We Don't Know How We Feel About These Square Enix Star Wars Figures

Tuesday, 31 March 2015 - 11:47AM
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Tuesday, 31 March 2015 - 11:47AM
We Don't Know How We Feel About These Square Enix Star Wars Figures
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Gaming giant, Square Enix, has released a new series of 'variant' Star Wars action figures and we can't decide whether or not they're awesome or sacrilegious. Square Enix may be best known for video game series such as Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts, but their action figures have also proven to be incredibly popular with collectors. In the past, Square Enix's action figures have put a dark, Japanese culture-inspired spin on everything from Batman, to Superman, to Cowboy Bebop, but now it's Star Wars's turn and we're going to leave it up to you to decide how you feel about them.









I'm pretty much on board with the 2 figures above, in fact, I actually really like Square Enix's take on Boba Fett. There's something about a bounty hunter that this Square Enix look really suits, and in truth, they really haven't drastically altered the lines of Boba's original Mandalorian armor. The trooper took a little longer to fully appreciate; the lines are much busier than even the prequel trilogy's clone trooper armor and there's something about that helmet breathing apparatus that I'm not too sure on, but overall, I can't deny that it looks pretty bad-ass.

The most creative license is taken with the Darth Vader figure, which as you will see in the images below, is altered rather drastically from the original, more streamlined look we see in the movies.





There's no doubting that Vader looks like a true Sith warrior in these images, but in adding faux muscle lines and bonus armor segments, Square Enix has actually ended up making him look less sinister. Call me overly traditional, but I really don't want to see the Dark Lord of the Sith rocking a set of chiseled abs and Quads you could crack a nut with.

The figures will each run you $109. Boba Fett and the Storm Trooper hit stores in July, but Vader is released in May.

Via: Kotaku
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