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Anakin Skywalker (Hangar Duel) - SW [S - P1] - Basic (’02 #22)

Name: Anakin Skywalker (Hangar Duel)
Collection: Star Wars [Saga - Phase I]
Number: '02 #22
Source: Attack Of The Clones
Availability: April 2002
License: Hasbro

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Ten years after the fight to save Naboo from invasion, the galaxy is on the brink of civil war. Under the leadership of a renegade Jedi, thousands of solar systems threaten to secede from the Galactic Republic. A courageous Jedi Knight, his impulsive and headstrong apprentice, and a queen-turned-senator are drawn into the heart of the conflict... and the beginning of war.

During the epic battle on Geonosis, Anakin Skywalker duels with the evil Darth Tyranus within a secret hangar. Anakin demonstrates his tremendous power by wielding both his and Obi-Wan's lightsabers to battle the skilled Sith Lord, who fights in the classic "old style" of ages past.

The Star Wars “Saga” line certainly has anything but a shortage of Anakin Skywalker action figures in it, so why should we be surprised when Hasbro creates another all-new version of Anakin Skywalker to pad the line? At least with each attempt Anakin Skywalker has been very scene specific and whether it is the outfit or the accessories that makes him unique, the diversity is appreciated. Based on his appearance toward the conclusion of Star Wars Episode II: Attack Of The Clones, Hasbro produced Anakin Skywalker (Hangar Duel) to throw one more version of him that we don’t yet own in the line. In this scene, Anakin Skywalker sustains a major physical injury and that’s the loss of his right arm. Hasbro worked this detail into the sculpt so kids and collectors could recreate these scenes and provide us all with an action figure with a fair likeness and well as screen accurate accessories. While this won’t be a roaring success in the eyes of hardcore collectors, Anakin Skywalker (Hangar Duel) should interest kids looking to recreate his battle with Count Dooku and have Yoda come to the rescue in his time of need.

Anakin Skywalker (Hangar Duel) is a bit more articulated than previous Anakin Skywalker versions, but a lot of that has to do with the included action features. The removable right arm (which comes in two flavors by the way: magnetized attachment and plug attachment) also function as swivel articulation and the “rollers” on his back provide the left wrist twisting. (Um, wouldn’t it have been a whole lot easier to include to include a simple swivel wrist instead?) He comes with both a green lightsaber (with a metal hilt) and blue lightsaber (with a plastic hilt). You can re create the scene where he utilized both lightsabers to ward off the powerful Count Dooku, with very little success mind you. A magnet in the right hand allows Anakin Skywalker (Hangar Duel) to hold it without issue. While we’re not crazy about magnets lodged into action figures’ hands, we do like the aesthetics of real metal blades. They honestly have their own sets of issues (like lightsaber blade attachment breakages for example) but they really look fantastic overall. And they seem to complement the Anakin Skywalker (Hangar Duel) action figure quite well.

The sculpt of Anakin Skywalker (Hangar Duel) is about average for us. We still feel that Hasbro has made his hair much too light, but then others argue that his hair shouldn’t be dark either. We’re torn in between the two. But no matter what, we still feel the action figure interpretations of Anakin in general are much too blonde. The pose is also about average. He is definitely in an action stance, but it works as it isn’t overly dramatic or possesses the inability to stand up unassisted as other action-oriented figures are guilty of often. The coloring of his Jedi outfit is right on par with where it needs to be and the details throughout the figure are accurate and well done. So in spite of its annoying action feature, it certainly could be worse. Anakin Skywalker will undoubtedly be an overproduced action figure, not just in sheer volume, but in the number of different types as well. He is a major hero in the Prequel Trilogy and Hasbro is going to ensure that he is constantly in development for the line. There will be better, but if you’re looking for Anakin that lens closer to definitive status, Anakin Skywalker (Hangar Duel) isn’t the figure for you.

Collector Notes

Anakin Skywalker (Hangar Duel)

Status: Anakin Skywalker (Hangar Duel) is an all-new figure.

Articulation Count: 11 points

Articulation Details: swivel head, 2 swivel shoulders, 2 swivel elbows, 2 swivel wrists, swivel waist, 2 swivel hips, rolling dial

Accessory Count: 4

Accessory Details: metal lightsaber hilt, green lightsaber blade, plastic lightsaber hilt, blue lightsaber blade

Date Stamp: 2001

Collection: 1

Assortment Number: 84605/84851

UPC: 076930846056

Retail: $4.99 USD

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Star Wars [Saga - Phase I] Wave 3
Clone Trooper (’02 #17)
Zam Wesell (Bounty Hunter) (’02 #18)

Anakin Skywalker (Hangar Duel) (’02 #22)
Yoda (Jedi Master) (’02 #23)
Count Dooku (Dark Lord) (’02 #27)

Added: February 15, 2014
Category: Star Wars [Saga - Phase I]
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
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