wars character and each of those three spanned nearly a decade and a half apart from each other. For reasons unknown, Hasbro likes to pad some significant waiting time in between each release, but we have to say that the wait has paid itself off in ways that words probably won’t ever to be able to convey. For the Gamorrean Guard is a sculpted masterpiece and really doesn’t fall short in any way as far as we’re concerned. (Believe it or not there are already complaints about this figure. As a result, we’ve decided to pretend those critics don’t exist.) From a sculpt that will render you speechless to a paint job that breaths incredible life into the sculpt, the Gamorrean Guard is and will remain the definitive version of this favorite Return Of The Jedi pig guard. Not only does it exceed every expectation as far as sculpt and paint operations are concerned, the figure has unbelievable articulation and the use of soft-goods is extremely exciting. While even the best action figures (of which the Gamorrean Guard is one) may have some sort of tweak or two we would like to see made, the Gamorrean Guard is excellence on the highest level. Some are belly-aching about the use of soft-goods. “Really?” we ask. Hasbro has investigated the globe carefully obviously and found a brilliant fabric (faux fur) and have utilized it to make the Gamorrean Guard’s skirt. It looks ever so bunchy but we love the final results. The realism it provides is really spectacular.
We typically have only received the axe with any Gamorrean Guard to date. Hasbro got extraordinarily generous for The Vintage Collection release and has included not one, not two, but three awesome weapons to accessorize the figure. And they also have included a “free floating” bandolier that goes around his back and chest which solidifies the groundbreaking authenticity Hasbro is able to capture in their figures. It seems that the days of “painting on” straps and gear are over as separate molded pieces are created instead. The figure sports 14 points of articulation. While this level of articulation is essentially standard now, we couldn’t be more ecstatic that we have a Gamorrean Guard that sports it. This is not something we can take for granted. This is action figure construction at its finest and the Gamorrean Guard has an extremely unique body frame. Hasbro is not reinventing the wheel here to include this much articulation. They need to start from ground zero to see how to incorporate it into a frame of this rotundity. The portrait is simply stunning. Proportionate, beautiful, accurate and finely detailed are just some of the words we can think of to describe it. Hasbro didn’t hold back on the paint job here and although other licensees decided to take a “prop approach” with their interpretation of the Gamorrean Guard (check out how Sideshow Collectibles included the “human behind the mask” details on their Gamorrean Guard Life Size Bust), Hasbro has decided to go with the look that this is a real creature and not an actor in a costume. (And for the action figure line, we honestly approve this way much better.)
Status: Gamorrean Guard is an all-new figure.
Articulation Count: 14 points
Articulation Details: ball-socket head, 2 ball-jointed shoulders, 2 ball-jointed elbows, swivel waist, 2 ball-jointed knees, 2 ball-jointed ankles, 2 swivel wrists, 2 swivel hips
Accessory Count: 5
Accessory Details: vibrolance, long handled axe, short handled axe, removable helmet, removable belt/harness combination
Date Stamp: 2010
Assortment Number: 21482/97568
Retail: $7.99 USD
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