Star Wars Command “Epic Assault: Rancor Revenge” Set by Hasbro (with YouTube Review!)
Star Wars Command is essentially a line of Star Wars-themed army men. They’re non-articulated figures molded in a single color of plastic. From what I’ve heard, a lot of Star Wars collectors don’t find this line appealing, but I think they’re actually pretty fun. You can get a lot of figures for not too much money, allowing you to have large battles, and the figures are generally pretty well sculpted.
We first heard about this “Rancor Revenge” set in October of last year, but since then there had been no news of it, and almost all stores carrying the Star Wars Command line have put them on clearance. Since they mostly seem to be gearing up for the release of the Force Awakens toys, it seemed like the set might not get a release at all. But as it turns out, they are being sent directly to Tuesday Morning discount stores (and possibly others). That’s where I found mine, thanks to a tip on the Rebelscum Forums. This set is probably going to be a little hard to track down for this reason, which is a shame since it’s easily the nicest of the Star Wars command sets I’ve bought. The box is in four languages (English, Spanish, French and Portuguese), which makes me think that they will be using this in multiple countries. I’ve also seen a European box with other languages on it crop up in auctions from the UK.
You get 15 figures (including the rancor and Jabba) and 6 vehicles in the set, which seems like a relatively good deal for the $12.99 that Tuesday morning charges. It’s not quite as good as the $2 or $5 per set I’ve been paying on clearance for many of the others, of course, but still good.
Jabba himself is a hollow shell, which is slightly disappointing. After examining him closely, he appears to be a shrunk-down and modified version of Hasbro’s Black Series Jabba the Hutt. I’m not sure why they went with the “metallic” color for him instead of something like green, but it doesn’t look bad.
The rancor is the real standout figure in the set. It’s really well sculpted and includes a spring-loaded arm, allowing him to fling boulders, just like he didn’t in the film.
You get a few characters and vehicles that aren’t directly related to Jabba, but you also get some of the core Jabba’s Palace characters: Han in Carbonite, Lando in Skiff Guard Disguise, Leia in Boushh Disguise, Bib Fortuna, Boba Fett and two Gamorrean Guards.
You also get two skiffs and Jabba’s sail barge.
I really don’t have any complaints about this set, except that it will probably be hard for many people to find. I also put up a quick unboxing and review video on YouTube, so check it out if you’re interested.