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Anakin Skywalker (Tatooine Attack)

Anakin Skywalker sure has a lot of sculpts, doesn't he? This is the first Anakin figure in my opinion where Hasbro did something right. For one thing, his face sculpt isn't horribly inaccurate compared to other Anakin sculpts. For another, on his face sculpt, you can see the pain and suffering and anger of Anakin Skywalker as he slaughters the Tusken Raiders responsible for the torture and death of his mother. This Anakin Skywalker figure mixes soft-goods with plastic on his Jedi Robe skirt. I think this is a nice touch. Also, due to a lot of articulation, Anakin can stand up on his own without the use of a Figure Stand pretty well in a few different poses that you would want to pose him in.
Anakin Skywalker has 14 articulation points. Talk about Super Articulation! Anakin is articulated at the neck, shoulders, bicep cuts at the elbows, wrists, waist, hips, has swivel cuts at the top of his legs right by the hips, and double articulation points similar to Jango Fett (Final Battle) on his right knee. Wow, that's a lot of articulation!
Not much to say here except the paint is pretty much the same as all Anakin figures. No splotches on my figure makes me have nothing bad to say in this area.
Anakin Skywalker comes with a crap load of accessories. First off, Anakin comes with his trademark blue-bladed lightsaber. It is basically the same metal-hilted one that came with the 2002 Saga Luke Skywalker (Bespin Duel) figure. Anakin also comes with a Blaster Rifle, a Gaffi Stick, and a Tusken Raider Weapon Rack.
Anakin comes with 2 Action Features. The first is the usual 2002 Force Attraction action. He has a magnet in his left hand to Force Attract his lightsaber. The second Action Feature is a weird Force Kicking Action. Anakin comes with a ugly button on his back that when pushed, makes Anakin's right leg do a kick action that is supposed to knock over the Tusken Raider Weapon Rack.

Overall, This is my favorite Anakin Skywalker figure. He can hold a lightsaber with two hands due to his bicep cuts and basically just looks solid. I really don't care for his Action Feature or his ugly buttoned-back. I do love his Super Articulation though. This Anakin and Count Dooku were made for each other as the Count Dooku comes with a Green-bladed metal-hilted lightsaber that looks similar to the one Anakin uses in AOTC. Give the Green lightsaber to Anakin so that he can wield both Lightsabers in a duel against Count Dooku. This Anakin would be better in a Duel Diorama than the actual Anakin Skywalker (Hangar Duel) figure. I give this Anakin a very good grade for his awesomeness.

Grade: A

UPDATED: 1/30/04
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