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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,651: Star Tours Luggage Attendant

LUGGAGE ATTENDANT Star Tours Travel Agency
Star Tours Travel Agency Gift Set
Item No.:
No. 33244
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Number: n/a
Includes: Luggage, four other figures
Action Feature: n/a
Retail: $39.95
Availability: May 2011
Appearances: Star Tours

Bio: The Utai look after the luggage of the Star Tours passengers and serve as ground crew. (Taken from the figure's packaging.)

Image: Adam's kitchen.

Commentary: If you take a figure and paint him orange, I'm interested. The Luggage Attendant has (arguably) the most boring name in the entire toy line, and that's saying something. Many of the names are unimaginative ("Jedi Knight") but few describe a job that's arguably the least fun thing to do in the storyline. Based on a 2009 release of the Utai, this repaint includes a couple of oversized, opening suitcases suitable for fun and/or games. The figure has 14 points of articulation and is quite short-- he's still a solid release with lots of detail and bright colors, but probably wouldn't have worked as a regular retail figure. It's a good thing he's an exclusive at a theme park, where parents are likely to be less price-conscious.

It's good, and I like it-- if you like Star Tours as a theme, you will undoubtedly enjoy this figure. Otherwise, it's a goofy repaint and may not be worth picking up. Personally, I wish I had one or two more.

Collector's Notes: My intel tells me this set is still available, so if you're in a Disney park this year I'd suggest buying the set. The new droids are all pretty nice.

--Adam Pawlus


Day 1,651: October 12, 2011

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