View Full Version : Thoughts on Amanaman?

07-06-2002, 07:37 PM
I just got this figure in the mail today I got him on ebay for $3.25. I quickly opened him. He looks awesome. My stands fine but only when using the staff which i fear will bend slowly cause of cheap soft plastic. He's not suppose to be han solo but i think he makes neat figure for the Jabba Palace diorama. He's not much more than a statue but he looks great. I don't imagine any kid in the world playing with him. I remember having the vintage Amanaman given to me as a gift and I thought it wass ssssssoooooo stupid cause he didn't have lots of play value although he looked way cool. What did you think of this figure? Thoughts?


Lord Tenebrous
07-06-2002, 07:54 PM
He could have used elbow cuts, but he's a nice figure. Barely worth deluxe price, but very nice at a discount. :)

I usually have him with his legs spread apart, and one claw outstretched in a somewhat comical "attack" mode.

Rogue II
07-06-2002, 08:05 PM
He serves his purpose well as a background character in Jabba's Palace. He just needs a little Viagara for that cheap plastic staff.

07-06-2002, 08:06 PM
I think i'll buy a thin metal rod and tape it to the staff to keep it up for good.....

07-08-2002, 04:30 PM
I too love this figure. I mean c'mon anything that comes with a skeleton has to be cool! The staff though...... it wilts more and more each day. Definitley not an accessory for the long haul.

07-08-2002, 06:03 PM
Its an excellent figure IMO, that really blows out the vintage version, and i think the vintage version is cool!!

corporal AMF
07-08-2002, 07:05 PM
Well it has been a fan favorite since 1984/85 I think, so no one can say it's a flaw!!!

the staff could've been better, but hey !: we've been asking for him, now we got him, so let's enjoy it

07-08-2002, 07:33 PM
I am happy. My favorite figure from the vintage line, not a bad job on the new version if you ask me.

07-08-2002, 11:10 PM
Great figure! But the price when he came out, which was around $15, and having as a "deluxe" was a bad move my Hasbro.

07-09-2002, 12:16 AM
I said it whrn we were supposed to vote for this figure. I hated it then and i hate it now. I just find no interest in having him unless you are a completist.

07-09-2002, 04:42 AM
He isn't going to be doing much but stand around is he....i find it hard thinking about that character doing anything especially flying a ship... Maybe its homeworld they swing from tree branches and thats why that have such large hands...the staff sucks it fell over...i'll fix it up! :P

07-11-2002, 10:23 PM
Yeah it is a good figure but i do not remember vote for that fan choice. who was in the race with him.

07-12-2002, 02:12 AM
The figure uses a softer plastic in order to accommodate the added detail. Hard plastics just don't work. Unfortunately. he's having problems "keeping it up."

07-12-2002, 10:56 AM
I love Amanaman. Great figure. The staff is a little cheap as everyone knows. Looks great in Jabbas Palace dioramas.

07-12-2002, 03:02 PM
I was pumped to hear Amanamn was going to be released. I saw a vintage one for sale loose at a toy show several years ago for $80.

I waited because I didn't want to pay the full price. TRU.com finally marked them down to $6 or so, so I ordered two. When I got it, I was kinda disappointed. I thought there would be more to it than what there was.

Like someone else said, a nice background figure.

07-12-2002, 08:10 PM
thats one of the figs i'm really happy i got, cause it wasn't released in my country at normal retail, just comic shops and stuff like that

07-15-2002, 10:34 AM
I saw him about a month ago in Bangor...at three different stores each one cheaper than the one before. Finally saw him for $5.00 I think. I didn't buy him and don't plan on it either...personally, I don't see what the big deal is about this figure. BOOOORRRRINNNG!

07-15-2002, 02:23 PM
i actually like this figure a lot. sure it cant do much other than stand there and look pretty, but its got great detail and paint job and just looks really cool...although i agree this shouldnt have been a deluxe figure, but hey when you find it discounted for 6.99, then it doesnt matter ;)

07-15-2002, 03:39 PM
i paid about 20, i was happy. still am

Battle Droid
07-21-2002, 06:53 PM
I just got Amanaman today, he's awesome!:eek:

Lt Kettch
07-22-2002, 08:24 PM

Battle Droid
07-26-2002, 01:45 AM
He could've been taller though, isn't he like 8ft. tall in ROTJ?