Weapon of Choice
Respectful of other creatures
Yoda receives a kybuck as a gift for healing an ailing Wookiee princess on Kashyyyk. The Jedi Master forms a bond of friendship with this swift herbivore. When General Grievous attacks Coruscant during the Clone Wars, Yoda sometimes rides the kybuck during skirmishes but keeps the creature safely away from any danger.
The year of huge pack-in accessories and figures was unquestionably 2007 during Hasbro’s proud 30 (77-07). We got huge figures like Hermi Odle and Pre-Cyborg Grievous as well as huge accessories like the moisture vaporator packed with Luke Skywalker (30 18) and the torture rack packed with Han Solo With Torture Rack (30 38) figure. But perhaps the biggest “accessory” in the entire line was the Kybuck that came with the Yoda & Kybuck set. And calling it accessory has to be incorrect because the Kybuck is actually a figure itself. But for years we received single carded Yoda action figures packaged alone or singly for the same or comparable price as this monstrous set. Flex those muscles because this basic figure weighs a hefty amount and take sup almost the entire pace behind that bubble. Definitely one of the standout figures in the entire collection, this is a set that lovers of the Tartakovsky Clone Wars have been praying would one day get made. Another realistic take on two popular Clone Wars characters, this duo can be found in the opening few minutes of the opening chapter in Volume 1 in addition to other appearances in Volume 2. When fully assembled, the set is statuesque. The Kybuck can stand an impressive double the height of most action figures. As you can imagine, this really puts Yoda’s small stature into perspective. Simply put, this is an incredible two-pack and we know Hasbro must have lost their shirt making it. Both Yoda & Kybuck are 100% new sculpts and they have so much to offer collectors and in so many ways.
Not only has Hasbro created a stunning piece of art (we’re talking about Yoda & Kybuck collectively here) they have enhanced it with a beautiful paint job. The Kybuck is strewn with a multicolored palette of brown and great care was taken to paint the alternating stripes on the horn equally. The Kybuck’s big eyes have an emotion in them which can be interpreted that while these beasts are domesticated, they will rise to the challenge to either serve in battle or perform the duties its owner expects of them. It is articulated in the head (which has a very loose joint), its arms, its legs and its tail. There is a plug on its saddle that allows Yoda to stay in place as you run the Kybuck through battle. Even the saddle has been aged and weathered so realistically. You will certainly need a few minutes in order to take in all the details that Hasbro has given this figure. There is so much to enjoy and discover and unfortunately if you don’t pay attention to this detail, you will be missing quite an experience. While it is possible to stand the beast upright with Yoda atop of it, we recommend the use of an action figure stand to keep everyone in place. The Kybuck has an ammunition belt around its chest and there are Aurebesh symbols, one in each block of the belt, that do not spell anything in particular. This is one finely constructed action figure set and Hasbro should be proud of its accomplishment. It is absolutely one of the best figure sets we have ever seen in our Star Wars collections.
Yoda is not too shabby of a figure either. With an impressive ten points of articulation, Hasbro has managed to squeeze in quite a few ball-joints in his tiny frame. While we love Yoda, we are slightly disappointed with the action stance Hasbro gave him. Yoda looks fantastic when posed on the Kybuck, but if you try to stand him by himself, you will have quite a troubling time trying to get him just so. It’s a small setback, but ti is still slightly frustrating to say the least. He comes with a very neat bandolier that wraps across his back and chest and he comes complete with his signature lightsaber and lightsaber hilt (which plugs in very nicely into the bandolier) as well as a tailored soft-goods cloak. The cloak is unique even for Yoda because it is the first one to have slits put into the hood so that his ears can pop through it. While we love the concept of this, the stitching underneath the hood makes it a little too bulky and the full effect can’t be achieved. In other words, Yoda looks much better without the hood over his head. The Yoda & Kybuck basic figure set is a steal no matter how you look at it and we hope that this trend continues periodically for the basic figure line. And if you’re a fan of the original Clone Wars series than this is just gravy because you’re getting a phenomenal action figure that received a lot of attention from a Star Wars source that not everyone pays attention to (for some strange reason). It is everything and more you would expect from an action figure and we think it would be a crime not to own this by now!
Yoda & Kybuck
Assortment Number: 87334/87500
Retail: $6.99 USD
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Status: Yoda is an all-new figure.
Articulation Count: 12 pioints (10 areas of articulation)
Articulation Details: ball-socket head (1), ball-jointed left shoulder (2), ball-jointed right shoulder (2), swivel left wrist (1), swivel right wrist (1), swivel waist (1), swivel left hip (1), swivel right hip (1), ball-socket left ankle (1), ball-socket right ankle (1)
Accessory Count: 4
Accessory Details: soft-goods cloak, bandolier, lightsaber, lightsaber hilt
Date Stamp: 2007
Status: Kybuck is an all-new figure.
Articulation Count: 6 points (6 areas of articulation)
Articulation Details: ball-socket head (1), swivel left shoulder (1), swivel right shoulder (1), swivel left hip (1), swivel right hip (1), swivel tail (1)
Accessory Count: None
Accessory Details: None
Date Stamp: 2007