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BizRodian
05-28-2002, 04:49 AM
Ah Count Dooku, a great character in the movie, and the potential to be a great figure. Sadly, he's not everything he could be... :(

I got Count Dooku today from my father who was visiting another part of the country brought him back for me, as we don't have him here yet.

This figure is TALL. He's the same height as a battledroid. Christopher Lee is tall though, so maybe this is the right height. I don't own an Anakin or Obi Wan so it's hard to say.

The sculpt is fairly decent. Dooku doesn't wear fancy clothes, so there's not much to do... though the folds in his clothes on this figure seem a little too "sharp" for my liking.

The paint is fine... the hair and beard are nice... but he looks like he's crying because of the terrible job on the eyes. Maybe it's just my figure, but you can't see very much white in his eyes, just two little black dots. His expression is that of sadness. The picture on his blister looks great... I wish it matched up.

The articulation is pretty terrible comparied to the other AOTC figures. His one wrist moves, and his shoulders do.. but that's it on his arms... it's better then the old POTF toys of course, but when I look at Saesee Tinn or Kitt Fisto, then I'm disapointed.

Part of his articulation problem stems from the fact he has a very very stupid feature. Squeeze his legs and his swings his saber... the feature does work, but it comes off as very clunky. The mechanism seems cheap and I fear that I will break it if I do it too much. It also makes his legs and arm hard to move because of mechanism... a spring mechanism like Zam Zessel's quick draw would have been much much better.

Dooku's cape sucks. It falls off at the drop of a hat. That's all there is to say about that.

His lightsaber is incredibly puzzling to me. First of all, for the first time I've seen since before POTF2 figures, it's made of solid plastic, and not the clear stuff. What the hell is up with that? Second of all, unlike every other lightsaber from my AOTC jedi figures, the blade does not come off. What the hell? Finally, he's packed with a green saber, I guess the one Anakin used against him. This one is clear, has the removable blade, and is even magnetic to boot! He didn't use this saber in the film (though I hear in early drafts of the script he did.) so why not save the money from this saber, and not put it in, and just make his real saber not suck?

He also comes with a Sidious hologram. This is never in the movie at all, but it's kind of nice to have. Problem is, it's much too tall for sidious... and I mean much too tall.

Bottom line is, there are worse out there, but if you're like me and buy toys only to open and display, then wait for a better one to come along... there will probably be "Final Battle Dooku" or something coming along eventually.

Dooku Fett
05-28-2002, 04:15 PM
The paint is fine... the hair and beard are nice... but he looks like he's crying because of the terrible job on the eyes. Maybe it's just my figure, but you can't see very much white in his eyes, just two little black dots. His expression is that of sadness. The picture on his blister looks great... I wish it matched up.

The face on my Dooku is the same way.

jblodgett
05-28-2002, 05:51 PM
My biggest complaint re: Dooku is the huge gaping wound he appears to have in his stomach, but is in reality necessary for him to perform his swinging/slashing attack.

BizRodian
06-02-2002, 06:05 PM
Yeah, I forgot to add that... it really sucks. His cape (when it stays on) helps hide this... but when it's off he looks incredibly stupid.

WesleySr
06-25-2002, 04:36 PM
I also thought this figure sucked. Another prime example of HASBRO screwing up a figure with gimmick. I hope they release another version in a neutral position with alot of articulation.

Adam
06-26-2002, 01:23 PM
Originally posted by BizRodian
Finally, he's packed with a green saber, I guess the one Anakin used against him. This one is clear, has the removable blade, and is even magnetic to boot! He didn't use this saber in the film (though I hear in early drafts of the script he did.) so why not save the money from this saber, and not put it in, and just make his real saber not suck?

Because they have to make the figures months and months in advance to have the ready for when the movie is released. When the figures was made Dooku fighting with two sabers was still in the movie and they probably had already made and packaged many of them. By the time it was realized that Dooku was not going to fight with the green saber (which is actually BLUE in the movie. The green sabers top is cut off.) it was too late to change it.

And Dooku's saber does suck.

MikeAndTheBots
06-26-2002, 02:01 PM
Originally posted by WesleySr
I also thought this figure sucked. Another prime example of HASBRO screwing up a figure with gimmick. I hope they release another version in a neutral position with alot of articulation.
And with a metal hilt and attatchable blade.

billfremore
06-26-2002, 02:14 PM
I'm sure this won't be the only Dooku figure we see.
You know how Hasbro loves their resculpts... :rolleyes:

Adam
06-26-2002, 07:11 PM
Resculpts aren't always bad. But most of the time they are.

WesleySr
06-26-2002, 07:59 PM
Any resculpt of Dooku with no action pose or gimmick would be better than the one we have. MikeAndTheBots I agree, it needs to be a metal hilt with a detachable blade.

Capitan_Moroni
07-20-2002, 05:41 PM
I twisted the waste on my Dooku one notch to the right, and it helps close the gap a bit, and it puts him in a more nuetral stance. You can also pull the gimick arm down to where it will stay put, and that helps him look better. I like his lightsaber, IMO it dosent look to bad. And the green lightsaber just gives me an extra one for another figure. The cape on mine also stays on relitively well, and the paint job is great.

Jedi_Bates
07-28-2002, 12:53 AM
overall, i think that this figure is one to leave on its card. Personally, I only open figures i think are worth opening and if i have a spare one to leave MOC