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Hasbro Star Wars Anakin Skywalker with Flight Simulator

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Manufacturer: Hasbro / Age: 4 Years+

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      09.07.2010 18:50
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      Not one of my favorite Star Wars figures

      The introduction of the young Anakin Skywalker to the Star Wars saga quite frankly left me feeling rather let down. As an avid Star Wars fan I felt that the character was not played well by the young lad they choose to fill the part and I felt he was very wooden and flat on screen. I do hope the little lad that played him improved his acting skills over time and of course wish him well what ever he is doing. Consequently the fact that all the little Anakin figures are modelled on that same young actor, means that we all get to see the features of the little chap time after time in every variety of Anakin collectable such as the Hasbro Star Wars Anakin Skywalker figure, which I find bit off putting. The only exception I can really make to anything Anakin figure related, is that I really liked Anakins Pod Racer and it was one of the few toys we actually took out of the box to handle and have a play around with. We even had the hand held LCD game to play with. ********************************************************** So you may say I am a bit biased from the outset, but its best to call a spade a spade! So the liitle Anakin figurine comes in a cardboard backed and clear plastic fronted pack. The saving grace has for me to be the fantastic Darth Maul artwork. What a fantastic mean looking baddie he was and ooh weren't we all chuffed to bits when he met his end! Ok so I know he was on all the packs at the time, but I need to say something positive here! Back to Anakin, he has on a pair of long suede style knee length boots that are in a fetching brown, well they would be suede stylee if they weren't made of plastic. His top and trousers are in a rather care worn pale creamy beige with dirty bits, which are meant to make him look like he has been in action fighting somewhere. ********************************************************** But seeing as though he and his famed 'midi cloriens' (an indicator of Jedi ability) are very drippy and wet looking, I think he has probably just stepped out of his sandpit! Either that or he has just spilt gravy on his silly wrap over top, which I wouldn't put past him! Over all he looks as stiff as his acting and his arms and legs do move but are not fully posable, so movement is limited. This Anakin figure comes with a Comm Tech Chip, which has a lovely sweet piccy (Not!) of our hero on it for us to see and admire. If you are lucky enough to have a Comm Tech Reader then you can hear the little wuss speak! Luckily for me as most of the Star Wars items I have are still boxed I have only ever looked at the chip and not had to suffer his voice. I have opened some of the Star Wars figures we have and listened to what they say, but didn't do so with this one. ********************************************************** Anakin has his own flight simulator included and its just really a bit of plastic that he can grip onto to help him train to fly and beat the bad guys and win races! Honestly how this kid was ever able to win a Pod Race I will never know, as I don't think the force has ever been with him. As for him being capable of becoming the Dark Lord, no not Laurence Llewelyn frilly shirted Bowen, I mean he of the evil blackness, Lord Vadar, I will never know. Mind you had Anakin been played by LLB I may have liked him more. ********************************************************** We paid £4.99 for our well loved Anakin figure (well I had to say something nice about him) and he is still available for sale at between £5 and £10 online and from specialist collectable stores. So if you do feel the need to add him to your collection you still can, but don't all rush at once! On the whole he is a nice enough figure that will complete your collection or could be given to a child as a gift if you are feeling a bit cruel. I am going to rate him as a 3 star figure, as I don't think his face fits the Star Wars genre and I feel that 3 stars is a very generous rating for him. One last point I forgot to mention is his Pod Racing helmet, thankfully you get that too and are able to hide some of his sweet little face when he wears it.

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      08.07.2010 00:41
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      A good action figure, which is even better with the rest of the set

      Episode 1 wasn't the best received of films from Star Wars fans but let's face it, the kids loved it. I know I did anyway, and for a while after it, I kept begging my mum for all kinds of Star Wars Episodes 1 toys. The Anaking with Flight Simulator is, as you'd expect, your generic every day run of the mill action figure. As far as action figures go it's not great, well, it's not anything new. There is good attention to detail on the character, although he does bear a rather dull and lifeless expression. He is, despite all these, well very made and well painted, resembling Jake Llyod's appearance in the film. He's poseable, with the usual joints in his limbs, but doesn't stand up by himself. However, this is remedied - it comes with this chip you can place the character on, which is the highlight of this series of toys. If you bought the Jedi Communicator beforehand, you could scan these little chips on the communicator and it would spout out a bunch of phrases from the film from that character, which in retrospect is actually quite daft but when I look back I remember thinking it the best idea ever. All in all, it's a great little model, if a bit generic. With the rest of the Star Wars Episode 1 set, though, it fits right in and you (or whoever you bought it for) can have all the fun in the world recreating the epic battles from the film

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      22.12.2009 15:27
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      very pleasing

      There are several Anakin Skywalker action figures available in the Hasbro range, all from varying ages, before he turns into Darth Vader. Anakin was central to the plot of the Star Wars films, but it was not until George Lucas made his prequels that we really got to discover how the character had come about. Portrayed onscreen by Jake Lloyd, the younger Anakin appeared in 'The Phantom Menace' and was the main character throughout the film. This action figure has been modelled on the Anakin from that movie. His head has been really well sculptured, with excellent colour work on the hair, which echoes Lloyd's brown sandy locks. There is a pleasing amount of texturing on the hair too giving it life. His facial features are petite and accurately childlike and he does bear a good resemblance to Lloyd. His tunic is also done well, with a soft beige colour and gentle shading giving it a lived in look. There is a nice amount of detail and pleating on it too, suggesting movement. Snugly crafted slacks sit underneath the tunic and hug the figure well, just like they do in the film and these are offset with some small boots. Anakin is fully poseable, which means he can be turned at the head, the arms and the legs. You can strike a range of poses and have him ready for action scenes with Obi Wan and the crew. To give him extra value, he comes with a com chip (so you can make him talk) and a flight simulator. These are decent add-ons which add value to an otherwise small looking toy. Well designed and priced fairly, you can expect to pay in the region of five pounds for him as new. A must for collectors and a neat display piece too.

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