Thursday, October 13, 2011

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,652: Fi-Ek Sirch

FI-EK SIRCH Jedi Knight
The Vintage Collection Basic Figures
Item No.:
Asst. 97568 No. 28441
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Number: VC49
Includes: Lightsaber, hilt, cloak
Action Feature: n/a
Retail: $7.99
Availability: February 2011
Appearances: Attack of the Clones

Bio: Celebrate the legendary Star Wars saga that changed the universe forever! This collection brings to life the incredible story of good versus evil that captured our imagination and took us to a galaxy far, far away. Iconic Star Wars heroes and villains are captured with incredible detail and premium features to commemorate each epic tale in the Star Wars saga. May the Fore be with you! (Taken from the figure's packaging. There is no bio.)

Image: Adam's Ultarama.

Commentary: After two releases as "Nikto Jedi Knight," Fi-Ek Sirch gets a name and a proper release. With great packaging and 14 joints, the figure gives fans everything they would want in this minor character. The sculpt is good, the lightsaber hilt plugs in the belt, and his tattered cloth robes are completely removable and look significantly different than most cloth elements on these figures. What's more, cloth bits around the waist help legs move easier, but odds are you didn't want him sitting much anyway. (Aren't you glad to know he can? I am.) The face sculpt looks slightly better than the mask, showing off a little more personality, while the outfit is... admittedly hard to talk up. It's not bad, it's actually quite good-- it's just that I can't pull out anything to say "wow, look at that!" It's good. Let's move on.

Collector's Notes: A variant exists. The first release is a very pale blue lightsaber, while later ones are darker. You should be able to find this one at retail.

--Adam Pawlus

Day 1,652: October 13, 2011

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