Yeah, Pruneface is just plain awesome as hell, with a capital 'A'...and to think, he was only there to fix the copier. Nien Nunb
I actually really like the fact that Nien Nunb is so short. I was always under the impression he wasn't the tallest guy, so it was great to see him at a non-standard size. It's a bit of a bummer about his lip not being painted, but I'll get to that eventually. He doesn't seem to hold either gun very well, but really, does he need them? All he needs to do is keep Lando company in the cockpit...and act all shocked and appalled...Weequay
I've always been a big fan of him, even as a kid, so this was a great figure to finally see resculpted. I always thought he was one of a bunch of identically dressed guards, but he's actually just one guy: Queequeg
. I guess the reason I thought he was an army builder is because I had two of him as a kid in the vintage line.
Oh well, Queequeg looks awesome, even with the leg articulation being the wrong color. I wish his vibroaxe was painted (like Lando's), but he's still a great figure, and I'm glad to have him finally not standing in an action pose all day. Now we just need this guy
to finish the Weequay contingent! Lumat
I don't think he'll ever hold that bow and arrow convincingly, but really, did the Ewoks ever? They kind of went through the motions. When my character in Skyrim kills someone with a bow and arrow, it looks and feels like a deadly weapon. The Ewok bow looks like the thing you make when you're five years old. But he looks awesome with it slung over his shoulder, with the arrows in the quiver. And overall, he's a great looking Ewok with a load of detail in the face, and decent paint apps. Can't ask for much more than that, though at his small size, I wish Hasbro would include some sort of set piece with him, like a drum or some bowls or something.
Hasbro has been great to us on the Ewok front lately...probably because it takes less material to make them, yet they sell for the same price. Sometimes I feel like such a toy whore. Whatever, just give me Mookie
and I'll be happy.Royal Guard
The one problem I have with this guy is his inability to hold his pike correctly. Sure, he can easily wave it around like he's berating an unruly class, but there's no chance of him holding it at attention unless you turn his wrist unnaturally, or balance it on his upturned hand. Since displaying the RG with his wrist mangled doesn't appeal to me, I've chosen the latter.
Other than that, it's really a slam-dunk figure with a load of accessories. I've ordered enough to make my squad of six, but now I feel like I want a seventh to be the Kir Kanos figure...and I don't even care about Crimson Empire (Hell, I've never even read it). That's how good this figure is...it makes me care about an EU story I've never read.
While not accurate to the accepted under-the-robes appearance of the Royal Guards, I kind of wish we could have gotten them with the vader-esque detailing we see on the vintage figure's legs
. When I was a kid I always thought they were supposed to be one step below Vader (strange, considering I was basing that mostly on their pants).