CORUSCANT GUARD Blue & Proud
Power of the Jedi Collection 2
Item No.: Asst. 84455 No. 84277
Includes: Rifle, Force File (stand not included)
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: Fall 2000
Appearances: The Phantom Menace
Bio: Protecting the Galactic Senate and the Chancellor, Coruscant guards represent the Senate's supreme authority and the long tradition of its wise and just rule. Each guard is a highly trained soldier ready to serve and protect. (Taken from the figure's Force File.)
Image: Adam Pawlus' toy shelves.
Commentary: It's good. The Coruscant Guard is basically a tiny statue, but not a bad one. He's articulated at the shoulders and elbows, and aside from arm movement there's not a lot this guy can do. He has quasi-Kir Kanos armor under his robes, but odds are you'll never actually see it. He can hold his rifle. He can stand there. And that's about it. His robes are pretty good, and this figure is about as good as you can expect from this character design. Later films used a different helmet, and the figures from that costume had much more articulation and cloth robes. Arguably, those are better-- but this one is pretty cool, what with its fancy faux-Greek motif and all.
Collector's Notes: This figure was originally going to be part of the ongoing Episode I line, but obviously that came to a fast end. Packaged Episode I samples exist, so if you're really feeling generous, you might want to go buy one of those. It's worth picking up a couple of these if you have the means.