Figure of the Day: Day 167
10/20/2006 6:58:46 PM | Reported by Adam

SEBULBA Boonta Eve Challenge
Power of the Jedi Collection 2
Item No.:
Asst. 84455 No. 84266
Number: n/a
Includes: Racing helmet, tool, Force File
Action Feature: n/a
Retail: $6.99
Availability: Late 2000
Appearances: Episode I

Bio: This Outer Rim Podrace pilot has rapidly risen to the top of the Podracing circuit through an unbeatable combination of reckless daring, skill, and outright cheating. The only thing Sebulba loves more than winning is ruthlessly dispatching his Podracing opponents. (Taken from the figure's cardback.)

Image: The toy shelves of Adam Pawlus.

Commentary: When first introduced to fans in 1999, Sebulba was one of the CG characters that fans didn't immediately hate. He didn't get a carded figure of his own until a the Episode I line had come and gone, but this was the best of them. Sized properly and articulated well, this is a well-designed figure that, while not perfect, gets the job done. He has a ball-jointed neck and normal joints on his shoulders and hips (at least, I think that's what they are) along with an evil toothy smile, a menacing stare, and a surprising amount of bright red and purple for a villain. The figure can stand well by virtue of having multiple ground-based limbs, and any figure with a removable helmet is automatically a good one in my book. This is, to date, the best Sebulba ever and odds are we won't see a new version any time soon, so it's nice to know Hasbro did a more or less perfect job the last time they cranked this one out.

Collector's Notes: Smaller Sebulba figures were included with the Sebulba Pod Racer and Mos Espa Encounter sets, and each had a unique mold. This is the only carded Sebulba figure to date. (MORE IMAGES)

Day 167: October 20, 2006

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