There are quite a few characters in the Star Wars universe that I am a big fan of and Jedi Master Yoda is most definitely one of them. A couple of weeks ago I was shopping on Sideshow’s website and found Yoda, so I just had to have him. I ended up picking up the regular version of the Sideshow Collectibles Yoda Jedi Master Sixth Scale Figure, as opposed to the exclusive version. I must have just missed the exclusive version on Sideshow’s site, because he’s still shipping now. The only thing different between the two versions is that the exclusive version comes with a Holocron Cube. But anyways, on with the review!
Yoda comes packaged in the newer Star Wars box with the flap that wraps around the front and is held closed via magnets. There are several shots of Yoda on each side of the box. The entire box is slightly boring, but that is only what the licensor will allow for Star Wars figures.
Considering that Yoda is only going to set you back $100, this figure comes loaded with accessories. He comes with two head sculpts, a Jedi Council chair, a Hover chair, lit and unlit lightsabers, a cane and several interchangeable hands and feet. The best part about the interchangeable hands and feet is that they each come with their own wrist/ankle pegs to allow for easy switching. Another great feature is his tan jacket. It had a small wire inside allowing you to pose it, which I think other companies need to start doing more of.
Yoda was crafted in the 1/6 scale, so that makes him stand only about 5.5 inches tall. Yes, he is a little bit taller than a true 1/6 scale figure, but I think anything smaller just wouldn’t look right. He comes with 2 head sculpts, one sculpt is serious, while the other one is playful. I personally prefer the serious look, but that playful look is just too cute.
The paint on the figure is pretty hard to mess up considering that Yoda’s skin is all green. So the skin tone is perfect, but there are some other issues that I had concerning the paint. The eyes on either head sculpt don’t look nearly as straight as they should. From a distance, it doesn’t look too bad, though.
For the underlying body, Sideshow has opted to use their already great body from the previous Yoda figure that they made. It’s essentially a sculpted 6-inch action figure under the clothing. He has skin texture sculpted on the body, which really isn’t necessary, but is welcome. The articulation very good for a figure this small, though the neck seems to be slightly hindered for some reason.
If you are a Star Wars fan and missed out on the first version of Yoda, this figure is for you. He comes with way more/better accessories than the original release and he’s only priced at $100. What more could you ask for?
Sideshow Collectibles also has Yoda’s hut available as a diorama,, and this figure would be perfect with it.
UPDATE: The set is no longer available through Sideshow, but you can you can occasionally find the Sideshow Dagobah set on eBay.
If you have the original release you might be wondering if this figure is really worth it. That’s a hard choice because Sideshow has vastly improved the figure AND added some great new accessories. I guess it all comes down to how much you value your $100.
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Where to Buy?
If you are interested in buying the Sideshow Collectibles Yoda Jedi Master 1/6 scale figure, then you can still buy it at Sideshow Collectibles. The Sideshow exclusive Yoda is still available (I’m on the wait list now), I must have just missed it on their site when I ordered.
UPDATE: This figure is no longer available through Sideshow. However, you can still find him on Amazon: Star Wars 1/6 scale figure Order of Jedi Yoda (Jedi Master)
And you can always jump onto eBay and find a sweet deal on this Sideshow Yoda figure.