This figure is already the cheapest figure being sold singly from this wave; going anywhere from $9 to 14.95, for what it's worth...Isn't he supposed to come in the Tarkin case?
I think any figure that isn't repacked will eventually sell through. It's just difficult to judge. However, if that version is not being released in another line, then usually it won't be a problem. It will be interesting to see if the film style TCW figures sell through faster or slower, though.
In the real world Hayden Christensen was a shorty so they had to cover up the fact by cutting off his legs in the film and making him bigger in the Vader transformation scene so he'd be similar to his ANH height.The PT EU explaination is the Emperor wanted to make his proxy enforcer more intimidating, so he gave him taller limbs to do so.
Are you really comparing a $200+ SS figure to a 3 3/4", $10 toy made by Hasbro? Come now what do you expect.I'm a huge Anakin fan, but I'm not blown away by Hasbro's "realistic" take on the TCW version of the character. It's not an especially good likeness of Hayden. The face is pale. And although I love the soft goods, the colors don't match the paint deco on the figure's upper arms and chest. Grade "C" for "average." Sideshow Collectibles did a hella better job with its TCW/Hayden Anakin. :|
With figures never even being found at retail, you might want to reconsider if you see this. I'm not so sure a figure like this makes it to the clearance aisle...I agree that Hasbro just haven't been nailing human characters like they were doing even at the start of VTC recently.....i might relent and get this on clearence but only to customise into someone else........
Yes, but they aren't trying to make this one look like Hayden. They're taking a cartoon image and making it look human. In this case, it looks like some mix of the Clone Wars Anakin and possibly Hayden or some other human.Yes, I'm really making that comparison. Hasbro's made better likenesses of Hayden's Anakin.
No, they are trying for a Hayden sculpt. They put his image on the cardback. Why would they do a realistic CW figure of Hayden's character, put Hayden on the back, and not sculpt the head as Hayden?Yes, but they aren't trying to make this one look like Hayden. They're taking a cartoon image and making it look human. In this case, it looks like some mix of the Clone Wars Anakin and possibly Hayden or some other human.
Something about it is off with the face, I agree. It's like the sculpt starts off great at the top, then from the mouth down it's off. Like the chin's too narrow, not a noticeable cleft in it either, & throws off the jawline, making the face look thinner than it should. To me that's what makes the figure look off, something about it looks like the cheeks are thicker but it has a thinner jawline than how the CW Anakin looks.
Could just be something from the sculpting process that caused it to shrink down once it got to production, or made it smaller to fit the figure's body better.
I REALLY like this figure and think it's a GREAT representation of Anakin. The Card Back is a great choice for Hasbro, STANDS out on the Pegs. I've noticed that these new card backs have been making a SPLASH on the pegs! They really stand out from last years and make it a little easier to spot NEW figures.
I thought about that to, I just don't have that particular figure.That's not bad. I might do that and retire Concept Anakin with black hair as my Caedus.
What do you mean by the color is closer? They are both red.BorgIG88 said:I thought about that to, I just don't have that particular figure.
Here the recipe I used to make my Darth Caedus:
1) Head sculpt- Realistic Anakin Skywalker
2) Body, Arms, Legs, Feet- Darth Sidious VC79
3) Hands- Rebel Fleet Trooper
4) Robe- Crimson Empire Multipack Darth Sidious
5) Light Saber- ESB VC Darth Vader (Although Darth Sidious' saber would probably work better because it's the same color as described in the books.)
6) Sith Lightning- Comic Pack Clone Emperor