I remember when they finally fixed his high heels.I was thrilled to find this guy at my local Wal-Mart yesterday. I do wish he had swappable hands and a bone for propping the Rancor's mouth open but, overall, he's pretty nice. Definitely one of my favorite Luke costumes ever. I'm a bit younger than some so my memories of Jedi Luke are from the Power of the Force II line. Remember the craziness over brown tunics versus black tunics?
This guy has been a long time coming. teased initially with the inclusion of the lightsaber with R2-D2 in series one, than the Death Star II version, and now, finally this guy! Now I want Luke in his Bespin fatigues to get a re-do. He needs alternate heads and a missing hand for sure.
Oh, man. Those were awkward, weren't they?I remember when they finally fixed his high heels.
Thanks for posting these pictures. He looks stellar and I can't wait to find him.Got him out of the box and man, I am blown away! For those questioning the likeness...have you actually seen one in person? I respect everyone's opinion but, man, I'm just not sure how much better they could have done! Especially at this price point. I think this likeness blows SHF out of the water. Also, I have read a lot of folks complaining that his hair is too long. I don't see that either. To each his own but, for my money, this is the best Luke we have gotten from Hasbro...or any other company short of Hot Toys. I love what they have done with the base figure too...dulling down the shiny plastic and managing to (mostly) hide the old style neck joint with the new head sculpt. I bought two, one to keep as is and one to swap heads with the original figure, but I may wind up just customizing the second one into a DSII look Luke instead (cutting off the vest and porting over the gloved hand and belt). Anyway, I am tickled pink with this figure:
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Yeah, I would have to agree having looked at a photo I found online and the one posted by Billy_Ray. It's a nice figure, but just somewhat off in it's depiction of Mark Hamill as Jedi Luke.Let’s check off the inaccuracies:
chin too pointy and long
Face is long and narrow
Eyes too wide
Hair too long on sides and back
I dunno, sometimes it’s all about that one good angle - because otherwise at other angles, this one looks just like yoursYeah, I would have to agree having looked at a photo I found online and the one posted by Billy_Ray. It's a nice figure, but just somewhat off in it's depiction of Mark Hamill as Jedi Luke.
HAHA, well it’s hard to nail likenesses with $20 dollar action figures. If u want better human likenesses SHF is far superior. If you’re willing to shell out that kind of money that is. If you want the cheaper option, and I know SOME people do, then stick with Black Series.But you know.... looking at that one photo... are thee likenesses not a little idealized possibly? I mean if the figure looked JUST like that photo up above... his head might look like a bug-eyed potato. Hard likeness to nail I'd think. I mean... You have pre-car crash Hamill, who still has that fresh off the technicolor tour bus partridge family heartthrob look... then unfortunately for him, he comes off a little spudsy in the next 2 films. Ford and Fisher have their iconic likenesses, but Hamill took a beating and I think it makes it tough to make those design/sculpt decisions for the final product.
Personally, I think for swapping heads, a hair dryer works better than the boil and pop method.Just tried to boil-and-pop the new Luke's head. Caution to anyone trying the same: I nearly ripped out the neck post before giving up. I don't think a simple head swap with v1 is in the cards...
I saw Magnuz do it over on the Fwoosh forums with simple boil and pop. However, you might trying boiling the torso and removing the tunic? The shirt underneath is the exact as v1. Here’s a pic. Not bad -Just tried to boil-and-pop the new Luke's head. Caution to anyone trying the same: I nearly ripped out the neck post before giving up. I don't think a simple head swap with v1 is in the cards...
wow that does look like a better likeness there!
I did today. I tried heating it up and sliding it over his head and shoulders first, but wound up tearing it a little, so I just cut it off. It's exactly the same as the v1 Jedi Luke underneath, minus the belt. The chest piece isn't even glued in, just pegged like the v1. I swapped over the "flap down" piece from the v1 and it looked perfect! I feared it might be too shiny, but it matches perfectly. Then I decided to just go the whole way and swapped over the belt and gloved hand.So has anyone anywhere actually removed the vest yet?