Hot Toys is starting to get into this pesky habit of releasing updated versions of figures. This would be fine for sold out figures, but these are for figures that come out within a year of the previous release. The latest example is the deluxe Return of the Jedi Luke Skywalker.
When Hot Toys released its ROTJ Luke, I remarked how the Sideshow Collectibles figure was a better deal. The Sideshow ROTJ Luke featured his Tattooine outfit, his Endor poncho and helmet and his final duel attire. Now Hot Toys is releasing a deluxe figure with the Endor attire and some other extras. But is it worth getting?
I’m not feeling the new head sculpt. The deciding factor for me getting the Hot Toys figure over the Sideshow one was Hot Toys’ version looked more like Mark Hamill. I see what they were going for, but the execution looks off.
I do think it’s pretty cool to include accessories from the deleted scene. Go to the 3:10 mark to see that specific scene:
That’s an interesting bonus and something I’d like to see Hot Toys do more often.
In the epic conclusion of the classic Star Wars saga, after Luke Skywalker has returned to his home planet of Tatooine to rescue his friend Han Solo from the clutches of the vile gangster Jabba the Hutt. The young Skywalker along with his friends and the Rebellion fleet must take down the second Death Star in order to stop the evil Empire from wiping out the last hope to restore freedom to the galaxy…
Hot Toys is very excited to officially present today, the new Deluxe Version 1/6th scale Luke Skywalker collectible figure from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi featuring his iconic attire as seen on Tatooine, Endor, and the second Death Star.
Masterfully crafted based on the appearance of Luke Skywalker in the final chapter of the original trilogy, the new collectible figure features a newly developed head sculpt with remarkable likeness, finely tailored costumes, the helmet and camouflage cloak Luke wore on Endor, a LED light-up lightsaber, an interchangeable lightsaber blade emulating the weapon in motion, a blaster, and a themed figure stand.
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This Deluxe Version will exclusively include an additional head sculpt with an interchangeable all-new hair sculpture, an extra piece of interchangeable battle damaged right hand, dark grey tunic with belt, and the Tatooine sandstorm goggles and cloak as seen in the deleted scenes.
This is a Luke Skywalker collectible figure that will be a treasured addition for all Star Wars fans who choose to confront their destiny!