Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Figure of the Day: Day 1,276: Dllr Nep

DLLR NEP & Plourr Ilo
30th Anniversary Collection Shared Exclusive Comic Pack
Item No.:
No. 93272
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Number: n/a
Includes: Helmet, blaster, extra figure, comic book
Action Feature: n/a
Retail: $17.99
Availability: March 2010
Appearances: X-Wing Rogue Squadron comic books

Bio: Plourr ilo and Dllr Nep are X-Wing pilots in Rogue Squadron. Plourr is a princess who joins the Rebel Alliance to fight the Empire. The Sullustan pilot Dllr Nep takes part in several dangerous missions during his time with the elite squadron. (Taken from the figure's packaging.)

Image: Adam's yard.

Commentary: Is this the end of an era? The awesome comic packs line seems to be coming to a final end this year, after bowing in 2006 as, appropriately, a shared exclusive. Dllr Nep is another Sullustan pilot, using the 2006 Vintage Luke Skywalker Pilot body and a brand new head with a brand new helmet. So yeah, it's another 14 points of articulation figure, and Hasbro wisely reused the shorter Rebel pilot body too. Unfortunately he still has a lightsaber hole on his belt, but eh, Hasbro is cutting corners on these and a Dllr with an extra chunk out of his belt is certainly better than no Dllr at all. This musically-inclined hero has a lot of detail on his face and a number of paint applications. His big black eyes are striking, and the same can be said of his bright beard. There are multiple colors used to bring his face to life, and it's really nice to see that Hasbro put all of their money into making the best possible head they could. The helmet fits nicely and there's really not too much you can complain about unless you have some objection to the reuse of an existing body. When it comes to Rebel pilots, at this point, I expect it. I'd put the figure as worth getting if you're a fan of this division of the Rebel forces, but if you're not? Save your cash. Odds are you have a lot of pilots.

Collector's Notes: Originally this set was going to be part of a Wal-Mart exclusive wave. You can tell, because a sticker covers up the Wal-Mart assortment number and sticker residue remains on the bubble (over the comic, just above the figure on the right) showing where the Wal-Mart exclusive sticker had been removed. This set hit at about the same time as the two Wal-Mart comic packs (IG97 and Rom Mohc, General Weir and Storm Commando) and were produced in roughly the same quantities.

--Adam Pawlus

Day 1,276: May 5, 2010

1 comment:

The Right Noble Lord Edzo said...

I would have purchased this pack had it been a Walmart exclusive, but not now. Isn't worth the effort or the cash. I have two Nien Nunb's and one Ten Numb ... don't need any more Sullustan pilots.