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Sideshow Star Wars Hammerhead Review


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When I was a kid, Hammerhead was arguably my favorite Kenner Star Wars toy. Sure, Yoda was my favorite character in the Star Wars films, but Hammerhead? He was uber cool. What was he doing in that Cantina?

 

Sculpt:

In the original Star Wars film, we don't actually see most of Hammerhead's body. In fact Momaw's total on-screen appearance is far less than a minute. Nadon's longest appearance is actually in the Richard Pryor "Star Wars Bar" comedy sketch, in which Hammerhead laments that he's in love. With whom, we never find out.

 

Because we never see much of the costume in the film and the Star Wars Bar appearance shows only bits of the costume, we're left with concept art and Kenner's first take on the figure as the only real reference for the guy. Kenner depicted him as scrawny, almost sickly thin, but Sideshow has definitely bulked him up a bit. Hasbro's recent figures have had Momaw with about this same sort of physique, so by all accounts, Sideshow has done a good job.

 

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Well I'm sure Lucas has filled us in, but when I was kid, Hammerhead was there to sell drugs. Now that's what I call "Scum and Villainy"! And now Sideshow's new 12 inch Hammerhead is back and well, as good as ever.

 

Paint:

At this kind of pricetag you might expect a lot of paint applications, however that is not the case here. Most of the paintwork is on the head, which has some good detail painting and a fair amount of wash. It's not necessarily the grandest paint I've ever seen, but it does the character justice.

 

Articulation:

This figure features Sideshow's aforementioned Prometheus body with 30+ points of articulation. I'm not going to sit here and count them all or label them all. It's pretty suffice to say that you can get this guy into a ton of poses and he's vastly more articulated than 99% of the 6 inch and under figures on the market today.

 

My one complaint would be that the figure is generally pretty loose. Not flop around loose, but looser than I'd like. His leg can not stand straight out for a kick, as an example. His knees are ratcheted, which is a nice addition. Unfortunately, his feet are not ratcheted at the ball joints in his ankles and that seems like a real missed opportunity.

 

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So check out the full review of Hammerhead, err, Momaw in all his Scum and Villainy self with more photos and the final score!

 

Infinite Hollywood: Sideshow Momaw Nadon (Hammerhead) Review

 

Thanks for reading, if you do.

 

 

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