Monday, February 09, 2015

Hasbro Star Wars - The Evolution of Darth Vader



This is a special 4 in 1 action figures of Darth Vader from Star Wars movie franchise. I found this at Toys R' Us at a special discounted price of a mere SGD 20.00 (USD 14.80 / EUR 13.00 / 1,755 Yen).

 As you can see from the box, it says "The Evolution of Darth Vader" - basically in accordance to the movie from Episode 1 to Episode 6 and thus needless to say that this special set is all about Anakin Skywalker and Darth Vader. This is indeed an evolution of a poor young boy who grew up and become a handsome agitated young Jedi, work his dick up all the way to become a hero but when he finally tasted the real pleasure of sex with a princess (or was it a queen?) as the tricky political situation confused him and at the end he disastrously transformed into one of the most legendary villain in Hollywood movie history, the one and only Darth Vader.... What ever.. LOL... anyway, let's have a look at this figurines now...

The box:



Out of the box:



OK, first thing first, let's start with Anakin Skywalker, the poor little boy and yet creative but still don't know much about sex pleasure at the age... which is completely normal... LOL


The Anakin boy figure is well made and have good articulation capability. There are movable joints on the shoulder, elbow, knee and ankle plus the hand can be twisted accordingly, which is very good. The face expression, I don't like it that much as he seems to look like a spoiled chubby young brat who is looking seriously on someone who steal his burger from his lunch box, looks pretty smug... LOL


And now we move on to the young Jedi Apprentice Anakin or the the so called teenage Anakin.


Similarly like the Anakin boy, this teenage version is quite decent and articulation feature is about the same all over except on the ankle which is none for this figure but it's not a deal breaker at all. His face expression seems to be like those typical teenager who is mesmerized looking at a girl with decently big sized breast and he just can't stop looking at the breast and feel impressed with it and he started to imagining things and what he could do and achieve with his bare hands LOL...

Now the angry Anakin, just moments before he become Darth Vader... the face expression certainly is quite impressive and precisely depicted a man who have issue with constipation and he is not at all happy about it LOL...

Articulation wise is on par with the teenage Anakin and I just can't find anything to criticized on this figure as he seems to be very angry LOL...




Finally and probably the main reason for me to grabbed this set is certainly this Darth Vader with openable helmet/mask where you can see his bald head and scars and his face expression and I think this is probably the best Darth Vader action figure for collectors on this 3.75" size category.




OK, let's take off those helmet/mask and reveal the his face;



And yeah, this is it... he looks like those typical old man who is almost retired and still struggle with his house mortgage payments on top of other monthly household bills that he need to handle while at the same time worrying and thinking a lot about his children's education and his own retirement plan - typical things on the heads of most average father...



Without the mask, Vader is incomplete - he looks more like a typical man who is cosplaying a character from a popular movie somewhere LOL...


Anyway, I have other Darth Vader figures but this is the one and only that have this removable helmet/mask features and thus this is quite special for me. I've been wanted to get this figure for a long time now and out of no where I suddenly found it and without further thinking, I just grabbed it to the check out counter...



Overall, this is indeed a very nice special 4 in 1 set of Darth Vader and I think it's a must get for collectors - especially if you haven't bought any of them separately but even if that is the case, the fact that the Darth Vader figure on this package comes with the removable helmet/mask is already a good selling point especially to many collectors out there who don't have such Darth Vader figures yet and this is your chance to get it. Talking about the figures, the finishing is very good, the face sculpt is typical for this segment, they are not bad depending on your luck but they are not great either - somehow I believe it's good enough to make me happy. I like the mix material concepts that they imposed on this figures, you have a combination of bit of plastic and clothes material and the way Hasbro embedded them together is very good and I am quite pleased with it. As a bonus, after you tired playing around with this figures, you can still put them nicely into the box for storage or display them inside the box/packaging - if you prefer it that way. If you are a collectors of such figurine series, then I think you must get this. Lovely figure with lovely price - a certain 10 out of 10. Well done Hasbro!!! - Personally for me, I think this is the best ever Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader 3.75" action figure assortments from Hasbro.



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2 comments:

  1. A nice Set :D Anakin from episode one till become lord vader :D yeah the Vader one definitely the best looking one in the set :D

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