Friday, April 30, 2010

Figure of the Day: Day 1,273: Sora Bulq

The Saga Collection Basic Figures
Item No.:
Asst. 85770 No. 85980
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Number: #015
Includes: Lightsaber, stand
Action Feature: n/a
Retail: $6.99
Availability: Spring 2006
Appearances: Attack of the Clones

Bio: Fighting has erupted in the Geonosis execution arena. Sora Bulq is one of a taskforce of 200 sent to save Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, and Padmé Amidala from execution. Sora uses his Jedi skills to destroy attacking battle droids and to protect his friends. In the end, he is one of the few survivors of this fierce conflict. (Taken from the figure's cardback.)

Image: Adam's yard.

Commentary: If you're a reader of the comics, you know who Sora Bulq is-- but it's possible you didn't realize he was originally in Attack of the Clones before becoming a Dark Jedi in the pages of the Republic comic series. This Weequay Jedi has 12 points of articulation (no knees), a strong, dynamic sculpt and surprisingly ornate hair. The braids are thin and flexible, and are molded separately from the flesh of his alien head. There's really nothing wrong with this figure, or anything overwhelmingly remarkable. He has the outfit, the sculpt is of a good quality, and he's yet another Jedi to add to your ranks. If you like Jedi or aliens, he's worth getting. If you're sick of Jedi figures, well, no reason to pick this one up. The simple outfit has a lot of detail and sculpted motion in the fabric, so if you're a diorama fan, or need to fill out a Geonosis arena, this is probably worth your while to get.

Collector's Notes: He never proved particularly difficult to find, so if you can get one, don't pay too much.

--Adam Pawlus

Day 1,273: April 30, 2010

1 comment:

Daniel said...

This is one of my favorite Jedi figures. I hope that someday they come back and do a Dark Side version with knees.