The Legacy Collection Comic Packs
Item No.: Asst. 87504 No. 87773
Includes: Blaster, Luke, comic book
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: January 2009
Appearances: Star Wars Rebellion comic books
Bio: Luke receives a message from his old friend Janek Sunber, a lieutenant in the Imperial Army, saying he wants to join the Rebellion. Everyone thinks it's a trap except Luke. The Jedi goes on an unauthorized mission to find Sunber and is joined by Deena Shan, who is looking for adventure, and a chance to prove her worth. (Taken from the figure's cardback.)
Image: Adam's carpet.
Commentary: There aren't a ton of comic book characters getting original sculpts, but it seems Hasbro really likes Deena Shan from the Star Wars: Rebellion and Star Wars: Empire comic book series. Why? I don't know. But here she is, in some skin-tight suit. While photographing the figure, she fell over, and I ended up noticing that Hasbro went out of their way to sculpt a really well-defined butt for her. Like, wow. You will be impressed. Luke, on the other hand, has zero definition. If you're going to spend some time making a nice ass, I think Hasbro's designers put their eggs in the right basket, so to speak.
Deena is essentially super-articulated and has a holster for her blaster. She can sit or stand, and the black suit with white, copper, and blue markings looks like it came out of the comic. Her hair and makeup were exaggerated slightly, which is probably better than understating it-- the last thing you want is a blonde man-boy with boobs. (Or maybe you do want that, who am I to judge?) The resulting figure is pretty good, and as she comes in a set with two newly sculpted heroes, it's not a bad buy. If you can find it, that is.
Collector's Notes: This set is newish. It just got repackaged and you shouldn't have too much trouble getting one.
Day 1,154: November 16, 2009