Friday, August 11, 2006

Figure of the Day: Day 97: Logray

The Power of the Force Collection 2; Original Trilogy Collection
Item No.:
Asst. 69605 No. 69711; No. 34515
Number: n/a
Includes: Staff, hat, sash, Freeze Frame Action Slide (1998 only)
Action Feature: n/a
Retail: $5.99; $19.99
Availability: Spring 1998; Fall 2004
Appearances: Return of the Jedi

Bio: Logray and the Ewoks stand amazed as their newfound idol, protocol droid C-3PO, begins to "magically" levitate as Luke Skywalker uses the power of the Force. (Taken from the figure's cardback; 1998 release.)

Image: Adam Pawlus' toy shelves.

Commentary: Upon its release in 1998, this set of Ewoks: Wicket & Logray was a little baffling. Wicket was huge, or Logray was too short. In 2006, it seems the jury is still out-- the newly released Chief Chirpa seems sized to match Logray nicely, but that means Wicket is gargantuan. But that would also mean Teebo is too big, meaning that in all seriousness, this set probably isn't sized to itself. The Logray figure by itself, though, is pretty great. His hat has decent paint, his articulation is fairly good, but he's a little too cute. The vintage figure from 1983 looked downright mean in comparison, this one better matches the image on the packaging but could stand a little more... true grit? Also, the pointy ears are interesting as it seems that they are not quite so elvish in the movies or on any of the previous toys from over the years.

Collector's Notes: The figure was rereleased in the Endor Ambush gift pack at Toys "R" Us in 2004. As far as I can tell there are no significant changes. Ewok fans, take note: so far in the modern line Hasbro has revisited Logray, Wicket, Teebo, Chief Chirpa, and Paploo, leaving Warok, Romba, and Lumat as of yet un-remade.

Day 97: August 11, 2006

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