Name: Po Nudo
Collection: 30 (77-07)
Number: 08 07
Source: Revenge Of The Sith
Availability: February 2008
Aqualish from the planet Ando
Member of the Galactic Senate
Senator Po Nudo pledges his people's allegiance to the Confederacy of Independence Systems and joins the Separatist Council. At the end of the Clone Wars, Palpatine sends Vader to eliminate the council members when they become unneccessary to his plans.
Fans always knew that Ponda Baba and Po Nudo were both Aqualish, but it took longer to figure out why they looked so differently from each other (besides the obvious reasons). You see, there are three different types of Aqualish including the Aquala, the Quara and the Ualaq species. The Ualaq are probably the most different since their unique characteristics are from genetic mutation, which is exactly what Po Nudo is, a mutated Aqualish. Their mutated traits include three-fingered hands and four eyes instead of flipper or fully clawed hands and two eyes respectively. They look similar, but there are enough differences to consider them two separate creatures. Po Nudo was a little more refined than Ponda Baba as he was a member of the Confederacy of Independent Systems and a Senator of the planet Ando and not some evil doctor’s sidekick. His tenure was cut short when he was murdered by Anakin Skywalker, now Darth Vader, on Mustafar shortly after Order 66 was enacted. But even before this event, Po Nudo made sparse appearances in the Expanded Universe, but there is really little known about him besides what we see in the films. First seen in Star Wars Episode II: Attack Of The Clones, Po Nudo was a very important actor in the Separatist agenda and if he had trusted fewer people, he may still be alive today.
The Hasbro action figure of Po Nudo is nice to have, but he unfortunately doesn’t look anything like his onscreen appearance (judging by the face alone). The color of his skin is completely wrong and the shape of his head tusks and hair just is all wrong making this action figure a very unfortunate and complete mess. The good news is that his costume looks great. He has ball-jointed arms, but he is essentially a statue the rest of the way down and you won’t get a plethora of play out of him. But on the bright side, his outfit is surprisingly well done and one of the finer dressed Separatist members we have received to date, We would of course had preferred if Hasbro gave us a standard action figure with soft-goods robes, but they decided again to go this route and since they did, we think it is done fairly well. But why the head sculpt is so off bothers us. It’s not like this figure came out in 2002 before Episode II and Episode III. No, Hasbro had plenty of time to check out source materials and get Po Nudo perfect the first time. But it didn’t turn out that way, so what collectors are left with is a just an average figure.
Status: Po Nudo is an all-new figure.
Articulation Count: 8
Articulation Details: ball-socket head, 2 ball-jointed shoulders, 2 ball-jointed elbows, 2 swivel wrists, swivel waist
Accessory Count: None
Accessory Details: None
Date Stamp: 2008
Assortment Number: 87547/87500
Market Value: Click here to check the latest prices based on listings.
(77-07) Wave 10 (2008 Wave 1)
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