Star Wars: Revenge Of The Sith General Grievous 1/12th Scale Model Kit Review


In the Star Wars Universe, General Grievous is notoriously known for serving the Separatists and wielding four lightsabers that he took from fallen Jedi that he killed during The Clone Wars. For whatever reason, companies haven’t been focusing on him as they should be for the 6″ figure scale, with the exception of the Disney Store in their Elite Die-Cast line. While that particular had many issues such as being able to stand him up or at the very least hold his lightsabers properly, Bandai comes in and saved the day with this General Grievous 1/12th Scale Model Kit that was offered last year.

This Model Kit is similar to their other offerings in terms of the plastic trays and putting this together with the instructions, which can be somewhat time consuming especially if you aren’t too familiar with how these work. Each piece is made of plastic that’s light weight, and extremely fragile, so this is definitely not something you want to hand to a child.

Thank you to Bluefin for providing their Star Wars: Revenge Of The Sith General Grievous 1/12th Scale Model Kit for review. 

Availability: August 2017


The General Grievous model kit is in scale with other 6″ Star Wars figures including S.H. Figuarts and The Black Series, along with other model kits in this line. The figure requires assembly, and each tray is labeled with a letter and numbers to identify each piece according to the instructions. If you are familiar with their model kit offerings, this one isn’t different in comparison. The construction on this figure is fairly complex especially the neck and arms, which took some time and a few tries to get it together.

Once constructed, the figure has a great likeness to the character as seen in Star Wars: Revenge Of The Sith, and is light weight and extremely fragile as many of these are connected together. General Grievous’ head sculpt includes eye balls, a faceplate and most of the components are robotic in appearance covered in armor throughout his entire body. General Grievous features two sets of interchangeable arms, two arms, and four arms that don’t stick together, and the four arms can hold the lightsaber hilts with removable blades. The four arms are ball jointed on the shoulders that don’t go past 90 degrees, with hinged elbows and swivel wrists, and are also on the fragile side. The possibility options here are great considering that the legs are also nicely articulated with ball jointed hips, hinged knees, and swivel robotic feet.



The two arms are bulkier, and the hands cannot hold the lightsaber hilts. When these arms are connected, the cape can be placed on over the shoulders, which looks great in appearance, but can also be difficult to assemble.The cape is made of fabric and tends to move around while on and there isn’t an option to snap it into place as every other part is offered.


The only organic parts of Grievous are his eyes, and interior organs located behind the green acrylic pieces inside his chest. The faceplate cannot be removed to reveal his face. The figure comes with a stand that doesn’t work too well for his base, as there is nothing to snap the stand to his body to hold it securely. Also included are four lightsabers with each one having a different hilt, and the blades come with two blue and two green as seen in the movie. The lightsabers are also longer and bulky compared to other 6″ figures, and they look a bit out of scale in comparison with other 6″ figures.

Overall, General Grievous is a nice looking figure with a great likeness to the film, and its really a great addition to any Star Wars 6″ figure collection. Star Wars fans definitely need to add this figure to their collection, just as Grievous collects lightsabers from fallen Jedi, fans need to collect this figure. But be wary of a difficult assembly and fragile parts.