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The Power Of The Force “2” [Red/Green]

Luke Skywalker (In Ceremonial Outfit) - POTF2 [R/G] - Basic

Name: Luke Skywalker (In Ceremonial Outfit)
Collection: The Power Of The Force "2" [Red/Green]
Number: N/A
Source: A New Hope
Availability: November 1997
License: Hasbro

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Height: 1.75 Meters
Status: Jedi in Training, Rebel Pilot
Classification: Human
Affiliation: Rebel Alliance
Weapon Of Choice: Blaster Pistol, Lightsaber

The unforgettable conclusion of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope is stirringly unforgettable. The Rebel heroes are honored with a medal of valor by Princess Leia Organa and other Rebel Alliance officials at the ceremony on Yavin IV. We saw Luke grow from wimp to hero in the course of one film. The soundtrack was moving, the setting was beautiful, and the realization that the Rebels won their first victory against the Galactic Empire opened the doors for more conflicts that we would eventually see in the next Star Wars film. For years Star Wars collectors have wanted Luke Skywalker in his standout ceremonial duds. Not only were press photos taken with him donning this outfit (without the bright yellow jacket, however), this version of Luke Skywalker was also featured in the animated short of The Star Wars Holiday Special. As you can see, it makes sense why this was such a highly desired action figure collectors wanted to see Hasbro produce. Interestingly, Luke Skywalker (In Ceremonial Outfit) was the final figure produced in The Power Of The Force “2” ‘green’ line look. Many assumed that this figure would be the "give-away" figure at theaters since Kenner/Hasbro delayed getting it out to store shelves. But it was production that held up the figure, as it sported a new head sculpt, different from all other Luke Skywalker figures produced to date

When first released at the end of 1997, Luke Skywalker (In Ceremonial Outfit) caused quite a stir. It was the first Luke Skywalker with an all-new head sculpt that looked completely different from all other Luke Skywalker action figures released prior. The packaging sported the call out “All New Likeness Of Luke” right on the bubble of the figure. And what a new likeness of Luke Skywalker it was. Rumors exist that two different head sculpts were designed for this figure. If you’re a variation “freak,” you know about the .00 and .01 (and higher) card back variations. There has been evidence pointing to the fact that the .00 variation contains a figure with a different head sculpt than the more widespread .01 running change. We haven’t seen this in person, nor can we confirm its existence, but many collectors claim otherwise. We think the updated likeness is decent, but it’s still a far cry from looking like actor Mark Hamill. We think it barely looks like a significant update to the first head sculpt they used over and over through the first few years of the line. The rest of the sculpt is alright too. We’re not fully impressed, but it’s good. Luke Skywalker (In Ceremonial Outfit) still feels too large and tall. But the worst part of this figure is his terrible center of gravity. If you don’t have him leaning forward, it is guaranteed he will fall backward. It’s quite distressing.

One of the features we don’t like about many of The Power Of The Force “2” figures is that so many of them come with a removable jacket or coat shell. This means that if you remove it, the sleeves don’t match the undershirt. We find this to be very problematic. And to be technical, it is also very screen inaccurate. We understand that this is just more of how this action figure was approached rather than a “mistake,” but we don’t think it ever works. To have a removable shell as an accessory doesn’t work out successfully for us. Luke Skywalker (In Ceremonial Outfit) also comes with an out of scale blaster pistol and medal of valor. The medal hangs nicely around Luke’s neck and completes the figure nicely. But it's unequivocally too large and looks a bit humorous hanging around the figure's neck. We appreciate Hasbro making Luke Skywalker (In Ceremonial Outfit) so soon in the modern line. There is much work to do, however. He is a great holdover for the time being, but collectors are going to want to see better updates in the future. You have to credit them for some forward-thinking here with the figure's center of gravity. You can recreate the scene to the moment Princess Leia Organa puts the medal around his neck. That's a feature we don't take lightly.

Collector Notes

Luke Skywalker (In Ceremonial Outfit)

Status: Luke Skywalker (In Ceremonial Outfit) is an all-new figure.

Articulation Count: 6 points (6 areas of articulation)

Articulation Details: swivel head (1), swivel left shoulder (1), swivel right shoulder (1), swivel waist (1), swivel left hip (1), swivel right hip (1)

Accessory Count: 3

Accessory Details: medal of valor, blaster pistol, removable jacket shell

Date Stamp: 1997

Assortment Number: 69570/69691

UPC: 076281696911

Retail: $4.99 USD

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Added: March 8, 2015
Category: Power Of The Force "2" [Red/Green], The
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
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