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Commander Praji (Imperial Officer: Devastator) - Militaries Of Star Wars - 1:6 Scale Figures

Name: Commander Praji (Imperial Officer: Devastator)
Collection: Militaries Of Star Wars
Number: Item #2169
Edition Size: 3000 (Regular)
Scale: 1:6 Scale Figures
Source: A New Hope
Availability: April 2008
License: Sideshow Collectibles

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“The first Imperial Officer to be seen in the movie Star Wars: A New Hope, the first Imperial officer to be made into a collectible by Sideshow Collectibles and the first Imperial officer to be in the presence of a dark lord of the Sith without getting choked out.” This is the tag line collectors got as Sideshow announced this very cool figure during their 2007 Spooktacular. Imperial officer were long awaited figures in the 12” line. We got one or two from Hasbro, but the characters from Episode IV always got overlooked. Sideshow made up for this lack of product and released Commander Praji (Imperial Officer: Devastator), a very cool Imperial indeed with precision and a very good likeness. Commander Praji didn’t see widespread released and sort of came and went without too many people knowing about him. All 3000 pieces were relegated as a Domestic Exclusive and would never be available at specialty and comic shops (and only online in the secondary market). While Praji may not have the best likeness to the character in the film, it is very good. But what is probably more important than a perfect likeness is how well his outfit is made. This is a figure that has it all in this department. And Commander Praji get his first rendering as a 12” figure even before the famed Hasbro line gave him his due credit.

Commander Praji utilizes the Art S. Buck body type. All aspect of his uniform has been replicated with exacting standards. The boots, pants, shirt, ranking badge, detailed belt with real leather holster, officer blaster pistol, stormtrooper blaster pistol are all included here and the precisions the very artists utilized her is nothing short of brilliant. Thanks to the versatility of the Art S. Bucks body type, Praji can be posed in a multitude of ways. You can pose him with his hands behind his back, or leaning in an action stance flailing his various weapons. And the bonus here is that although his uniform is very close-fitting, it does allow for ample movement to achieve these positions. The outfit clings to his body in a good way and has a wonderful drape. It silhouettes his lean frame beautifully. Sideshow provides both a plastic molded cap as well as a fabric cap for his head and we love the flexibility here. While we are more partial to the look of the plastic cap, the fabric version has been woven very nicely. It may need some water treatment however to get it to form the way you want it to over his head. The combination of the expression on his face with the cap on is disconcerting and we love the solemn eeriness it creates. Just looking at him you’re immediately aware that havoc is impending.

Characters from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope always hold a special place for collectors and Sideshow has been very gracious to us by focusing a whole collection of 12” figures based on this source. 2007 was the year where most were announced for release which was celebratory in its own way since 2007 marked exactly 30 years of this precious film. When there is a landmark of this magnitude (of 30 years), usually a few collector-focused choices can squeeze there way in with satisfactory results. And while they may not have the same success without an anniversary like this, it is nice to know that Sideshow (and other licenses) take risks like this to keep the line fresh and exciting. Commander Praji should however appeal to most collectors just for the fact that he is an Imperial from Episode IV. He may not have the same excitement as the Imperial Stormtrooper or Darth Vader, but there is no denying that they just don’t look the same without Commander Praji posed right next to them. Completely sold out with the Wait List closed at Sideshow Collectibles, the aftermarket is the only place you’re going to be able to find him. We think it is worth you time to hunt him down. A figure that was reasonably and fairly priced before Sideshow’s price hike, Commander Praji provides collectors with quality and value at the same time.

Commander Praji (Imperial Officer: Devastator)

 

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Added: June 5, 2010
Category: 1:6 Scale Figures
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
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