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Klaatu (In Skiff Guard Outfit) - ROTJ - Basic

Klaatu

(In Skiff Guard Outfit)

Detailed Visual Analysis

Klaatu (In Skiff Guard Outfit)

General Analysis

Who else believed that Klaatu (In Skiff Guard Outfit) and Klaatu were the same characters but in different outfits? Yeah, I did too as a kid. The older I got, the more I realized that they’re two different characters altogether. I was always partial to the first release of Klaatu. Between his excellent sculpt and premium soft-goods, I thought that Klaatu (In Skiff Guard Outfit) was a setback in a couple of ways. Sure, he came with an exclusive large force pike, and we saw him on Jabba’s sail barge, but the sculpt wasn’t as crisp or dynamic as the regular Klaatu figure. Making its debut in the Jabba’s Dungeon playset, Klaatu (In Skiff Guard Outfit) arrived to young collectors along with Nikto and 8D8. It’s an alright figure, but it was never one of my favorites. And in retrospect, I am disappointed I didn’t appreciate the figure more as a kid. But the seventh series of Kenner figures were, in all honesty, hit or miss for me. Hasbro made this figure a priority for 2019’s THE VINTAGE COLLECTION line, and it’s the first iteration of this character in 20 years from Hasbro.

Hasbro's Most Definitive Modern Counterpart: 2019's THE VINTAGE COLLECTION Klaatu (Skiff Guard) (VC135) figure.

Collector Notes

Name: Klaatu (In Skiff Guard Outfit)

Collection: Return Of The Jedi

Source: Return Of The Jedi

Release: 1984

Status: Klaatu (In Skiff Guard Outfit) is an all-new figure.

Assortment: No. 71290

UPC: N/A

Retail: $1.99 USD

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Figure Release Information

Major Figure Variations (loose): None

 

U.S. Card Back Release Information (confirmed to exist)

  1. ROTJ-77A
  2. ROTJ-79A

U.S. Card Back information derived from the Kellerman Book Matrices and confirmed samples

Research Droids Data Analysis

Added: November 13, 2018
Category: Return Of The Jedi
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
Score:
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