Star Wars Black Series 6 Inch Luke Skywalker (X-Wing Pilot) Review
If you really dig Luke in his X-Wing outfit then I highly recommend this figure, but if you can wait until he's released in your outfit of choice, do that. I'm not really a fan of the X-Wing suit, but I'm really starting to like this figure more and more each day that I play with him. I feel like I may have just got a bit of a dud with the paint on my figure, so don't let that steer you away from the 6 inch Star Wars Black Series.
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I have to admit, this new Star Wars Black Series has definitely got me hooked on the line until the bitter end. The first figures that I have already checked out were fantastic (minus a few minor flaws). Now we come to the final review in wave 1, the Star Wars Black Series 6 Inch Luke Skywalker (X-Wing Pilot) Review.
Everyone just HAS to have a Luke Skywalker in their brand new series of Star Wars action figure right? Right. Maybe you will want to pass on X-Wing Pilot Luke (because really, the X-Wing suit isn’t THAT cool), but this review may just convince you that you need to hunt him down.
The packaging is the same standard Black Series packaging that we have seen for the rest of the figures in wave 1. Luke Skywalker comes in a window box with his name on the bottom and a nice black and white head shot along the top.
The figure takes up pretty much all of the window on the packaging, as the packaging pretty much fits these figures perfectly with very minimal cardboard waste. You can see the figure nicely in the window, allowing you to inspect him fully for defects before purchasing him in the store.
The back of the box features a black and white image of Luke Skywalker as he’s about to get into the X-Wing fighter. There is some text above it that reads:
Luke Skywalker uses the power of the force and his piloting skill to destroy the death star.
“It’ll be just like Beggar’s Canyon back home.”
The sculpt on this Star Wars Black Series 6 Inch Luke Skywalker (X-Wing Pilot) figure is fantastic. The likeness may be a little bit off, maybe even look a little bit cartoony, but you can most definitely see Mark Hamill in there.
Like with the previous figures in this wave, Hasbro went hard on the details. They gave Luke his moles on his face, great hair texture and impressive textures on his clothing and straps. They even gave him a little hook on his belt to hang his lightsaber hilt!
X-Wing Luke comes with a DL-44 blaster, removable helmet, and a lightsaber. The blaster features some nice sculpting and is made of a rubbery plastic. The lightsaber is also made of a rubbery plastic (just like Darth Maul’s lightsaber) but it seems to stay straight very nicely. It probably has to do with the fact that it is very short compared to Darth Maul’s lightsaber. The helmet fits Luke perfectly and is coated on the inside with a rubbery plastic so that Luke’s head won’t get damaged with use. **Bonus feature** If you don’t like Luke’s mug, just put the helmet on.
Compared to the other figure in wave 1, I was a little bit disappointed with how X-Wing Luke’s paint turned out. The Paint on his head is excellent, but once you start looking at his chest rig there is a ton of slop. The black box was painted on crooked, the white vest isn’t painted on in the lines where it should, all in all he’s really just kind of a mess.
Though there is one thing that I do give Hasbro props for. Instead of just casting Luke’s X-Wing Suit in orange plastic and calling it a day, they actually brushed it a little bit and gave it a dirty appearance. It really looks good.
Luke Skywalker’s articulation is pretty good articulation including:
- Ball joint head
- Hinged neck
- Swivel/hinged shoulders
- Swivel/hinged elbows
- Swivel/hinged wrists
- Ball joint torso
- Swivel/hinged hips
- Swivel thighs
- Double joint knees
- Swivel at top of boot
- Swivel/hinged ankles
As you can see he’s pretty loaded with articulation. When I first got X-Wing Luke I was expecting his leg articulation to be limited due to the straps, but that’s really not that case. Every joint works extremely well, the only one that will give you a little bit of problem is the hips. The problem here is that you just can’t do the splits very wide. It’s not due to the straps, it’s actually due to how the joint was designed. It’s really just a minor problem, as you can still get most poses out of him without even noticing this.
If you really dig Luke in his X-Wing outfit then I highly recommend this figure, but if you can wait until he’s released in your outfit of choice, do that. I’m not really a fan of the X-Wing suit, but I’m really starting to like this figure more and more each day that I play with him.
I feel like I may have just got a bit of a dud with the paint on my figure, so don’t let that steer you away from the 6 inch Star Wars Black Series. These figures are really fantastic figures and are highly recommended.
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