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This concept Starkiller Hero action figure was released individually carded as part of The Anniversary Collection in 2007. Starkiller Hero is based on early concept art created by Ralph McQuarrie for the original Star Wars movie.
The figure has a total of 12 articulated joints - including a ball-jointed head - 2 ball-jointed shoulders - 2 swivel elbows - 2 swivel forearms - a swivel waist - 2 moveable legs and 2 ball-jointed knees. There are no ankle joints - and even though the figure is more on the petite side - there are no balancing issues. Hasbro packed-in a lot of accessories with this figure - including a lightsaber with removable blade - a blaster - goggles - a breathing mask with air supply backpack - and an upper body harness. Both weapons - the lightsaber and the blaster - fit pretty well into both of Starkiller's hands. The blaster is also a good fit for the holster located on the right side of the belt. The air supply backpack can be plugged into a hole on the back of the figure - this helps the breathing mask to stay in place - so that it covers the mouth and nose area nicely. The harness - which hangs over the chest and back area is nicely detailed and fits also very well. The goggles can easily be put over Starkiller's head and stay firmly attached without falling off when you repose the figure.
The paint application on the figure is nicely done - with subtle weathering on the boots and very light weathering on the gloves and chest area. The entire sculpt sculpt of the figure - from the face to the details on the harness are fantastic - and come very close to what the Ralph McQuarrie sketch looked like. Unfortunately - there aren't any ball-joints in the elbows - and no joints in the ankles at all - but it's still a brilliant action figure based on an iconic design! If you have a thing for concept Star Wars figures - then Starkiller Hero shouldn't miss in your collection!
A concept painting done by Ralph McQuarrie depicts an early version of the Luke Skywalker character as a young woman. The initial character envisioned for the epic was explored in various ways including whether "Starkiller" would be male or female. This image in this painting captures the heroic idealism of the character that was to ultimately become Luke Skywalker.