Saturday, 12 March 2016

Nerdversity Reviews: Star Wars Mission Series Death Star Chewie

Released in 2013, we're going to be taking a look at the second figure in the set, Chewbacca. The box is the same as we described in the previous review. 

The back of the box is the same as we described in the previous review. I can only assume that the picture used is from an alternative take or press shot than the one seen in the movie or other promotional material.

Taking the Chewie figure out of the box, he stands a little taller than the Han figure. He shares the same 5 points of articulation that all these figures now have. The head barely moves, but that's simply down to the neck fur. The bandoleer is molded to the figure and is painted in a reddish brown colour with silver energy packs molded on. He's pained in a light brown fur colour and his face is molded in a wookie roar.

His accessory is a 3 piece bowcaster that fits into his left hand, which is angled in a firing pose. There is a chance you might need to glue the scope and the bow part onto the main body as the fit isn't quite tight and the pieces do have a tendency to fly off if the figure was to fall off a shelf or be dropped. The figure does grip the bowcaster well and it does require a little effort to put it in his hand or even remove it.

Overall, this Chewie figure is pretty decent in my opinion. Like the Han figure, he's solidly built and has reasonable articulation. It is supposed to evoke feelings of nostalgia, trying to resemble the original Kenner figure. My only real concern is the attachments for the bowcaster being lost. Other than that, as always, your mileage may vary.