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30 (77-07)

Jedi Training On Dagobah - TAC - Battle Packs

Name: Jedi Training On Dagobah
Collection: 30 (77-07)
Number: N/A (Battle Packs)
Source: The Empire Strikes Back
Availability: January 2007
License: Hasbro

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Humid, swampy, and inhospitable, the bog world of Dagobah was the home of the last of the great Jedi Masters. After a fevered vision of Obi-Wan Kenobi on the planet Hoth, Luke Skywalker used the Force to puzzle out the proper hyperspace coordinates to the lost world, hoping to complete his Jedi training at Yoda's hands. There, in the oppressive heat of the swamp, young Luke underwent the first of many grueling tests that would mold him into a Jedi Knight.

The 30th anniversary of the Star Wars saga came before most of us expected. Did three decades really pass us by “that” quickly? 2007 was the anniversary year where we reminisced and pondered why the passion and fire we have for Star Was hasn’t dissipated in the least. Hasbro was equally excited to celebrate the three decade landmark and developed a truly special anniversary collection called 30 (77-07), simple yet poignant, to commemorate this very special time. They brought back collectors’ coins, the packaging had a neo-classic feel to it and every single Star Wars source was represented in this this very aggressive line. Hasbro really spent time developing cool concepts for their quickly growing Battle Packs line. Keeping in mind that this is a sub-line that they try to split equally amongst kids and collectors, they created sets that were visually striking and helped get out old and new figures out to collectors to change up the mix. Knowing very well they couldn’t go wrong with a The Empire Strikes Back theme, Hasbro created the Jedi Training On Dagobah set and it was piqued our interest even though it wasn’t entirely warmly accepted by all Star Wars fans. It looked great packaged, but the figures included aren’t aging gracefully.

All of the figures included in the set have been repainted in one way or another and the paint job updates are noteworthy. The newest figures in this set date back to The Original Trilogy Collection, so a three year space between them and the 30th anniversary of Star Wars may show signs of aging. Yoda and Spirit Of Obi-Wan Kenobi are repaints of the figures that originally came from The Original Trilogy Collection. They come with less accessories, but the environmental display stands they originally came with aren’t something that Hasbro likes to include in the Battle Packs format. In a strange move, Hasbro chose to go even further back and use 2002’s SW Luke Skywalker (Bespin Duel) (‘02 #29) figure. It’s not that this figure is terrible, but 2004’s OTC Luke Skywalker (OTC #01) figure would have been a much better choice here. The set is called Jedi Training On Dagobah and NOT Jedi Training On Bespin, right? The version of this Luke comes with a removable magnetic hand and his lightsaber is two pieces that includes a real metal hilt with detachable blade. Always a nice feature to have action figures come with metal hilts, they proved to be a lot less ideal than originally thought due to easy breakage.

For R2-D2, Hasbro dusted off 2004’s SW R2-D2 (Jabba’s Sail Barge) (‘04 #05) figure and gave him a filthy paint job. We would have much rather see Hasbro retire any R2-D2 molds that don’t utilize some forms of the 2004 VOTC R2-D2 or 2005 ROTS R4-G9 original base sculpt, but it seems that they are adamant of going back to older sculpts despite already having near-definitive version they can utilize over and over again. But again, this is where the “kids” come into play. Hasbro must feel that they can get away with using a less than stellar version of R2-D2 if they think that this was developed for younger collectors. Darth Vader is a “new” figure available for the first time in this set. Based on the exact sculpt of 2004’s OTC [Silver] Darth Vader figure which was a Toys R Us exclusive, this figure was based on 2000’s POTJ Darth Vader (Dagobah) figure (the body) and 2001’s Darth Vader (Emperor’s Wrath) figure (the head). This is the only place you can get this version of the figure. Jedi Training On Dagobah is fair, but Hasbro could have tweaked a few things to make it much better before it got released. (Editor’s Note: Hasbro rereleased this set as 2008’s TLC Jedi Training On Dagobah Battle Packs set and made many changes to the set. You can read about that and see side by side comparison photos HERE.)

Collector Notes

Jedi Training On Dagobah

Assortment Number: 87214/87503

UPC: 653569183549

Retail: $19.99 USD

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Yoda

Greatest of the Jedi Masters, Yoda was one among the very few to survive the coming of the dark times to the galaxy. Isolation and long contemplation on Dagobah led him to new heights in his understanding of the Force.

Status: Yoda is a repaint of 2004's OTC Yoda (OTC #02) figure. This time he is accessorized only with his cane.

Articulation Count: 8 points

Articulation Details: ball-socket head, 2 ball-jointed shoulders, 2 swivel elbows, 2 swivel wrists, swivel waist

Accessory Count: 1

Accessory Details: cane

Date Stamp: 2004

R2-D2

Cheerfully trundling into even the most dangerous situations, R2-D2 often found himself in deeper than he'd intended. Such was the case when he toppled off Luke's mired X-wing and into Dagobah's sludgy water. Thankfully, he proved to be less delicious than he looked to the local dragonsnake that called the swamp home.

Status: R2-D2 is a repaint of 2004's SW R2-D2 (Jabba's Sail Barge) ('04 #05) figure. This time the figures comes with no accessories.

Articulation Count: 6 points

Articulation Details: 2 swivel legs, 2 swivel feet, sliding third leg, hinge-jointed third leg

Accessory Count: None

Accessory Details: None

Date Stamp: 2001

Spirit Of Obi-Wan Kenobi

Wise, old hermit and secret guardian of Luke as a child, Obi-Wan Kenobi was struck down by Darth Vader only to become the Spirit of Obi-Wan Kenobi – more powerful in the Force than ever before. It was he who directed Luke to Dagobah, and his patience that convinced Yoda to take Luke on as a student.

Status: Spirit Of Obi-Wan Kenobi is a repaint of 2004's OTC Spirit Of Obi-Wan (OTC #03) figure.

Articulation Count: 8

Articulation Details: swivel head, 2 swivel shoulders, 2 swivel elbows, 2 swivel wrists, swivel waist

Accessory Count: 1

Accessory Details: lightsaber

Date Stamp: 2000

Luke Skywalker

Young and brave, Luke Skywalker was a fast and eager learner, but his own impatience and latent anger proved to be his greatest enemies. Despite the guidance of both Yoda and Obi-Wan Kenobi, he was on his own for much of his Jedi training. It was his deep native connection to the Force that allowed him to eventually control his own emotions.

Status: Luke Skywalker is a repaint of 2002's SW Luke Skywalker (Bespin Duel) ('02 #29) figure. Specifically, it's a repaint of the first version of the 2002 action figure; the one with the magnetic hand attachment and the lightsaber that comes in two pieces: metal hilt and removable blue blade.

Articulation Count: 12 points

Articulation Details: swivel head, 2 swivel shoulders, 2 swivel elbows, 2 swivel wrists, swivel waist, 2 swivel hips, 2 hinge-jointed knees

Accessory Count: 2

Accessory Details: lightsaber hilt, lightsaber blade, blaster pistol

Date Stamp: 2001

Spirit Of Darth Vader

The dark side of the living Force fed on Luke's insecurities to produce the hideous manifestation – the Spirit of Darth Vader. It was a mental and physical attack that tested his skills as a warrior and his dedication to the light side of the Force; one that seared itself on his psyche for his entire life.

Status: Spirit Of Darth Vader is a rework of 2004's OTC Darth Vader (Silver TRU exclusive) figure.

Articulation Count: 8 points

Articulation Details: swivel head, 2 swivel shoulders, left swivel bicep, right swivel wrist, swivel waist, 2 swivel hips

Accessory Count: 2

Accessory Details: lightsaber, removable cape

Date Stamp: 2001









30 (77-07) Battle Packs Wave 1
Battle On Geonosis
Jedi Training On Dagobah

30 (77-07) Battle Packs Wave 2
Capture Of The Tantive IV

30 (77-07) Battle Packs Wave 3
Jedi Vs. Darth Sidious (See TSC Jedi Vs. Darth Sidious)
Jedi Vs. Sith (See ROTS Jedi Vs. Sith)

30 (77-07) Battle Packs Wave 4
Betrayal On Bespin
Clone Attack On Coruscant (See ROTS Clone Attack On Coruscant)
Droid Factory Capture
Hunt For Grievous
(See TSC Hunt For Grievous)

30 (77-07) Battle Packs Wave 5
Battle On Mygeeto

30 (77-07) Battle Packs (TARGET Exclusives)
Ambush On Ilum
ARC-170 Elite Squad
AT-RT Assault Squad
Attack On Kashyyyk
Betrayal On Felucia

30 (77-07) Battle Packs (Toys R Us Exclusives)
Arena Encounter
Bantha With Tusken Raiders
Hoth Patrol
STAP Attack

30 (77-07) Battle Packs (Walmart Exclusives)
Treachery On Saleucami

Added: June 10, 2012
Category: 30 (77-07)
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
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