Collection: The Legacy Collection
Number: BD 35
Source: A New Hope
Availability: February 2009
Cantina patron Pons Limbic can calculate hyperspace coordinates in his head without a computer, a common ability among his species. Like all Siniteen, Pons has a large, ridged head that resembles cerebral lobes, giving him a super-intelligent appearance and earning him the nickname “Brainiac” by his fellow Cantina denizens.
With a cranium that may only be rivaled by Ki-Adi-Mundi, Pons Limbic is an alien with a brief appearance from the cantina in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope and a more visible appearance in the Star Wars Holiday Special with a huge protruding brain and an exquisite EU background story. Like so many of the cantina denizens, Pons Limbic is simply another background character in the entire mix but does great to express the diverse and infinite Star Wars universe. Unlike any other cantina or Jabba's palace humanoid alien, Pons Limbic is a remarkably sculpted figure wearing an olive green space outfit with a retro-styled diamond in the center of the chest which is reminiscent of the timeless argyle sweaters (which were also very popular during the same era as the film). His uniform is highlighted with brown and tan details and the figure itself exhibits super-articulation, very welcome but completely unnecessary for a character that isn't required to do much more of anything but sitting around. And while we are sure he drank his share at Chalmun's Cantina, he apparently has done a lot more to end up as one of the Mos Eisley locals, for he is part of the sum of the hive of scum and villainy that makes up the cantina. Pons Limbic has a blaster pistol that fits handsomely in a working holster and equally well in his hands. All the pieces work in tandem with each other and it is overall a spectacular figure. Collectors may want to take note that the head on this figure has been found in quite a few different painted styles, from dark to light. The variations are quite dramatic, but we have been able to categorize them into two types: with and without gray head detail. Use that as a gauge to locate your sample of choice. Other than a tad loose of a head joint, we are hard pressed to find complaints with this figure. He totally looks Cantina-worthy and it would have been awesome if he showed us more action in the film than he did. It seems that he could have had quite a stellar moment on screen had George Lucas made him more prominent.
Most importantly, Pons Limbic comes with his Cantina table. Hasbro once declared that the table accessory would be removed (along with Obi-Wan Kenobi's homestead table) and collectors became extremely upset because we had all been waiting for these accessories for years. We were however relieved when production samples started showing up with the table inside the package! This would have been a very tragic turn of events had they been eliminated. Even if Hasbro would have told us that they would have been held back for a Battle Packs set or something similar, the risk of them being completely overlooked would be very high. The good news is that the collective panic subsided and fans breathed a sigh of relief and started gearing themselves up for the "now" wonderfully accessorized figures. While there would be no other way to display this table, collectors may want to know that the table comes in two parts and once the two pieces are put together, forever they will stay. They are indeed two separate pieces, but the parts that interlock seem as if they were going to break if we used any more pressure pulling them apart. This table will assuredly add variety and detail to your cantina set-up at home and we are confident that some collectors bought multiples of Pons Limbic to get some extra tables, (like this reviewer for example). It is accessories like these that make a $7.99 figure worth every penny and we challenge you to prove it isn't. Hasbro won't likely keep this trend going, so we need to count our blessings now while we have the chance to purchase them. The table is constructed superbly and looks magnificent by itself, but when you add Pons Limbic, it is a most perfect mini-diorama we have seen in a long time. We would be surprised if you didn't think so too. But this basic figure is packed with a lot of value and we are so excited with its presentation.
Status: Pons Limbic is an all-new figure.
Articulation Count: 22 points (14 areas of articulation)
Articulation Details: ball-socket head (1), ball-jointed left shoulder (2), ball-jointed right shoulder (2), ball-jointed left elbow (2), ball-jointed right elbow (2), swivel left wrist (1), swivel right wrist (1), swivel torso (1), swivel left hip (1), swivel right hip (1), ball-jointed left knee (2), ball-jointed right knee (2), ball-jointed left ankle (2), ball-jointed right ankle (2)
Accessory Count: 3
Accessory Details: BlasTech DL-44 heavy blaster, cantina table (2 parts – top and stand)
Original Droid Factory/Build A Droid Part: R2-L3 right leg
Date Stamp: 2008
Assortment Number: 87839/87535
Retail: $7.99 USD
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