Figure of the Day: Day 451
7/31/2007 10:23:06 PM | Reported by Adam

NIKTO Jedi Knight
Saga Collection 2
Item No.:
Asst. 84861 No. 84823
Number: 0221
Includes: Swirling lightsaber, lightsaber blade, hilt
Action Feature: n/a
Retail: $4.99
Availability: April 2002
Appearances: Attack of the Clones

Bio: The Jedi are protectors of the Republic, the guardians of justice and freedom. Their order consists of men and women from many different races and species, including the Nikto. A humanoid species with flat faces and multiple nostrils, the Nikto come from the planet Kintan. Though they come from the various corners of the universe, the Jedi are united in their fight against the dark side of the Force. (Taken from the figure's packaging.)

Image: Adam Pawlus' Clone Wars shelf.

Commentary: Since the new line started there have been precious few figures with no real name, especially if the character is a Jedi like this Nikto. Troopers are one thing, but usually Lucas Licensing finds a name for guys like this-- but given his articulation, just at the shoulders, waist, wrists, and neck, there's not a lot you'll probably do with the figure to justify remembering its name-- but the species and job class? That's easy. The figure has a lot of detail in its face and robes, and his hooded robes don't get in the way of articulation too much. The figure does need a display stand to keep upright most of the time, but you can probably ferret one out somewhere. As far as background diorama fodder goes, this figure is excellent-- but since he can't sit or really do anything other than assume the pose you see here, but with different accessories, we wouldn't advise you to buy one for your kids. He's very much like a statue more than a toy, which is why, despite my liking it, it remains on a shelf almost all the time.

Collector's Notes: The sculpt was tweaked a little and released as part of a Toys "R" Us exclusive Jedi gift set in which he had no exterior hooded robes. So if you like it, and want a slightly different version, you have that option. The figure wasn't particularly popular in 2002 and as such, is not particularly popular today despite having been off the market for several years. [ MORE IMAGES ]

Day 451: July 31, 2007

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