I think there's an earlier sculpt of this character, but from what I've seen of it, this one is the superior version. I like the soft goods cloak (it's removable) and the body sculpt is nice and solid. He stands well without assistance. The arms are swivel jointed at the elbows, and I'd prefer ball-joint elbows, but that's not a major drawback. The detailing is fantastic. He isn't quite as articulated as other action figures, but this doesn't take away from the fact that this is an excellent action figure.
Garindan is one of the most beloved figures in the Star Wars universe. Fortunately, this update makes him proud. The Imperial jump suit is much more realistic. His snout is a bit longer than the original figure. Most important of all, his cape looks fabulous. I'm usually not a big fan of using cloth on Star Wars figures, but it was done very well for Garindan. The cape wraps around him just as in the movie. Of course, the original's a classic, but this one is even better.
Garindan is a character which has a proboscis nose that resembles an uncircumcized penis which is what I am sure most of the audience was thinking. Don't let the nose fool you, though as the role was played not by a male but a female actor named Sadie Eddon in A New Hope. Kind of like how Bart Simpson's voice on the Simpsons is voiced by a female voice actor, Nancy Cartwright. Garindan is an iconic character who also is reminiscent of a plague doctor from the Black Death days of medieval Europe. This action figure is such an iconic and memorable character that it is a must have for any action figure collector from the most nonchalant to the most avid collector. The Power of the Force version looks like a plastic bubble gum version, this version has a high quality mold and carving craftsmanship to it as the newest generation of STAR WARS action figures, ie Saga Legends, Vintage Collection 2010 has. Maybe because that was where that segment in the STAR WARS movie was filmed, Garindan looks indispensibly Tunisian and fits right in with that North African World, he is that and that type of archetype.
Let's face it: Hasbro can keep milking the Star Wars franchise forever when you consider how many characters have ever been in the background in all the movies, cartoons and books. When they need to fill in a gap in their toy line, they can always freeze frame the DVD at random and pick some passerby to enshrine in plastic. This guy, however, actually had some lines and a real role. Granted, the line was gibberish and his role was that of a squealer, but he did more than occupy an empty space. Still, this figure is for completists only and, as such, it was sculpted with as much attention to detail as you would expect for such a price on a perepherial character.