Even 35 years post Star Wars I can’t deny the allure of a classic character on a vintage card. As a young child who had been mesmerized by the movie, I couldn't have even told you who Han Solo was, but I was fascinated by all of the creatures and villains that populated the backgrounds. Most of my initial collecting focused around these unsavoury characters so upon recently discovering both a cantina patron AND a member of Jabba’s posse, I was powerless to resist. No matter how scaled back my collection gets, my cantina and Jabba’s palace aren’t going anywhere. And my ewoks. Goddamn I love me some ewoks.
But as nice as these cards are we’re going to savagely rip them open to expose their plastic fruits. Starting with the pizza faced Dr. Evazan.
So this new one really is a great sculpt that’s long overdue. My only criticisms would be that he’s a bit light on the accessories, being packed with just a single gun that fits into his holster. Shouldn’t he at least have a glass of space beer or something? And he’s a doctor, right? How about a stethoscope? Sorry - space stethoscope.
If Hasbro needed to save a couple of bucks they probably could have skipped out on some of the articulation. He’s got ankle joints even! What do they think he’s going to be doing? Pirouettes? I imagine most folks will display him leaning up against the bar in a drunken haze. Here he is my display...
“Don’t worry about him, Farm Boy. He’s ‘armless! Ha! Geddit? Yes? Could you explain it to me? I’m pissed off my tits.”
So that’s that guy sorted. Now what about Kithaba. What’s his caper?
Here’s Kithaba being put to work on a skiff. The skiff where everyone has fallen over apparently...