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Friday, June 17, 2016
Micro Review: Droid Army Ambush from Micro Machines: Star Wars by Hasbro
Left to right: Invisible Hand, Droid Fighter, Obi-Wan Kenobi's Jedi Interceptor, V-Wing, and ARC-170 Fighter.
Non-Scalper Price: $8-$10 dollars
Left to right: Obi-Wan Kenobi and General Grievous
* Here's Obi-Wan Kenobi from Revenge of the Sith. I like the pose here and the paint isn't half bad. There isn't much detail on the sculpt, though. Yesterday I compared a Galoob Obi-Wan from 1997 with this figure and was amazed by how Galoob's nearly 20 year old product was superior to something Hasbro released last year. They just need sharper sculpting on these little guys.
* And here's General Grievous! He's decently sized and actually has a pretty good sculpt. There's a fair amount of robotic detail on his body and limbs. I'm glad Hasbro went with a pose that shows all four of his limbs out and armed with lightsabers, too. It looks really cool. I'd be willing to say that Grievous is on paw with a good deal of Galoob's work during their Micro Machines run.
* I'm pretty sure Galoob got around to releasing the Droid Fighter (officially designated as a Variable Geometry Self-Propelled Battle Droid, Mark 1 or a Vulture Droid) during the Episode 1 product line but it's perfectly fine to have a new one. This one features some nice detail stamping and a fairly crisp sculpt. I like these guys and I'd love to see Hasbro release one in it's walking mode.
* Obi-Wan's Eta-2 Actis-class light interceptor (just call is the Jedi interceptor) is a cool little vehicle that appeared in Revenge of the Sith and a few episodes of Clone Wars. I could definitely see Hasbro repainting this ship a few times to get some more usage out of it as we'd at least need Anakin's ship, right? The sculpt is good and the paint is pretty solid (although the droid could be a bit better). I'd like a version with the side wings out, though. It really does change the look of the ship.
If you're interested in more Obi-Wan, I've reviewed this same version of Obi-Wan Kenobi in the 6-inch Black Series. If you're interested in more General Grievous check out my review of the Hero Mashers figure!
I've also reviewed plenty of other Micro Machines products from both Galoob and Hasbro:
Micro Machines: Star Wars by Galoob (1994)
Classic Characters (2nd Edition)
Micro Machines: Star Wars by Hasbro (2015)
First Order Star Destroyer Playset
First Order Stormtrooper Playset
Millennium Falcon Playset