Sunday, January 13, 2013

Iconic, But Still Ridiculous, The Luke Skywalker Mighty Muggs Toy Is Not Worth Buying!

The Good: Costume looks more or less right.
The Bad: Dumb animated look, Giant head, Heavy.
The Basics: Another silly Mighty Muggs figure, the Luke Skywalker toy is a poor collectible.

Just as he is in the main toy line, the character of Luke Skywalker is the subject of multiple Mighty Muggs figures. Sadly, the primary Luke Skywalker Mighty Muggs figure is no better than the others in the line. While it is marginally more recognizable, the original Luke Skywalker Mighty Muggs is not any more detailed than the other Luke Skywalker Mighty Muggs.

Mighty Muggs toys look like they might be plush as they feature animated versions of recognizable Star Wars characters. However, the cartoon-like heads atop disproportionately smaller bodies simply revealed that the heads and toys were solid, like ceramic (they are, in fact, made of a super-hard, heavy plastic). This is as true of the Luke Skywalker as it is of other Mighty Muggs figures.

For those unfamiliar with Luke Skywalker as he initially appeared, throughout most of A New Hope (reviewed here!), on both Tatooine and the Death Star. There, Luke Skywalker wore a simple white tunic. It is the white-outfit version of Luke Skywalker that is the subject of the original Mighty Muggs figure.

The Mighty Muggs Luke Skywalker figure is poor and anyone who has seen how Luke Skywalker actually looked will recognize this bears little resemblance to Luke Skywalker. This looks like a cartoon version of Luke, though the costume is distinctive to the character.


Luke Skywalker is a human Rebel, seen on Tatooine and the Death Star as he appeared at the beginning of A New Hope. The figure stands 7" tall. Luke Skywalker is dressed in a white and tan outfit that is painted solidly onto the puffy body of the toy. There are no rank insignias on the toy.

This toy is a poor sculpt which looks like an oversized, fattened up LEGO figure and the Mighty Muggs has bright yellow hair on its head. He also has the belt painted on the waist of the figure. The hands are open slightly and this allows Luke to hold his ridiculous plastic lightsaber. Luke’s facial expression is a neutral one.


Luke Skywalker, learning the ways of the Force as he is, comes with one accessory, his lightsaber. The three inch long choking hazard fits in Luke Skywalker's right hand. This is a monolithically molded silver and translucent blue cylinder which looks vaguely like a lightsaber.


The Mighty Muggs toy line was designed for no good reason I can find, perhaps just because someone realized Star Wars fans would buy anything (which turned out to be true enough to make multiple lines of Star Wars Mighty Muggs financially viable!). This heavy toy can be harmful to children and is more intended as a display statue. Sure, it’s a ridiculous display statue, but that’s about it.

Luke Skywalker comes with only five points of articulation, all of which are simple swivel joints. He has joints at the groin socket, shoulders, and neck. The elbows do not extend, so all arm posing is straight-armed. To be fair, the figure does stand up.


The Luke Skywalker is part of the Mighty Muggs Star Wars collection, which no one I know would ever spend money on. The value of these is already declining because it’s a ridiculous concept executed poorly.


Want heavy, smooth and looking nothing like Luke Skywalker of the weakest incarnation of Luke Skywalker (outside the newborn)? The Mighty Muggs Luke Skywalker toy is the worthless way to go and not worth buying.

For other Star Wars Mighty Muggs toys, please check out my reviews of:
Hoth Han Solo
Luke Skywalker
Grand Moff Tarkin
Bespin Luke Skywalker


For other toy reviews, please visit my Toy Review Index Page for an organized listing!

© 2013 W.L. Swarts. May not be reprinted without permission.
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