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Yoda - SW [TPM 3D] - The Clone Wars (CW5)

Name: Yoda
Collection: Star Wars [The Phantom Menace 3D]
Number: CW5
Source: The Clone Wars (Season 1 Episode 1: Ambush)
Availability: January 2012
License: Hasbro

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Yoda goes to Rugosa to negotiate a deal with king Katuunko of Toydaria that will allow the Republic to build a supply base in the system. Count Dooku intervenes with a test for the Jedi: prove the Republic's strength by battling Dooku's droid army. Yoda accepts the challenge, and shows his combat expertise as well as the power of the Force.

Yoda, the wisest Jedi Master of all is probably the most popular as well. He was first introduced in his CGI animated form in the blue phase of The Clone Wars line which debuted on July 26, 2008. That version though unfortunately came with an awkward action feature. And even if the action figure wasn't included, the figure failed in many other ways too since it had severely limited articulation and a bizarre pose. In all honesty, it was a bit of a painful action figure but we bought it because it was Yoda. Sometimes we never learn. But it was only a matter of time before Hasbro would make a new and improved Yoda. However (and thankfully), the action feature and other limitations of the original 2008 [F/S1] TCW Yoda (No. 3) was abandoned and a great new Yoda was born. Hasbro probably heard the moans from the collective crowds of fans and they went back to the drawing board to create an absolute masterpiece that will probably become the definitive The Clone Wars version we will probably ever receive. It really is definitive in every sense of the word. It is a perfect action figure and captures all the personality of the "new-looking" Yoda. Originally released as 2009’s TCW [S2] Yoda (CW14) figure, it has been re-released as 2010’s TCW [SOTDS] Yoda (CW05) figure and now it’s part of the Star Wars [The Phantom Menace 3D] The Clone Wars sub-line once again. A figure that’s loaded with articulation, the figure is also blessed with a soft-goods robe. One could probably say that this Yoda looks divine.

The cloak also has a unique woven micro-chevron pattern which looks a bit too stylish for a humble Jedi Master, but it is not that noticeable where it is distracting. Whatever your choice, “removable outerwear” is great because it adds a new dimension and great play value to the character. Admit it, you love undressing your figures. Well, we know you will love this option for Yoda. One of the most consequential aspects of this Yoda is his face sculpt. Hasbro executed a superb likeness to the animated character and a great deal of attention was paid to capturing his concerned expression on the face. And his eyes have been replicated perfectly as well. The paint job on his face is spectacular and has different tones which give it a unique texture and different colors get picked up in different lights. His body has also been given the proper proportions and details and it too has been given an excellent paint application. There are exceptions, but Hasbro has been treating us to wonderful paint jobs on action figures that aren't clones, it appears only the clones are suffering. Yoda is undoubtedly an all-around accomplishment! We look at this figure with significant astonishment and wonderment. It may seem like a simple figure at face value, and you may be surprised about our rave, but Yoda has been intricately sculpted and we are so thrilled that he got the attention needed to make him one of the most impressive The Clone Wars figures yet.

Hasbro did obviously did something incredibly right to make this figure look beyond amazing. He is so good that he has been carried forward multiple times into the basic figure lines in just a few short years. This gives new fans of the television series another chance at him at the retail level. We personally didn't expect a character like Yoda to have this impact on us. But even as a re-released figure we have to claim once again how incredible he is. This time we have noticed some slightly differing paint operations, but nothing that should worry you too much. With a nice dose of accessories including a removable belt, a gimer stick, a lightsaber and a soft-goods cloak, Yoda comes with everything you’d want a standard action figure to have. This version of Yoda has completely taken over The Clone Wars line. Maybe it didn’t need to be re-released this many times, but it’s hard to deny his importance in The Clone Wars television series. We still expect him to sell through very well. With Yoda you get an updated Galactic Battle Game card (which is a collectible in and of itself), a die and a display stand. The coloring for these pack-in premiums are different from what we have seen in The Clone Wars [Shadow Of The Dark Side] lineup. But they do look very nice by themselves. We suppose only time will tell how successful this figure is again at retail.

Collector Notes

Yoda

Status: Yoda is a slight repaint of 2009's TCW [S2] Yoda (CW14) figure.

Articulation Count: 16 points (12 areas of articulation)

Articulation Details: ball-socket head (1), ball-jointed left shoulder (2), ball-jointed right shoulder (2), ball-jointed left elbow (2), ball-jointed right elbow (2), swivel left wrist (1), swivel right wrist (1), ball-socket waist (1), swivel left hip (1), swivel right hip (1), ball-socket left ankle (1), ball-socket right ankle (1)

Accessory Count: 4

Accessory Details: lightsaber, gimer stick, soft-goods cloak, removable belt

Date Stamp: 2009

Assortment Number: 38412/37290

UPC: 653569681618

Retail: $9.99 USD

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Yoda

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Added: January 26, 2017
Category: Star Wars [The Phantom Menace 3D]
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
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