JEDI KNIGHT Army of the Republic
Clone Wars Deluxe Figure Collection
Item No.: Asst. 84845 No. 84836
Includes: Lightsaber, 2 more figures
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: Fall 2003
Appearances: Clone Wars
Bio: A noble order of protectors unified by their belief and observance of the Force, the Jedi hearken back to a more civilized, classical time in galactic history. Their order is ancient, spanning over a thousand generations. As the Galactic Republic grew over the centuries, the Jedi came to serve it as guardians of peace and justice. Headquartered on Coruscant, the Jedi trained, studied, and planned from the impressive Jedi Temple, a towering edifice rising high above the surrounding structures on the city-planet. As the Clone Wars descend darkly upon myriad worlds, the Jedi battle to return security and order to the troubled galaxy. (Taken from the figure's cardback.)
Image: The toy room floor of Adam Pawlus.
Commentary: While many fans lament the lack of articulation with figures like this Jedi Knight of Twi'lek descent, it all boils down to costs. After all, you have to make concessions when you put three action figures in a package for $9.99. The figure has four points of articulation, which is just enough to get it to stand up, assume a battle stance, and hold a lightsaber. The figure can't sit, can't assume most poses, or really do much other than fight. For kids, it's a good figure, but collectors might be upset that this figure can't do much other than be on a shelf. (Ironic.) Anyway, the sculpt is good, the paint is OK, and for a figure that technically cost about $3.33, it's actually very well done. A little more work on the face would have been nice, and the figure could benefit from more joints, but the end result is a fairly good, fairly cheap action figure. Also, this figure will most likely require a display stand or it will fall over-- so be sure you have extras.
Collector's Notes: Interest in this 3-pack has shot up since I reviewed the human from the set a few months back, so now it actually costs more than its original retail price before shipping most of the time. Given you get three unique Jedi warriors available nowhere else, it's probably worth getting. There are no other male Twi'lek Jedi action figures to be had yet, so why not get this one?
Day 391: June 1, 2007