The Legacy Collection Basic Figures
Item No.: Asst. 87535 No. 87839
Includes: 2-piece table, blaster
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: January 2009
Appearances: Star Wars
Bio: Cantina patron Pons Limbic can calculate hyperspace coordinates in his head without a computer, a common ability among his species. Like all Siniteen, Pons has a large, ridged head that resembles cerebral lobes, giving him a super-intelligent appearance and earning him the nickname "Brainiac" by his fellow Cantina denizens. (Taken from the figure's packaging.)
Image: Adam's Cantina diorama.
Commentary: It's really amazing to see what gets the most attention in this line-- this Pons Limbic, for example, is probably one of the more spectacular Cantina aliens in terms of what Hasbro did with it. The character is probably best known from a trading card, and yet Hasbro gave it the deluxe treatment with an awesome accessory. Even Momaw Nadon doesn't get this kind of love!
The figure's sculpt is, in short, basically everything you can hope for. 14 points of articulation, ball joints as expected, good deco, nice detail, and a holster too. The fact that the figure comes with both a spiffy table and a build-a-droid part was pretty remarkable when he hit, particularly when just five waves later Cantina aliens seemed to get smaller and have fewer accessories. Heck, Limbic's case mate was a 2-pack of Cantina aliens. We'll probably never see that again. Limbic can stand, sit, and basically do what you want. The sculpt of his outfit is particularly detailed for a character you never really got a solid look at, and is easily one of the best looking figures in that respect. His deco could probably be stronger, I guess, but it looks just fine to me. For scenery stuffing, figures don't get much better than this. Be sure to get one if you missed it.
Collector's Notes: Hasbro claimed that this was a weak seller and was even taken back in some markets. This is not what we saw in our runs, but we only see a few dozen stores in one region of the USA, so you might not want to overpay for this one if you seek him out. (You should seek him out.)
Day 1,260: April 13, 2010