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Naboo Royal Security - EI - Basic

Name: Naboo Royal Security
Collection: Episode I
Number: N/A
Source: The Phantom Menace
Availability: May 1999
License: Hasbro

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Their freedom threatened by the fully-automated, invading Trade Federation army, Naboo Security Forces must battle terrible odds in order to save their homeworld.

There were an inordinate amount of security personnel protecting Queen Amidala in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Under the Naboo Royal Guard existed many levels of protectors that ensured the safety of the Queen and her decoys. Hasbro made it their own mission to present multiple styles of these soldiers into the Episode I line and for the most part they did a remarkable job executing them into 3.75” scale. The awkwardly but appropriately named Naboo Royal Security character was one of the first offered in the Episode I line. He arrived the same time as Captina Panaka, but the Naboo Royal Security guards weren’t as prominently featured in the film as the other differently outfitted characters were, like the Naboo Royal Guard characters for example. Even so, they can still be seen in multiple scenes of the film and their striking burgundy and yellow costumes stood out whether amongst a crowd or by themselves. The Naboo Royal Security were more commonly called Naboo Foot Soldiers in the various reference materials on The Phantom Menace that have been published, and they often get lumped together with the technicians in the hangar. Perhaps they were only a few pay grades above them

Whatever their status, Hasbro produced a very nice version of the Naboo Royal Security action figure for the Episode I line. The figure is a little bit too big, but this has happened to a few other action figures in the line. Depending upon who you display him with the Naboo Royal Security can look really good or really, well…. awkward. His pose is interesting. He is positioned in a “dashing” or “running” manner and it limits how you can display him on a shelf or in a scene in your collection. He also comes with a limited six points of articulation which helps as much as it hurts. By this we mean he looks great pointing a gun, but because of his pose there aren’t too many unique ways you can display him. He also is a bit difficult to balance because of the way he has been sculpted. This is why we wish all Star Wars action figures would come with the most static and unimagined poses as possible. It’s frustrating when a figure can be sourced to little one frame of film and it prevents a wider use of the figure in other ways. Despite the figure’s limitations, the Naboo Royal Security is nicely sculpted, nicely detailed and admirably painted. But Hasbro could have certainly done better with the paint in our opinion.

The paint operations are extremely clean, but Hasbro decided to go simple with them and not add a final wash to accentuate the texture. We would have also loved to have seen a removable helmet on Naboo Royal Security. It’s a shame this wasn’t on Hasbro’s radar at the time of designing these action figures. The Naboo Royal Security figure comes with two weapons: a blaster pistol and rifle. Both guns fit well into the figure right hand and a lot less easily in the left hand. But admittedly, he looks so much better when holding a gun than without. Overall, Naboo Royal Security is a nice action figure, but we certainly wouldn’t call it one of our favorites. He is needed for those that want one of every character in a Star Wars film, but whether or not this action figure will make an impact in your collection is a whole other matter. Also included with this action figure is a CommTech chip. As you know, these pack-in premiums allow the action figures to quote dialogue from the film. It’s not that the actual figures talk, but the CommTech chip is read by a reader which is the device to actually quote these line. Either way, most collectors utilize them as display stands for the figures. And you should because the CommTech thing just isn’t that exciting.

Collector Notes

Naboo Royal Security

Status: Naboo Royal Security is an all-new figure.

Articulation Count: 6 points (6 areas of articulation)

Articulation Details: swivel head (1), swivel left shoulder (1), swivel right shoulder (1), swivel waist (1), swivel left hip (1), swivel right hip (1)

Accessory Count: 2

Accessory Details: blaster pistol, rifle

Date Stamp: 1998

Collection: 2

CommTech Details: 16 • Name: Naboo Foot Soldier • Status: Member of the Naboo Royal Security

CommTech Phrases: "Yes! Sir!" • "Spread out and destroy the droids!" • "Get to the speeders!" • "Blasters ready... Fire at will!" • "Watch out for those battle droids...Fire!"

Assortment Number: 84095/84079

UPC: 076281840796

Retail: $6.99 USD

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Added: August 20, 2015
Category: Episode I
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
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