Hot Toys Count Dooku and Yoda are ready for a rematch

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There’s something great about having your expectations blown away. Take Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones for example. A film which was expected to be much better than The Phantom Menace and kind of was, but just barely. Much like the film that preceded it, Attack of the Clones was bogged down by a terrible plot that attempted to disguise its poor acting with an overabundance of special effects.

It wasn’t all bad though. After a tepid lightsaber fight that saw heavy metal legend Christopher Lee (It’s true! Google it!) swat Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker aside like younglings in a Jedi temple takeover, in came Yoda. You know, that little green fella who hobbled around and spouted out dyslexic wisdom. What was he going to do? Spout some broken grammar at Dooku, the finest lightsaber duelist in the galaxy?

Oh hell no. In a move that I never ever saw coming thanks to an actual effort to avoid TV spoilers and teasers, Yoda got up and kicked some serious ass. A whirling tornado of green lightsaber beams and Force blasts, this was the Yoda of legend that fans had been waiting to see in action for decades. Damn Daniel, that Muppet was awesome!

It’s one of my all-time favourite scenes in Star Wars history, and one that I’m keen to immortalise for all eternity, once I sell Geoff’s Midichlorians and use those funds to get my hands on this fine set of sixth-scale figures that Hot Toys will be rolling out next year. Just look at ‘em:

WHAT’S IN THE BOX?

The Count Dooku Sixth Scale Collectible Figure specially features:

  • Authentic and detailed likeness of Christopher Lee as Count Dooku in Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones
  • Newly developed head sculpt with movie-accurate facial expression, beard and detailed skin texture
  • Detailed greyish white hair sculpture of Count Dooku’s hair style
  • Body with over 30 points of articulation
  • Approximately 33 cm tall
  • Nine (9) pieces of interchangeable hands including:
    – One (1) pair of relaxed hands
    – One (1) pair of Force-using hands
    – One (1) pair of gesturing hands
    – One (1) pair of lightsaber holding hands
    – One (1) right hand for holding hologram projector
  • Each head sculpt is specially hand-painted
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Costume:

  • One (1) brown-coloured velvet-like cape with metal clasp
  • One (1) black-coloured tunic
  • One (1) dark brown-coloured leather-like belt
  • One (1) pair of dark brown-coloured pants
  • One (1) pair of black-coloured leather-like boots

Weapons:

  • One (1) LED-light red lightsaber (red light, battery operated)
  • One (1) red lightsaber blade in motion (attachable to the hilt)
  • One (1) lightsaber hilt

Accessories:

  • Two (2) gradient blue coloured Force lightning effects (attachable to the hands)
  • One (1) hologram projector
  • One (1) hologram figure of Death Star
  • One (1) hologram figure of Jango Fett
  • One (1) hologram figure of B1 Battle Droid
  • One (1) hologram figure of Darth Sidious
  • Specially designed figure stand with Star Wars logo, character nameplate and graphic card

And here’s the Yoda!

WHAT’S IN THE BOX?

The Yoda Sixth Scale Collectible Figure specially features:

  • Authentic and detailed likeness of Yoda in Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones
  • Newly developed head sculpt with movie-accurate facial expression, detailed wrinkles and skin texture
  • White fabric hair implantation
  • Body with over 23 points of articulation
  • Approximately 14 cm tall
  • Six (6) pieces of interchangeable hands including:
    – One (1) pair of lightsaber holding hands
    – One (1) pair of Force using hands
    – One (1) right hand for holding cane
    – One (1) opened right hand
  • Four (4) pieces of interchangeable feet including:
    – One (1) pair of standing feet
    – One (1) pair of levitated feet
  • Each head sculpt is specially hand-painted

Costume:

  • One (1) dark brown-coloured under tunic
  • One (1) dark brown-coloured belt with magnetic function
  • One (1) beige-coloured robe

Weapons:

  • One (1) lightsaber hilt magnetically attachable to the belt
  • One (1) green lightsaber (attachable to the hilt)
  • One (1) green lightsaber blade in motion (attachable to the hilt)

Accessories:

  • Two (2) gradient blue coloured Force lightning effects (attachable to the hands)
  • One (1) cane
  • Specially designed figure stand with Star Wars logo, character nameplate and graphic card

As usual, you can expect to shell out plenty for these figures. Yoda will set you back $189/R2700, while Count Dooku will command a more premium price of several thousand Republic Credits that works out to $243/R3500.

Last Updated: June 19, 2018

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