Name: Holiday Yoda
Number: Item #100087
Edition Size: Limited Edition
Scale: 1:6 Scale Figures
Source: Expanded Universe (Lucasfilm's 1981 Greeting Card Designed By Ralph McQuarrie)
Availability: November 2011
License: Sideshow Collectibles
There aren’t too many ways Sideshow Collectibles can amortize the cost unique body types for characters like Darth Vader and Yoda unless they can come up with new and interesting takes on them. Yoda is identical throughout the Original Trilogy and Darth Vader is almost the same throughout as well, save for his unique look in Episode IV. But making these characters in the 1:6 Scale Figure line is expensive. (It's necessary to amortize costs because it’s quite expensive to make these all-new molds.) It’s simple for them to play catch up with clone troopers since they all use the same body, but when a form is unique, they have to go back to the drawing board to develop an all-new body type which incurs dreadful tooling costs. When it came to Yoda, well, that’s pretty much what they did with their first ever 1:6 Scale Figure based on a Star Wars holiday greeting card. In an effort to help pay for the wonderful Yoda (Jedi Mentor) 1:6 Scale Figure mold, Sideshow Collectibles now released Holiday Yoda, a figure with an obvious niche audience and a one that should appeal to all those Star Wars collectors who are fans of the beautiful artwork of Ralph McQuarrie. Hasbro actually beat Sideshow Collectibles to the punch long before the arrival of this 1:6 Scale Figure. In 2003, long before Sideshow Collectibles was sublet the Hasbro 12” scale license to produce figures of their own in this scale, Hasbro released an online exclusive through the Star Wars Fan Club that was well-received by all collectors. But now it’s Sideshow Collectibles’ turn and they rocked it out of the park.
Now that Sideshow brings this concept into the one-sixth scale line in almost the same exact fashion Hasbro did in 2003, there’s more to love now than ever thanks to amazing articulation and even better soft-goods and accessories. Not many people have reported on this, but we’ve noticed that Yoda comes with a slightly revised portrait. Maybe this was required to better fit the molded Santa hat to hit head, but the most noticeable trait that makes it unique is the “bend” in his left ear. The Yoda (Jedi Mentor) 1:6 Scale Figure from the Order Of The Jedi collection lacks this detail or nuance. Sideshow expertly crafted a miniature Santa suit that fits Yoda perfectly, from head to toe. Expertly fitted, the cuffs stop right at the wrists and both the wrists and the collar are lined with white faux fur and have a rich and luxurious texture. Yoda clearly knows how to pick the finest of threads for his wardrobe. The included accessories are excellent too. Holiday Yoda comes with a “real” ball and alphabet block. Four of the sides of the block spell, you guessed it, Y-O-D-A with the other two simply sporting solid green circles. And the sculpted toy stack is mesmerizing to the eyes. It’s all one piece and fits into a soft-goods drawstring sack that cinches, but the toys that make up this lump are finely detailed and include a doll, drum, horn and several wrapped presents among other things. It’s quite a work of art indeed!
Announcement Date: October 24, 2011
Pre-order Date: October 27, 2011
Status: Holiday Yoda utilizes the unique Yoda body type with a slightly revised portrait with all-new hand attachments, clothing and accessories and more.
Articulation Count: 21 points
Articulation Details: ball-jointed neck, 2 double ball-jointed shoulders, 2 ball-jointed biceps, 2 ball-jointed elbows, 2 ball-jointed wrists, swivel waist, 2 swivel thighs, 2 ball-jointed knees, ball-jointed torso, 2 ball-jointed hips, 2 ball-jointed ankles
Accessory Count: 9
Accessory Details: sculpted "Santa" hat, fabric jacket, fabric pants, belt, cane, ball, sculpted alphabet block, detailed stack of toys (one piece), fabric drawstring sack (for toys)
Retail: $74.99 USD
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