Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Figure of the Day: Day 1,235: Clegg Holdfast

The Legacy Collection Basic Figure
Item No.:
Asst. 87535 No. 92963
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Number: #BD11
Includes: Blaster, goggles, droid part
Action Feature: n/a
Retail: $7.99
Availability: September 2009
Appearances: The Phantom Menace

Bio: Clegg Holdfast is one of the Podracers in the Boonta Eve Classic. Clegg is a journalist for the Podracing Quarterly and enters the races to better cover his stories. His engines are destroyed during the race and he crashes in the desert. (Taken from the figure's packaging.)

Image: Adam Pawlus' TV tray.

Commentary: A Nosaurian, best known for their appearance in the sparsely released Dark Times comic series, this Clegg Holdfast is yet another addition to the ongoing Phantom Menace Pod Racer collection. With 12 points of articulation and top-notch deco, it's a very nice figure that was expertly crafted by Hasbro. Unfortunately, it's a small, thin figure with few accessories and the price is higher than many 2-packs sold for in the past. Part of this is due to rising costs, but it's also due to the increased articulation which fans demand-- but you basically get what you pay for here. The blaster is nice, but I had difficulty getting the goggles on his head. Because I don't want to break it, I left them off. For fans of this sequence, this is a must-buy, but everybody else might want to give it some thought as it's very good-- just not great.

Collector's Notes: This figure was initially planned to be a 2-pack, and his companion is not yet confirmed for a release.

--Adam Pawlus

Day 1,235: March 9, 2010

1 comment:

Bravo said...

I debated getting him for months, but finally picked him up during Target's $4.99 mark down. Nice figure, actually looks better than the movie character. Is that praise for Hasbro or a bash on Lucasfilm?

I got the goggles on mine; a hot car ride home made them pliable. Not sure about taking them off, though.

Also, the increased articulation is why I, a casual collector, would buy a podracer character I have little interest in. They could make POTF2 articulation and lower SRP to $5.99. Die-hard completists would still be collecting, but I wouldn't be buying many figures.