Friday, March 18, 2011

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,503: Quinlan Vos

QUINLAN VOS includes Speederboard
The Clone Wars Basic Figures
Item No.:
Asst. 94736 No. 25277
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Number: n/a
Includes: Display base, card, die, lightsaber, speederboard
Action Feature: n/a
Retail: $6.99
Availability: November 2010
Appearances: The Clone Wars TV show

Bio: Quinlan Vos hunts for an escaped priosner. The rebellious Jedi teams up with Obi-Wan Kenobi to search for Ziro the Hutt, who has escaped from prison with the help of Cad Bane. Vos and Kenobi must get over their differences and work together if they hope to capture Ziro and Bane — and avoid an untimely end. (Taken from the figure's cardback.)

Image: Adam's desk.

Commentary: Not only does Quinlan Vos come from one of my favorite episodes of The Clone Wars, but he's also an excellent figure. The third toy of the character includes all the articulation you'd expect from a good Jedi figure, plus lateral joints on the hips-- so he can kick or ride his speederboard, for example. With cloth at the sides of his outfit, the movements aren't restricted either, proving that Hasbro can indeed put out an excellent toy figure that plays well in the real world. The figure looks a lot like his previous toys, combining elements of the traditional Jedi robes with some light armor from his homeworld. The yellow stripe and stubble make appearances on his face, which is framed by a mass of black hair. The detail is appropriately cartoony, and as the first (and so far, only) individually packaged version of Quinlan, fans of the Expanded Universe will probably want to pick this one up.

What makes the figure odd is his hoverboard. As of right now, this hasn't been showcased on the show, and while it does have a place to plug in a lightsaber it doesn't really fit with what we know about this character. If anything, the speederboard seems more like an original Hasbro concept for an Anakin Skywalker accessory but, again, I haven't seen it appear in the show so for all I know I'm way off base here. It's nice that we got a new accessory that doubles as a display stand, but unless there was a deleted scene or something, I can't be sure why it's here. It doesn't hurt the overall figure, which is excellent, so don't let anyone stop you from buying this one. It's one of Hasbro's better Jedi Knight figures, and were it not for the recently released Vintage Kit Fisto I'd probably say he was one of the best of the past year. (That new Kit Fisto is awesome.)

Collector's Notes: While still a little tough to get, Quinlan isn't impossible to find. I figure he will be hot eventually, so be sure to get him while you can. Without more appearances on the show, it's unlikely Hasbro will reissue him.

--Adam Pawlus

Day 1,503: March 18, 2011

1 comment:

FireChief420 said...

Finally he can do all those high-flying kicks that Jan had him doing in the comics.