Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Figure of the Day: Day 911: Mas Amedda

Power of the Jedi Basic Figures
Item No.:
Asst. 84455 No. 84136
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Number: n/a
Includes: Force File
Action Feature: n/a
Retail: $6.99
Availability: August 2000
Appearances: The Phantom Menace

Bio: Mas Amedda is the stern, Chagrian Vice Chair of the Galactic Senate and is responsible for keeping order during debates. Amedda temporarily takes over when Queen Amidala submits her vote of no confidence in Chancellor Valorum. (Taken from the figure's Force File.)

Image: Adam Pawlus' desk.

Commentary: After Episode I as a toy line ended, a few figures were shuffled off into its sequel, Power of the Jedi. Of those, Mas Amedda was one of the most colorful. Why? Well, look at it. There are blues, yellows, reds... it's a distinctive figure with horns! By the way, those horns bend easily to avoid breakage, meaning if you store this figure in a less-than-careful way it's sure to become distorted over time. He's posable at the shoulders, neck, waist, and that's about it. Basically, he was designed to stand around and call for order, and with his total lack of accessories he's not going to be a lot of fun. Fans did ask for this one, and Hasbro delivered, but he's a figure while will make you happy if you don't open your toys or just have them standing around. There's not a lot to play with here (unlike the 2005 version), so if you like what you see in the picture, that's pretty much exactly what you'll get. It's a well-sculpted figure with lots of detail and color, he's just not going to be doing a lot of vehicle piloting or enemy-blasting.

Collector's Notes: The first Mas Amedda, and arguably the best. The 2005 version was much bulkier and uglier, this one seems a little more vintage-like. It wasn't too popular, so you should be able to get it cheap.

Day 911: December 10, 2008

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