Name: Yarua (Coruscant Senate)
Collection: [Post] The Original Trilogy Collection
Number: '05 #2
Source: The Phantom Menace
Availability: January 2005
Yarua is a Wookiee senator on Coruscant. He represents his home world of Kashyyyk in the Galactic Senate. Although Wookiees are known for their strong tempers, Yarua is a voice of fairness and justice in the government. Like all Wookiees, Yarua is an imposing presence in the halls of the Senate, with his great height and fierce demeanor.
Who doesn’t love Wookiees? Aside from Chewbacca, the Wookiee species had very little presence in Episode I and Episode II. (George Lucas would more than make up for that in Episode III with the Battle of Kashyyyk.) Thankfully, Hasbro took notice of their very small role and decided to work up one for the basic figure lineup. They chose Yarua (Coruscant Senate) who is a Wookiee senator from Kashyyyk and made appearances in the Senate In the first two Prequel Trilogy films. Originally planned for release in the 2004 phase of the Star Wars “Saga” line, Yarua was delayed for a small while to make room for standard The Original Trilogy Collection basic figure line. As a result, he was released in the first of three transitional waves of figures, more commonly known as The [Post] Original Trilogy Collection. Not as articulated as some had hoped to see, Yarua may have more positive than negative to itemize. We’ll go through the list.
Yarua (Coruscant Senate) comes with eight (8) point of articulation. Since Hasbro has shown that they can now include super-articulation in the Star Wars line with the VOTC figures, this makes Yarua a bit harder to swallow. A ball-socket head (with very inhibited movement) is accompanied by swivel shoulders and elbows. A nicely hidden swivel waist joint is covered by the ”fur” hanging over the swivel point of articulation. Lastly, Yarua comes with swivel hips. It would have been tremendous of Hasbro to have included ball-jointed knees, but it wasn’t the fate of this action figure. Other than a few fist pumps and groans in the Senate audience, there isn’t much else Yarua needs to do in your collection, so we suppose that Hasbro has given this figure the optimal amount of articulation the feel he needs. We hope that future Wookiees adopt more of the 2004 VOTC Chewbacca look and feel because right now no other Wookiee action figure comes close. Yarua (Coruscant Senate) does have some charm though. It's likely those who love Wookiees will have a soft spot for him.
Status: Yarua (Coruscant Senate) is an all-new figure.
Articulation Count: 8 points (8 areas of articulation)
Articulation Details: ball-socket head (inhibited movement) (1), swivel left shoulder (1), swivel right shoulder (2), swivel left elbow (1), swivel right elbow (1), swivel waist (1), swivel left hip (1), swivel right hip (1)
Accessory Count: 1
Accessory Details: satchel
Date Stamp: 2004
Assortment Number: 85160/85172
Retail: $6.99 USD
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