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Legacy Collection [2]

Sun Fac - LC [2] - Droid Factory

Name: Sun Fac
Collection: Legacy Collection [2]
Number: N/A
Source: Attack Of The Clones
Availability: October 2013
License: Hasbro

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In Star Wars: Attack Of The Clones, Sun Fac sentences Anakin Skywalker and Padmé Amidala to be executed in the Geonosian arena after convincing them of espionage. The ruthless Sun Fac is chief lieutenant to Archduke Poggle the Lesser, and runs the Geonosian Droid Factories with a cold and brutal efficiency.

The Legacy Collection [2] Droid Factory line was originally planned to focus on characters from Star Wars Episode II: Attack Of The Clones before it got canceled. You see, Lucasfilm Ltd. had planned to re-release all of the Star Wars films in theaters, but for the first time in 3D. After a not-so-successful run with Episode I, plans were shelved, but much to the chagrin of licensees. Hasbro in particular had to reevaluate their plan for the basic figure lines. The Star Wars [Yoda/Attack Of The Clones] line look is a perfect example. It was all but shelved. It ran for half of 2013 but most of the products planned for the line got axed in America. And the Legacy Collection [2] Droid Factory line was intended to be the complementary collector-focused line of 2013. Obviously that never happened. The Black Series line was created and served to come to the rescue to get out the previously planned figures out to collectors. Hasbro had to do a great amount of switching things around, and postponing a few of the figures. There are still some figures that have not found a spot to be released. We hope that all changes very soon.

Anyway, Hasbro reserved some of the more “army building” characters for a special exclusive six-figure multipack. They also managed to squeeze in a seventh Build A Droid figure, TC-70 also into the mix to make the purchase even more attractive. Cleverly they resurrected the canceled Legacy Collection [2] packaging and have placed the figures on basic card backs as they know how collectors love their carded basic figures. One character, Sun Fac, is part of this multipack and is a nice upgrade to the character we last received seven years ago. Hasbro released the very first Sun Fac action figure as 2006’s The Saga Collection Sun Fac (SAGA 016) figure. It is still a tremendous effort of an action figure by todays standards, but the new 2013 flavor is more attractive as it has a lot more articulation and firmly ranks as definitive. It’s a slightly surprising update for any basic figure line. As a character that can hardly be seen in Episode II, we’re shocked that it has commanded a redo, especially when the first version from 2006 turned out so well and when so many other characters need to have a first go round. Even so, we’re glad to have the updated figure now. We're all for upgrades even for figures that we're not expecting to see updated so soon.

Sun Fac comes with a remarkable 16 points of articulation, but that’s because it has two extra points of articulation in the wings. The sculpt is divine and can attain pretty much any pose you wish. This is in and of itself an answer to prayer because the Geonosian Warrior sculpts from the Star Wars “Saga” era were at best a totally debacle. They couldn’t stand up if you paid them to and they certainly wouldn’t hold the pose for much longer if by some miracle you could balance them for a few seconds or moments. The paint job on Sun Fac is nothing revolutionary. After all, Hasbro gave us excellent paint jobs on the Geonosians beginning with the ones in the Geonosis Arena Showdown TARGET exclusives. And actually, Sun Fac is a rework of the Geonosian Warrior first released in 2009’s LC Kit Fisto/Geonosian Warrior (2 of 6) Geonosis Arena Showdown TARGET exclusive set. It was also used for the 2010 LC Shaak Ti/Geonosian Warrior (4 of 6) Geonosis Arena Showdown 2010 Edition set as well as 2011's SW [SOTDS] Star Wars: Republic Commando (Delta Squad) Toys R Us multipack. It was a great sculpt then and it’s a great sculpt now. You may have not been eagerly awaiting an update to Sun Fac, but now you got one. And you should be happy with it. It’s nice to finally have this character in definitive status.

Collector Notes

Sun Fac

Status: Sun Fac is a repaint of the Geonosian Warrior from 2009's LC Kit Fisto/Geonosian Warrior (2 of 6) Geonosis Arena Showdown  set.

Articulation Count: 16 points

Articulation Details: ball-socket head, 2 ball-jointed shoulders, 2 ball-jointed elbows, 2 swivel wrists, swivel waist, 2 swivel hips, 2 ball-jointed knees, 2 ball-jointed ankles, 2 swivel wings

Accessory Count: 1

Accessory Details: sonic blaster

Original Droid Factory/Build A Droid Part: TC-70 left arm

Date Stamp: 2005

Assortment Number: A6729

UPC: 653569916000

Retail: $59.99 USD (multipack)

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Sun Fac

Legacy Collection [2] Droid Factory
212th Battalion Clone Trooper
Battle Droid
Black Squadron TIE Pilot
Sun Fac
TC-70 (Build A Droid)

Added: November 1, 2013
Category: Legacy Collection [2]
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
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