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This animated style Anakin Skywalker figure was released in February 2010 in the Clone Wars Deluxe line - packed-in with a Desert Skiff Speeder. Anakin is never seen using this speeder in the animated Clone Wars TV Show - nor is he ever seen wearing that cape and breathing device.
The figure is a repaint of the previously released Anakin Skywalker figure from the 2008/2009 B'omarr Monastery Assault Battlepack. Differences in the paint application are to be found all over the figure - for example Anakin's scar is painted much stronger - the belt buckle and the gauntlets on Anakin's right arm are painted differently as well. The colors are overall darker - especially on the blue soft goods skirt. Hasbro has also fixed Anakin's left glove - which is supposed to be brown - but was painted black on the B'omarr Monastery Anakin. However - both figures lack any kind of dirt - scuffs or battle markings on the boots or armor.
The included hard-plastic cape can be put on and be removed easily by poppin' Anakin's head off. It's a good fit - and still lets the figure move the arms forward to grab the controls of the speeder. The pretty cool looking breathing mask can be put over the Jedi's head - where it stays firmly attached. Unfortunately - the lightsaber keeps falling out of Anakin's right hand - but it does fit nicely into his left. Overall - this Anakin Skywalker figure with Desert Skiff is well done. Granted - if you already own the B'omarr Monastery Anakin figure - or if you don't like Hasbro's imaginary expanded universe - you can pass on this release. However - all of those things aside - what's left is a decent figure - which looks quite cool on display.
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For missions in the harsh desert of Tatooine - Anakin adapts the technology of the local swoop gangs. Desert skiffs are generally used for hauling stolen goods - but these maneuverable - lightly armed speeders are well-suited for undercover missions. Combined with Anakin's skill as a pilot and Podracer - the skiff is an ideal transport for dangerous desert operations.