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Monday, October 5, 2015
Action Figure Review: General Grievous from Star Wars Hero Mashers by Hasbro
Height: 6 inches
Articulation: Swivel/hinge knees, swivel/hinge hips, swivel thighs, swivel shoulders, swivel/hinge elbows, and a swivel/hinge neck.
Accessories: Clip on arms, two lightabers, and a blaster.
Non-Scalper Price: $12-$15 dollars.
*Grievous is one of the best figures for mashing in this line. Let's be honest: Robot limbs look good on anyone! Want to give Darth Maul some cyborg legs like in Clone Wars? Do it! Does your Jar Jar need a robotic arm? Improve him! With General Grievous you have the technology!
* Grievous looks awesome! He's easily one of the best sculpts in this line, if not the best. It's definitely a toss up between him and Darth Maul. He has excellent paint work, detailed sculpting that captures all of the cool intricacies of his cyborg body, and some great texture work. I'm really excited to have Grievous this early in the Mashers line but I have to say that he makes me very, very eager for Grievous' appearance in the Black Series!
* Besides his cool two armed backpack, Grievous also comes with two lightsabers (one blue and one green) and the Annihilator blaster which ended Grievous' life. The lightsabers are cool and Grievous is really impressive when wielding all four of them. The Annihilator is a pretty fierce looking blaster as well; I love the blast effect (although I wish it were removable).
* I'll give up this song and dance when I get around to series 2 I suppose but I have to say that I'm still disappointed that these figures only have swivel shoulders. The rest of the articulation is quite nice, so it's particularly frustrating that the shoulders are so limited. On Grievous, it's an even more egregious oversight because his extra arms have swivel/ hinge shoulders. Agghh!!!
Grievous is another Great and a 1/2 figure in my book. If I were recommending three figures in the Mashers line, they would be Garazeb Orrelios, Darth Maul, and General Grievous. Grievous is just lots of fun and really has some great accessories that help him to excel. He's a deluxe Masher that really feels like he's worthy of that title.
I've reviewed a couple of other Star Wars Hero Mashers, including:
Jedi Speeder & Anakin Skywalker
Luke Skywalker Vs. Darth Vader
I've also reviewed plenty of other Star Wars figures:
Star Wars by Kenner (1978)
My First Star Wars Figures
Star Wars: The Black Series (3 3/4 inch) by Hasbro (2013)
Clone Trooper Sergeant
Star Wars: The Black Series Phase II (3 3/4 inch) by Hasbro
Star Wars: The Black Series (6 inch) by Hasbro (2013)
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
Han Solo (Stormtrooper Disguise)
Star Wars: The Black Series Phase III (6 inch) by Hasbro (2015)
Star Wars: Rebels by Hasbro (2014)
Garazeb "Zeb" Orrelios and Stormtrooper
Sabine Wren and Stromtrooper
Stormtrooper Commander and Hera Syndulla
Jedi Temple Guard
Star Wars: The Vintage Collection by Hasbro
Imperial Scanning Crew