This Palpatine action figure was released in
2012 in the Movie Heroes toy line.
It was exclusively available at Target.
Hasbro gave the figure 14 points of articulation and included
two accessories (red lightsaber, sith robe).
Here is what we noticed when we took a closer look at the Sith:
- Darth Sidious was packed-in together with Darth Maul in the "Emergence Of The Sith" 2-pack
- The figure is a repaint of the Palpatine (Darth Sidious) figure released in 2005's Revenge Of The Sith Evolution 3-pack
- The figure's overly aggressive face sculpt looks fantastic
- The lightsaber fits only into the right hand, the left hand is molded with a "grip", so Sidious can "force-choke" someone
- The joints are stiff, which is great and should keep the figure on display in a more dynamic pose over a longer period of time
- Unfortuantely, the soft-goods Sith Robe is super bulky and it's very difficult to put it onto the figure and make it look good
The articulation details are as follows: ball-jointed neck, 2 ball-jointed shoulders, 2 ball-jointed elbows, 2 swivel wrists, swivel waist, 2 swivel legs, 2 ball-jointed knees, 2 ball-jointed ankles
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The Sith emerge from the shadows to begin their assault on the galaxy. The mysterious Darth Sidious sends his deadly apprentice, Darth Maul, to track down Queen Amidala and the Jedi who escaped from the clutches of the Trade Federation forces. The two Sith mark the beginning of the dark times that are coming for this once-peaceful galaxy.