Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Action Figure Review: Anakin Skywalker from Star Wars Hero Mashers by Hasbro

 As of right now this is the last Star Wars Heroes Mashers figure I've picked up: Anakin Skywalker. While I've already reviewed the Episode II styled Anakin, I wanted to do a quick look at this figure as well because there are three differences between the figures. The biggest differences is the headsculpt as this is a Clone Wars/Revenge if the Sith styled Anakin. While the differences between the Boba Fett figures and the Darth Vaders are pretty minimal, this is a very different Anakin from the previous version. If you want an in-depth review of this figure, check out the Jedi Speeder & Anakin review. This is really just a quick glimpse at the differences in this figure. More after the break...

 The Facts:

Height: 5 3/4 inches

Articulation: Swivel/hinge knees, swivel thighs, swivel/hinge hips, swivel shoulders, swivel/hinge elbows, and a swivel/hinge neck.

Accessories: Lightsaber.

Non-Scalper Price: $10

*The three differences are the headsculpt, the right glove, and the lightsaber. The headsculpt is great. I love the serious look here. This is definitely my favorite prequel version of Anakin. The right glove is cool, too. It's a bit Vader like and nicely reflects how Anakin loses his hand at the end of Attack of the Clones. While Anakin's lightsaber is similar to every other lightsaber in the line, it actually differs from the Episode II Anakin's (as it should). Unfortunately, I'm not sure it really looks like the classic Anakin saber that is gifted to Luke, but that's not a huge deal in a stylized line like this.

  If you're collecting this line, you could probably live without the single carded Darth Vader (I am) or the deluxe Boba Fett. Anakin here is a different story, though. He's quite different from the other figure and really is needed to capture a different era in Anakin's growth. He's quite nice and I'd be comfortable giving him a Good and a 1/2 rating. His sculpt is good and he definitely looks rather pissed. Now let's hope Hasbro releases an Episode III Obi-Wan to go with him!

I've reviewed the Episode II Mashers Anakin
and the Black Series Darth Vader,
along with plenty of other Hero Mashers and Star Wars toys:

Star Wars by Kenner (1978)
My First Star Wars Figures

Star Wars: The Black Series (3 3/4 inch) by Hasbro (2013)
Biker Scout
Clone Trooper Sergeant

Star Wars: The Black Series Phase II (3 3/4 inch) by Hasbro
Darth Malgus

Star Wars: The Black Series (6 inch) by Hasbro (2013)
Boba Fett
Darth Maul
Han Solo
Luke Skywalker (Bespin Outfit)
Luke Skywalker (X-Wing Pilot)
Obi-Wan Kenobi (Revenge of the Sith)
Princess Leia (Slave Outfit)

Star Wars: The Black Series Phase II (6 inch) by Hasbro (2014)
Boba Fett (Prototype Armor)
Clone Commander Cody
Clone Trooper Captain
Clone Trooper Sergeant
Darth Vader
Han Solo (Stormtrooper Disguise)
TIE Pilot 

Star Wars: The Black Series Phase III (6 inch) by Hasbro (2015)
First Order Stormtrooper
Kylo Ren

Star Wars Hero Mashers by Hasbro (2015)
Han Solo Vs. Boba Fett
Jedi Speeder & Anakin Skywalker 
Luke Skywalker Vs. Darth Vader
Sith Speeder & Darth Maul
Yoda Vs. Emperor Palpatine

Star Wars: Rebels by Hasbro (2014)
Mission Series
Garazeb "Zeb" Orrelios and Stormtrooper
Sabine Wren and Stromtrooper
Stormtrooper Commander and Hera Syndulla
Saga Legends
AT-DP Driver
Ezra Bridger
The Inquisitor
Jedi Temple Guard
Kanan Jarrus

Star Wars: The Vintage Collection by Hasbro
Imperial Scanning Crew

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