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Ulic Qel-Droma/Exar Kun - LC - Comic Packs (11)

Name: Ulic Qel-Droma/Exar Kun
Collection: Legacy Collection
Number: 11
Source: Expanded Universe (Star Wars: Tales Of The Jedi #6)
Availability: March 2010
License: Hasbro

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Ulic Qel-Droma is battling the dark side of the Force; he believes that if he can conquer it, he will avenge the death of his master. He is attacked by Exar Kun, who feels the Jedi is a threat to his goals. As the two battle, they are unaware that Sith Lords from the past have other plans for their destiny.

Wait a minute. Does this Comic Packs set contain two Star Wars action figures or two based on characters from The Chronicles Of Narnia instead? If it weren’t for the lightsabers in their hands, we would have to reconsider this for a moment or two. Because this Comic Packs contains two action figures that really favor the look of medieval times in more ways than one. We aren’t entirely sure what to think of this inspiration, but it appears that it is something both Lucas and fans liked. While these figures have a historical familiarity to them, we still think both are very cool and they have been designed very well. In fact, one of the figures has a neat new feature to keep soft-goods capes in place (ingenious is you ask us). The Ulic Qel-Droma/Exar Kun Comic Packs set does offer collectors two quality action figures for sure, but we aren’t entirely sure how accurate their costumes are to their appearances in the comics. But this doesn’t mean that they don’t look good. Now, our research has been limited to Wookieepedia, so we could be off here, but while we notice similar costumes, the colors are quite different. We aren’t too familiar with the Tales Of The Jedi series either, so we may not be the most qualified to offer our opinions here. We will however tell you what we do know. After all, this is just our take on this Comic Packs set.

Ulic Qel-Droma (yeah, we can barely pronounce his name either) is a super-articulated action figure. Looking like a hybrid of some Shadows Of The Empire character and a medieval warrior, he looks pretty cool. His gray shirt and brown pants are accented with the respective colors on the forearms and lower legs. Nearly looking like he has barbed wire wrapped around these parts, it is a unique take on a Jedi warrior. He has a torn red tunic which has a quite bizarre drape and it is cast in plastic – no soft-goods here unfortunately. But he has a great head sculpt that we think doesn’t favor any previously released Star Wars figure to date. That impresses us. He holds his own being unique and we believe that at this point it is quite difficult for Hasbro to make something look brand new. His right hand holds his lightsaber very well, but don’t ask for the same response from his left arm. It was clearly designed for some other accessory. By default, this figure falls under the category of boring because he really doesn’t dazzle us as an action figure. If you love this character, then we apologize, but while he is expertly crafted, we just don’t think he is all that intriguing. Still, it isn’t too often that we get action figures based on the Tales Of The Jedi series, so we expect fans of these comics will be very thankful.

Exar Kun on the other hand is quite a masterpiece. Having a striking resemblance to the Highlander, he too is super-articulated and sports an all-new sculpt. Exar Kun really favors the look of a medieval knight especially his “not really-chainmail“ skirt. He is accented with gold details on his belt and cape tie. And his cape is designed in a way that seems to be a first for Star Wars figures. Complete with spaulders, they plug into the figures back (and through a hole in the soft-goods cape) to keep it in place. The effect is very realistic and it is a fine execution of plastic and soft-goods interacting with very positive results. We must comment that the cape sort of has a mind of its own and the drape is not perfect. The cape wants to stay wide open and if you try to bring it in closer to the figure, it swings back out again. But we really like Exar Kun and he is definitely the highlight of this set. He comes with two lightsabers that attach at the hilts, so you have multiple lightsaber posing options. The lightsabers have been designed well and fit like a glove together. We think the Comic Packs are going out with a bang and while is this isn’t the best one we have ever seen, there is no denying that it is worthy of your consideration. These figures are all-new and designed and painted very well. Their likenesses are ot exact, but they are still done very well. Tales Of The Jedi fans will be very happy to pick up this set.

Collector Notes

Ulic Qel-Droma/Exar Kun

Assortment Number: 87971/87504

UPC: 653569370284

Retail: $13.99 USD

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Ulic Qel-Droma

Status: Ulic Qel-Droma is an all-new figure.

Articulation Count: 14

Articulation Details: ball-socket head, 2 ball-jointed shoulders, 2 ball-jointed elbows, 2 swivel wrists, swivel waist, 2 swivel hips, 2 ball-jointed knees, 2 ball-jointed ankles

Accessory Count: 1

Accessory Details: lightsaber

Date Stamp: 2009

Exar Kun

Status: Exar Kun is an all-new figure.

Articulation Count: 14 points

Articulation Details: ball-socket head, 2 ball-jointed shoulders, 2 ball-jointed elbows, 2 swivel wrists, swivel waist, 2 swivel hips, 2 ball-jointed knees, 2 ball-jointed ankles

Accessory Count: 2

Accessory Details: lightsaber, removable soft-goods cape

Date Stamp: 2009

 

Legacy Collection Comic Packs Wave 1
Darth Vader/Rebel Officer (1) (See TAC Comic Packs No. 02)
Chewbacca/Han Solo (2) (See TAC Comic Packs No. 04)
Yuuzhan Vong/Kyle Katarn (3)
Borsk Fey'lya/Wedge Antilles (4) (See TLC Comic Packs 14)
Luke Skywalker/Deena Shan (5) (See TLC Comic Packs 15)
Ki-Adi-Mundi/Sharad Hett (6) (See TLC Comic Packs 16)
Lumiya/Luke Skywalker (7)
Darth Krayt/Sigel Dare (8)

Legacy Collection Comic Packs Wave 2
Clone Trooper/Clone Commander (9)
Clone Trooper Lieutenant/Clone Trooper (10)
Ulic Qel-Droma/Exar Kun (11)
T'ra Saa/Tholme (12)
Stormtrooper/Blackhole Hologram (13)

Legacy Collection Comic Packs Wave 3 (Entertainment Earth Exclusives)
Jarael/Rohlan Dyre (15)
Deliah Blue/Darth Nihl (16)
Baron Soontir Fel/Ysanne Isard (17)
Montross/Jaster Mereel (18)

Legacy Collection Comic Packs (Internet Exclusives)
Plourr Ilo/Dllr Nep

Legacy Collection Comic Packs (Walmart Exclusives)
IG-97/Rom Mohc
Storm Commando/General Weir

 
Added: March 22, 2010
Category: Legacy Collection
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
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