I had a banner day for receiving new collectibles – time for some new reviews! First up is the Luke Skywalker Yavin IV Ceremony Sideshow Exclusive 12″ (1:6 scale) Figure aka Luke Skywalker – Rebel Hero : Yavin IV – 30th Anniversary Exclusive
Ratings: (Scale 0-5)
- Displayability: 5
- Articulation: 5
- Assembly Ease: N/A
- Character Likeness: 4
- Overall Quality: 5
The Luke Skywalker – Rebel Hero : Yavin IV – 30th Anniversary Exclusive 12 inch Figure features:
- Fully articulated male body with 30+ points of articulation
- Authentic likeness of Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker
- Yavin Medal Ceremony Jacket
- Belt with holster
- Blaster Pistol
- Rebellion Hero’s Medal
- Saber grip left
- Saber grip right
- Force Push left
- Pistol Grip right
- 12-Inch Figure Display Base with 30th Anniversary logo
Sideshow does a good job w/ sculpting Luke figures. They nicely got his 70’s shag down w/ the darker blond color. Facial features are a little on the bland side and not overly perfectly representing of Mark Hamill – but it still looks better than most of the Hasbro ANH figures. I don’t, however, understand why his eyes are green and brown and not blue.
Clothes are nicely detailed. I like the extra details of the stitching at the tops of the shoulders on the jacket. Blaster is nicely detailed and the medal is a nice replica of what we saw on film. The quality of the materials sets it apart from the Hasbro versions.
About the only thing that bugs me about the Sideshow bodies is that they make them so easy to pose that it’s easy to get the upper arms and thighs positioned the wrong way so you have to do a lot of manhandling to get them turned around inside their clothing to get them readjusted properly for display purposes.
Overall – nice figure unlike the Hasbro version that was on the mega butch body, this Luke at least looks more like slim Mark Hamill’s physique from the original trilogy films.