I was going to try to approach this review without reverting to any Yoda-isms or Yoda-speak, but c’mon, much fun that would not be! A Hot Toys Yoda has been a long-time coming and I’m here to tell you – worth waiting for it was!
Lately, there has been a greater demand for, and emphasis on, great likenesses in 1/6th and even smaller action figure/ collectibles. This, combined with the advance of 3D software has benefitted figures, like Yoda, whose likenesses have been elusive in the past.
Without a doubt, this is the best OT Yoda sculpt there has ever been. Better yet, you actually get two sculpts here – something I’d love to see more of with human characters. The first is a soft, neutral, open-eyed expression, his mouth forming a questioning “mmmm!?” The second is a more specific reproduction of his “force-using”, closed-eyed expression from the X-Wing lifting scene. I would have liked to have seen the tips of the ears a bit more raised on this sculpt, as they were when he was concentrating in that scene, but that’s minor.