Thanks to our friend Jared, we've also got a gallery of Hoth Luke images ready to roll now too.
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This figure, for every bit the CW Ani is polarizing because it's a major change in the line itself, this Hoth Luke is polarizing because its quality is a matter of some debate I guess. What I have noticed however, is that nobody seems totally happy with it, and the way the line stands now, I think fans deserve to be pretty happy for what they buy.
Just some of the flaws, to me, are...
-lack of a removable hat
-bad shoulder joints
-bad torso joint (though I get why they went with it)
-sculpted on thigh strap for the holster
-ugly scarf accessory, doesn't fit properly either
Those are distinct flaws in a $10 figure.
The saving grace though, for Hoth Luke, is his looks when he's on the Taun-Taun he was basically made for. The figure truly does look like the Phil Tippett model, almost exactly. Some of those flaws become more minor, but it also makes Hoth Luke more of a one-trick-pony. He's much more disappointing to look at if you're posing him with Hoth Han and Leia, or in the hangar or whatnot.
Pose him on the Taun-Taun though? Suddenly he's much more appealing. It's really quite weird.
Now can you fix him? Yes. Should you have to? Never. Will it be simple? No, at least to me anyway, none of his fixes will be simple part swapping and whatnot. There's some work involved there, and nobody should need to anyway. I still will, but that's beside the point.
I'm already hearing desire for a resculpt that isn't as Taun-Taun specific, which may or may not happen. Who knows where the line is going. But at least finally that riderless beast has something you can put on it and spend several hours trying to balance it on your shelves!