Thursday, January 1, 2015

Star Wars The Black Series 3.75" Starkiller (Galen Marek)

Happy New Year! To kick things off, here's The Black Series 3.75" Starkiller (Galen Marek).

Starkiller is the apprentice of Darth Vader. Those who played The Force Unleashed games will know about him. He's got quite an interesting story. The figure is a re-released of the Vintage Collection one. I'm not sure if there's any difference between them. Out of the package he's wearing a pilot's attire. The sculpt is superb. There's great material detail on it. You can see the many folds and creases. You can also see some on his gloves and boots. He wears a belt which too was well done. It looks leathery and the straps are textured. The paint is good overall except for that strip on his right hand. The Imperial logos were well painted on his sleeves. I like the metallic paint on his belt and boot buckles, and on his knee guards. He wears a backpack on his back which is removable. The head sculpt is okay. I think the cheeks narrow in too much though. The eyebrows are slanted a little too much. It's like he's spotting the "people's eyebrow".  

He comes with a number of accessories. There's the chest armour, belt with loincloth, a pilot's type belt, a backpack, two gauntlets, two lightsaber hilts and two ignited blue lightsabers. 

The head has to be removed in order to put on the chest armour. For the belts you just slide them on. I'll probably keep him in the loincloth look. The chest armour and loincloth was made of soft flexible plastic. The chest armour has some nice detail on it. The front grey areas and shoulder armour are textured and has dents in them. The chest armour is little too small on him and he looks uncomfortable with it. It also restricts him from lifting his arms straight up. The loincloth is textured as well and has good cloth detail.

The lightsaber hilts may be carried on both his belts.

Articulation. He's got a ball joint head, ball hinge shoulders, swivel hinge elbows, wrist swivel, waist rotation, peg hips, swivel hinge knees and swivel hinge ankles.

Darth Vader and Darth Malgus are taller than him.

Good figure. I wish Star Wars figures had hip hinge or ball joint. Thanks for viewing!

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