Since the inception of Star Wars Black 6 inch I have all but given up on the 3.75 SW figures, but if there is anything to pull me back into that world it is Ewok stuff. Kmart continues their tradition of just awesome SW exclusives with this set, and at only $20 it’s a steal. Let’s take a look at the Ewok Assault Catapult.
According to the box: The Ewoks help a Rebel strike team capture the shield generator that is protecting the second Death Star from attack.
As you may well know I am a big fan of ROTJ and the Ewoks so when I saw this set at Kmart I just had to get it. This set is a great value at $20 because it not only comes with the catapult, but also 2 new Ewoks. The catapult itself is a simple thing that looks like it is made out of wood and rope. You slide the arm under the frame and twist the crank to cock it back. As far as actually launching the included rocks the device works ok about half the time, but as an addition to a Ewok display it looks great. There is some nice green airbrushing that resembles moss on the logs, and the whole thing has a dark wash to make it look like wood as well as painted ropes. The rocks attach via a peg on the arm and a small hole on the rubbery rock. We also get the two Ewoks Chubbray (brown w/ brown hood) and Stemzee (tan w/blue hood) that really make this set great, and add to the Ewok tribe I got going on. These Ewoks look great, and Stemzee has the elbow joints I love to see on Ewok figures anytime. The box (like all Kmart exclusive boxes) has that neat retro look with the toys in a simulated forest environment that just look killer. Coupled with the previous Kmart sets and vehicles as well as the Ewok 7 pack my Endor section is bumping these days.
QC on my set is flawless with not a single issue to speak of.
The set comes with the catapult device, the two Ewoks with their hoods, two spears, and two rocks for launching. At $20 that is a good amount of product, and makes it easy to buy.
The two Ewoks have slightly different articulation. Chubbray has swivel/hinge shoulders and feet, swivel wrists, hips and waist, and a ball jointed head with only side to side movement. Stemzee has swivel/hinge hips, shoulders, elbows, and feet, swivels at the wrists and waist, and a ball jointed head with side to side movement. This is pretty much the only 2 articulation schemes that modern Ewok figures have across the board.
Overall I love this set, and as long as Kmart continues to make great sets at good prices I’ll keep buying.