Name: Neimoidian Warrior
Collection: Revenge Of The Sith
Number: III 42
Source: Revenge Of The Sith
Availability: May 2005
Neimoidian warriors are specially trained members of the Neimoidian Gunnery Battalion. They are armed with special Neimoidian weaponry that is being mass-produced for use in the Clone Wars..
Up until Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith hit theaters, fans really didnâ€™t see the less glamorous side of Neimoidian life. Assumptions were made that they were all rich and snooty Separatists making the lives of those who lived in the Republic a daily struggle during the days of the Clone Wars. But in Episode III we get a pretty good look at the less elite Neimodians who served as guards at the Separatistsâ€™ gathering on Mustafar. Gone were the ornate robes and high hats and instead were armored outfits and battle staffs. The Neimoidian Warrior was actually a fresh new outlook on the species and it helped collectors see the frailties and imperfections of this normally elitist species. Part of the Neimoidian Gunnery Battalion, the warriors served as military units because battle droids werenâ€™t impervious to mass shut down should the Republic Army succeeded in deactivating the central units. As a Collection 1 action figure from the Revenge Of The Sith line, you can imagine that an action feature has been worked into the sculpt. Thankfully, it has been worked into incredibly well and you may not even recognize its presence until you start playing with the figure in your hands.
Neimoidian Warrior comes with a generous 12 points of articulation. Besides the annoying swivel elbows, the figure has nice flexibility and offers many options for active and passive posing than you may be inclined to believe. The figureâ€™s proportions arenâ€™t perfect. He definitely has too small of a head and the chest if definitely too broad, but as a whole, the Neimoidian Warrior looks better than average. That doesnâ€™t mean we wonâ€™t want to see a definitive super-articulated update in the future, because we absolutely would. But this figure will hold up well until that definitive update is made. The coloring of the figure is spot on as far as weâ€™re concerned. The copper and brown outfit is well decorated and helps to pick up all of the details etched into the sculpt. As weâ€™ve mentioned, the head sculpt is too small (and much too round), but the paint job Hasbro gave to the details on the face, specifically the eyes, is nothing short of impressive. The removable helmet is a nice touch, although weâ€™re not sure how necessary that was since we never see these characters with their bald heads. It does however add some extra play value to the figure.
Status: Neimoidian Warrior is an all-new figure.
Articulation Count: 12 points
Articulation Details: ball-socket head, 2 ball-jointed shoulders, 2 swivel elbows, 2 swivel wrists, swivel waist, 2 swivel hips, 2 ball-jointed ankles
Accessory Count: 3
Accessory Details: removable helmet, battle staff, projectile
Date Stamp: 2004
Assortment Number: 85460/85173
Retail: $5.99 USD
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