Last week I picked up the Phantom attack shuttle with Kanan at Target for $23.74 on sale, and today I picked up Saga Legends Chopper, Ezra, Kallus, and Inquisitor at TRU for Buy One Get One 40% Off.
The Phantom I've already said nice things about in the Vehicles thread, but the bottom line is that it's fun, it has some good features, it makes a nice little Imperial Shuttle which it's clearly inspired by, and I'll add that it fits Ezra and Chopper in the back easily, although Chopper indeed doesn't fit in the gap between the seat and bulkhead, so I dunno what that's about.
The style on the figures is pretty cartoony, you could have Kallus in with the movie figures pretty easily but the others are much more cartoon figures. All the figures have datestamps on the back of their thigh, heroes in black and villains in white; Chopper's is on the inside of his foot.
Kanan Jarrus - my Kanan figure is the Phantom pack-in version, it's the same as the regular version except his paint is a touch sloppier than the main line version. Kanan comes with his signature lightsaber.
- nice sculpting, including non-removable blaster in holster
- accurate lightsaber accessory
- armor limits head movement to the right
- wrist and ankle sculpted poses are a bit further angled than I'd like
Overall: pretty good as a Kanan Jarrus Saga Legends figure, no gun or more articulation but that's what you get with this line.
Ezra Bridger - Ezra comes with the Imperial helmet he is seen using in the first episode. Mine has his right eyebrow painted askew from the sculpting underneath, it works pretty well though, he looks intense.
- show-accurate overall
- nice sculpting, including shaggy hair (a separate piece!) and facial likeness
- good scale to Kanan
- pretty detailed paint including logo on jacket.
- missing small yellow epaulets
- helmet gets stretched a little when he wears it
Overall: good execution for what it is, a solid likeness in every way. Would have been nice to get his backpack or his upcoming lightsaber or another accessory but that's Saga Legends for ya.
Chopper - he comes with nothing at all. Mine has the left "eye", the one that's a hole in a yellow panel, painted way off-center and the sculpt itself also seems off-center as well.
- fairly accurate in design and scale
- good sculpt, a few insert parts to help carry it further
- head turns, hips move
- no arms from the head or body or center leg gimmicks, this could have been an easy plug-in accessory
- paint is a bit simple, paint mask only includes the rear half head side slits, lacks weathering too
- doesn't match value of other figures
Overall: I'm torn, I love the character so I like having this toy which is somewhat accurate, but the figure isn't meeting its price vs. value battle even close.
Agent Kallus - he comes with his bladed blaster, which has a sideways handle up by the front as well as a normal handle, odd because he can't use both at the same time, he doesn't have the articulation for it. His hand can stretch around the stock to wield it as a melee weapon.
- nice paint
- nifty bladed blaster
- likeness is realistic enough to pass as a movie Imperial figure
- intense expression
- helmet isn't removable
- not quite as tall as he should be
- doesn't hold the blaster as well as he could because stock gets in the way
- eyebrows sculpted but not painted
- likeness isn't quite right, it's mostly hidden behind the mutton-chop-shields but the small-painted eyes and more detailed nose and mouth suggest a realistic rather than animated design
Overall: while there are more knocks than expected, overall this figure is pretty decent and I wouldn't be surprised to find him popular and scarce on pegs.
The Inquisitor - he comes with his lit double-bladed lightsaber, it has the full circle design but cannot spin.
- height is pretty good, a touch taller than Kanan although eyes are slightly lower
- good, detailed sculpting including a neutral yet menacing expression
- nice paint and use of colors, especially the eyes
- saber looks really good in matte black with its red blades
- the head's pau'an line sculpting is so fine it doesn't really come through that well, and doesn't have any paint to bring them out
- tampographed red line design on forehead off-center on mine, right shoulder Imp logo too but not as bad
- character's slim build leads to small hands
- collar limits head movement to around 30 degrees.
- saber doesn't spin (I know that's asking a lot, but this figure is so cool it should get it)
Overall: yeah, I really like this one, this is a figure so cool it demands attention. Very strong figure.
I didn't get the Stormtrooper as that figure is going to be packed in with Zeb, Sabine, and Hera.