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The Power Of The Force “2” [Red]

Luke Skywalker (In Stormtrooper Disguise) - POTF2 [R] - Basic

Name: Luke Skywalker (In Stormtrooper Disguise)
Collection: The Power Of The Force "2" [Red]
Number: N/A
Source: A New Hope
Availability: November 1996
License: Hasbro

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HEIGHT: 1.72 Meters
STATUS: Jedi In Training, Rebel Pilot
CLASSIFICATION: Human
AFFILIATION: Rebel Alliance
WEAPON OF CHOICE: Lightsaber, Blaster

In 1985, Luke Skywalker (In Stormtrooper Disguise) may have been one of the greatest long-awaited action figures up to that point. Star Wars fans were thrilled to see Kenner “going back” to previous films to develop new action figures for the line. Sadly, this effort was short-lived and The Power Of The Force line would go dormant for almost a perfect decade. As the years progressed forward, the 1985 Luke Skywalker (In Stormtrooper Disguise) action figure gained some notoriety and it quickly skyrocketed in value on the aftermarket and is , to date, the most valuable 1985 American vintage Kenner action figure money can buy. (Yak Face often commands higher prices, but the figure was never formally available in America.) With a removable helmet and an E-11 blaster, the perfectly accessorized Luke Skywalker (In Stormtrooper Disguise) became the action figure everyone wanted. When the line re-launched in 1995, Kenner knew that they’d have to make many of the 1985 for the modern era, and Luke Skywalker (In Stormtrooper Disguise) was one of the first characters on the short list to be made.

Luke Skywalker (In Stormtrooper Disguise) isn’t half bad. He has a couple of issues, but Kenner did a fairly remarkable job on him. Sure, the figure still has hulky proportions, but his stature is a bit more streamlined than any of the other human characters in the line and we feel he turned out a whole lot better. There is one glaring issue however. Luke is supposed to be a little short for a stormtrooper. Sadly, he looks much larger than the Han Solo [Disguised As A Stormtrooper] exclusive mail-away figure from the same line. This has a great deal to do with how one is standing straight up and down while the other is crouched in a quasi action pose. But visually it messes with the proper scale your eyes see and things look out of whack. Luke Skywalker (In Stormtrooper Disguise) by comparison truly looks like a “giant” compared to Han Solo [Disguised As A Stormtrooper]. It is certainly a setback, but we think the updated made to Luke Skywalker (In Stormtrooper Disguise) work for the better and the supposed extra height ultimately isn’t the end of the world. We just wish Kenner got it right for these two characters.

Luke Skywalker (In Stormtrooper Disguise) comes with a removable stormtrooper helmet. We’re still impressed that Kenner has managed to mold a scaled helmet that doesn’t look too big, or a human head sculpt for Luke Skywalker that doesn’t appear too small or pea-sized. Also included is an E-11 blaster. This means that this figure is literally the modern update to the classic 1985 vintage Kenner figure. The head sculpt really doesn’t favor the character all that much, but it’s basically a standard head sculpt that we’ve come to accept for all Luke Skywalker action figures. It’s a shame that Kenner does this because Luke’s appearance changes dramatically throughout the Original Trilogy. All in all, Luke Skywalker (In Stormtrooper Disguise) is going to hold a special place in collectors’ hearts for years to come. Kenner will certainly produce better and more accurate versions, but this one feel “right” for now. It will be great if Kenner keeps knocking out the original Kenner figures into modern counterparts. That is what the mature collectors want to see: modern interpretations of our favorite action figures from the 70s and 80s.

Collector Notes

Luke Skywalker (In Stormtrooper Disguise)

Status: Luke Skywalker (In Stormtrooper Disguise) 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: 2

Accessory Details: removable helmet, E-11 blaster

Date Stamp: 1996

Assortment Number: 69605/69604

UPC: 076281696041

Retail: $4.99 USD

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Added: January 25, 2016
Category: Power Of The Force "2" [Red], The
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
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