Figure of the Day: Day 285
2/15/2007 8:29:36 PM | Reported by Adam

Saga Wal-Mart Exclusive Cantina Deluxe Packs
Item No.:
Asst. 32539 No. 32542
Number: 3 of 3
Includes: Bar section, 3 glasses
Action Feature: n/a
Retail: $9.86
Availability: Summer 2002
Appearances: Star Wars

Bio: Greedo is a foul smelling Rodian petty thief who learned the bounty hunter trade from Spurch "Warhog" Goa. On Tatooine, Greedo became one of Jabba the Hutt's henchmen and was the Hutt's first choice to go after Han Solo. After many run-ins, Greedo and Solo confronted each other again in the Mos Eisley cantina...with deadly results for Greedo. (Taken from the figure's cardback.)

Image: The toy shelves of Adam Pawlus.

Commentary: People love Cantina aliens, but when a $10 exclusive Greedo with no gun was announced as a Wal-Mart exclusive repaint, fans were hoping for other aliens-- ones they didn't own. The mold was reused from 1999, but the deco was all-new and arguably one of the better painted versions of the figure. Frankly, for $10, there's no excuse for having dropped the gun-- the figure's hand is posed specifically to hold a blaster. And if you're going to spend $10 on Greedo, the 2006 version is probably the one you want, unless you hate cloth vests, in which case this is a fine one-- assuming you want more bar sections.

Collector's Notes: The Cantina packs tended to sell fast in some areas and were clearance nightmares in others. For this reason, the proposed second wave never saw production. A wave of "Outlander Club" exclusives for Wal-Mart based on Attack of the Clones were said to be in the retailer's computers, but no samples or confirmation of what these would be ever surfaced. To date, there are at least 5 modern Greedo action figures. This particular mold has been repainted 3 times. The first releases was in 1999, where the figure included a CommTech chip, a blaster, and was brightly colored with yellow piping on the costume. This is the second release. The third release was similar to this one, only more darker and muted. It was released in 2004 with a display stand and blaster. ( MORE IMAGES )

Day 285: February 15, 2007

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