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Legends Of The Saga - TLC - Exclusives

Name: Legends Of The Saga
Collection: The Legacy Collection
Number: N/A (Kmart Exclusive)
Source: The Phantom Menace/The Empire Strikes Back/Return Of The Jedi
Availability: November 2008
License: Hasbro

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They are some of the most legendary heroes and villains of all time. Champions of hope or followers of the dark side, they have all played a key role in shaping the future of the galaxy.

It’s the worst exclusive Hasbro has ever made, and Kmart sadly was the recipient of it (although it is pretty much unknown if this unannounced exclusive made it out to other retailers). What in the world was Hasbro thinking? The Legacy Collection significantly raised the bar when it came to quality action figures. Super-articulation became the rule and not the exception. And the sculpts (across the board with very few exceptions) were like no others we had seen to date. Collectors had walked with Hasbro for a very long time and it seemed that 2008 finally everything came to a head for the better. So why did they decide to dig out sculpts for the Legends Of The Saga multipack from lines as old as 1999 and as recent as 2004 to populate five popular characters from across the Star Wars saga and assemble them in one single multipack? We’re not sure, but we can assure you right from the start that this is a set you can easily overlook. You have all of these figures multiple times by now and in 2008 they look like kids’ toys at this point. This set offers nothing to the collector but pure disappointment.

Darth Maul is a repaint of the figure from 2000’s POTJ Masters Of The Dark Side (Darth Maul & Darth Vader) two-pack. Yes, exactly, you don’t need him again. Obi-Wan Kenobi us a repack of the figure from 2006’s TAC Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Commemorative Tin Collection (1 of 6) four-pack. It was a bad figure in 2006 (a retool and repaint of previously existing figures) and it certainly didn’t need another chance at retail. Trust us. Boba Fett is a repaint of 2000’s POTJ Boba Fett (300th Figure). The paint operations are noticeably different and is clearly the best figure in this entire set. Luke Skywalker is a bizarre repaint. He comes with extremely light blonde hair where it’s almost alarming. This sculpt has been used way too many times at this point that his body is cocked and cannot stand completely upright anymore. It’s tired and needs to be retired now. Also, the tooling is so overused that his hands can barely accommodate the included lightsaber accessory. How sad is that? All four of the figures that we have discussed thus far all have paint operation differences and typically they look worse than they have in the past.

If there is any saving grace here, it’s the inclusion of Darth Vader. Before you see a ray of light, we should mention immediately that the figure has a terrible center of gravity and not the greatest tooling. But it’s noteworthy because it’s technically a new figure here. Darth Vader is a repaint of 2004's SW [S - P3] Darth Vader ("Silver Saga Edition") Toys R Us exclusive figure which has some unique characteristics. The “Silver Saga Edition” figure was created from the body of 2000's POTJ Darth Vader (Dagobah) figure with the head sculpt from the Darth Vader figure included in 2000'3 SW [S - P2] Imperial Forces Toys R Us exclusive multipack. (And the latter figure is based on 2001's POTJ Darth Vader (Emperor's Wrath) figure.) As you can see, this is a first-time release of Darth Vader utilizes these parts and color scheme. Again, it’s no big deal because the figure is a waste of your time now. You absolutely do not need it. But if you’re a “one of everything” collector, you’re going to need this one to check off your list. The Legends Of The Saga set is a major disappointment. It’s overpriced, contains inferior figures, and is an enigma on how it was even conceived. It’s an easy pass for sure.

Collector Notes

Legends Of The Saga

Assortment Number: 83945

UPC: 653569352136

Retail: $24.99 USD

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Darth Maul

Sith apprentice Darth Maul is a powerful weapon forged by the hateful energies of the dark side.

Status: Darth Maul is a slight repaint of the figure from 2000’s POTJ Masters Of The Dark Side (Darth Maul & Darth Vader) two-pack. The back of the box shows a "Sith Training" version of Darth Maul but the figure inside is based on his appearance in the film.

Articulation Count: 9 points (7 areas of articulation)

Articulation Details:  swivel head (1), ball-jointed left shoulder (2), ball-jointed right shoulder (2), swivel right bicep (1), swivel waist (1), swivel left hip (1), swivel right hip (1)

Accessory Count: 1

Accessory Details: double-bladed lightsaber

Date Stamp: 2000

Darth Vader

This Dark Lord of the Sith is the scourge of the Jedi and master of the dark side of the Force.

Status: Darth Vader is a repaint of 2004’s SW [S - P3] Darth Vader ("Silver Saga Edition") Toys R Us exclusive figure. The "Silver Saga Edition" figure utilizes the body of 2000's POTJ Darth Vader (Dagobah) figure with the head sculpt of the Darth Vader figure from 2003’s SW [S - P2] Imperial Forces Toys R Us exclusive multipack. And the Imperial Forces Darth Vader is based on 2001’s POTJ Darth Vader (Emperor's Wrath) figure. Ultimately, this Darth Vader is a first time release.

Articulation Count: 10 points (10 areas of articulation)

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

Accessory Count: 2

Accessory Details: lightsaber, removable cape

Date Stamp: 1999

Boba Fett

He's the most notorious bounty hunter in the galaxy, striking fear in the hearts of fugitives.

Status: Boba Fett is a repaint of 2000’s POTJ Boba Fett (300th Figure) landmark release.

Articulation Count: 9 points (9 areas of articulation)

Articulation Details:  swivel head (1), swivel left shoulder (1), swivel right shoulder (1), swivel left forearm (1), swivel right bicep (1), swivel waist (1), swivel left hip (1), swivel right hip (1), swivel (and removable) rangefinder (1)

Accessory Count: 2

Accessory Details: removable jetpack, blaster rifle

Date Stamp: 2001

Luke Skywalker

This noble Jedi Knight and Rebel Alliance hero saves the galaxy from the evil Empire's tyranny.

Status: Luke Skywalker is a repaint of 2004’s SW [S - P3] Luke Skywalker (Jabba's Palace) (’04 #04) figure. This time the figure comes without the soft-goods cloak.

Articulation Count: 14 points (14 areas of articulation)

Articulation Details:  swivel head (1), swivel left shoulder (1), swivel right shoulder (1), swivel left elbow (1), swivel right elbow (1), swivel left wrist (1), swivel right wrist (1), swivel waist (1), swivel left hip (1), swivel right hip (1), hinge-jointed left knee (1), hinge-jointed right knee (1), swivel left boot (1), swivel right boot (1)

Accessory Count: 1

Accessory Details: lightsaber

Date Stamp: 2003

Obi-Wan Kenobi

This dedicated and legendary Jedi Knight helps shape the fate of the galaxy during his long and tumultuous career.

Status: Obi-Wan Kenobi is a repack of the figure from 2006’s TAC Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Commemorative Tin Collection (1 of 6) four-pack. This time the figure comes without the comlink. This figure is a kit-bashed figure that utilizes the body of 2006's TSC Obi-Wan Kenobi (SAGA 047) figure (as evidenced by the retooled belt with peg for comlink) and the head from 2000’s POTJ Obi-Wan Kenobi (Jedi) figure.

Articulation Count: 8 points (8 areas of articulation)

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

Accessory Count: 2

Accessory Details: lightsaber, soft-goods robe

Date Stamp: 1999









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Added: June 7, 2017
Category: Legacy Collection, The
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
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