Figure of the Day: Day 272
2/2/2007 7:29:47 PM - Adam

Revenge of the Sith Collection 2
Item No.:
Asst. 85174 No. 85285
Number: III-13
Includes: Lightsaber, cape, display base
Action Feature: n/a
Retail: $5.24-$6.99
Availability: April 2005-present
Appearances: Revenge of the Sith

Bio: Count Dooku is the leader of the Separatist movement. A renegade Jedi, Dooku has torn apart the galaxy with his plan to bring down the Republic. He is known as Darth Tyranus, a Dark Lord of the Sith. (Taken from the figure's cardback.)

Image: Adam Pawlus' toy shelves.

Commentary: As far as bang-for-the-buck goes, this is probably the best Count Dooku out there. With tons of articulation, hands and a head you can "cut off," and a great sculpt, you might be left wondering if anyone would ever be able to make a better one. (The Evolutions/Tin version, while quite good, is basically on the same playing field.) This figure can be posed in a variety of fight-friendly poses, has an excellent likeness of Christopher Lee, and is cheap. If you only want one Count Dooku figure, this is the one for you-- there's not much else you can ask for out of a figure like this except for a few minor things (like where the "wrist" joint goes-- this figure has it in the sleeve, rather than on the wrist), but man, this is one great figure. The cape is very nice too-- with two colors, it has a nice heft that's lacking on the capes of other Sith Lord action figures, namely Darth Vader.

Collector's Notes: As an added bonus, this figure is available in the 2006-style "Greatest Battles" packaging. This figure can still be found in toy stores, but not all toy stores. (MORE IMAGES)

Day 272: February 2, 2007