It’s been a hot minute since we’ve done any Star Wars Black Series Galleries but today we are getting back in the mix with a look at the first Deluxe figure – General Grievous. The Deluxe line are a size above normal, requiring a different price point and allowing some new larger characters to be done (I’m looking at you Zeb). This is also a “Fan Channel” exclusive, meaning he won’t be popping up in Target or Wal-Mart for now.
D1 Grievous comes with 4 lightsabers, 2 blue and 2 green, a cape with pouches for the saber hilts, and blaster. His arms split into four just like the movies and can individually hold the four sabers. Articulation is good, even though he has a skinny frame the joints are tight and hold their position, rotate at multiple points to allow for posing. Only issue with balance is that he is so lightweight, if you sneeze hard he will tip over, but that’s not due to the engineering. My copy had an abnormally loose shin peg requiring some surgery, but that shouldn’t be line wide. Sculpt and paint are well done, above average. The cape could have been worse, but it’s still not great. The front wrap around in particular is glaringly “soft goods” and not accurate to the movies. I don’t have the answer for making these soft goods legit, but this doesn’t do it for me. The pouch aspect is good tho.
Bottom line, awesome fig, worthy of a pick up. We’ve run him through the motions, check out over 35 HD images after the break courtesy of Dorkside Toys!