Collection: 30 (77-07)
Number: 08 13
Source: The Force Unleashed
Availability: March 2008
Rahm Kota's lack of faith in the clone troopers during the Clone Wars allowed this Jedi general to escape Order 66. After many years in exile, he launches a dangerous plan that leads to an unexpected encounter with Darth Vader's Secret Apprentice.
Hasbro must have not gotten the best reference materials when it came to developing the action figures based on The Force Unleashed from the 30 (77-07) basic figure line. This comment is not meant to cut down the final production results of each figure, but there seems to a few discrepancies on all seven that are clearly not that accurate to the characters seen in the video game. Interestingly, Rahm Kota is one of the seven The Force Unleashed basic figures that looks pretty close to his video counterpart. And his biggest difference is that he comes across as a much wiser and older or seasoned Jedi than the younger looking model who portrayed him in the game. A Jedi full of wisdom, we think the action figure is a better representation of who the character of Rahm Kota should be. The good news is that the early concept art or preliminary designs must have not changed that much as Rahm Kota has all of the scarring in his face that he should have. And the wonderful details don't stop there. Rahm Kota offers a lot for an action figure and we is very well made and designed for even the most finicky collector. We wish his portrait looked more like the video game character for authenticity reasons, but besides that he really does favor the character seen in the video game.
Rahm Kota has incredible detail. Once labeled as "Samurai Jedi" on early product lists, he looks just like than. And his Jedi uniform has a distinctly Asian look to it. The mixture of (removable) soft-goods with the rest of the figure looks pretty fantastic and it is not too often that a combination of soft-goods and molded plastic works so well together. It definitely works here. You couldn't ask for anything more when it comes to his articulation. You can get a nice range of movement with all of his points of movement and as a bonus the joints remain very well hidden or blend it very well with the rest of the action figure. He looks bulky in spots due to his armor, ye the action figure doesn't have any disproportion as a whole. This is very clever designing on Hasbro's part and for that we applaud them. The action figure stand that he comes with is personalized with his name and this has been a very popular pack-in premium for many fans. It is definitely a nice addition to the basic figure and it certainly helps with even more options for posing. We hope the stands become a mainstay for all action figures in the future. His chest armor is removable and this of course is a very cool touch to this figure because is gives additional versatility. There is something very organic about his costume that we are unable to pinpoint exactly what it is. But it seems as if Rahm Kota is in tune with something that the rest of the Jedi aren't.
Status: Rahm Kota is an all-new figure.
Articulation Count: 14
Articulation Details: ball-socket head, 2 ball-jointed shoulders, 2 ball-jointed elbows, 2 swivel forearms, swivel waist, 2 swivel hips, 2 ball-jointed knees, 2 ball-jointed ankles
Accessory Count: 5
Accessory Details: lightsaber, bandolier (with lightsaber holster), 2 soft-goods arm capes, removable chest armor
Date Stamp: 2007
Assortment Number: 87487/87500
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(77-07) Wave 11 (2008 Wave 2)
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