Friday, November 21, 2008

Figure of the Day: Day 898

CESI EIRRISS a.k.a. "Doc"
The Legacy Collection Evolutions
Item No.:
Asst. 87504 No. 87653
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Number: #05
Includes: Blaster, helmet, more figures
Action Feature: n/a
Retail: $19.99
Availability: July 2008
Appearances: Star Wars: X-Wing and Empire comic books

Bio: Cesi "Doc" Eirriss was a female Twi'lek that served in Red Squadron prior to the Battle of Yavin. Cesi Eirriss, nicknamed 'doc' for her degree in political science, was one of the earliest pilots in what would go on to become Rogue Squadron. (Stolen from Wookieepedia.)

Image: Adam's TV tray.

Commentary: Once again proving no mold goes unused, Hasbro released two female pilots within seconds of each other in 2008. Cesi Eirriss and Dorovio Bold both share the same body, but each figure has unique deco, a unique helmet, and of course, a unique head. Being super articulated, Cesi is already heading toward greatness. So few Rebel pilots get made compared to some other easily cranked-out figures, and it's really awesome to see Hasbro go the extra mile to pick an obscure character from the comics that few people have seen. Due to her Twi'lek heritage, her head is pretty gosh darn big-- and Hasbro had to sculpt a new helmet for her. And they did! Plus her blaster can fit inside her holster-- an added bonus. It's almost a shame there's no new X-wing to go with all these new pilots, but hey, you've got old ones. She'd be right at home in pretty much any of them, and since she's so unique it's an easy figure to like.

Collector's Notes: If this figure floats your boat, the whole set she comes in is totally worth owning. You also get a Snowspeeder pilot named Desin Ommis-- and I'll cop to never hearing of him before. You also get Keyan Farlander in a vintage action figure line styled B-Wing pilot uniform, which combines two awesome things from the pre-prequels era. That being Kenner toys and the X-Wing PC game. So yes, get this set if you're a fan of old trilogy stuff.

--Adam Pawlus

Day 898: November 21, 2008

1 comment:

Ben Carthage said...

Agreed, Adam, one of the better "who's that?" figures ever made, and adds a nice bit of variety and color to what is otherwise a bunch of pale white guys standing around in orange jumpsuits.