Lando Calrissian’s cantankerous co-pilot arrives to take her place alongside her organic overlord on your shelf…
L3-37 is Lando Calrissian‘s cantankerous co-pilot aboard the Millenium Falcon in Solo: A Star Wars Story. So far the figures from this movie have been excellent but with this one, it’s not exactly the case. Visually, it’s great-looking figure. It has good paint-apps and is incredibly screen accurate but there are a lot of issues with this one.
So let’s start with the feet, they’re way too small and thin to make the figure stand on its own. It’s an absolute nightmare! The hips, knees and feet have been afforded a reasonable degree of articulation but they’re useless as she basically stands only in one rigid pose, no action poses. However, it’s nice all the cables they made on the legs.
Cables are a huge problem when it comes to the arms though. Unlike Val‘s lining cables, Elthree’s cables make it virtually impossible to achieve any real elbow articulation. There is an additional point of articulation just above but this one just rotates to the left and right. And the upper part of the arm is just one big black piece of plastic instead of detailed cables except for one on her left arm. It’s inconsistent in terms of detail. Some parts are nicely detailed and others feel like a cheap toy.
This issue also comes back when it comes to the neck articulation, the neck is just one big piece of black plastic, you can see the cables sculpted on this piece but they’re all integrated into the framework of the joint while if you look at L3-37 in the movie it’s not the case. However, the head is great.
The figure has 18 points of articulation but most of them are useless like I previously explained which is really too bad.
L3-37 was obviously a difficult character to manufacture in action figure form and Hasbro clearly tried to do its best but eventually, they failed. MAFEX or S.H. Figuarts would have done a far better job for this particular character. Despite its many flaws, I would still recommend picking up this figure because I doubt we’ll get another version of the character any time soon.
In the end, it still is a beautiful figure, but looks aren’t everything!
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