Well, here it is. The figure I've looked forward to for some time now. My absolute favorite character and outfit in the entire Star Wars universe. Does it hold up to my expectations?
To be honest, my expectations were so high, there is no possibility anything could have really met them. However, I'm happy to say, with a few minor complaints, this is one nice figure!
First off, the figure itself is excellent! The only thing that is at all distracting is the knee joints. Hasbro could have done a much better job hiding them. The colors are great! The vest has a very subtle grey wash that can only really be noticed in certain lights and angles just like in the movie. Be warned. The paint job on my figures head is terrible. The brown paint from the hair is all over. Luckily my obsesion with this figure will lead me to buy a few more.
Articulation is very good. better then the average Star Wars figure and the plastic looks better then what I have seen in previous pictures (Galactichunter.com).
Here are my BIG gripes. The cloak. It's crap! The hood is so tiny, you have to pry it on and off. However, I think they have made a running change on this already judging on some pictures I've seen off Ebay. Also, I think if they would have made the cloak brown, it would have added a lot to the figure.
The other gripe I have is his right hand will not hold the gun and it's too bad cause the gun would look really cool in his hand. Hopefully, they will work this flaw out for future shipments.
Hasbro has really improved from the last year. If only they took it up one more notch this figure could have been what the original Luke jedi figure was to the classic line; Perfection.