Figure of the Day: Day 189
11/11/2006 4:37:42 PM | Reported by Adam

The Saga Collection
Item No.:
Asst. 84861 No. 84833
Number: 0226
Includes: Lightsaber, removable blade, blast effect
Action Feature: n/a
Retail: $4.99
Availability: April 2002
Appearances: Attack of the Clones

Bio: Cloaked in dark robes, Luminara Unduli is a female Jedi master noted for her tranquil beauty and most disciplined presence. Her striking blue eyes punctuate her angular face, and intricate, diamond-shaped tattoos decorate her chin. After returning from a mission to Ansion, Luminara and her Padawan Barriss Offe must contend with Count Dooku's massive armies in a full-scale battle on the red rock planet Geonosis. (Taken from the figure's cardback.)

Image: Adam's toy shelves. Again.

Commentary: It's basically a statue. Luminara Unduli came out alongside some nifty figures when Episode II hit, some of which had significant articulation. Luminara is basically just articulated at the arms-- she has a few other points of articulation but it really doesn't help her much. This figure's extreme pose makes her look significantly shorter than she is, but she has a very striking stance and as a 3 3/4-inch Unleashed figure, she would be very cool. Her deco is good, her sculpt isn't bad, but the figure was outclassed in 2005 with a Revenge of the Sith figure. What you see is basically what you get-- she makes a wonderful statue at a great price. As a toy, she's horrible. That's really all you need to know.

Collector's Notes: As a launch figure (barely) for Episode II she was pretty hot at first. Some of my friends (who aren't collectors or really toy people) picked up this one when she first came out and really dug her. She works as a sculpture, and this is the kind of thing adult fans should enjoy. Should. She goes for basically nothing on eBay, a couple of bucks tops. (Also, a lot of you have been writing me saying that the prices I quote you are wrong. And I immediately check eBay and it looks like I'm 100% right. Am I missing something here?)

Day 189: November 11, 2006

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