...With Bowcaster and Heavy Blaster Rifle!
Chewbacca is a decent figure, and an improvement on the original, but where is the scale! In the movies he towers over humans. In the figure line he is more or less the same size.
Chewbacca looks a bit like Bigfoot in this new version, but if you look at the beefed-up versions of Han and Luke, you can see what they were doing in the chest region there.
Chewy also has a bio card, as all the first wave of figures did in the return, and it covers the events in Star Wars: A New Hope, and a tiny bit about being rescued by Han and oweing a life-debt. Nothing, however, about his treetop home, growling kids and wife, or Life Day.
Five reasons why you should buy this figure:
1. Look at the back of the card - the Millennium Falcon needs a co-pilot.
2. Recreate all the exciting scenes from the Star Wars Holiday Special - like the first 20 minutes of nothing but Wookiee utterances!
3. Those droids aren't going to pull their own arms off.
4. Large gun!
5. Bowcaster! Pew! Pew!
Wookiees are longer-lived than humans, so expect Chewbacca to surface even more than he already has during the Clone Wars. For his full story, check out his Wookieepedia entry. Want to know about bowcasters? There's an entry for that too!
Monday, February 11, 2013
Posted by Ben at 1:21 AM