Thursday, September 28, 2006

Figure of the Day: Day 145: Captain Typho

CAPTAIN TYPHO Padme's Head of Security
Saga Collection Collection 2
Item No.:
Asst. 84861 No. 84862
Number: 0209
Includes: Helmet, Blaster Pistol, Blast Effect
Action Feature: n/a
Retail: $4.99
Availability: April 2002
Appearances: Attack of the Clones

Bio: Captain Typho is Senator Padme Amidala's head of security and personal bodyguard. This loyal and determined leader courageously defends Padme from all who threaten her life. (Taken from the figure's cardback.)

Image: The toy shelves of Adam Pawlus.

Commentary: After Hugh Quarshie decided not to come back for the second prequel, the character of Captain Panaka was invented to make sure Padme had some sort of royal bodyguard character around. With few lines, this nifty character had a good costume which is what makes it an interesting figure. With a hole on his belt to carry his gun and seven points of articulation it hits the "good not great" mark. With its removable helmet and accessories, it's a pretty nicely made figure, but for those who don't care about the character there's really nothing to fawn over here. It has a good design, with excellent sculpting, good paint, and a lot of wrinkles on the outfit. Unfortunately, it came out beside some really amazing figures in one of the biggest gluts of new releases ever-- and because of that, he doesn't really stand out. Still, for what he is, he's worth getting. After all, how many Naboo pilots are out there anyway?

Collector's Notes: It's entirely possible this figure will never be hard to get. On the secondary market, it's pretty close to worthless. If you want one, you can have one-- just don't expect to see it in stores again anytime soon, you're going to have to trade or go online to buy one most likely.

Day 145: September 28, 2006

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