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Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith - TLC - Commemorative Tin Collection (1 of 3) (Exclusive)

Name: Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith
Collection: The Legacy Collection
Number: 1 of 3
Source: Revenge Of The Sith
Availability: December 2008
License: Hasbro

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It’s really no secret that Hasbro lost the plot with the Commemorative Tin Collection sets by the time we reached The Legacy Collection. Always looking to plant an exclusive product at some retailer, Kmart always seemed to get the short end of the stick. This wasn’t true all of the time because quite frankly they received some of the coolest exclusives of all time. But by the time The Legacy Collection was born, collectors were beginning to see a trend that wasn’t going to be good for the line’s health: incessant repacking. It started as soon as The Legacy Collection began, but what collectors could hardly comprehend was why exclusives were being contrived that contained straight repacks. It probably goes without saying that the Kmart exclusive Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith Commemorative Tin Collection (1 of 3) is one of the bigger disappointments in The Legacy Collection lineup. It is easily passable. If you’ve been collecting since at least the Revenge Of The Sith line, you likely have all of these figures multiple times a piece.

Obi-Wan Kenobi is a straight repack of 2007’s TAC Obi-Wan Kenobi (30 05) figure. There are literally no differences that exist between the tin figure and the basic figure from the 30 (77-07) line. Even all of the original accessories are included for the Commemorative Tin Collection (1 of 3) release. R2-D2 is a little bit more interesting (but not for any good reasons). Initially, Hasbro accidentally packed this tin with 2007’s TAC R2-D2 With Cargo Net (30 46) figure (the one is the dirt and moss accumulation on his body, legs, and feet but this figure was quickly replaced with the R2-D2 (Artoo-Detoo) figure from 2005’s TSC Early Bird Figures set which is an all-clean figure. (This was an odd error, wasn’t it?) The Shock Trooper, which is always a welcome army building figure, is a straight repack of 2007’s TAC Shock Trooper (Saga Legends) figure. It’s important to note that Hasbro did NOT use the Shock Trooper from 2006’s TSC Skirmish In The Senate Battle Packs set. They updated the paint operations in multiple ways, but most importantly the spread out the vertical lines on the helmet and gave even white space in between them making them screen accurate.

General Grievous is absolutely the biggest disappointment in the set. But it’s a fun figure because of its action features and kids should love it regardless. Like the Shock Trooper, Hasbro utilized the 2007 TAC General Grievous (Saga Legends) figure and not the Revenge Of The Sith figure. You can tell by the paint operations because they differed on the 2007 TAC Saga Legends release. What makes this set even less attractive than already having the figures in this set? Well, it would be the price. Not as expensive as the Kmart exclusive Commemorative Tin Collection sets from the 30 (77-07) line, they still retail for $32.99 (with some reports of even higher prices) which is at best eight dollars more expensive that the general marketplace sets we got at the end of 2006 that contained many newly tooled parts (and all-new repaints). We’re not claiming all of the new Commemorative Tin Collection sets in The Legacy Collection are boring, but the one based on Revenge Of The Sith line leaves quite a bit to be desired. At this point in the game, Hasbro should be utilizing the best sculpt possible in their inventory of parts. Not all of these figures take advantage of that.

Collector Notes

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith (Commemorative Tin Collection – 1 of 3)

Assortment Number: 89041/89030

UPC: 653569354567

Retail: $32.99 USD

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Obi-Wan Kenobi

Obi-Wan travels to Utapau to confront General Grievous. The general is a master with the lightsaber, as is Obi-Wan, so the duel between the tenacious Jedi and the ruthless cyborg is grueling. But in the end, a well-aimed blaster shot by Obi-Wan destroys Grievous' organ jar, putting an end to the general's mission of destruction.

Status: Obi-Wan Kenobi is a straight repack of 2007's TAC Obi-Wan Kenobi (30 05) figure.

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: 3

Accessory Details: electrostaff, rebreather, uncivilized blaster

Date Stamp: 2005

R2-D2

Left alone to guard a pair of Jedi starfighters in the hostile landing bay of the Invisible Hand, Artoo is captured by super battle droids. Thinking quickly, he sprays his attackers with highly flammable lubricant and activates his booster jets, frying the battle droids' circuitry.

Status: R2-D2 is a straight repack of the R2-D2 (Artoo-Detoo) figure from 2005's TSC Early Bird Figures set. This set can also be found with 2007's TAC R2-D2 With Cargo Net (30 46) figure accidentally packed inside as well.

Articulation Count: 8 points

Articulation Details: swivel dome, 2 swivel arms, 2 swivel "ankles", 3 rolling wheels

Accessory Count: 1

Accessory Details: removable third leg

Date Stamp: 2004

Shock Trooper

Shock troopers are elite members of the clone army. Under Palpatine's new regime, they are assigned as escorts and bbodyguards to the Emperor.

Status: Shock Trooper is a straight repack of 2007's TAC Shock Trooper (Saga Legends) figure which is a repaint of the Shock Trooper figure from 2006's TSC Skirmish In The Senate Battle Packs set.

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: 2

Accessory Details: DC-15 blaster, antenna

Date Stamp: 2005

General Grievous

The supreme commander of the droid armies is tracked to Utapau by Obi-Wan Kenobi. A powerful combination of droid and alien, Grievous is a formidable fighter, and ultimately confronts the Jedi in single combat.

Status: General Grievous is a straight repack of 2007's TAC General Grievous (Saga Legends) figure which is a slight repaint of 2005's ROTS General Grievous (III 9) figure.

Articulation Count: 9 points

Articulation Details: ball-socket head, ball-jointed shoulders, 2 hinge-jointed second set of arms, 2 swivel hips, 2 ball-jointed knees

Accessory Count: 6

Accessory Details: 4 lightsabers (2 blue, 2 green), droid blaster, removable vocoder

Date Stamp: 2004







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Added: July 15, 2014
Category: Legacy Collection, The
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
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