In this case the Ugnaughts are part of the Freeze Frame Action Slide series (with a small cel of movie footage which goes along with it, odd since doesnít this represent technology that is long since outdated (slide projector)? Anyway these are way smaller than the 3 12Ē figures (which I guess is par with the set as the Ugnaughts were smaller than the regular characters). Also you get two figures for the price of one, and while sure these are not main or even secondary characters it is nice to get two characters.
As for what the Ugnaughts are? Theyíre the little pig faced garbage workers who played keep away with Chewbacca using C-3POís head as the object they were trying to keep away from him. Other than that I guess theyíre... I donít know... target practice? (Such minor characters in the series yet they have their own figures!)
Pre review and they look rather well painted and made sculpting wise. The upper Ugs face may not be as detailed as the lowers, but the lower seems to have gloves that are painted kinda off (itís supposed to be a worn look but I am not sold on the paint job just looking at it outside through the plastic casing). However overall I guess I should get them out of their case to review... so letís set the timer and get ready to time unpacking.
First letís go over unpacking. Since obviously you canít watch me unpack something on a text review Iím going to time myself, and tell you how long it takes (or short in this case no doubt) to open up the packaging and get at the toys to review. Once I do that weíll overview and so on... so letís set my cellphone down, turn on the timer... and... oh, wait, itís late... good night!
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OK and... UNPACKING!! Please Hold...
More Time Passes...
And... time! So how long did it take to unpack? About a minute, but then again I had this sitting around for over 10 years so I take it the adhesive on the package is abit worn out. Mind you later, once I get new stuff to review, weíre going to probably see unpack times of longer so just be aware.
Hmmm.... Now that Iím holding the figures in hand? I have to say that Iím split on them. Thereís two of them, a shorter one in all grey with black pants and a tallen one in grey with a black work apron on wearing worn work gloves. The smaller of the two is painted alright but abit faded. Maybe this is because of the tolls of time, maybe not, but Iím just not too impressed. Facial detail is pretty good but the clothes seems rather ordinary in detail. The taller of the two is more detailed, and his paint apps look better done. The face is better detailed and and painted of the two, from the vibrant face paints to the bolder color of the grey hair. My only complaint is that the gloves donít look good with the worn effect. They were trying to make the gloves look worn from repeated use but the effect seems more like the paint is coming off than an actual worn look, so minus on that though overall the detail on the body (including the little tools in the black work apron) is just nicer than the body on the littler guy.
For extras they have to share a single tool kit, which is abit sad since theyíre two character figures but they have to split a single tool kit. Hmm... looks like both figures were meant to carry the tool kit in their left hands (since the right one is flat palm open as if they wanted to shake your hand or something. So letís see... (fitting tool into smaller oneís hand)... ack, itís lousy. The handle of the tool kit is soft plastic (and no doubt the entire kit is this soft plastic mold). This can be pushed into either oneís hands but it doesnít sit proper when they hold it. Give them a light shake and it wobbles in the hand, maybe thatís realistic but itís just not right. The kit should be solid in the hand. Also because of the soft plastic handle eventually itíll break with repeated useage (as you push it in and out of each oneís hand for use). The bigger character is worst, his grip is a little more open than his smaller companion so I have a feeling if I shake long enough the character the tool kit will eventually wiggle itself free. Not good.
Articulation. First off what are we expecting for a Star Wars-Power of the Force figure?
Star Wars-Power of the Force 1996-1998 Articulation Points? Head should rotate 360 degrees. Both arms should rotate 360 degrees. Waist should turn full about. Legs should move forward and back. Points of articulation - 6
So weíre counting on six points of articulation for a standard Star Wars-Power of the Force figure. Can we get that out of these? Letís see...
Head turns 360 degrees. Both arms spin 360 degrees. Waist articulation. However legs are molded in place. NO leg articulation. Total articulation points - 4
Larger Ugnaught (which I guess is his work supervisor)
(Ah, the kit came out of his hand easily as I picked him up for testing... figures... well into the accessory holder you go worthless tool kit.) Head rotates 360 degrees. Both arms spin 360 degrees. Waist articulation HOWEVER that is hindered by the black work apron. Yes, itís removable but I donít see the point doing that since it looks like such a hassle to take it off just to spin his waist. Obviously molded legs, no leg articulation. Total articulation points - 4 (and one is an iffy one because of the apron hindering movement)
What is there to say about these figures? Obviously theyíre not important figures, heck theyíre not even semi important or kinda important. Theyíre just for those looking for the entire universe of Star Wars in toy form, and really I hope if they have a more modern 00í decade toy of this that at least that toy is abit better than this one. But then again, even when I got ahold of this, it was off a bargain bin so even then it had little or not value so I wouldnít impress any value on the item now.
So to round up the score... hmmm... itís alright in appearance and looks good (well one of them looks good), but the accessory is a fail (though the film slide included is a win), and articulation is only 66% of what a good Power of the Force figure should be, add to that this is such a minor character that only those hunting for a complete set will ever ponder owning these (or just those who find them on the cheap and are looking for cheap add ons to the collection). So all in all I have to score the Ugnaughts from Star Wars : Power of the Force a disappointing 2 out of 5.
Ok. Thatís how weíre going to roll with it so letís get to it. Keep an eye on the Toys forum board as Iíll update weekly review schedules and turn ins so you know what Iím reviewing and what I turned in. So, otherwise, thatís that. Now letís break these toys out of their confines and start reviewing!
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