Name: Admiral Ackbar
Collection: The Vintage Collection
Source: Return Of The Jedi
Availability: November 2010
Admiral Ackbar, please! And Hasbro answered our call and gave us exactly what we wanted! Revisiting a figure that was last made in The Power Of The Force line should be a regular part of Hasbro’s protocol for the current state of the modern line because figure making technology has come so far. Whether it is part of the plan or not, some of their earliest attempts at great Star Wars characters are getting the attention that they finally deserve, and new versions are eclipsing the stuff from the '90s at an incredible rate. Admiral Ackbar is essentially "a trap" from a certain point of view because he will certainly be responsible for capturing and holding the attention of many a collector. Hasbro's latest sculpts have allowed the ability for action figure collectors to be completely blown away and Hasbro holds nothing back with their Admiral Ackbar release from The Vintage Collection. We’re actually surprised that Hasbro hasn’t tried to revisit Ackbar sooner. His first (and last) incarnation as an action figure was way back in 1997. And after nearly a decade and a half we get an Admiral Ackbar that is not only significantly improved, but will forever remain the definitive version of him. Admiral Ackbar is another action figure in the Return Of The Jedi wave of The Vintage Collection who has flawless execution, a brilliantly shining sculpt and a paint job that would make most other action figures hang their heads in shame.
If you’re a zealot of super-articulation, you may consider Ackbar lacking. But you would be wrong. While he comes without ankle articulation, he still has the other 12 points which are more than enough for this character. Ackbar can only be seen sitting and standing in Return Of The Jedi. So in actuality we really have more than enough articulation than we need for him. The extra tooling needed to include ankle articulation would translate into wasted dollars. We’re glad Hasbro saved it for a figure who needs it. Hasbro kept tradition real and up front for collectors and have included some sort of derivative of the baton that we have seen with the 1983 figure. But this time it is significantly detailed and colored in sterling silver and a little bit shorter. This accessory may have been in the film lying on a table or command chair somewhere, but we have yet to locate it. And for the first time, Hasbro has include a “cross-section” of his computer console. It is definitely small, but it is packed with detail and it is immediately recognizable from the scenes where we see Ackbar controlling the Home One. While it may not rank as a required accessory, we love it and it gives Admiral Ackbar an edge that the other figures in the wave do not have. Admiral Ackbar is fully outfitted to take on the Galactic Empire, and he will do it in style!
Status: Admiral Ackbar is an all-new figure.
Articulation Count: 12 points
Articulation Details: ball-socket head, 2 ball-jointed shoulders, 2 ball-jointed elbows, swivel waist, 2 ball-jointed knees, 2 swivel forearms, 2 swivel hips
Accessory Count: 2
Accessory Details: datapad, baton
Date Stamp: 2010
Assortment Number: 21483/97568
Retail: $7.99 USD
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