Star Wars Collection
Action Figures from Episode III
After a five year hiatus from collecting Star Wars action figures, I decided to resume my hobby mainly because of the success of Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. And I'm not just referring to the incredible reviews it has been getting, nor the many box office records it shattered. The main reason that I started again is because Revenge of the Sith is one of the best Episodes in the entire saga: second only to the original Star Wars: A New Hope in my opinion!
The highlight of Sith is its story. I was amazed at how Lucas managed to almost seamlessly connect the two trilogies. Story wise, they fit almost flawlessly together; it would be hard for anyone to believe that A New Hope was written around 30 years ago. And now I understand that it was necessary for Lucas to “beef-up” the original trilogy, for special effects wise, no one would believe for a second that the technology in A New Hope occurs after the Sith.
Lucas also wasn't without help. It has been confirmed that Lucas’ long time friend, Steven Spielberg (Indiana Jones Trilogy, Jurassic Park), help conceptualize two key battle sequences in Sith. Furthermore, Lucas' mentor, Francis Ford Coppola (Godfather Trilogy, Apocalypse Now), personally recommended dialogue coach Chris Neil (The Virgin Suicides, The Rainmaker) to Lucas.
Anyway, as for the actual Episode III figures, they are the best line-up yet! The sculpt quality, amount of articulation, and paint job are all just excellent! I don’t have any shelf space left, so they currently display on top of my TV.