Power of the Jedi Collection 2
Item No.: Asst. 84455 No. 84634
Includes: Removable pants, Force File
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: Fall 2001
Appearances: Star Wars: Special Edition
Bio: An asteroid prospector and part-time scout, the enigmatic Ketwol is often found in seedy spaceports trying to sell precious ores and metals. Ketwol is from a distant sytem in the Outer Rim Territories. An enemy of the Empire, Ketwol has secretly provided the Rebel Alliance with materials and information. (Taken from the figure's Force File.)
Image: Adam Pawlus' toy shelves.
Commentary: Few toys can boast the ability to be displayed Chicago style, but Ketwol here has removable pants. That's pretty amazing, at least to me-- I have thousands of action toys but I think this is the only non-cloth outfit figure that has removable pants. The detail is good, the sculpt is excellent, and the design is pretty good-- considering this guy was designed to be pasted in over a 20-year-old movie, it's hard to maintain the aesthetic of the original. I think this alien tried to do it, and more or less pulled it off. Unfortunately, you can't spin the head around and easily create the "froggy" alien ILM creature shop wizards managed to make from this mask, but hey, one is still pretty good. The removable pants comes from a backstory that this species is short, and doesn't want you to be able to tell. So he has stilts under his pants. Classy.
Collector's Notes: Many fans considered Power of the Jedi to be the best figure line of all time, but it also had some pretty horrible sellers. Ketwol sat around in some stores until after (or during) Revenge of the Sith and while I haven't seen him around lately, I'm sure someone out there can tell me a store in their neighborhood that has a peg of these still. With that in mind, don't pay real money for this one-- it's a good figure and certainly worth (as far as "wow neat" goes) the price, but it's so common you should be able to get it dirt cheap.
Day 279: February 9, 2007