Name: Rebel Honor Guard
Collection: 30 (77-07)
Number: 30 10
Source: A New Hope
Availability: April 2007
Various species from across the galaxy
Part of the Rebel Alliance
Blaster pistol, blaster rifle, thermal detonator
A constant scarcity of materials means that many Alliance officers lack dress uniforms. However, a few of the survivors of Alderaan – a planet once rich in ceremony – have retained theirs. It is these survivors who serve as honor guard to Luke, Han and Chewbacca in thanks for their efforts in destroying the Death Star over Yavin.
When the Hasbro announced that The Saga Collection was being cancelled during Comic Con 2006 and a new line would be coming in 2007, we were probably the most inconsolable collectors you’d ever come into contact. Between the great character selection, significant upgrades to some very weak POTF2 figures, the detailed source specifications and color coding and not to mention the great organization of the various Star Wars battles, The Saga Collection was a line that we wished continued through for many more years. (And no, we never liked the miniature hologram figures. We’d like to make that especially clear.) But our fears were quickly alleviated when we found out what Hasbro was up to: the 30th anniversary celebration of Star Wars. While we would have loved to see a bigger focus on the 30th anniversary of A New Hope, Hasbro certainly made sure that many of the action figures in the 30 (77-07) line were indeed sourced from that groundbreaking first film. One of the best waves (in our opinion) to come out of the 30 (77-07) was the second A New Hope themed wave which interestingly was intended to be one of the final waves of The Saga Collection had it continued into the full 2007 product year. One of the spectacular figures to be released in this wave was the Rebel Honor Guard.
For fans of anything “Yavin", this figure is a dream come true. He is incredibly authentic to the onscreen character, has a rather generic head sculpt for easy army-building and is super-articulated. What more could you ask from an action figure? The Rebel Honor Guard is outfitted in his green khakis and has a removable helmet complete with face shield. He also comes with an extraordinarily tall staff which must be used to keep those in attendance at ceremonies in order. His stance is ever so slightly too wide, but thanks to great articulation, you can tweak just how wide you make him stand. His pants hand over his shoes so the ankle articulation is very well hidden. And his arms are muscular but thin and are able to move as needed to pose the long staff as needed. The helmet fits perfectly. It’s loose enough to get over his head but once you tuck his neck under the chin strap, it stays in place very nicely. For a character that essentially just stands around, the Rebel Honor Guard has a lot of “unnecessary” articulation. But that doesn’t mean we aren’t thrilled to have the full 14 points. This is an expertly designed action figure and we hope that Hasbro continues to delve into the Battle of Yavin sequence in A New Hope and continue to make the various Rebels seen in the film. We can never get enough as far as we’re concerned.
Status: Rebel Honor Guard is an all-new figure.
Articulation Count: 14
Articulation Details: ball-socket head, 2 ball-jointed shoulders, 2 ball-jointed elbows, 2 swivel wrists, swivel waist, 2 swivel hips, 2 ball-jointed knees, 2 ball-jointed ankles
Accessory Count: 3
Accessory Details: removable helmet, blaster, staff
Date Stamp: 2007
Assortment Number: 87206/87500
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30 (77-07) Wave 2
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