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Holographic Yoda (Kashyyyk Transmission) - ROTS - Basic (Exclusive)

Name: Holographic Yoda (Kashyyyk Transmission)
Collection: Revenge Of The Sith
Number: N/A (Exclusive)
Source: Revenge Of The Sith
Availability: April 2005
License: Hasbro

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Jedi Master Yoda, a close friend of the Wookiees, travels to their homeworld of Kashyyyk to help personally spearhead the Republic defense of that planet. While there, the revered Jedi sends a holographic transmission to the Jedi Council to discuss recent ominous events.

Are you tired of purple holographic Star Wars figures? We thought we would want to see every character (who appeared this way in the Star Wars films) done up in this very plain way, but we have to admit it’s becoming a little bit boring. Purple isn’t even the correct color for this type of effect. In every Star Wars film, holograms were illuminated with blue light. So we’re disappointed to see the continuous use of translucent purple plastic. Thank goodness before the Revenge Of The Sith line finished up that Hasbro managed to squeeze in two final holographic action figures. Aayla Secura (III 67) and Plo Koon (III 66) were triumphs and acquired the effect very well. Cast in light blue plastic and some sort of glittery substance was added to help catch the light make these standout holographic action figure. Admittedly, there is still something curious about Holographic Yoda, but we would totally understand if this concept wasn’t your bag at all.

Holographic Yoda (Kashyyyk Transmission) has been produced by taking 2003’s Yoda & Chian (’03 #15) figure two-pack and casting the Yoda figure in purple translucent plastic. To add a bit more value, Hasbro also took the Felucia inspired action figure stand from the 2005 Revenge Of The Sith line and cast it in the same style too. This sculpt of Yoda is good for a holographic version of him. Since it’s molded from solid clear plastic, it’s not important to utilize a figure with an inordinate amount of detail and articulation. They certainly ignored this fact when developing 2005’s ROTS Aayla Secura (III 67) figure, but we have found that less detail and articulation makes for a much better holographic action figure. Just look at 2005’s ROTS Plo Koon (III 66) figure for this evidence. The less you can see point of articulation in a holographic action figure, the more authentic the effect will be. And in retrospect, it makes figures like Holographic Yoda (Kashyyyk Transmission) look that much worse.

Released as a Toys R Us exclusive, the figure was actually FREE with a $30 purchase of Star Wars toys from Hasbro. After the promotion ended the remaining units were sold for $9.99 each. Every major retailer that sold Star Wars was given some sort exclusive figure to help promote Revenge Of The Sith. We have to say that Toys R Us may have gotten the short end of the stick here. Their exclusives for the last few years have been very lackluster at best. They’ve gone from “Silver Anniversary” themed figures to now “holographic” themed figures. Why has Toys R Us been so content with this unending string of monochromatic figures? Obviously Holographic Yoda (Kashyyyk Transmission) will not appeal to every Star Wars collector. Although it’s movie-accurate (in the sense that a holographic form of Yoda is visible in Episode III), it just doesn’t hold the interest as so many other characters do. We hope the exclusives for Toys R Us get a little bit more interesting. Yoda serves a purpose, but it isn’t an ideal choice for a store exclusive in our opinion.

Collector Notes

Holographic Yoda (Kashyyyk Transmission)

Status: Holographic Yoda (Kashyyyk Transmission) is a rework of the Yoda figure from 2003's Yoda & Chian (Padawan Lightsaber Training) ('03 #15) two-pack. This time the figure has been cast in translucent purple colored plastic to recreate a hologram effect.

Articulation Count: 7 points

Articulation Details: swivel neck, 2 swivel shoulders, 2 swivel elbows, right swivel wrist, hinge-jointed waist

Accessory Count: 2

Accessory Details: lightsaber, environmental display stand

Date Stamp: 2003

Assortment Number: 85732

UPC: 653569073253

Retail: $9.99 USD

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Added: August 10, 2012
Category: Revenge Of The Sith
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
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