Name: Cato Parasitti
Collection: The Clone Wars [Shadow Of The Dark Side]
Source: The Clone Wars (Season 2 Episode 1: Holocron Heist)
Availability: November 2010
Cato Parasitti helps Cad Bane steal a Jedi holocron. The Clawdite changeling can alter her appearance to look just like someone else. She enters the Jedi Temple by changing into the Jedi Master Ord Enisence. Then she shapeshifts into Jocasta Nu, the director of the library, and helps Bane sneak inside the temple.
Her task was simple in the opening episode of Season 2 of The Clone Wars, but she immediately struck a chord with Star Wars fans due to the correlation we make to the other Clawdite, Zam Wesell, we saw in Star Wars Episode II: Attack Of The Clones. Instead of maintaining form as a beautiful woman however, Cato Parasitti favors to remain in her original state except for when she is disguising herself as various others including Jocasta Nu. (Come on Hasbro. Here is another reason to make Jocasta Nu!) The street term for Cato Parasitti’s species is “changeling” and we tend to prefer that designation. It’s easy, simple and very accurate. Hasbro’s interpretation of this character exceeds expectations in every way and we are really beginning to believe that all divisions of the toy company have their efforts focused on this line of action figures. And with action figures done this well, it makes us slightly blue that these aren’t realistic versions of these characters because many of them likely won’t be attempted again even if Hasbro decides to start making realistic versions. Cato Parasitti is another brilliant work of art and Hasbro has pushed the envelope a little bit further by including an exquisite paint job with a ton of insignias and symbols that add elements not really seen on too many other action figures in the animated line.
Cato Parasitti is super-articulated. In particular, the feet may just have the most impressive construction yet and the aesthetics are even more exciting. There is armor that lies over her shins and “floats” over her feet where hidden ball-jointed ankles can be found if you look hard enough for them. As you move up the action figure you’ll find plenty of other premium articulation. These include ball-jointed knees (also well hidden), ball-jointed shoulders, ball-jointed elbows and a ball-jointed head. Her uniform in painted in sterling silver and a faded yellow with a lot of brown leather details. You’ll need to spend a few minutes to gleam over all of the symbols (including Aurebesh) and geometric shapes that have been painted on her space suit. Hasbro went all out here and we’re actually quite amazed that they expended so much time and energy to get all of these fine details in place. We are certainly thankful for them and couldn’t be happier that they are there, but it seems like this was no easy task for them (or the manufacturer). Her helmet flips up from her head and it seems to function as some sort of fancy space goggles for her. The lenses are a deep purple and have a texture very similar to the eyes of 4-LOM (you know – that distinct bug-eyed pattern).
Status: Cato Parasitti is an all-new figure.
Articulation Count: 23 points (15 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), ball-socket 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), hinge-jointed helmet visor (1)*
Accessory Count: 4
Accessory Details: sniper rifle, 2 removable belt pouches, *removable helmet visor
Date Stamp: 2010
Assortment Number: 25276/94736
Retail: $7.99 USD
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