Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Figure of the Day: Day 1,006: Quinlan Vos

QUINLAN VOS & Commander Faie
The Legacy Collection Comic Packs
Item No.:
Asst. 87504 No. 87774
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Number: #13
Includes: Lightsaber, Blaster, Comic Book, Faie figure
Action Feature: n/a
Retail: $11.99
Availability: Fall 2008
Appearances: Star Wars: Republic comic books

Bio: Quinlan Vos and Commander Faie are sent to Kashyyyk, the lush forest homeworld of the Wookiees, during the Clone Wars. The Jedi General and the clone commander have an uneasy relationship given their very different natures, and their ability to work together is made more precarious when the duplicitous Devaronian smuggler Vilmarh Grahrk appears and, predictably, stirs up plenty of trouble. (Taken from the figure's cardback.)

Image: Adam Pawlus' laundry room.

Commentary: One of the most requested figures from fans in ages, Quinlan Vos was popular enough to warrant not one, but two action figures. This is the second release, and it retails the same basic articulation structure as the first. And the same legs. The head, arms, and upper body are new and more greatly resemble his look from most of the comic books. He retains the distinctive yellow facial stripe, the long hair, and the green lightsaber. His arms are super-articulated, but his legs are fairly weak-- the hips move, and they're restricted by the lower part of his costume. There are no knee or ankle joints, but there is a pretty swell holster for his blaster pistol.

For fans of the character, this is the most Jedi-like version of the character you can buy. It wouldn't surprise me if this were the last version of the figure we ever saw, particularly because he's been missing in the fiction since 2005. (Maybe he'll show up on television some day.) With this all in mind, you can rest easy knowing that when you pick up this figure, it's one of the best and probably not going to be "upgraded" any time soon.

Collector's Notes: This set is still available. Since it has a Clone, it's totally worth the purchase price.

Day 1,006: April 22, 2009

1 comment:

The Right Noble Lord Edzo said...

"Since it has a clone," you're also likely to find Vos alone in the packaging because somebody's already ripped off the Faie. I can't tell you how many instances of this I've seen.