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Moff Gideon - TVC - Basic (VC180)

Name: Moff Gideon
Collection: The Vintage Collection
Number: VC180
Source: The Mandalorian
Availability: December 2020
License: Hasbro

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There is a new villain in black in the Star Wars universe, and his name is Moff Gideon. Let’s face it. Is there a more significant villain than what actor Giancarlo Esposito can play? The relatively flawless actor can portray a wide array of characters on the big and small screen, and now he’s part of The Mandalorian on Disney+, and it showing us all how relevant of an actor he is. The character of Moff Gideon is intriguing. A human male who served in the Imperial Security Bureau quickly rose to power after the Galactic Empire fell. Taking on ancient Mandalorian weaponry such as the Darksaber, he became a Moff and led the remnant Galactic Empire. He plays a vital role in The Mandalorian. He is searching for the whereabouts of The Child and eventually becomes successful in The Child’s capture by his Imperial Dark Troopers. Soon after, Moff Gideon was defeated and detained, and Din Djarin took over ownership of the Darksaber weapon. Moff Gideon on The Mandalorian’s Darth Vader. The costume is part Darth Vader and part Imperial TIE Fighter Pilot, and Hasbro faithfully recreated the outfit and character in a 3.75” super-articulated scale. But most importantly, Hasbro tooled a portrait that might be the greatest-looking human portrait we can ever remember.

Moff Gideon is a highlight in The Vintage Collection for 2020. And for us, it’s the best-looking action figure in recent memory. For years, Hasbro has had great difficulty with human portraits, and no matter how close they come, they seem too far off when compared to screen accuracy. The same cannot be said of Moff Gideon. The portrait, in this scale no less, is a dead ringer for actor Giancarlo Esposito. We’re not exaggerating. Check out all of the various angles of the portrait in our Photo Gallery, and you’ll see how closely Hasbro nailed the actor’s likeness. This little action figure looks like the actor from top to bottom. Moff Gideon comes with the standard articulation that all of the new The Vintage Collection figures comes with, including swivel thighs. We get easily frustrated with the swivel thighs because they’re quite loose and interfere with the ball-jointed hips. You’ll find that the legs slip out from under you when you try to pose the figure ins some action-oriented poses. Aside from this little setback, we’re quite impressed with the articulation given to this action figure because you can achieve a wealth of poses or have the figure standing at attention all with relative ease. We are confident you’ll agree with our assessment here.

Hasbro accessorized Moff Gideon nicely. The figure comes with a molded and removable cape. The outer portion of the cape is black, while the lining is deep blood red. There is a small hole in the back of the Moff Gideon action figure and a plug on the cape’s back. The cape stays in place nicely, whether you pose the figure statically or have it some action pose. Hasbro also tooled a functioning holster on the right side of Moff Gideon’s belt. The figure comes with a small blaster pistol, and it stays in place firmly when not in use. Moff Gideon’s right hand also accommodates the blaster pistol perfectly. Finally, the figure also comes with a darksaber sword. It’s delicately designed, and unfortunately, Hasbro cast it in a plastic that’s too pliable for our liking. But Moff Gideon can hold it with both hands and looks phenomenal wielding it. This latest Star Wars villain is quite popular already. Over time, we anticipate that Moff Gideon will continue to grow an audience that appreciates the character and wants more collectibles and action figures based on him. There are still so many vehicles and characters we need to see produced in The Vintage Collection line, and we hope Hasbro starts beating them out one by one. We need to get back to the way things were, and The Mandalorian may help us get there faster.

Collector Notes

Moff Gideon

Status: Moff Gideon is an all-new figure.

Articulation Count: 27 points (17 areas of articulation)

Articulation Details: ball-socket head (1), reverse ball-socket neck (1), ball-jointed left shoulder (2), ball-jointed right shoulder (2), ball-jointed left elbow (2), ball-jointed right elbow (2), ball-jointed left wrist (1), ball-jointed right wrist (1), ball-joited waist (2), ball-jointed left hip (2), ball-jointed right hip (2), swivel left thigh (1), swivel right thigh (1), ball-jointed left knee (2), ball-jointed right knee (2), ball-jointed/"rocker" left ankle (2), ball-jointed/"rocker" right ankle (2)

Accessory Count: 3

Accessory Details: removable molded cape, darksaber, blaster pistol

Date Stamp: N/A

Assortment Number: F1094/E7763

UPC: 5010993800834

Retail: $12.99 USD

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The Vintage Collection Wave 28

Darth Vader (VC178)

The Armorer (VC179)

Moff Gideon (VC180)

The Mandalorian (VC181)

Captain Rex (VC182)

Added: December 13, 2020
Category: Vintage Collection, The
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
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