The Legacy Collection Basic Figures
Item No.: Asst. 87535 No. 87979
Includes: Milk, droid part
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: June 2009
Appearances: Attack of the Clones
Bio: Beru is the girlfriend of Owen Lars and is on the moisture farm when Anakin Skywalker arrives looking for his mother. The shy, young girl is content with her life on the harsh desert planet and looks forward to her life as a moisture farmer's wife. (Taken from the figure's cardback.)
Image: Adam Pawlus' yard.
Commentary: Fan requests really do translate into toys, as seen by Beru Whitesun. With no real role in the movies left in the final cut beyond standing around looking pretty, it's pretty remarkable that Hasbro went ahead and made this one. 12 points of articulation are more than this figure needs, and overall it's a mixed bag. The face is a little funky, but the cloth dress allows for more mobility-- which is a plus. The arms are designed well, and the sculpt of the costume is fairly well done even if the deco seems pretty flat for Hasbro's standards. Like the companion Owen figure, she's OK but nothing spectacular. An average figure of a character that basically acts as scenery which has a few dozen very fierce defenders as fans for one reason or another. There's nothing remarkable here, if you're going to buy a Beru just get the 1999 one from the original film.
Collector's Notes: This wave was largely unseen in most of the country. While there are people that will tell you they were abundant in their area, these people are delusional and therefore wrong. Get her if you can, as the price is right on eBay right now and some of the figures are selling for as little as four dollars. A bargain! More or less.
Day 1,237: March 11, 2010