Friday, February 13, 2009

#10: Star Wars comic pack Luke and clone Emperor

Emperor's black bones! This comic pack comes with the first issue of Dark Empire II, which I'm not sure if I've actually read, or have just read the synopsis of. I know that I've read Dark Empire. I think the Luke figure has a pretty good likeness, and it's well articulated. The cloak is stuck in that position, but at least it looks cool, and doesn't get in the way too much. The hilt on his lightsaber doesn't match the one he used in Return of the Jedi, and judging by the cover the toy doesn't match the comic either. Luke also comes with a Jedi holocron that won't stand up on its own. One could conceivably use it as a Lament Configuration from Hellraiser as well.

The Emperor figure is really cool. Thought he was dead, did you? Well, in Dark Empire, it turns out that ol' Palpatine had figured out a way to cheat death, sort of. His plan was to keep a bunch of clones of himself handy, so that if he died, his spirit would have a brand new body to occupy. And this is one of those bodies. It is probably one of the most interesting looking Emperor figures. If you are so inclined, you can remove his robe, although what's underneath is not pretty. This is a cool set, definitely worth picking it up.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the heads up. I think this comic pack really interesting. I remember reading this exact comic years ago. It seems luke was tempted and join the Dark side. And Luke is cool being dark in that comic. Somehow the clone emperor look more like dracula but that how he appear in the comic too.


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