The reviews are back this week... I kick off the Naboo Wave as you can see.
Though guys, I honestly can post these myself in here too, I don't need a hand.
I'll get to it when I have the time, but thanks for the urgent reading. Dont' worry though I will get these posted when I get a chance in here.
This week's review is for the Naboo Soldier (Or Flight Crewman)
The Naboo guy's a figure that certainly has been of some debate... First, what is he? Hasbro dubbed him a soldier, but source books call them flight crewman for the Naboo Royal Fighters and other vessels... I still call him a flight dude, but whatever.
Anyway, the figure has his fine qualities... For instnace, the sculpt isn't nearly as bad
as originally thought by many people, which is good but not exactly glowing praise here either. He's pretty dandy custom fodder actually due to the plainness of his costume... That is a plus really. His articulation isn't substandard, especially in 2006 when ANY knee articulation was a blessing. The figure comes with a removable helmet and a rifle too, not bad accessories, and he is a decent presentation overall.
Now, that said, the figure lacks ball/socket knees and instead has a pin-swivel joint. It was an odd choice... The sculpt is certainly not Hasbro's best work either, and it looks like something out of a past collection in the modern line. A hold-over of some sort. There's definitely flaws.
So is this a figure your collection won't live without? I can't really say one way or the other. As figures go, he's average... he's not fantastic, and as a character he's dull for sure. He adds diversity though retardless of how you dislike the character, and he isn't bad to have 2 or 3 standing around...
He ain't no Death Star Gunner though, that's for sure, so don't expect this guy to be too hard to find. He hasn't been for me.