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Hasbro's Power of the Jedi series of toys, recognisable from the green packaging and the interesting artwork of Episode 1 Obi-Wan jumping in front of a huge Darth Vader mask were ... well, they weren't anything different that you hadn't seen earlier with any other Star Wars toys. Mechanic Anakin features a young Anakin, as seen in the Phantom Menace and as portrayed by Jake Lloyd of all people, although it's quite nice to see this Anakin because, unlike Vader and Hayden Christiansen there isn't a great deal of Episode 1 Anakin. Probably because, despite being a totally pivotal person in the entire saga, is completely annoying in the film. Nevertheless it's a decent model, standing a small 4 inches tall and, like all Hasbro products, there's a good amount of attention put into his face and features. The paint job is good as well, and his clothing is well modeled and painted, too. The thing about this toy is that it comes with another. A robot of one sort that Anakin appears to be fixing. There aren't any accessories with the toy, except for one Star Wars sonic screwdriver type device which will be lost seconds within opening. Overall though even if it is the sort of toy you see loads of, I do like the act it comes with another free bonus toy. It's nothing special, overall, but again a nice present for the kid Star Wars fan in the family.
One of the more unusual takes on the classic Star Wars figure is this appealing Anakin Skywalker figure. Here we find Anakin in his early years (as portrayed onscreen by Jake Lloyd.) Anakin is a young boy here and has not turned into a fully fledged Jedi. The figure is interesting because it captures him at the younger age and the pack also comes with a droid. The figures are about four or so inches in height and have been made from plastic. Like with all of Hasbro's figures, they have been well made and you can move the limbs, including the head, arms and legs on both characters. The Anakin figure has been delicately designed with a keen eye to detail. Hasbro have managed to carve Lloyd's looks superbly onto the face and the eyes and hair match is very impressive. Anakin's costume is accurate with a good choice of colours and some lovely texturing on the chest and boot area. The droid he comes with is also very pleasing, with a cute look about him. The droid has a rather frail looking frame and spindly legs. Excellent detailing on the droi'd face brings him to life and his arms show signs of wear and tear, so he is what I would call a rustic droid. No other extras with this pack, but then you are getting two toys for the price of one, so I think that is really good value. The set can be bought online for a couple of pounds, making it an ideal purchase for pocket money toys or for the casual collector who wants to beef up their collection. Well designed, affordable and also impressive packaging make this a must have toy for Star wars fans.