Friday, July 17, 2009

Figure of the Day: Day 1,068: Darth Talon

DARTH TALON and Cade Skywalker
The Legacy Collection Comic Packs
Item No.:
Asst. 87504 No. 87622
Number: 2 (or 4, there's a variant)
Includes: Lightsaber, companion figure
Action Feature: n/a
Retail: $12.99
Availability: August 2008
Appearances: Star Wars: Legacy (most issues)

Bio: Years ago, when the Sith attacked the Jedi at Ossus, Cade Skywalker disappeared in a fiery blast. Everyone believes he's dead except Wolf Sazen. And it turns out, Cade's former Jedi Master is right. Cade is now a disillusioned bounty hunter and pirate who carefully hides his true identity from everyone. But through a series of circumstances, Cade must face his past - and battle the ruthless Darth Talon, the Emperor's newly chosen assassin. (Taken from the figure's cardback. Also, she puts out.)

Image: Adam Pawlus' TV tray.

Commentary: The Legacy comic series manages to do something clever which most Star Wars stories didn't bother with-- a huge cast of villains with actual names. Sure, many of them are "Darth Fill-In-The-Blank" and a revision of an existing alien, like Darth Talon here, but they make for a decent toy. Aside from her arms, she's super-articulated. (All she has are swivel forearms-- no elbows.) Talon has no problem being posed in a variety of combat positions, plus she has something of an allergy to wearing too much clothing.

Hasbro's no stranger to scantily clad Twi'lek females, painted up or otherwise, so if you happen to collect this subset of figures you've got another one to add to your stash. Ditto if you specialize in female figures, Sith lords, or comic book characters. I guess what I'm getting at is that this is a figure that you should plan on adding to your collection.

Collector's Notes: There are multiple packaging and accessory variations to watch out for, with more likely coming. The key things to pay attention to are the absence of Cade's lightsabers, the "comic pack" number being a 2 or a 4, and the possibility that, some day, it may appear in the red Legacy packaging.

--Adam Pawlus

Day 1,068: July 17, 2009


Unknown said...

she would be perfect with a whip!

Ben Carthage said...

One of the better designs from the EU (granted, it's just Darth Maul with boobs, but still, it commands the attention), this is a nice looking figure but the lack or arm articulation renders her little more than a tarty statue, unfortunately. Elbows would have done wonders for her. It's not like we'll ever see a re-issue, either.

mogaarwok said...

Mmmm, Boobies!