KABE and Muftak
Power of the Force Internet Exclusive
Item No.: No. 84071
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: Summer 1998
Appearances: Star Wars
Bio: Kabe, a Chadra-Fan, was a regular visitor of the Mos Eisley Cantina, and always drank juri juice. She was the adopted daughter of Muftak, a Talz. Whenever Muftak and Kabe would go to the Mos Eisley Cantina, Kabe would drink too much juri juice, and Muftak would have to carry her home. She was a petty thief and would often pick the pockets of other bar patrons. (Stolen from Wookieepedia.)
Image: Adam's toy shelves.
Commentary: While short and squeaky, fans went nuts when Kenner announced Kabe as coming in 1998. Fans can never get enough of Cantina aliens, and this short little gal appeared to ask for a drink, and until the Expanded Universe came along, nobody gave her much thought. Since she's a bit more well-known courtesy of all these short stories and RPG manuals, it's good to know Hasbro put in some extra details for the fans to appreciate-- like some gold painted in to the dress, gritty paws, and a separately sculpted vest. With only four points of articulation, she isn't going to win any awards as being a crazy fun toy, but that's OK-- she isn't exactly a pretty figure in the first place. Her face doesn't match illustrations too closely, as the nose and mouth are often shown as being a lighter color, while the fur is slightly darker. When you're talking of a super-obscure alien from 1977 where photos were taken mostly in less-than-great conditions, odds are this figure is about as good as they're going to get-- so pick her up, and enjoy.
Collector's Notes: These were blown out at stores like Factory 2U and Entertainment Earth for reasons I haven't yet quite understood, meaning there's a fair amount in circulation and they aren't too expensive. Snag one if you see it or maybe buy new version of Kabe was sold in early 2007 at Wal-Mart stores as an exclusive. At press time we have yet to secure the figure and cannot verify if it's different than this original release, but both use the same mold and same basic colors. (It does look as if the newer release is slightly better decorated, though.)
Day 288: February 18, 2007