Saga Collection 2
Item No.: Asst. 84861 No. 84809
Includes: Twin blasters with blast effects
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: June/July 2002
Appearances: Star Wars
Bio: The Mos Eisley Cantina is a wretched hive of scum and villainy. For the Sakiyan bounty hunter Djas Puhr, the cantina is a fertile refuge ripe with opportunity to catch a fugitive bounty or pry information from customers who know more than they claim. (Taken from the figure's packaging)
Image: Adam Pawlus' Cantina diorama.
Commentary: Djas Puhr ("Jasper," get it? I didn't) is a super-obscure Cantina alien that odds are you never saw in the movie, but now you own as a toy. He has a fantastic sculpt with loads of detail, and articulated wrists for reasons I still don't quite get. His action-oriented pose is not necessarily sensible given his place as a drinker, but at least he has holsters for his blasters. If you look at his costume, it probably has more detail and texture than the real thing. Hasbro did a freaking fantastic job on this one. There are straps and patches, boots, and just enough paint that the figure really does look like a dude in makeup. He has some difficulty sitting due to his belt and the lower part of his jacket, but you can cram him in a booth of needed. I suggest making him stand is the way to go.
Collector's Notes: This figure was pretty common and is relatively worthless. As such, get one for next to nothing and take solace in the fact there will likely never, ever be a reissue. It's worth having around, it's pretty nice looking up close.
Day 1,363: September 3, 2010