Anakin Skywalker (BD 50) - Hasbro - The Legacy Collection (2009)
Send us News & InformationReturn to the Main Jedi Temple Archives Home Page

1:6 Scale Figure Environments

Mos Eisley Cantina - 12 Inch Figure Environments

Name: Mos Eisley Cantina
Collection: 1:6 Scale Environment
Number: Item #100020
Edition Size: TBD (Regular)
Scale: 12 Inch Figure Environments
Source: A New Hope
Availability: November 2010

License: Sideshow Collectibles

Review_SCCantinaTable01 Review_SCCantinaTable02 Review_SCCantinaTable03 Review_SCCantinaTable04
Review_SCCantinaTable05 Review_SCCantinaTable06 Review_SCCantinaTable07 Review_SCCantinaTable08

Isn’t wonderful when we get something in the 12” line that we probably won’t ever get in Hasbro’s 3.75” line? To be fair, The Legacy Collection gave us some wonderful Chalmun’s Cantina “stuff” for our collections. Things that come readily to mind are the the amazing aliens including Trinto Duaba & Dice Ibegon as well as Pons Limbic. And even Pons Limbic also came with the “almost cancelled” table that Sideshow Collectibles has now also developed for their 12” line. But we doubt we will ever see the leather chairs that accompany the table in Hasbro’s line, so Sideshow’s will have to do. Of course Sideshow’s interpretation is a heck of a lot better simply due to the increased scale anyway. And the table even comes with a light-up lamp and three glasses full of assorted colored space booze. Collectors can see all the fine details that have been crafted into this environment and it is incredible to finally have it for the 12” scale like the crevices of the rotund table. So what’s exciting here is that Sideshow also throws in the two brown leather chairs that accompanied the table so that lucky collectors could reenact the memorable scene of Han shooting Greedo first. (Ahem.)

Many people who collect Sideshow Collectibles’ high quality 12” figures don’t necessarily collect the 12” Figure Environments. But more affordable sets like the Mos Eisley Cantina are a great reason to get started. As usual, these items are manufactured from high-quality polystone. Interestingly, the feel of the chairs is more reminiscent of a wood than a polystone in our opinion. They are somewhat hollow, yet they have a heaviness to them that confirms that they aren’t cheaply made. The paint jobs on all three pieces is quite spectacular. All have a believable worn-in look to them and Sideshow Collectibles is notorious for recreating believable battle-damage and everyday wear and tear on their pieces. They held nothing back here at all either. We are quite impressed. You’ll find instances of “splattered mud” and “dirt collections” on various portions of the chairs and while the table is relatively clean for the most part, it too has some obvious collection of dust on it as well. The three glasses are all uniform but each have a different color liquid in them: pink, green and navy blue. The prototype that was initially shown had a glass with baby blue liquid in it, but it seem that Sideshow abandoned that concept so we didn’t confuse it with “blue milk”.

The light that has been installed in the center of the table looks just like a gumdrop. But they all looked like this in the cantina. Despite its comical shape, it gives off a very powerful light that illuminates a nice section of surface area if you choose to turn off the surrounding lights. The intent of the table light is just to provide a dark ambience in the cantina, but collectors love electronics in their collectibles. And when they look this good, we have to agree that this was the right direction to take. It just looks fantastic. This set was meant to accompany the 12” Greedo figure and should have released at the same time. But with manufacturing things in continents far, far away, it’s hard to exactly gauge when products will reach completion. As a result, the Mos Eisley Cantina 12” Figure Environment shipped almost an entire month before the 12” Greedo figure did. But all is still well in the Star Wars universe because more time in between pricy collectibles certainly allows some healing time for constant wallet purchases. The Mos Eisley Cantina is beautifully done and Sideshow Collectibles deserves kudos for doing it right. We would like to see a reduced price however. $89.99 is a lot of money for these three pieces and no matter how well they’re done, price needs to be fair. Other than that, this expansion set is a true beauty!

Mos Eisley Cantina Figure Environment

 

Sideshow Collectibles (12 Inch Figures)
Heroes Of The Rebellion
Lords Of The Sith
Militaries Of Star Wars
Order Of The Jedi
Scum & Villainy

Sideshow Collectibles (Other Products)
12 Inch Figure Environments
Premium Format Figures
Life Size Busts
Dioramas

 
Added: December 22, 2010
Category: 1:6 Scale Figure Environments
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
Score:
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Return to Research Droids Reviews Index

-Click HERE to return to the home page-

Star Wars is a Copyright and Trademark of LucasFilm LTD. This site is intended for informational purposes only, and is not in anyway associated with LFL. All Visual Guides, images, and content are the property of JediTempleArchives.com, © 2004-2014 and may not be reused without permission. Please do not direct link to any of the content on this web site. PHP-Nuke Copyright 2004 by Francisco Burzi. This is free software, and you may redistribute it under the GPL. PHP-Nuke comes with absolutely no warranty, for details, see the license. Click here for our complete Privacy Policy. Click here for our Image Use Policy.