Figure of the Day: Day 73
7/18/2006 9:22:50 PM | Reported by Adam

TEN NUNB Rebel Pilots
Power of the Force Cinema Scenes
Item No.:
Asst. 64035 No. 84057
Number: n/a
Includes: Helmet, display base
Action Feature: n/a
Retail: $19.99
Availability: Fall 1999
Appearances: Primarily Return of the Jedi

Bio: For generations, an evil power has spread throughout the galaxy. It began with Darth Sidious' sinister plot to conquer the planet Naboo and peaked with the Empire's domination of the galaxy. Throughout the era, brave starfighter pilots flew into space to fight this power. Naboo pilots braved impossible odds to save their planet from the superior forces of the Trade Federation. years later, X-wing pilot Wedge Antilles, B-wing Pilot Ten Numb, and A-wing pilot Arvel Crynyd were part of the assault on the second Death Star. Their success at the Battle of Endor released the iron grip on the galaxy. (Taken from the figure's box.)

Image: Adam Pawlus' toy shelf. Shock.

Commentary: At one point, this was a highly sought-after set-- but after time, Ten Nunb and his friends became more common and prices became reasonable. He was also decorated and reissued under a slightly different name, but today we focus on his first release. With 6 points of articulation, this little guy hasn't got a lot going for him outside his removable helmet and his status as a quasi-Expanded Universe figure. If you watch Return of the Jedi, you'll see this exact costume but in red during the Endor celebration. (The white outfit does not appear in the movie.) This has been an element of frustration for quite some time for me, as the character was on a trading card in 1983, but as he appeared (as far as I can tell) only in Star Wars Chronicles in this white outfit, he's never been "corrected" since. So we've seen Ten Nunb as a Kubrick figure and more because of this, and he even starred in a comic book with his white outfit. Oh well, I guess. Maybe it's right and I'm wrong, but I prefer to point fingers at people who aren't me when I might be wrong, so I'm going with "way to go, Lucasfilm licensing!" (Seriously, they do a great job, this seems to be an error that snowballed in many different formats as he seemingly didn't appear in the movie in this color of suit.)

Collector's Notes: For Power of the Jedi, this mold was reused. A new white outfit Sullustian Pilot was created with black gloves and other minor changes, but at first glance, there's no difference. Ten Nunb has never had another sculpt, nor was he ever released carded. He's a good figure though. ( MORE IMAGES )

Day 73: July 18, 2006

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