Name: Plo Koon
Collection: Revenge Of The Sith
Number: III 16
Source: Revenge Of The Sith
Availability: April 2005
Jedi Master Plo Koon is a meber of the Jedi Council and comes from a long line of Jedi. Serving as a General in the Clone Wars, he leads a battalion of clone troopers against Separatist forces.
It seems that Hasbro was making things right to collectors when they designed Jedi for the Revenge Of The Sith line. It is our belief that Hasbro went back to the reference materials of the Attack Of The Clones film and did their best to give us significantly improved versions of the Jedi they gave us in the 2002-2004 Star Wars “Saga” line. For the most part, the Jedi from the 2002-2004 line were miniature version of the Unleashed line. Many were pre-posed and had little to no articulation and had dynamic sculpts meant to forever stay that way. The absence of outer Jedi robes on Kit Fisto, Luminara Unduli, Saesee Tiin and Plo Koon just lead us to believe that Hasbro sculptors were inspired by images from Episode II. This of course is fine since we have accurate costumes of what’s often hidden by the outer robes, but there definitely feels like something is missing on so many of the Jedi. It’s not the the Jedi figures from the Revenge Of The Sith line are bad because they aren’t. They’re just lacking somewhat. Plo Koon suffers from this very small injustice as well.
You’ll hear us whine about needing his robe multiple times throughout this review. He wears one of a unique design and to date we still don’t have a soft-goods interpretation of it. The sculpt of the Plo Koon action figure is probably more important here, so we’ll move on to that now. The sculpt of Plo Koon is actually quite impressive. There is a plethora of detail packed into this figure. An incredible amount of artful scoring was utilized to give the figure its dimension and texture in the portrait. And the final product is really mesmerizing. A darker wash was used to bring this texture to life and we have to say that it give Plo Koon’s head sculpt and edge over all of the other alien Jedi in the Revenge Of The Sith line. That coupled with a nice amount of articulation just puts this figure over the edge. This will be the go to figure for all future Plo Koon releases. There isn’t a whole lot of new tooling and upgrades that are need to push this figure over the edge into definitive status. Hasbro has a great base product here. Plo Koon’s hands are an overtly odd shape and Hasbro flawlessly constructed them so he is able to hold the hilt of his lightsaber without any issues. We’re impressed to say the least.
Status: Plo Koon is an all-new figure.
Articulation Count: 13 points
Articulation Details: ball-socket head, 2 ball-jointed shoulders, 2 swivel elbows, 2 swivel wrists, swivel waist, 2 swivel hips, hinge-jointed left knee, ball-jointed right knee, swivel left boot
Accessory Count: 3
Accessory Details: lightsaber hilt, lightsaber blade, environmental display stand
Date Stamp: 2004
Assortment Number: 85289/85174
Retail: $5.99 USD
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