Name: Luke Skywalker/Mara Jade
Collection: 30 (77-07)
Number: No. 10
Source: Expanded Universe (Star Wars: Heir To The Empire #5)
Availability: August 2007
Five years have passed since the Battle of Endor. Luke Skywalker is the first Jedi in the fledgling Republic, but the dark legacy of Emperor Palpatine still threatens him. The smuggler Mara Jade has long wanted to find Luke and kill him because of his role in the death of her former master, the Emperor. Her chance to strike arrives at last, but events cause her to join forces with him to escape Imperial forces.
After Return Of The Jedi hit theaters in 1983, it was unknown at the time whether or not fans would be treated to the Sequel Trilogy which supposedly comprised Episode VII, VIII and IX. Nearly thirty years later, we all now know that these “final” films aren’t coming to pass. Thankfully the Expanded Universe has stepped up to the plate to give us some great stories. One comic in particular, Heir To The Empire introduced us to a woman who would eventually become the wife of Luke Skywalker, but started off as a rogue smuggler on a mission to kill him for his responsibility in the death of her former master, Emperor Palpatine. Hasbro bases a new Comic Packs set on their first time meeting and it’s a set that many EU fans are going to love to have finally in their collections, but falls slightly short because of some inferior articulation and not so great likenesses. But you’ll have to judge that for yourself. We can tell you that for the most part this two-pack should make you relatively happy. Besides some swivel articulation in Luke’s arms, it’s a very fine sculpt oh him half in and half our of his X-wing fighter pilot gear. And Mara Jade, while proportionately in scale and well sculpted, should have gone through a likeness tweaking before Hasbro settled on this final production version.
Luke Skywalker really does look fantastic. He comes with a healthy amount of accessories including a lightsaber, removable helmet with a cord that plaugs into the back of his belt, removable holster and a blaster pistil. He also has been designed with some really great articulation as well. These points of articulation include a ball-socket head, ball-jointed shoulders, swivel biceps, swivel wrists, swivel waist, swivel hips and ball-jointed ankles. His legs are spread perfectly to allow for some variation in the poses you choose for him and the paint job, while very simple, comes to life with very clean applications and great choices of color. Luke unfortunately is shorter than Mara Jade because of the way his legs are posed, but the difference in scale idn’t affected because it takes into account that he isn’t standing up straight in a completely erect position. Luke Skywalker is an all-new figure, for the most part, but we believe that his head sculpt has been slightly retooled and repainted from the 2007 TAC Luke Skywalker (No. 25) figure. There are just too many similarities to not believe that some “parts” of this head sculpt were applied to this Comic Packs figure.
Assortment Number: 87522/87504
Retail: $9.99 USD
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Status: Luke Skywalker
Articulation Count: 12
Articulation Details: ball-socket head, 2 ball-jointed shoulders, 2 swivel biceps, 2 swivel wrists, swivel waist, 2 swivel hips, 2 ball-jointed ankles
Accessory Count: 4
Accessory Details: lightsaber, removable helmet with cord, removable bandolier, blaster pistol
Date Stamp: 2007
Articulation Count: 12 points
Articulation Details: ball-socket head, 2 ball-jointed shoulders, 2 swivel elbows, 2 swivel wrists, swivel waist, 2 swivel hips, 2 ball-jointed knees
Accessory Count: 4
Accessory Details: removable hood, lightsaber hilt, removable purple lightsaber blade, blaster pistol
Date Stamp: 2007
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