I'd thought that Lucasfilm had lost its sense of humor. Then a friend from Austria gave me a candy egg (the ones with the toy inside), and I found the most whimsical Star Wars collectible yet...

Happy Hippo Star Wars.

The pictures say it all:


I was fortunate enough to get Dark Laser first, the Hippo version of Darth Vader. These are about an inch tall, unarticulated, but Laser has a removeable (and sturdy) lightsaber. Great pose, very good paint application, and definately puts some fun back into collecting.

I eagerly wish to obtain them all, and as such, these foreign gems get a 5 out of 5.