Collection: The Legacy Collection
Source: Expanded Universe (Star Wars: X-wing Rogue Squadron #32)
Availability: February 2009
Wedge Antilles and the rest of Rogue Squadron are enjoying some R&R, but trouble soon ends their break. Acting-Emperor Sate Pestage is captured when the Empire discovers he's made a deal with the Rebel Alliance. Rogue Squadron is tapped to rescue Pestage, but Provisional Council member Borsk Fey’lya is hostile to the plan.
It’s very surprising that is took a quarter of a century (that’s 25 years, folks) to get our first Bothan action figure. A character that we couldn’t relate to because of no existing visuals until the comics), the Bothans are a species that do a lot of good and for the most part remain as neutral as possible, but when pushed they can also have some major attitude. If you recall, the word “Bothan” was uttered by Mon Mothma in Star Wars Episode VI: Return Of The Jedi during the tactical meeting for the Battle of Endor. We didn’t know much about them then, and it took years to get a visual representation of them in the comics. But the time arrived in The Legacy Collection Comic Packs series to release one as an action figure. Looking like a character that would have fit in very well in Episode VI, the Bothans are a species that fans will no doubt come to love even if they aren’t fans of the Expanded Universe. The Wedge Antilles/Borsk Fey’lya set was wonderful in that it gave us our first action figure of a Bothan, but not all of the contents make us happy. The sets value is centered on Borsk Fey’lya alone because in all honesty, the Wedge Antilles figure is almost a complete waste. (A big “sorry” to X-wing Rogue Squadron fans is in order.) But we will get to the nuts and bolts in a minute. This Comic Packs set should make fans of the series happy and we believe it may just interest others as well.
Borsk Fey’lya is an awesome action figure, ranking with some of the best figure Hasbro has graced us with for our collections. Created in a realistic style of what image we witnessed of him in the comic book, Hasbro ensured that he was designed with the best quality standards in mind. He is super-articulated and seems to have extra mobility thanks to a wider stance (that many other super-articulated figures don’t have). This is a plus and it fits the personality of the action figure amazingly well. Looking like a cousin of the Yak Face species, Borsk Fey’lya would have fit in perfectly somewhere in Jabba’s Palace or at the Rebel Alliance’s rendezvous point and it appears that Borsk’s designers intended for him to have this seamless appeal. Borsk’s portrait has captured a look of wariness and angst and it leaves the collector with the feeling that this character is holding some important information close to the vest. We think Hasbro exceeded the standards for a great Comic Packs figure and we think thie figure would have found success in the basic figure line. Actually, we believe he would have performed better that way since the Comic Packs significantly has slowed down and the frequency of releases have been stunted to lower sales. And we’re not sure how many fans actually wanted this “poor” version of Wedge Antilles. We are certain that we didn’t.
Assortment Number: 87747/87504
Retail: $12.99 USD
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Status: Wedge Antilles is a kit-bashed figure that utilizes the legs and hands from 2007's TAC Clone Trooper (Training Fatigues) (30 55) with an all-new upper body and head sculpt.
Articulation Count: 18 points (12 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 waist (1), swivel left hip (1), swivel right hip (1), ball-jointed left knee (2), ball-jointed right knee (2)
Accessory Count: 1
Accessory Details: blaster
Date Stamp: 2007
Status: Borsk Fey’lya is an all-new figure.
Articulation Count: 14 points (14 areas of articulation)
Articulation Details: ball-jointed head (1), ball-jointed left shoulder (2), ball-jointed right shoulder (2), swivel left elbow (1), swivel right elbow (1), swivel left wrist (1), swivel right wrist (1), swivel waist (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: 1
Accessory Details: blaster pistol
Date Stamp: 2008
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