Yup, another week and a new review... Despite a delay last week we should be on track here at least for a couple figures. Time constraints have just cut into the reviews a bit lately.
This week's is indeed the new Death Star Gunner
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Let's face it, most of you probably knew I'd be happy with this figure... The stance is neutral, the sculpt is amazing, the articulation is good "standard setting" type articulation, the features like a working holster and removable helmet are great... It is just a really nice figure.
For the basic line, it's definitely up there in the top handful for the year I'm thinking... It's one of those resculpts you really couldn't imagine till you saw it and how great it turned out. Hasbro's decision to not only include removable helmet and working holster features, but also a rockin' removable armor so you can have an A New HOpe and Return of the Jedi Gunners is just icing on the cake.
The big gripe I have is the facial likeness under the hood... The good news is, should you want to, some paint would make the clone face underneath look like any old schmuck. A lighter skintone for instance, with brown hair... Voila! Instant nobody. Or other skintones and hair colors... It's a fairly "generic" face really despite the obvious Clone look to it. I blame that mostly on paintjob.
Anyway though, my thoughts on the figure are pretty clear in the review... It's just a good action figure. It's what Hasbro should give us EVERY time for $7, not just here and there.
If Jerjerrod was this cool? Count me in for dozens of him. If Derlin were this cool? Again, I'm buying a pile and changing up rank badges and doing headswaps... Even at $7, which is pricey at this scale (I get 1:18 military figures, with more **** usually, and substantially better articulation, for about $5 each... So obviously there is a price issue here with SW), I'd be inclined to buy more of any given figure due to the bump in quality...
Anyway, Hasbro has a gem with the DSG, and he's become fairly common, at least around me. The repacking of him in the pre-packaged display stands for WM stores really got him out in quantity. I'm almost to a 20 figure quota myself... So pick up a couple Gunners. They look great together.