Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Figure of the Day: Day 129: Oola

OOLA & Salacious Crumb
The Power of the Force Collection, Fan Club Exclusive
Item No.:
No. 69871
Number: n/a
Includes: Salacious Crumb
Action Feature: n/a
Retail: $12.99
Availability: 1998
Appearances: Return of the Jedi

Bio: Oola was a Twi'lek dancer in Jabba the Hutt's court. She was the daughter of a clan chieftain on Ryloth and was kidnapped and trained by Bib Fortuna and Jerris Rudd as a gift to Jabba. (Stolen from Wookieepedia.)

Image: Adam Pawlus' toy shelf.

Commentary: Originally hitting the Fan Club in 1998, Oola was received as a great figure. With some of the first modern "soft goods" on her legs, a chain, and a pretty great sculpt, this figure has six points of articulation and is (so far) the only figure made of the character, although rumors persist Hasbro has a finished resculpt almost finished and ready-to-go when they're so inclined. While the cloth pieces do look a little out of place, and will probably decay over time, it's still a fantastic figure 8 years later and one you should absolutely add to your collection if you can get one. The main appeal to collectors will be the "hot chick" angle and the "Jabba's Palace" angle, although we expect the latter more than the former in most cases. (Every figure line has hot chicks. Few have Jabba's Palace.)

Collector's Notes: While a fan-made signed "variant" was made, there aren't really any major variations to speak of on this box set. Today, the figure set can be had shipped for about what it cost originally-- $12.99 or so. Happy hunting! The figure came in a window box, which itself was packaged in a white sleeve that was taped to the box. A file card appears on the back.

Day 129: September 12, 2006

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