Friday, May 21, 2010

Figure of the Day: Day 1,288: Plo Koon

PLO KOON Jedi Master
The Legacy Collection Basic Figures
Item No.:
Asst. 87535 No. 92284
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Number: #BD45
Includes: Lightsaber, mask, Lightsaber gauntlet
Action Feature: n/a
Retail: $7.99
Availability: November 2009
Appearances: Revenge of the Sith

Bio: Plo Koon is a Jedi Master whose homeworld is Dorin, where the atmosphere is mostly helium and another gas unique to the planet. He wears protective goggles and a face-concealing antiox mask whenever he is in oxygen-rich environments. (Taken from the figure's packaging.)

Image: Adam's living room.

Commentary: Hasbro decided to go absolutely bonkers and put everything I could ever ask for in a Plo Koon figure. The bad news? It's too much. The good news is that the figure's 14 points of articulation, fantastic sculpt, flexible cloth pieces, and awesome accessories make it the best version yet. The downside? His goggles and mask are removable, and will not stay on to save his life. Which is probably the right thing to say given it's his lifeline, if he can't breathe, well, that's it. The level of detail far surpasses all previous versions and his ability to easily sit, stand, or assume a number of action poses makes this a great figure. The head (see picture) has a lot of detail under the mask, which you will no doubt see when it falls off repeatedly. If you end up with extras of the figure, I suggest gluing one down. Failing that, maybe Hasbro will redo him with a new head with permanently attached gear in a future release.

If you're on the fence, get it, but be very careful with it. Those prone to losing small pieces will probably experience a little heartbreak with this one.

Collector's Notes: Because of his being in heavy rotation in later Legacy cases as well as being very similar in appearance to his previous releases, odds are you'll be able to stumble on one of these at retail. If the price is right, grab one. Or two, and some glue.

--Adam Pawlus


Day 1,288: May 21, 2010

3 comments:

Daniel said...

If you have the version from episode 3 you can just swap out the head. The neck ball is the same.

BJ Savage said...

I like this figure a lot. I solved the problem of his loose face piece by wrapping one of the many tiny, clear bands that held his lightsaber in the packaging, around his head. Its clear, so its not very noticible, plus this is a alternate solution to gluing it, since thats pretty perminent.

Bravo said...

Yeah, but, Daniel, isn't the Episode 3 Plo Koon hard to find *snicker*.