Almost forgot to post in the forums but a gallery of Realistic Clone Wars Anakin loose was posted to the front page!
He's actually one of my favorites I've seen so far, and though I'm partially biased because I was really desperate to add CW figures to my collection (since I don't buy animated), I'm pretty pleased with the basics on this guy.
Clicky to check it out!
First the sculpt... It's sharp, and very accurate to what I think a realistic translation of the character would look like. In particular is the headscupt which, ironically, might be the best (or at least 2nd best) sculpt of Christansen they've ever done.
The Deco looks sharp, for a deco these days anyway, and that's always a plus. I could gripe that the scar's not painted. They've never not painted till now. Weird.
I love the stern face though. Very appropriate for most of his time in the toon, and they should try for this on a future ROTS and AOTC figure.
The articulation, spot on...
Accessories... they're ok. Would've liked to see a CW specific item though, considering what figures cost. Not sure what would work with Anakin in his later look there though. A holocron maybe? To me, Hasbro needs to make up for the price spikes with at least a relatively cheap accessory/extra if they can. Nothing big or anything, but the small stuff like a holocron would go a long way to make this a billion times more appealing to me. As it stands though, saber and saber hilt are pretty appropriate.
Pretty slick all around to me... but this one boils down, largely, two camps that were either looking forward to realistic CW or those that aren't.
There's a 3rd camp that wouldn't care either way of course, and can't blame them there either, since anything after the OT basically would blow regardless.
I'd like to add to this post...
These are NOT really "out" yet. They're out elsewhere, but are not at regular retail in the U.S., yet. Soon. I was asked that about 20 times yesterday though, and yeah, they're technically not out yet.