JEDI KNIGHT Army of the Republic
Clone Wars Deluxe Figure Collection
Item No.: Asst. 84845 No. 84836
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: Fall 2003
Appearances: Clone Wars
Bio: A noble order of protectors unified by their belief and observance of the Force, the Jedi hearken back to a more civilized, classical time in galactic history. Their order is ancient, spanning over a thousand generations. As the Galactic Republic grew over the centuries, the Jedi came to serve it as guardians of peace and justice. Headquartered on Coruscant, the Jedi trained, studied, and planned from the impressive Jedi Temple, a towering edifice rising high above the surrounding structures on the city-planet. As the Clone Wars descend darkly upon myriad worlds, the Jedi battle to return security and order to the troubled galaxy. (Taken from the figure's cardback.)
Image: The toy shelves of Adam Pawlus.
Commentary: It's not hard to get fans excited or panicky, so when this Jedi Knight came out as part of a three pack at one per case, fans were understandably worried. Thankfully, it was easier to find before leaving the shelves forever, and even though the figure itself is pretty dull, what it represents is quite exciting. With Clone Wars, Hasbro expanded the Star Wars Universe with designs from the Lucas character factory alongside what are apparently somewhat original designs. It's not obvious who this figure is supposed to be, and who (if anyone) served as the model for the face, but the figure itself is nicely designed and has fairly limited articulation at the shoulders, waist, and neck. But seeing how you get three Jedi for $10, this is forgivable. The set added more forces to the too-thin line-up of Jedi & Clones vs. Droids & Durge & Asajj Ventress, which is, of course, a good thing. The figure's paint apps are good, but not great, and the figure has some difficulty standing as he has no leg articulation to compensate for any plastic warping caused by life on a shelf. (Which is unfortunate.) It's a great figure, though, and despite not having a real name it's well worth tracking down for all hardcore Clone Wars fans.
Collector's Notes: It's really stinking cheap on eBay. You should go buy this one. (MORE IMAGES)
Day 166: October 19, 2006