"THE BLACK SERIES"
3-3/4-Inch Scale
#05
Luke Skywalker

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YAK FACTS:
Biography: Luke Skywalker is awarded a medal for his part in destroying the Death Star.

Sculpt/Articulation: Luke Skywalker is a kitbashed figure, reusing the hips, legs, arms and right hand of the TAC-12 figure and features a new head, torso, left hand, holster, jacket and Medal of Bravery. He features 10 points of articulation including: ball hinged shoulders, elbows, knees, swivel waist and hips and a ball-socket head.

• Accessories (4): Lightsaber, lightsaber hilt, Defender sporting blaster pistol (with non-removable holster) and Medal of Bravery (Medal of Yavin)

• Packaging:New for 2013, Hasbro retired the fan-favorite "Vintage Collection" design and went for a controversial, minimalist approach labeled simply as "The Black Series". The packaging employs a simple 3 color design; black/gray, orange and white to put the focus squarely on the enclosed figure. This works well for figures with high contrast to the packaging, but for dark figures such as Vader, it can come across as if you are staring into a void. Character artwork is limited to a single spot color vector illustration head shot for the front while the back features a low contrast, almost ghostly image from the film specific to each character. Everything is printed in a matte finish except for the Star Wars logos (front and back) which have a separate glossy/varnish applied over them. It is completely unnecessary but it does aid in conveying a more "upscale" look. The day-glow orange accent color is strictly reserved for the character name and stripe that run on the back and front of each card.

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