Monday, April 16, 2007

Figure of the Day: Day 345: Captain Antilles

Revenge of the Sith Collection 2
Item No.:
Asst. 85174 No. 85565
Number: III-51
Includes: Stand, blaster, headgear, removable cloak
Action Feature: n/a
Retail: $5.24-$6.99
Availability: Fall 2005
Appearances: Revenge of the Sith

Bio: Under the command of Senator Bail Organa, Captain Antilles retrieves a Jedi homing device beacon, which may help the Senator as he attempts to warn the Jedi about dangerous events taking place on Coruscant. (Taken from the figure's cardback.)

Image: Adam Pawlus' toy shelves.

Commentary: Yes, it's a new figure-- it isn't just a retooled Bail Organa. Captain Antilles had a couple of scenes and had a funny little halo thing on his head, and didn't do a heck of a lot else. He's a good figure-- the design is solid, the scars on the face are a nice touch, and the articulation is quite good. He even has a working holster. The problem is that the original design is very bland-- he's a white guy in a grey costume. Not very exciting, really, but if he had a little more action in the film he might be an easier sell. I think he's worth getting-- I mean, why not get one? It's just that, ultimately, the character is somewhat forgettable and without a playset to stick him in, the figure itself doesn't really serve much of a purpose outside being one more notch in the belt that is "collect them all."

Collector's Notes: This figure was somewhat short packed compared to other figures in 2005, however its striking similarity to Bail Organa (and maybe relative unpopularity) caused these to pile up en masse at retail. I saw a number of stores with pegs of just this figure.

Day 345: April 16, 2007

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