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Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith - TAC - Commemorative Tin Collection (3 of 6)

Name: Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith
Collection: 30 (77-07)
Number: 3 of 6 (Commemorative Tin Collection)
Source: Revenge Of The Sith/Expanded Universe (Revenge Of The Sith Concept Art)
Availability: November 2006
License: Hasbro

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What better way to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Star Wars as a property than with a unique collectible format never attempted until now? Hasbro may have not had the appropriate multimedia support for the 2007 product year, but they probably didn’t need it. For the landmark anniversary of Star Wars was enough buzz to engage Star Wars fans from across the globe. As Hasbro put The Saga Collection to rest, they wowed collectors with an incredible new line look to help commemorate this once in a lifetime celebration. But they did more as well. They introduced collectors to the Commemorative Tin Collection sets. A total of six were created, one for each film, and additional sets were also created in an exclusive fashion as well. They took four main characters from each film, picked out as best they could the nicest sculpts of those figures available at the time, retooled some if warranted and put together a very nice package in packaging that harkened back to the vintage Kenner era. When all was said and done collectors were left with a unique collectible set that looked great, felt great and reminded us how wonderful it was to be a Star Wars collector at the time. Never afraid to experiment, even the Prequel Trilogy figures looked fantastic in this packaging scheme. And there was enough newness to make the $24.99 price point palatable.

Mace Windu, Yoda, Anakin Skywalker and AT-RT Driver are the four figures that make up the Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith (3 of 6) Commemorative Tin Collection multipack. Granted, there are some missed opportunities here. We don’t think any collectors out there needed the included Mace Windu or Yoda figures again. But it’s important to note here that with a few exceptions, Hasbro did what they could to make each figure as unique as possible. And that is key to making collectors happy. Just give us something remotely different enough and we’re sold hook, line and sinker. Mace Windu is definitely the dud of the set. He is a straight repack of 2005’s ROTS Mace Windu (III 10) figure, but he comes with less accessories this time. He does still come with his signature purple lightsaber, but the articulation and posture on this figure are still so wonky because of the action feature. Consider this a filler figure. Yoda is also a straight repack of 2005's Yoda (III 3) figure. But he comes with a few more things that makes him more interesting. This time Hasbro took the cloak and cane accessories from the 2004 VOTC Yoda figure and gave them to this Yoda. The cloak looks a little too worn for a Prequel Trilogy Yoda, but there is no denying that it’s dressed him up a bit more. He also comes with a lightsaber and you probably have more display options for Yoda than you need because of all the accessories here.

Anakin Skywalker is a repaint of the Anakin Skywalker (Clone Wars Hero) figure from 2005’s ROTS Anakin Skywalker To Darth Vader Evolutions set. We are surprised by how much lighter his paint operations are across the board. His hair is lighter brown and his outfit contains different shades of color used on the Evolutions figure. But for this release he come without most of the accessories that the Evolutions figure did. He comes with a soft-goods cloak and a lightsaber. But that’s it. While this figure definitely isn’t perfect, it still is a great figure. All he is really missing are ball-jointed elbows. The most exciting figure in this set however is the AT-RT Driver. While not seen in Revenge Of The Sith, this figure represents concept art of a clone idea that was utilized during the making of Revenge Of The Sith. Concept art figures are rare in general, and if Hasbro does attempt them they usually are based on Ralph McQuarrie’s concept art (not ignoring the Episode I concept art figures seen in the Power Of The Jedi line). But it’s nice to see a figure based on concept art from the Prequel Trilogy again. Hasbro took 2005’s ROTS AT-RT Driver (III 54) figure and gave him an all-white paint job and some dirt marks here and there. They included the removable chest plate and the strapped blaster rifle, but that’s it. And honestly it’s all you really need for this figure. The Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith (3 of 6) is a great release, and the “new” AT-RT Driver is so cool you just have to get it.

Collector Notes

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith (Commemorative Tin Collection – 3 of 6)

Assortment Number: TBD

UPC: TBD

Retail: $24.99 USD

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Mace Windu

Member of: The Jedi Council
Believer in: Diplomacy
Notable battle: Dantooine
Nearly equal in power and respect to the great Jedi Master Yoda, Mace Windu was a longtime member of the Jedi Council, and one of its staunchest supporters.

Status: Mace Windu is a repack of 2005's ROTS Mace Windu (III 10) figure. For this release Hasbro only included the lightsaber.

Articulation Count: 14 points

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

Accessory Count: 4

Accessory Details: removable helmet, sergeant's pauldron, blaster, survival backpack

Date Stamp: 2005

Yoda

Goes: Into exile
Commands: Clone forces on Kashyyyk
Confronts: The Emperor
The greatest swordsman ever to emerge from the Jedi ranks, Yoda was a wise and capable leader. Forced to flee Coruscant after being defeated by the Emperor, he spent his years in exile reflecting on the very nature of the Force.

Status: Yoda is a repack 2005's ROTS Yoda (III 3) figure. This time he comes with the same lightsaber from the Revenge Of The Sith release in addition to the cane and soft-goods cloak from 2004's VOTC Yoda figure.

Articulation Count: 9 points

Articulation Details: ball-socket head, 2 ball-jointed shoulders, 2 swivel wrists, 2 swivel hips, 2 ball-socket feet

Accessory Count: 3

Accessory Details: lightsaber, cane, soft-goods cloak

Date Stamp: 2004

Anakin Skywalker

Desires: More power
Greatest fear: Loss
Becomes: Darth Vader
Torn between his loyalty to the Jedi Order and his love for his wife, Anakin was tricked by the Emperor into betraying his Jedi vows, and eventually fell to the dark side of the Force.

Status: Anakin Skywalker is a repaint of the Anakin Skywalker (Clone Wars Commander) figure from 2005's ROTS Anakin Skywalker To Darth Vader Evolutions set.

Articulation Count: 14 points

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

Accessory Count: 3

Accessory Details: lightsaber hilt, lightsaber blade, soft-goods cloak

Date Stamp: 2005

AT-RT Driver

Species: Human clone
Fight alongside: Wookiees
Under the command of: Yoda
Equipped and conditioned for the humid environment of the galaxy's swampy places, these clone troopers helped repel Separatist forces on the Wookiee home world.

Status: AT-RT Driver is a repaint of 2005's ROTS AT-RT Driver (III 54). This time he only comes with the rifle and chestplate and he has been repainted in the Revenge Of The Sith concept art color scheme.

Articulation Count: 14 points

Articulation Details: ball-jointed 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

Accessory Count: 2

Accessory Details: removable chest plate, strapped blaster rifle

Date Stamp: 2005







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Added: July 9, 2014
Category: 30 (77-07)
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
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