Wednesday, December 25, 2013

#043: Luke Skywalker (Tatooine) - 2009 Legacy Collection Resurgence of the Jedi

#043: Luke Skywalker (Tatooine)  - 2009 Legacy Collection Resurgence of the Jedi  (with extra accessories)

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Character Name: Luke Skywalker
Series/Property: Star Wars
Toy Line: Legacy Collection (from the Resurgence of the Jedi Battle Pack Box Set)
Company: Hasbro
Year Released: 2009
Size/Scale: 3.75 inches
Original Retail Price: US$23.99 (for the set)
Character's First Appearance:  Star Wars (1977) (Episode IV: A New Hope)
Toy Based on Appearance in: Star Wars (1977)
As portrayed by:  Mark Hamill
Character Created by: George Lucas
Style: Modern Action Figure

This figure is what I guess one could call the "Deluxe" version; it's an excellent basic figure with an assortment of accessories from other figures, to make it "complete" for that version of the character.

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The poncho worn in some scenes.

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His father's lightsaber.

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Obi-Wan's storage trunk.  Luke's lightsaber hilt fits perfectly in the lid, plus there's plenty of room to store mementos.

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The floppy hat.

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Macrobinoculars.  Watch it, they're expensive.


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Luke also has a Rebel pistol and his gold medal.



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The figure has two big faults though.  First, the skirt/belt piece is made of a really hard plastic, so he can't really sit down.  Second, the peg holes in his feet are way too small to be of any use.

I like it enough to ignore its faults.

IMG_2242 with vintage 1978 Luke Skywalker

Around 2007, I began upgrading all of the figures I have of the main cast of Star Wars and their looks from the various films, to "Deluxe" versions - (mostly) super-articulated figures with great likenesses, and every key accessory.  Sometimes, as with 2012 Darth Vader, you can add one or two little things from the extra parts bin, and get the perfect version.  Other times, as with Luke here, you have to buy three or more other figures just to get the little bits.  While it means making additional purchases, or buying loose gear online, the results justify the extra work, especially if you're making dioramas or special displays.

The set this figure comes with is amazing, and a must have for any modern collector, as it also contains the best version to date of R2-D2, as well as a great Obi Wan Kenobi figure, a poorly-painted version of a great C-3PO toy, and a tea table with a cool Holographic Leia.

Sources:
Wookieepedia: http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Luke_Skywalker
Rebelscum:  http://www.rebelscum.com/TLCBPResurgenceofJedi.asp
Deep Ancestry: How a Man in 12th Century Japan Created Star Wars:  http://secrethistoryofstarwars.com/deepancestry.html

2 comments:

  1. where did you get that storage trunk.

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    1. lol I just re-read the descript...haha.I found one.

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