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I Am Your Father’s Day (Father’s Day Card And 2 Figures) - TAC - Exclusives

Name: I Am Your Father’s Day (Father’s Day Card And 2 Figures)
Collection: 30 (77-07)
Number: N/A (Walmart Exclusive)
Source: The Empire Strikes Back
Availability: May 2007
License: Hasbro

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“It doesn’t take the power of the Force… …to know that you’re the greatest dad in the galaxy! Happy Father’s Day!”

Hasbro’s I Am Your Father's Day gift set MUST be some form of sick irony. We can see the Father’ Day interaction now. “Thank you for cutting off my hand and trying to get me to join your evilness, now please accept this Hallmark Father’s Day card to show what a good father you indeed are.” The pairing of Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker of course makes sense from a genealogical perspective, but until Darth Vader was redeemed back to Anakin Skywalker there was much too much animosity and hatred between them to make a believe Father’s Day gift set like this is the case and point example of a prime father/son relationship. OK, maybe we’re analyzing this way too deeply, but we still can’t get past the fact that we’re actually celebrating Father’s Day with two characters who are the key protagonist and antagonist from the Star Wars (Original Trilogy) saga. Produced and ultimately taken on as a Walmart exclusive (previous reports explained that this was intended for another retailer at some point), the I Am Your Father's Day (Father's Day Card And 2 Figures) gift pack is as confusing as it is unnecessary. In an era of figures where quality is being shot to the forefront of the priority list, this two-pack picks some of the worst sculpts Hasbro has produced ever. The irony is thickening.

The first noticeable entry here is the Father’s Day card. It reads “It doesn’t take the power of the Force… …to know that you’re the greatest dad in the galaxy! Happy Father’s Day!” Cute. Now the figures. Darth Vader is a repaint of 2003’s SW [S - P3] Darth Vader (Throne Room Duel) (’03 #18) figure. This figure has already been re-released countless times and another reissue is painful at this point. The figure is riddled with terrible action features, possesses an inability to stand unassisted without freakish posing, and has paint operations that leave a lot to be desired. It’s high time for this figure to be retired once and for all. He comes with a removable cape and metal lightsaber hilt with removable blade. As you are well aware, metal hilts are aesthetically beautiful, but are nightmares when it comes to preserving the blade. One wrong fall and your blade it going to snap off and you’ll be stuck with a metal hilt and a broken off plug stuck inside of it. Darth Vader also comes with a removable helmet which is a nice feature in and of itself, but this figure is such a waste of plastic that its wasted here. Darth Vader does at least come with the face of Anakin Skywalker so maybe there is some hope that this action figure is in the redeemed state for this Father’s Day celebration? We’re unable to confirm, but maybe that ray of light exists here.

Luke Skywalker is an interesting figure too. If you need to collect them all, this one would fall under the “new” category. Hasbro took the head sculpt from 2004’s SW [S - P3] Luke Skywalker (Jabba’s Palace) (’04 #04) figure and then adds it to the body of 2002’s SW [S - P1] Luke Skywalker (Bespin Duel) (’02 #29) figure. Then they repainted all of the parts and gave us a very light haired version of Luke Skywalker. It feels like a completely wrong recipe of parts, but it is an interesting take on our favorite hero from the Original Trilogy. Coming with usable but inferior articulation and a decent paint job, Luke Skywalker will probably serve some purpose in a collection. Coming with 14 points of articulation, Luke Skywalker is strewn with swivel points of articulation. And in an interesting move, Luke Skywalker’s right hand is no longer removable, nor is the blade that attaches to his lightsaber hilt. What’s weird is that Darth Vader’s lightsaber hilt IS removable. That doesn’t seem very fair in retrospect. The I Am Your Father's Day (Father's Day Card And 2 Figures) gift set may seem like a cool gesture for that perfect dad, but it’s odd and doesn’t capture the spirit of Father’s Day in our opinion. But it does contain Star Wars action figures, so that might make it a hit after all, especially since this set contains a unique figure.

Collector Notes

I Am Your Father’s Day (Father’s Day Card And 2 Figures)

Assortment Number: 87534

UPC: 653569257882

Retail: $9.99 USD

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Darth Vader

Status: Darth Vader is a repaint of 2003’s SW [S - P3] Darth Vader (Throne Room Duel) (’03 #18) figure.

Articulation Count: 10 points (9 areas of articulation)

Articulation Details:  swivel head (1), swivel left shoulder (1), ball-jointed right shoulder (2), hinge-jointed right elbow (1), swivel right glove (1), swivel waist (with action feature) (1), swivel left hip (1), swivel right hip (1), action feature button (1)

Accessory Count: 4

Accessory Details: removable helmet, lightsaber hilt, lightsaber blade, removable cape

Date Stamp: 2003

Luke Skywalker

Status: Luke Skywalker is a kit-bashed figure that utilizes the body of 2002's SW [S - P1] Luke Skywalker (Bespin Duel) ('02 #29) figure with the portrait of 2004's SW [S - P3] Luke Skywalker (Jabba's Palace) ('04 #04) figure. This time the right hand is no loner removable and the lightsaber blade has been permanently glued to the hilt. The figure has also been repainted.

Articulation Count: 14 points (12 areas of articulation)

Articulation Details: swivel head (1), swivel left shoulder (1), swivel right shoulder (1), swivel left elbow (1), swivel right elbow (1), swivel left wrist (1), swivel right wrist (1), swivel waist (1), swivel left hip (1), swivel right hip (1), ball-jointed left knee (1), ball-jointed right knee (1)

Accessory Count: 3

Accessory Details: lightsaber hilt, lightsaber blade, blaster

Date Stamp: 2001

I Am Your Father’s Day (Father’s Day Card And 2 Figures)

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Added: June 18, 2017
Category: 30 (77-07)
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
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