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The Power Of The Force “2” [Red/Green]

Garindan (Long Snoot) - POTF2 [R/G] - Basic

Name: Garindan (Long Snoot)
Collection: The Power Of The Force "2" [Red/Green]
Number: N/A
Source: A New Hope
Availability: July 1997
License: Hasbro

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HEIGHT: 1.85 Meters
AFFILIATION: To The Highest Bidder
WEAPON OF CHOICE: Blaster Pistol, Hold-Out Pistol

Collectors were able to overlook many of the issues of the inaugural Star Wars modern figures because of releases like Garindan [Long Snoot]. Longtime collectors always envisioned what it would have been like in the vintage Kenner line had never ceased. And they fantasized that Kenner would return to all three Original Trilogy films and produce characters in action figure form that had never been attempted during the line’s original run. Just like Grand Moff Tarkin, Garindan (Long Snoot) was another long-awaited character that collectors wanted in the basic figure line. Garindan is the character's formal name. And "Long Snoot" is the nickname likely developed by costume designers. Garindan (Long Snoot) is about as equally exciting as it is disappointing. A great sculpt and likeness falls short and feels diminished thanks to a cloak that not only hides most of the figure's body but also completely encumbers the figure's movement. It’s a bittersweet release, but we have to say that this character doesn’t have much to do in the film, so maybe all is not lost here.

Garindan (Long Snoot) comes with six points of articulation. However, most of it is utterly useless thanks to the thick plastic cape that not only is long but also wraps around most of the figure like a sleeping bag, only to inhibit this figure’s articulation points more. Aside from some hip movement and a little bit of arm movement, the only useful point of articulation is the head – and even that is a bit difficult to articulate with ease. (It’s that dang cape. It is too bulky, thick, and wonky for this figure.) The sculpt of Garindan (Long Snoot) is quite nice. Some have felt that his likeness is much too cartoonish. We see that just a little bit here, but between the enhancements added from the paint operations and the nice sculpt, we still strongly feel that Hasbro could have done a whole lot worse here. Because of that, we have to say that this is a pretty decent action figure. What kills us more than the cape strangling this figure, however is the poor center of gravity. The figure's feet have been inferiorly sculpted. They're angled and want to push the figure backward. As you can imagine, it makes standing the figure up extremely frustrating. Unless you hunch Garindan (Long Snoot) over you’re going to have great difficulty keeping it in an upright position. Action figures, no matter the license, should not have this issue ever. All action figures should possess the ability to stand unassisted. Sorry, but that’s the way we feel.

Another bittersweet addition to this figure is the comlink sculpted into the figure’s right hand. We love that Hasbro added this detail and are thankful that they didn’t neglect it, but why couldn’t this be a separate accessory? With all of the silly and screen inaccurate extra guns they pack with figures in The Power Of The Force “2” line, why couldn’t they sculpt an actual accessory that appeared in the film with Garindan (Long Snoot)? (Editor’s Note: Hasbro released an excellent update to this figure as 2006’s TSC Garindan (SAGA 034) which not only includes a separately sculpted comlink, it comes with a soft-goods and removable cloak and well as enhanced articulation and sculpting. It’s an excellent release.) Garindan (Long Snoot) comes with a blaster pistol that may or may not have been in A New Hope, but the gun does fit nicely in the figure’s left hand. (It’s your only option.) Garindan (Long Snoot) was carried forward into the Freeze Frame phase of POTF2 (with a name change) and comes with a nice action slide that captures what looks to us a promotional shot or Garindan (and not a still from the film). It also comes with a revised paint job as well. We adore these pack-in premiums and are so glad that we can capture stills and promotional images from the Original Trilogy because of them. You may be on the fence with Garindan (Long Snoot), and we would understand that. It needed a great deal of work before Hasbro finalized it. They have to remember to keep “action” in their action figures.

Collector Notes

Garindan (Long Snoot)

Status: Garindan (Long Snoot) is an all-new figure.

Articulation Count: 6 points (6 areas of articulation)

Articulation Details: swivel head (1), swivel left shoulder (1), swivel right shoulder (1), swivel waist (1), swivel left hip (1), swivel right hip (1)

Accessory Count: 1

Accessory Details: hold out blaster pistol

Date Stamp: 1997

Assortment Number: 69705/69706

UPC: 076281697062

Retail: $5.99 USD

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The Power Of The Force "2" [Red/Green] Wave 11

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Added: May 11, 2015
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Reviewer: Paul Harrison
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