Name: Myo (Cantina Encounter)
Collection: The Original Trilogy Collection
Number: '05 #7
Source: A New Hope
Availability: January 2005
Myo spends a lot of time in the Mos Eisley cantina, hoping to get into a fight. His species, the Abyssin from the planet Byss, are primitive, violent and can re-grow lost limbs. Myo is very fearless and with his one central eye, he can spot trouble as it is about to happen – when he isn’t finding a way to cause it.
If there has been one cantina alien high on our own wish lists for years, it would have to be Myo. Thankfully Hasbro made us wait several years in a more developed basic figure lineup so they could scale him accurately and increase the number of articulation points and reduce or prevent the likelihood that he would age out and become obsolete. Myo has been done very impressively for sure. The head sculpt is another triumph of Hasbro’s and the rest of the figure is excellent too. Myo is one of the troublemakers at Chalmun’s Cantina. This is evident with the expression on his face. This doesn’t look like a character you’d want to mess with in a random space bar. Every detail from his single centered eye to the hairs on his head are impressively executed. And the greatness doesn’t stop there. His outfit is brilliantly sculpted equally as well. His costume definitely has a “retro space monster” feel to it, but it looks right at home with the rest of the hive of scum and villainy that patronize the bar in Mos Eisley.
Myo comes with an impressive 12 points of articulation. Granted, not too many of his articulation points are ball-jointed, but it seems that the articulation Hasbro did decide to give the action figure complements it very well. Our biggest grief is focused on the swivel elbows, but just like his wave mates, the arms are articulated in a way that befit their role as bar drinkers in the film. His accessories include a blaster (which fits nicely in his functioning holster) and a bar glass filled with an odd blue liquid (but to be clear not blue milk) that he can hold remarkably well despite the glass’ thick circumference. He is in perfect proportion with the rest of the figure’s in the wave so we’re very happy to see Hasbro pay close attention to these aesthetically pleasing details. Although Myo can’t be seen all too well in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, there have been a few clear reference images which have given Star Wars fans a pretty good idea just what he looks like.
Status: Myo (Cantina Encounter) is an all-new figure.
Articulation Count: 12 points
Articulation Details: ball-socket head, 2 swivel shoulders, 2 swivel elbows, 2 swivel wrists, swivel waist, 2 swivel hips, 2 ball-jointed knees
Accessory Count: 2
Accessory Details: blaster, bar glass
Date Stamp: 2004
Assortment Number: 85324/85172
Retail: $6.99 USD
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