The Force Awakens Desert and Snow Figures
Item No.: Asst. B3963 No. B6340
Includes: "Combine" claw, blaster, removable arm
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: January 2016
Appearances: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Bio: The junk boss of Jakku, Unkar runs a profitable business stealing, scavenging, and selling scrap on the desert world. If defied, he calls upon his gang of desert thugs to take what he wants. (Taken from the figure's packaging.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
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You may disagree, but I think this is one of Hasbro's better executed figures. The armor that rolls down the front of his body is nice and flexible so he can sit with it. The legs swing forward and unlike many corpulent plastic gentlemen his legs don't have a v-crotch. The armos swing forward nicely, and it gives us something Simon Pegg probably always wanted - a Star Wars figure of himself. And residuals. Presumably.
The plug-in arm is cool, and has three jointed claws. You wouldn't miss it if Hasbro left it out, but it's a far more interesting accessory than most of what we got for The Force Awakens. It's not the most Star Wars-y thing ever, but it serves a function to this figure specifically, building on a (deleted) story idea. Unkar Plutt will probably have both arms when he appears next time, but I have to say I appreciate Hasbro giving kids a way to play out the (again, deleted) scene and also put him back together again so he can still play. The figure was designed prior to the film's release, so it's sort of a deleted scene figure - just not intentionally. He was a slow seller in 2016 and he's starting to vanish - get him if you still can, he's swell.
Collector's Notes: I got mine from Entertainment Earth.
Day 2,340: February 1, 2017