You have this great sculpt of a huge, heavy, solid Vader with an articulated left arm...and three little supports that barely lock into place on the staircase and seem to want to randomly misfit or fall out sideways. Couple that with the fact that since Vader is leaping, both his feet are off the stairs and a "fat part" of his cape sculpt has the peg in it to attach him to the stairs. With the weight off balance, I can't wait for natural environmental stresses (such as gravity, not to mention plastic warping some with heating and cooling) and this thing probably will be more of a disaster displaying than the Geonosis Obi-Wan Kenobi!
They should have done something to make the stairs more solid or posed Vader so he'd have at least one foot on the base.
We'll use this thread to let everyone post when Vader takes a dive. I imagine we'll have the 7000 some posts in the LA Area Just Found Thread tied before the year is over.
Sidious vs. Yoda is slightly more durable. However, there is NO BASE. The whole thing stands on Sidious' hoop skirt. I mean it's sweet that you get 2 characters, but are you telling me that the tooling for Yoda cost them so much they couldn't at least have the flat red carpeting from Palpatine's office as a base? How cool could it have been to be set in a Senate Pod or espcially on the Chancellor's speaking dais? The Force Lightning is darker than Dooku's or the ROTJ Sidious' as well and this gives it less visibility. Finally, I think the paint application is too faded. Sidious wore rich, dark colors that were nothing if not strong. This pastel **** the Unleashed is wearing looks sort of wrong. The sculpt is good, and the concept behind the painting of the figure is good, but it just didn't come out as good as it could have.
You guys know me. I rave about how much I love stuff like the Mustafar Playset and it may seem like I'm easily pleased if it says "Star Wars" on it.
So take my warning seriously when I'm disappointed. I had my computer shut down for the evening and actually booted it up and logged back on to post this because it bothered me so much. Unfortunately, I didn't need $32 for anything else in particular at this moment, so I still don't regret buying them.
Oh well. Maybe it is best the line does die before they make a Royal Guard wearing pastel purple instead of red!