Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Action Figure Review: Greedo from Star Wars Black by Hasbro
Wookiepeida that even details how Greedo's body was ground up into a liqueur by Wuher. What the French, toast? That's some really dark, disturbing stuff, even for the Expanded Universe! Anyways, Greedo is proof that even characters with a mere minute or two of film time truly become icons in the world of Star Wars. What other film series would be able to include a character who appeared for less than two minutes in their deluxe line of 6-inch figures of the most popular characters? Heck, how many Greedo figures do you already own? I own at least six or seven. Star Wars action figures just don't operate under the same logic as any other toyline. Let's jump into looking at the figure so you can learn why you need another Greedo figure. Join me after the break....
really cool boxes but I'll mention it again here. While I imagine we're paying a bit more for these boxes they are collector friendly and are a nice way to store and display the figures.
Greedo's got some nice, solid articulation. He features: full lateral ankle rockers, ankle hinges, double hinged knee joints, swivel thighs, ball jointed hips, a very restricted ball jointed abdomen, ball jointed shoulders, ball jointed elbows, ball jointed wrists, a neck hinge, and a ball jointed head. Everything feels tight with no quality control issues although there are a few joints that are pretty limited in movement. The abdomen ball joint is really limited in it's movement, as is the neck hinge, due to the character's body design. Still, I imagine that you're going to get nearly every pose out of Greedo that you could want; the arm, leg, and wrist joints really are excellent for getting some great, dynamic poses out of these guys. Greedo would easily be a toy you could hand to a kid with little fear of breakage.
I'm really impressed with Greedo's paintwork. It's minimal, but what's there is super neat and clean. His outfit is also covered with a nice wash that gives it a grimier, more lived in look. The only messy paintwork I could see was a little but of missed edging on his belt (not the holster belt, but the smaller belt that's sculpted on underneath). The eyes look good and have a nice shiny, reflective look to them. I thought the recent 1/18th Greedo from the past few years was pretty good, but this guy blows him out of the water.
While Greedo certainly deserved another accessory and has a few restricted joints, he's probably one of the best figures in the line so far. While he doesn't have the wealth of cool features of a character like R2-D2 or the additional looks of Han Solo and Darth Maul, he's still a completely solid figure that perfectly captures Greedo. Other than the accessory issue, there's nothing wrong with this figure. At all. Greedo's easily a Great and a 1/2 figure. What more could you actually want from this figure?
Remember, BBTS.com has Star Wars Black series 2 in stock. You can pick up the whole set for $79.99 or just Greedo for $18.99. Those are really good prices on these excellent figures!
Check out our reviews of the following Star Wars Black figures:
Luke Skywalker (X-Wing Pilot)