Collection: Legacy Collection
Source: Expanded Universe (Star Wars: Tales #21)
Availability: August 2009
Fans of the Expanded Universe know that Yuuzhan Vong refers to the species and not a proper name, sort of like the convention for Ugnaughts and Tusken Raiders. But even if you aren't a fan of these excellent stories, you can't deny just how massive and impressive this action figure turned out. Per multiple EU sources, the Yuuzhan Vong is part of a primitive culture since they believed that technology was nearly blasphemous to their ancient cultural standards and beliefs. Ironically, their moral compass governed by their polytheistic religion wasn't led by peace and they were a very hostile and violent species. Despite being very humanoid in form, they were actually quite a bit larger than the average human. The various characteristics of this impressive Expanded Universe character has been translated into action figure form very well by Hasbro. We believe that fans of the Yuuzhan Vong are going to count themselves very lucky. He is intricately detailed beyond belief. Every spike on his armor is well replicated and his coloring is very faithful to his varied appearances in EU folklore. And did we mention his size yet? This is another action figure that will unlikely befit a basic card back, so don't hesitate if you're on the fence. It would be a travesty to pass on this figure. Even those who are only fans of the movies should be able to see the greatness of this figure.
Yuuzhan Vong is an exceptional action figure! He has a most impressive 14 points of articulation and magnificently sculpted armor. Hasbro has colored the armor a bronzy brown and the final product is just stunning. The details the sculptors captured on this figure is nothing short of amazing and the success they achieved is brilliant. The backside of the armor imitates the contoured shape of a spine while the rest of it is reminiscent of a knight's uniform. His hands are also excellently sculpted. They are large and imposing and appear as if they could do a significant amount of damage without much effort. Not only is the color palette beautiful, but Hasbro has also given it a final finish to make it appear as if it has a 'lived in' look. There is a dark wash applied that clings to all the nooks and crannies of the armor creating a beautiful texture (and as a result realistically creates battle-damage and every day "wear and tear" detailed markings). His costume certainly makes up for any shortcomings the figure may have. We don't think he really has any issues, but we will comment that the likeness of the head is not up to the same level as the rest of his frame. It is still however quite good. Yuuzhan Vong has a "bat demon" portrait that is quite alarming and will quickly strike fear in your other action figures. He comes with a battle staff that is also excellently sculpted and has some unknown beast head sculpted on the top of it. It is a really cool accessory nonetheless.
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