Friday, June 12, 2009

Figure of the Day: Day 1,043: Ki-Adi-Mundi

KI-ADI-MUNDI with Sharad Hett
The Legacy Collection Comic Packs
Item No.:
Asst. 87504 No. 87775
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Number: #16
Includes: 2 figures, 2 lightsabers, mask, hat, breathing mask
Action Feature: removable mask, mask
Retail: $11.99
Availability: January 2009
Appearances: Star Wars comic series


Bio: Jedi Master Ki-Adi-Mundi is sent to Tatooine to find the self-exiled Jedi Master Sharad Hett, who now lives among the fierce Tusken Raiders. As Sharad tells his anguished story to Ki, the assassin Aurra Sing locates the TRusken camp - and brings deadly trouble to the two Jedi and the Sand People. (Taken from the toy's cardback.)

Image: Adam's TV tray.

Commentary: Considering he didn't have a whole heck of a lot to do in the movies, this makes at least five releases of Ki-Adi-Mundi in action figure form. Based on an Expanded Universe appearance from around Episode I, he has a purple lightsaber (as the whole red/green/blue thing had not yet been established) and is based slightly on an earlier release. His head is similar to his previous releases, but the legs are from the pretty spiffy Revenge of the Sith figure. With 12 points of articulation (no ankles) he's one of the better Jedi figures to come out of Hasbro, in particular because he utilizes a mix of soft goods and plastic for his costume. This allows for better leg movement. His hat fits perfectly on his head, as does his breathing mask. Really, this is a heck of a nice figure, even if there's not much in the way of deco to praise. He looks great, and is one of the better comic pack figures out of Hasbro this year. If you enjoyed the Outlander story arc, or just like a nifty Jedi wearing something other than robes, this is a figure you'd be a fool to miss.

Collector's Notes: Since its release this one has been somewhat hard to find at retail. Plans call for it being repackaged in the red line look in the near future, so variant hunters, you might want to get on top of that.

--Adam Pawlus



Day 1,043: June 12, 2009

3 comments:

The Right Noble Lord Edzo said...

I didn't read "Outlander," whatever that is, but I absolutely love this Ki-Adi-Mundi figure and was thrilled when I finally found it. It's probably my fave fig in 2009 thus far. (lordedzo.blogspot.com)

Soja Rinn said...

If you like comics, Outlander is a good one to track down. Get one in-store since my ordered copy's spine came unglued the first time I read it.

Ben Carthage said...

I could never understand the logic behind revisiting such a dull character, especially when they did a perfectly good job on him the first time. Oh well.