Power of the Jedi Collection 1
Item No.: Asst. 84445 No. 84253
Includes: Lightsaber, poncho, Force File
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: Summer 2000
Appearances: Episode I
Bio: Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn has handled many difficult negotiations on behalf of the Jedi order. On some missions, he is required to wear a disguise. Bold and headstrong, he is willing to take any risk to restore lasting peace and security to the galaxy. (Taken from the figure's Force File.)
Image: Adam Pawlus' toy shelves.
Commentary: One of the characters pushed with the advent of the prequels, Qui-Gon Jinn enjoyed 3 years of steady releases before more or less dropping off the face of the Earth in 2002. One of the first Power of the Jedi figures (and almost one of the last from the Episode I line), this particular release of Qui-Gon is the only carded version to include a cloth poncho. He also has ball-jointed shoulders, but aside from that, is essentially the same basic six-joint formula we've all come to expect. He's got a good range of movement, but the cloth is really kind of bland-- when cropped like to the left, it's a head on a sheet of cloth. There's little definition here, but the figure is a fun one and the cloth doesn't restrict his movement. It's a neat figure, and if you don't have a poncho-clad Qui-Gon, it may be worth pursuing for the right (low) price, we can't say much about it because it's pretty gosh darn bland when you get right down to it. No dirt, no mud, but a strong face sculpt is present which gives it a fair amount of personality. His hands seem a little big, though.
Collector's Notes: One of the first waves of Power of the Jedi was scheduled to include this figure, but he was delayed and came out a bit later. Still, he's a great figure even if he is essentially worthless today. For the money, though, he's fun-- your kids would probably like it a lot.
Day 83: July 28, 2006