Monday, November 14, 2011

Echo Base News Reviews - CW03 Mace Windu

Action features anyone? Let's not forget that this was, at a time, a kid's line...

TCW03: Mace Windu
Accessories: lightsaber
Articulation: ball joint head, shoulders, elbows; swivel wrists, waist, hips

Remember when action features used to screw up a figure so badly that you'd barely want to display those? Hasbro found a great balance in this figure - you wouldn't even know that he had an action feature because he had no gigantic peg on his back, no pre-posed stance or anything. His action feature is activated by pulling back on his body and twisting it for a lightsaber slashing action. (Speaking of lightsabers, his lightsaber is a deep purple instead of the pink lightsaber that movie line Mace Windus used to come with.)

He's well articulated above the waist, but he has nothing below. This was a period in the line where knees and ankles were still uncommon, but not completely unheard of was an awkward figure where figures should have articulation because they were Jedi, but people seemed happy enough to have a Mace at some point in the line. The hands hold his lightsaber well.

The head isn't angry, thankfully. Most Mace Windus are, but he is not. This is something that I will mention in every single Mace figure that I ever review.

Review by Chris Wermeskerch

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