Saga Legends

Image Bank: SL17 C-3PO

By Mike — Tuesday, December 21, 2010

SL17 C-3PO is a repack of The Saga Collection release from 2006 featuring the golden deity on his Ewok throne. The vac metal is quite striking and perhaps too clean on this figure, but the overall result is good and true to that particular scene from Return of the Jedi. Would an Ewok fire spit Han and Luke be too much too ask from Hasbro? Probably.

Image Bank: SL12 Obi-Wan Kenobi

By Mike — Monday, December 20, 2010

Hasbro corrected the first release of SL12 Obi-Wan Kenobi, the AOTC "you don't want to sell me death sticks" version from Saga 2003, to the intended and represented, not to mention much better done, TAC iteration from 2008. How do mix ups like these happen at the factory? We can only guess, but Hasbro may need to go home and rethink their life...err...quality control.

Image Bank: SL16 Clone Trooper

By Mike — Monday, December 20, 2010

Speaking of the white ROTS Clone Trooper from 2005, here he is next as SL16! This particular mold has been used a few times, including the ROTS Commander Gree and exclusive Covert Ops Clone Trooper

Image Bank: SL15 Shock Trooper

By Mike — Sunday, December 19, 2010

A repaint of the original white super-articulated Revenge of the Sith Clone Trooper from 2005 for the ROTS Skirmish in the Senate Battlepack, this Shock Trooper has seen many lives as either a Saga Legends or Battlepack repack. Still, the sculpt is good and the deco is appealing, therefore, he's still a decent army builder to beef up Palpatine's goon squad.

Image Bank: SL14 R2-D2

By Mike — Monday, December 13, 2010

This figure may not be the most articulated or even definitive R2-D2, but boy is he fun with all the flashing lights and electronic sounds. A repack of the Revenge of the Sith figure from  2005, this mold actually saw its first incarnation in plastic as the POTF2 Power FX R2-D2.

Image Bank: SL06 Darth Vader

By Mike — Saturday, December 4, 2010

 Ah, the tale of two Vaders, also known as Vader's aplenty for the holiday pegs.  First releasing the removable helmet figure from 2008's The Legacy Collection (BD08), Hasbro run changes it for the more ESB appropriate version from 2006's The Saga Collection. Both versions are readily available on the pegs along with the newly released The Vintage Collection figure. 

Image Bank: SL13 Yoda

By Mike — Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Size matters not, yet Yoda comes packin with a firing cannon! First released in 2005 for the Revenge of the Sith collection, this version comes with a removable plastic molded cape, which hinders his poseability when he has it on, but has decent articulation underneath.

Image Bank: SL11 Darth Vader (Sith Apprentice)

By Mike — Monday, November 29, 2010

The "guts" of this sculpt was from the Sith Evolutions figure from 2005, which Hasbro retooled along with a new headsculpt for The 30th Anniversary Collection in 2008. Now that The Vintage Collection figure is considered the frontrunner, this SL version, with its limited arm articulation but not too bad a head sculpt, is relegated to secondary Battle Pack filler status. You know, for the kids.

Image Bank: SL10 Clone Trooper (Phase II)

By Mike — Sunday, November 28, 2010

This Clone Trooper mold was part of an immensely popular Entertainment Earth exclusive in 2005 and was later re-released for the TAC Saga Legends assortment in 2007. He's not a bad EP2 (Phase II) clone to build troops if you're inclined to do so, especially with all the 2 fers and BOGO's being promoted at your favorite retailer this holiday season.

Image Bank: SL09 General Grievous

By Mike — Sunday, November 28, 2010

First released as an Episode III Sneak Preview figure, this version of General Grievous has been repacked so many times we lost count. The cape was switched from white to grey and an electrostaff added in 2006 for The Saga Collection, but everything else, save some slight deco changes, remains the same. You can also pick up this Grievous in the just released Battle of Utapau Battlepack if you haven't had enough of him.

Image Bank: SL08 Darth Maul

By Mike — Friday, November 26, 2010

Saga Legends parties like it's 1999 with this repacked version of Darth Maul. First released for The Episode I assortment as part of the Sith Speeder and Darth Maul deluxe vehicle set, the figure was also repacked as part of 2007's Saga Legends. Why the affinity for this particular figure? Beats us. We can think of a couple of other versions of Maul that would be a little bit more worthy of a $7-$8 pricepoint. As it stands, this figure is a fine example of another era. While we miss the novelty of Commtech Chips, let's leave this figure to that era.

Image Bank: SL07 Princess Leia (in Boushh Disguise)

By Mike — Friday, November 26, 2010

It's hard to believe that it's been four years since this figure's release and she's definitely due for an upgrade given what Hasbro's recently achieved with the likeness and articulation of The Vintage Collection Hoth Leia. Those swivel jointed elbows can certainly be updated with discreet ball joints and all will be right with the world.

Image Bank: SL05 Jango Fett

By Mike — Thursday, November 25, 2010

Saga Legends 05 Jango Fett saw a running change from the 2002 pre-posed Kamino Escape version to the slightly improved and more feature rich TAC iteration from 2007, which actually matches the product photo on the cardback. While neither version is perfect, we're hoping it will soon be a study in an almost decade long evolution once the new Vintage Collection figure is released. You've come a long way Hasbro.

Image Bank: SL04 Greedo

By Mike — Wednesday, November 24, 2010

This figure is going on almost 5 years and still looks good.  Our favorite misfiring Rodian barfly was first released in 2006 as part of the Vintage Ultimate Galactic Hunt for The Saga Collection. He comes with a blaster and a cache of "secret" weapons he'll most likely never need.

Image Bank: SL03 Zuckuss

By Mike — Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Gand bounty hunter was also released in 2010 as a Celebration V exclusive Zuckuss/4-LOM Vintage 2 pack. This version was released last year as part of The Legacy Collection/Build A Droid assortment and given an all new sculpt. While the soft goods skirt had some critics, the figure was superbly sculpted and well received overall.