Sunday, April 22, 2018

STAR WARS BLACK SERIES - Supreme Leader Snoke ( Throne Room ) Review !!!

There are two ways you can add a six inch scaled Snoke figure to your collection . If you prefer you can purchase him individually on his own without the throne . Or spend and extra twenty bucks and add to your collection of what you see here . I purchased the Throne Room Snoke set at a local Game Stop for around the $ 39.99 price range .

If you're having difficulty seeing the dialogue in the bio , it says " The shadowy commander of the First Order , Supreme Leader Snoke prefers to operate from a distance, looming over his underlings in the form of an immense hologram. As the First Order rallies, this master of the Dark Side emerges from the shadows to seize victory . "
Once everything is removed out of the packaging , above is how everything is set up. The foot stool on the left hand side easily attaches to the slot where Snoke rests his feet.

As you can see Supreme Leader Snoke stands at around seven inches tall .

Once you remove the Snoke action figure from the packaging, I must admit that he is indeed a very interesting looking character . From far away he just looks like a normal bald old guy in a yellowish gold  bathrobe  with slippers . However when viewing him closely, his grotesque looks may make you wonder about his back story, his origin, especially his face and neck. He looks like a living decaying mummy, with deep scars on his forehead and on the back of his head . It makes you wonder what happened to him . Was he in a war where some kind of chemical warfare did this to him, such as acid ? Or something else . Other things that are interesting about Snoke is his attire.The robe and shoes look normal from a distance, but when viewing closer the robe looks really cool with gold glitter that reflects light well, and the shoes are golden with nice decorations on them .  His left index finger is supporting a black ring that pokes out, and I'm not sure what to say about his white outfit underneath . The golden belt can be removed and snaps back together . The robe can too if you have some scissors, because it seems to be attached to his lower neck area .Despite Snoke being a very grotesque looking character, the action figure is cool looking and is detailed very well .  Now on to his throne .

I think I may love the throne almost as much as I do the figure itself . Nice job by Hasbro on all sides of it, from the front and back to the sides. The back is detailed very nicely with the circuitry . Plus this throne can be displayed with other figures from other toy lines, such as a Filmation Hordak figure from Masters of the Universe Classics. If you are aware of the old She-Ra cartoon from the 1980s, which I'm sure many of you are, than you'll remember that Hordak sat on a throne similar in looks to this one.
As great looking the throne is by it's lonesome, it does not look complete without it's rightful owner sitting on it .
As you can see the display looks even better when the diorama piece is in the background, giving that feeling of a complete look. It's almost like owning half of a movie set in you're room or wherever you display your collection . This background is very cool looking and it also reminds me of the background used for Hordak's throne room in the She-Ra cartoon .
Supreme Leader Snoke being guarded by one of his Praetorian guards ( figure sold separately ) .
When not in use, keeping the cardboard diorama background piece inside of the box would be a nice idea . This is one box you do not want to trash because of this reason .
          In the above height comparison pic you can see that Snoke is very tall . He even towers over Vader . Sitting down in his chair makes him look just like a normal size guy, however when he stands  he has basketball player height .
                                                       FINAL   THOUGHTS 
(1)  ARTICULATION  LIMITS  - No ab crunch however there's articulation under his chest .

(2) STANDING   ABILITY - Even though this figure was not meant for standing, it's kind of hard to get him to stand anyway without falling , because of his skinny legs despite being flat footed with no heels . However he does stand well once you get him balanced properly .

(3) WHAT  I  LIKE  BEST  ABOUT  THIS  FIGURE ? It's not just the figure, it's the complete whole toy set itself that makes this toy a fun purchase . Everything from the figure itself, along with his throne and the diorama background insert for the throne makes the whole set a pleasure to have in the collection .

(4) WHAT  I  LIKE  LEAST  ABOUT  THIS  FIGURE ? - Nothing disliked

(5) WHAT  COULD  HAVE  BEEN  DONE  TO  IMPROVE  THIS  FIGURE ? -No improvements needed .

(6) GRADING  SCALE -  With a combination of the three items the diorama background , the throne and the figure itself a Perfect Ten !!! With the figure only a 9.8 is decent . Not a Perfect 10 because of the difficulty of trying to make him stand without falling, even though he is not meant to stand .

(7) FINAL  ANALYSIS -  Hasbro's on a roll making the figures of the " bad guy leaders" of the Star Wars franchise . There're now figures of Darth Vader, Emperor Palpatine, Jabba the Hut and now Supreme Leader Snoke .

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