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.