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Nute Gunray

toy reviewtoy reviewtoy review Toy Review: Nute Gunray Manufacturer: Hasboro
Recommended Age: 4 and up
Category: Action Figure, Star Wars

Overall Rating: 2.5 Stars out of 4

Review by Ken
2½ Stars out of 4

In STAR WARS: EPISODE 1, Nute Gunray is the slimy Trade Federation Viceroy who oversees the hostile takeover of Naboo together with his pal Rune Haako. Nute is pretty cool to look at in the movie, but the action figure somehow only captures half of the required realistic detail. For one thing, the paint job and detailing on the face just sucks, period. The store where I picked this up from had a total of 5 Nute figures on sale, and out of these I could only find one figure where the face-job wasn't screwed up. All the others had horrid paint smudges on the face and lips. Also, the cack-awful plastic robes just make the whole toy seem stiff and dead.

And yes, I purchased the foreign edition figure so it came with the bonus Battle Droid figure. What would be great is if Hasbro could have made all the droids come with some paint variations here and there. So at least your droid army looks like it has some personality. But, no! They had to go and make it all look the same! I know the movie sort of ironed out the fact that the droid soldiers were supposed to be uniform-like, but c'mon! Hasbro should have included some battle-damage scars and dents at the very least.

To be fair, the Nute Gunray figure is not all that bad. Star Wars has seen worse before: Remember the 1995 Power Of The Force Princess Leia that looked more ape than female? Nah, Nute Gunray still gets some decent marks; especially since villians are quite hard to come by in the current Star Wars toy range. But due to the lack of detail and accessories you get, this figure only receives 2.5 stars. However, if you're a hardcore Star Wars collector, you don't need to be reading this. You need to be at your toy store checking to see if there's any more of the damn figures left.

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