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After rescuing Princess Leia from her prison cell 2187 on the Death Star with the help of Han and Chewbacca, Luke Skywalker and his new found friends flee to the rebels' hidden base on Yavin IV. Luke joins the rebel assault squadron as the rebels prepare to launch an attack on the Death Star after analyzing the Death Star plans and identifying a vulnerable exhaust port that connects to the station's main reactor.
This is Sideshow Collectibles "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope" 1:6 scale Luke Skywalker Red Five X-Wing Pilot 12-inch figure which was released recently (see my December 2015 haul post HERE). It seems appropriate to feature this Luke Skywalker figure after having reviewed Hot Toys Luke figure in the previous action figure review posts on my toy blog.
Not wanting to wait for Hot Toys to release this figure (we don't know if they ever will, what with so many movie licenses and commitments on their hands, not forgetting the countless Iron Man armors they have yet to complete), I decided to place a preorder for this Sideshow Collectibles "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope" 1:6 scale Luke Skywalker Red Five X-Wing Pilot 12-inch figure some time back and am quite pleased with the release of this figure. Luke and the X-Wing he flew in played a very big part in the climatic battle (like a David vs Goliath) so Luke in X-Wing pilot gear is a nice addition to any Star Wars figure collection.
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Sideshow Collectibles managed to feature as many pictures of Luke in his X-Wing pilot attire on the box packaging of their "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope" 1:6 scale Luke Skywalker Red Five X-Wing Pilot figure.
Sideshow Collectibles "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope" 1/6th scale Luke Skywalker Red Five X-wing Pilot 12-inch figure comes with: Newly Designed and Fully Articulated Light Body, Highly Detailed Luke Skywalker Portrait, Helmet with Visor and Comlink, Detailed Flight Pressurized G-Suit, Flak Vest, Life Support Unit with Chest Pack Straps, Gear Harness with Belt Flares, Data Cylinders, Right and Left Relaxed Flight Gloved Hands, Right and Left Flight Gloved Fists, Right Force Gesture Flight Gloved Hand, Right and Left Flight Boots, Signal Flares, Support Stand with Yavin Base Flight Deck Graphic.
Check out the close-up pictures of Sideshow Collectibles "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope" removable 1:6 scale Red Five X-Wing starfighter Pilot helmet with sliding visor and partially hidden Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker head sculpt / portrait.
Not that many accessories as compared with Hot Toys MMS297 Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope 1/6th scale Luke Skywalker collectible figure (reviewed HERE)
The 1:6 scale Red Five X-Wing starfighter Pilot helmet is designed to be taken apart so that you can pose Luke Skywalker without his helmet. For that, two hair sculptures are included: one for wearing the helmet (see picture below) and one standard hair piece for Luke without helmet (shown in picture above). Hot Toys was the first company to design the break-apart helmet for 12-inch figures. Check out my action figure review post of the Hot Toys MMS129 (Movie Masterpiece Series) Collector's Edition T-1000 1/6th scale collectible figure HERE as well as the more recent OCP Detroit Police helmet for Alex Murphy (pictures HERE and HERE).
The Assembly Instructions included with Sideshow Collectibles "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope" 1/6th scale Luke Skywalker Red Five X-wing Pilot 12-inch figure boxed set shows you how to remove the helmet and switch hair pieces for a non-helmeted Luke Skywalker because with the helmet on, you can't really see Luke Skywalker's portrait / head sculpt. Click on the picture for a bigger and better view :)
NEXT: See Sideshow Collectibles "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope" 1/6th scale Luke Skywalker Red Five X-wing Pilot 12-inch figure without his helmet.
"X is for X-wing Starfighter" posted on my toy blog HERE
"Goodbye 2014, Hello 2015 with Lego Star Wars Millennium Falcon and X-Wing Micro Fighters" - pictures HERE