GALEN MAREK

LEGO Star Wars (1999-) is a licensed theme based on characters, settings and stories from George Lucas’ fictional Star Wars universe. It was one of the LEGO Group’s first licensed themes and remains one of its most critically and commercially successful franchises. Check out reviewssetsicon, and more about the story.

LEGO Star Wars Galen Marek [Darth Vader's Apprentice][Front]Galen Marek

If you’ve played Force Unleashed I or II you would be familiar with the ill-fated Galen Marek. Marek aka Starkiller was Darth Vader’s secret apprentice during the Galactic Era and part of Vader’s grand-plan to overthrow Darth Sidious by instigating a rebellion against the Empire.

Marek is a somewhat rare minifigure having appeared in only one set, Rogue Shadow 7672, alongside a battle-damaged Darth Vader and imperial officer, Juno Eclipse. His design is also quite unique, being one of only several minifigures that depict blood (something not usually seen in family-friendly toys and media).

This figure comes with a Sith-standard red lightsaber, basic black hairpiece and black legs. Interesting details include the black and chrome damaged flight suit and black and rounded belt. The blood-stained bandages and missing sleeve were the result of a battle with Darth Vader and are pretty awesome. Unsurprisingly, given his release date (2008), the back is unprinted and the face is a fairly simple.

As with his counterpart, Battle Damaged Darth Vader, Marek’s design is a little darker than the usual LEGO fare and this lends him a certain uniqueness which I think is pretty cool.

Whilst he is a little tricky to come by on the used market, you can still pick Galen Marek up in the Rogue Shadow set on Amazon, albeit for a hefty premium!

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P. SQUIDDY

LEGO Space Police III ran from 2009/10 and comprised 15 sets, a couple of comics, several stop-motion videos and some other online goodies. This third reboot of the Space Police franchise materialised some twenty years after the first Space Police release in 1989.

Squidman (aka P. Squiddy, aka The Mollusked Menace, aka King of the Squidmen) was released in 2009 to much slimy applause (ostensibly, from himself). Squidman is a crooked space criminal whom, in-between graffitiing the neighbours, is always after a quick (1 x 2) buck. He appeared in two sets from the Space Police III line.

SQUIDMAN (SP092)

Squidman is a green-base figure with a custom moulded head. The torso is printed back and front, with dark green gills shaped like a ribcage and ‘sucker’ details on the front. The back printing comprises more suckers, some gills and something resembling a spine (obviously from the vertebrate side of the family). He has dark grey hands and a light grey head. The head has two beady red eyes and a red tongue. The top of the head is printed with dark-green details. The figure comes with a standard-size red cape and the legs assembly is not printed.

Good

The eyes and mouth give this figure a lot of character. The custom mould head is nice, if not a little disturbing for a minifigure! The printing is detailed and incorporates several subtle shades of green. Not sure if its a result of the moulding process or deliberate, but the inside of the mouth looks wet / slimy which is a nice bonus.

Bad

Overall, this figure is well done although he could do with some leg printing and perhaps some ‘bling’?

Rating

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