Name: Nom Anor
Collection: The Vintage Collection
Source: Expanded Universe (New Jedi Order)*
Availability: April 2012
* The figure's card back art sources Nom Anor to the Expanded Universe source entitled Crimson Empire II: Council Of Blood, but the action figure is based on its appearance in New Jedi Order.
The Yuuzhan Vong and the New Jedi Order books are some of the most controversial entries into the Star Wars Expanded Universe. Despite your feeling on the overall series, one thing that made the Yuuzhan Vong interesting as a species was the character of Nom Anor. In the majority of the books, Nom Anor served as the point of view character for the Yuuzhan Vong side of the war. As a character, Nom Anor is a wonderful mixture of deviousness and opportunism. Throughout the series, we see him as a spy, courtier, exile, and even prophet for the Jedi. At one point, he even shoots his own soldiers in the back in order to protect his reputation. Ultimately, Nom Anor added depth to the Yuuzhan Vong and allowed readers to see them as more than just a race of bloodthirsty warriors.
Like the Yuuzhan Vong figure that came in 2009's LC Yuuzhan Vong/Kyle Katarn Comic Packs (3) set , Hasbro did an excellent job crafting and detailing this Nom Anor. However, the Nom Anor figure is overall a more accurate representation of the species. The figure is smaller and the body proportions are less comic-bookish. Also, Hasbro painted striking blue tatoos on his head. The chest plate is painted a beautiful light brown with blue dots. Many collectors have complained that the paint color on the hands doesn't quite match the yellowish skin tone on the face. However, upon checking the reference image of Nom Anor on Wookiepedia is does appear his hands are a different shade from his face. While we are torn as to whether this looks better, technically Hasbro is right on this one.
Status: Nom Anor is an all-new figure.
Articulation Count: 14 points
Articulation Details: ball-socket head, 2 ball-jointed shoulders, 2 ball-jointed elbows, 2 swivel wrists, swivel waist, 2 swivel hips, 2 ball-jointed knees, 2 ball-jointed ankles
Accessory Count: 5
Accessory Details: battle staff (2 parts), removable soft-goods cloak, removable chest armor, removable biological armor
Date Stamp: 2011
Assortment Number: 98525/37499
Retail: $9.99 USD
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