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General Grievous sixth scale figure by Sideshow Collectibles

General Grievous Sixth Scale Figure by Sideshow Collectibles


Today, April 3rd 2014, we take a look at the highly anticipated 1/6th scale figure from Sideshow Collectibles, General Grievous. Before we jump into the review, here are all the details on him:

General Grievous Sixth Scale Figure by Sideshow Collectibles
General Grievous Sixth Scale Figure by Sideshow Collectibles

Product Size
16" H (406.4mm) x 5" W (127mm) x 3" D (76.2mm)*
Box Size
20.00" H (508mm) x 12.00" W (304.8mm) x 7.00" L (177.8mm)*
Product Weight
4.00 lbs (1.81 kg)*
*Size and weight are approximate values.

Priced at $249.99 and can be purchased at this link

Now, let's have some fun! Grievous comes boxed in a very collector friendly package that allows you to take him out and put him (and all his accessories) back without doing any damage to the package. As you open the exterior box on one side you will find Grievous, his extra set of arms and the battle damaged mask for alternate display (be careful as you remove the alternate mask as the microphones on each side of the mask are delicate and you don't want to damage them). Take your time getting Grievous out as well, he is packed great in his foam housing to arrive safe, but don't yank at his limbs or pull, he will come out nice and easy if you take it slow. I started with his legs and torso and did the head last.

He comes with two sets of arms. One set is for the fused two arm display and the other is for the split four arm attack display. The arms are really easy to swap out but make sure you use two hands on each side of the joint and just wiggle them a little and they will come out, don't try to force them. You will find it's much easier (and will keep him from getting damaged) if you take it easy and caress them out as opposed to pulling on them.

The arms have plugs at the shoulder which plug into the back of the top of the green torso, while the fused arms extend out further revealing pistons which allow for an increased range of motion and pose ability. Because of the size and skeletal nature of the figure, Sideshow placed a great emphasis on making the joints tight. As such and because it is fragile, always use two hands and be gentle when posing him. There is significant articulation with multiple types of joints, when you add in that and the new stand developed specifically for Grievous that rotates 360°, your display options are endless. I loved the stand. It really makes it easy to pose him in all types of fun positions and have him fully supported. The stand has small rubber pads to maintain stability and small wire supports reach up into the bottom of the torso.

This figure is just amazing to pose and play with. The hands have magnets to help stabilize the weapons in the hands. They are not meant to fully adhere to the weapons, just to help stabilize for posing and they work great. When I first unpacked him, I got a great laugh as all the sabers magnetically connected on my photography table. The masks also magnetically attach to allow the exclusive damage mask to be swapped out for the regular with ease.

In addition to the extra mask (Sideshow Exclusive), he also comes with his fabric cape (with clasp and lightsaber hilt pockets), four (4) ignited lightsabers, Four (4) lightsaber hilts, the DT-57 "Annihilator" Heavy Blaster Pistol and his Electro Staff (with removable energy clusters).

The detail is stunning, You can see a lot of effort went into replicating the marble alabaster look of his armor, as well as, weathering on the body structure that is apparent all over the piece. It isn't just the head or arms, the detail is shown all over the piece, right down to the inside of his torso/organ container, which has a painted and sculpted organs and heart, to the fingers that are articulated and feel lifelike. When posing him with the Electro Staff above his head, the frame and hands were able to hold it securely and in the exact spot I wanted it.

The cape has both a button and clasp for attaching it around his neck and saber hilts pockets within the cape. The symbol printed onto the back of the cape and printed diamond pattern were a very nice touch. This is one of the best engineered 1/6 scale figures I have reviewed. Plenty of time and patience was clearly put into this and he is well worth the price of admission. I have a feeling this one won't last long once collectors get him in hand. If you would like to add him to your collection, you can do so at this link while they last.

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