Saga Screen Scenes
Item No.: Asst. 84997 No. 84701
Number: 2 (of eventually 6)
Includes: Chair, other figures
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: Fall 2003
Appearances: The Phantom Menace
Bio: Yaddle, also known as "The One Below" was a Jedi Master serving on the Jedi Council during the events of the Invasion of Naboo — she was notable for being the only non-Human female, next to Depa Billaba, on the Council at the time. In addition she was also the same species as the ancient and powerful Jedi Master Yoda, the name of which is still unknown. (Stolen from Wookieepedia.)
Image: Adam Pawlus' toy shelves.
Commentary: While this figure probably would have been a very easy sell back in 1999, for whatever reason Hasbro waited until 2003 to give us Yaddle, another member of Yoda's unnamed race. She does, however, share his lack of articulation with just four points. While a little more colorful than her on-screen inspiration, the figure actually looks pretty good-- by and large, the paint is well-applied, there's nothing gratuitous, and she can sit in her chair with no real problems. The sculpting on the robes is good for the time, and the overall look of the figure is crisp and if the figure were released today, aside from the lack of ball joints and token lightsaber, she'd fit right in with the rest of the line. It would be nice if the figure had more articulation, or a larger role in the movie, but as scene-filler she's great. Fans of aliens, Jedi, and obscure characters should totally dig this one. Even if the design is a little ugly and there's still something freaky about Yoda with red hair, the action figure is actually a little bit better than I thought I could have reasonably expected.
Collector's Notes: This set of figures, which included two more Jedi, was eventually unceremoniously dropped at Kay-Bee on clearance for about eight bucks. Also, I got this set when it first came out and didn't bother to open it until 2007, for whatever reason.
Day 407: June 17, 2007