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Anakin Skywalker - TBS [L50] - Six Inch Figures

Name: Anakin Skywalker
Collection: The Black Series [Lucasfilm 50]
Number: N/A (Target Exclusive)
Scale: 6"
Source: The Clone Wars (Film)
Availability: May 2021
License: Hasbro

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Commemorate the first 50 years of Lucasflm with figures inspired by Star Wars: The Clone Wars!

Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi are two of the best choices for The Black Series [Lucasfilm 50] line based on The Clone Wars animated series. Of course, for these releases, Hasbro created the action figures in a realistic interpretation. Hasbro released 27 action figures in the “blue” phase of 2008’s/2009’s The Clone Wars line. It’s a shame that Hasbro didn’t create Ahsoka Tano from this line in realistic style either, complete with little Rotta the Hutt. But hopefully, that figure will come soon enough in the mainline. Collectors might have lost their collective poo if Hasbro relegated a popular figure like that to a store exclusive. The dynamic duo of Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi in The Clone Wars-inspired The Black Series 6-inch line are two of the best figures Hasbro produced in this format to date. They encapsulate the many episodes of the popular and beloved television show. And chronologically, they’re No. 1 and No. 2 in the sequential lineup of the original Hasbro The Clone Wars line. They’re perfect in every way to commemorate this remarkable and original toy line.

Anakin Skywalker finally gets a 6-inch counterpart to the hugely successful 2012 TVC Anakin Skywalker (VC92) figure. And it’s lovely to see how far they brought the sculpt with today’s technology. From what we can tell, Anakin Skywalker is a mostly all-new figure, but it does use a few parts from previous Anakin Skywalker action figures. Whatever Hasbro did, they made all of the parts look brand-spanking-new, thanks to a clever combination of parts and paint operations that bring everything together. There is a new layer of molded goods to complete the outfit in the upper body, and they added both a molded outer skirt and a soft-goods inner skirt to create a layered effect in the figure’s costume. The paint operations throughout the figure are excellent, and Hasbro incorporated Photo Real deco in the all-new head sculpt, and the final results are fantastic. As you’d expect, Anakin Skywalker comes with an excellently functioning articulation system and can attain many poses as desired. Hasbro developed this action figure with a great deal of care, and it’s nice to see the final result pay off.

Anakin Skywalker comes with a lightsaber that breaks down into hilt and blade. There is a port along the belt to stow the hilt when not in use too. Anakin Skywalker looks amazing swinging and wielding the lightsaber. It would have been wonderful if Hasbro added additional accessories with this figure, but they kept things simple and probably contained costs for all the new tooling. Packaged in replica packaging of Hasbro’s 2008 and 2008 The Clone Wars line, Anakin Skywalker is placed in front of a phase I Clone Trooper helmet image, and the bubble is curved for a sleek contemporary design. The Lucasfilm 50 logo is on the front of the packaging, but Hasbro also incorporated the original insert graphics of the animated character on the front bubble section. On the back, you’ll find reference text commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Lucasfilm LTD. But that’s about it. They don’t talk much about the influence of The Clone Wars on the Hasbro Star Wars toy line, which was powerful and influential at its release. Anakin Skywalker is a Target exclusive with an MSRP set at a whopping $24.99.

Collector Notes

Anakin Skywalker

Status: Anakin Skywalker is TBD.

Articulation Count: 30 points (19 areas of articulation)

Articulation Details: ball-socket head (1), reverse ball-socket neck (1), swivel "butterfly left shoulder (1), swivel "butterfly right shoulder (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 (2), ball-jointed right wrist (2), ball-jointed torso (2), ball-socket left hip (1), ball-socket right hip (1), 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: 2

Accessory Details: hilt, lightsaber blade

Date Stamp: N/A

Assortment Number: F2809

UPC: 5010993866601

Retail: $24.99 USD

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The Black Series [Lucasfilm 50] (The Clone Wars Target Exclusives)

Anakin Skywalker

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Clone Pilot Hawk

Obi-Wan Kenobi

 
Added: May 25, 2021
Category: Black Series [Anniversary Collection], The
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
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