Saga Collection Ultra Assortment
Item No.: Asst. 84716 No. 84741
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: Spring 2004
Appearances: Return of the Jedi
Bio: Ghoel was a Wol Cabasshite who lived in the palace of Jabba the Hutt in 4 ABY. The alien would hang from the rafters and arches and lick people passing below. Not realizing he was a sentient, intelligent creature, Jabba's entourage left him in the palace when leaving for the Great Pit of Carkoon. (Stolen from Wookieepedia.)
Image: The toy shelves of Adam Pawlus.
Commentary: There's a fine line between "figure" and "accessory" and since this guy is a member of a race with a bit of a backstory, we're going with figure. The name on the package and species is Wol Cabasshite, but the proper name of the licky tongue alien is Ghoel. This little guy has no articulation and no accessories, but he does have a little suction cup and can "lick" passers by in a diorama setting. The fact Hasbro made this figure is pretty amazing, given very low recognition and probably even lower fan interest. I was giddy to see this released as it spruces up my Jabba's Palace, and he's very nicely painted. If you like figures that bring a sense of atmosphere to your collection, little Ghoel here does the job nicely.
Collector's Notes: It's cheap-- and comes packaged with a B'Omarr Monk and Bubo. You really ought to buy this one. Click through to see pictures that should help convince you to track one down.
Day 156: October 9, 2006