10186 General Grievous vs Tonberry: Quasi-Review

I've been wanting to take photos of this set for a while, but due to his size and shape it's hard. Recently I decided due to a combination of his bulk, fragility and wanting some of the parts that it's recycling time, and that caused him to run out the door.


But I was prepared; I had a tonberry at the ready.


Undeterred Grievous attacks!


The fight rages on...


...and the General senses an advantage...


...but it was just a diversion and they resume their positions.


The tonberry notices the weak spot...


...and moves in to strike...


...but it's skillfully dodged!


Both combatants pause...


...and Grievous realises he may have met his match...


...and that he might be defeated by a soft toy.


Go tonberry!

My plan to break this aside, I think this is a very under appreciated set. As I said earlier, the model is very hard to photograph due to the size and complex shape, and I do think that this is a model that's best appreciated in person. Even so, it's a pain to keep together; parts fall off all the time, it's hard to put in different poses, hard to dust... and that's why I decided that I'd give him one last hurrah! Taking these photos was hard; balance is always a huge problem with Grievous, and parts kept falling off which is not a good thing when you're outside. (A few are noticeably missing; especially the sabers.)

But I think that TLG did a great job making a model like this with relatively few pieces and if I had more room and pieces I'd keep him together.

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