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TFN Review : General Grievous Sixth Scale Figure By Sideshow Collectibles

Posted by Dustin on February 3, 2014 at 09:00 AM CST

Sideshow Collectibles sixth scale General Grievous is the ultimate version of this menacing villain. Creating General Grievous in this larger scale allows for greater detail and it shows. Featuring significant articulation, and accessories this is a must have for fans of Grievous.

The figure arrived in a sturdy cardboard box supported by styrofoam inserts in each corner. Once removed the product box itself is branded to reflect the character inside with the insignia for General Grievous on top and a large color photo on the bottom. Inside you will find General Grievous, along with an additional set of interchangeable arms, and a battle damaged version of his face (which is magnetically swappable) encased in styrofoam. It's at this moment you should slow down and carefully remove the foam inserts used to securely wedge the figure in place. Remember that the figure is fragile, and to use caution when removing it. Taped to the inside of the box lid is a plastic piece of packaging used to house all of the accessories which includes, a cape, blaster rifle, electropole, and stolen lightsabers.

Once I got Grievous out of the box I immediately wanted to try to set him up in various poses with all of the different accessories he comes with. Being such a larger figure you'll be glad to know that it comes with a support stand that rotates 360 to assist in each desired pose. With so much articulation you're not quite sure where to start turning and twisting the figure to get it into the right pose. I was told that because of the size, and skeletal nature of the figure, emphasis was placed to make the joints tight. As such, and because it is fragile - use TWO HANDS on each side of the joint, close to the joint and pose in that manner. Once I was able to get him to stand up vertically I attempted to swap out the two arm display for the split four arm attack display. The arms have plugs at the shoulder which plug into the back of the top of the green torso. I have to admit I was a bit intimidated at first as I didn't want to break anything, but I did manage to exchange the arms, and pose all four lightsabers. Remember the fragile part I mentioned earlier? Unfortunately I found out the hard way, and broke one of the thumbs off of one hand. Thankfully the hands are magnetic to help stabilize the weapons just enough for posing. The final piece that really makes this General Grievous figure stand out is the cape. Featuring the General Grievous symbol printed on the back, with a diamond print inner lining, where unlit saber hilts can be placed in the pockets within the cape, and a button and clasp for attaching.

Overall the General Grievous sixth scale figure is remarkably well done with a great deal off attention paid to detail. From the generous amount of articulation to the finer details like the delicate microphones on each side of the mask, a lot of effort went into replicating the marble alabaster look of his armor as well as numerous weathering on the body structure. I highly recommend the Sideshow Collectible sixth scale figure for any Star Wars fan. Below you'll find additional product information, along with several photos and a quick clip showing just how amazing this version of the twisted meld of flesh and metal actually is. Enjoy!

Photo credit: Sideshow Collectibles

Product Summary
With the Galactic Republic in shambles, a powerful new Confederacy of Independent Systems forms a droid army of incomprehensible size. General Grievous, a brilliant military strategist and remorseless killer, leads the Armies of the Confederacy, waging a deadly war for control of the galaxy. Sideshow Collectibles is proud to introduce the long-awaited General Grievous Sixth Scale Figure. Engineered with meticulous attention to detail, the fully articulated body can achieve countless poses, recreating vivid scenes of battle and victory. Fully equipped with detailed weapons and accessories including switch-out fused and split arms, four lightsabers, electro staff, and a hand-tailored fabric cape, the General Grievous Sixth Scale figure is an essential addition for any Star Wars collector.

Product Details
License - Star Wars
Scale - Sixth Scale Figure
Manufacturer - 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)*
Est. Shipping Weight - 4.00 lbs (1.81 kg)*
Dimensional Weight - 6 lbs*
Int'l Dim. Weight - 19 lbs*
Size and weight are approximate values.
Product Sku - 1000271
UPC - 747720214903

Toi Ogunyoku (Sculpt), Tim Niver (Sculpt), Patrick Pigott (Sculpt), Masterpiece Models (Sculpt), Michael Norman (Sculpt), Pascual Wawoe (Sculpt), Anthony Mestas (Paint), Kevin Ellis (Costume Fabrication), The Sideshow Collectibles Design and Development Team (Design, Development, Sculpt) 2013 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM.

What's in the Box?
The General Grievous Sixth Scale Figure features:
Fully Articulated legs, arms, neck, torso
Fabric Cape with, clasp, lightsaber hilt pockets and detailed lining
Swap out Left & Right Fused Arms
Swap out Left & Right Split Arms
Four (4) ignited Lightsabers
Four (4) Lightsaber Hilts
DT-57 "Annihilator" Heavy Blaster Pistol
Electro Staff with removable energy clusters
Display Base with pivoting figure support stand
Sideshow Exclusive
Battle Damaged mask for alternate display

Expected to ship February 2014, $249.99 or payment plan for as little as $56.25/month. Limit of one piece per person. Click here to order yours today!

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