Name: Momaw Nadon (Hammerhead)
Collection: Scum & Villainy
Number: Item #1000141
Edition Size: 850 (Exclusive) 1500 (Regular)
Scale: 1:6 Scale Figures
Source: A New Hope
Availability: January 2011
License: Sideshow Collectibles
Not everyone found imbibing in the infamous Mos Eisley Cantina spelled trouble. A gentle Ithorian alien, the hammerheaded Momaw Nadon was a surprisingly peaceful being sitting in a darkened booth that fateful day that Luke Skywalker wandered into the cantina.
Like most Ithorians, Momaw Nadon is a gentle scholar who spent much of his life devoted to the Mother Jungle. Ithorians revere nature, particularly that of their homeworld. To them, the steaming jungles and the lifeforms that dwelled within were sacred. As Ithorian technology developed, the aliens employed repulsorlifts to physically lift their cities into the skies, so as not to taint the blessed surface.
These floating cities, called herd ships, eventually took to space, spreading the wisdom and serenity of the Mother Jungle to different worlds. Momaw Nadon was the leader of a fairly well known herd ship, the Tafanda Bay.
If you’re a fan and/or collector of Sideshow Collectibles’ brilliant 1:6 Scale Figure line, you know that you have been treated to some amazing products so far. Since the line made its debut in late Fall 2005 with the first figure released in March of 2006, they’ve given us Jedi, Sith, various military members and our most favorite heroes of the Rebellion. But perhaps one of the most interesting branches (especially for us) in this scale is the Scum & Villainy sub-line. It’s the place we’re going to find the various aliens from the Cantina and Jabba’s palace and other characters that may or may not speak lines in the films (even if they may be good-natured like the peaceful Momaw Nadon). Unfortunately, Sideshow hasn’t delved too deeply in this sub-line to date, but to be fair, they have given us some impressive figures like Jabba The Hutt and his corresponding throne environment and creature packs. They were spectacular. And don’t forget about the fantastic Greedo which is getting rave reviews from all. And now they’ve released their second Chalmun’s Cantina alien, Momaw Nadon (Hammerhead). What makes this extra special is that this is the very first time collectors have the opportunity to add Momaw Nadon to their collections in 1:6 Scale form. (Editor's Note: A little known fact is that Hasbro was working on one for release in the 2004/2005 era, but it never came to fruition. And the line was put to rest after the Revenge Of The Sith line had ended. Then Hasbro licensed the line to Sideshow Collectibles.) There are a ton more figure coming into the Scum & Villainy collection per Sideshow and these include more creatures and bounty hunters. The heroes are the most popular and it’s especially rewarding to see them “updated” from the old Hasbro 1:6 Scale Figures that were made, but we love it when they attack characters that have never seen 1:6 Scale Figure release under any license (especially when they're aliens). And because the Sideshow figures are done so well, they’ll likely never need a revisit. By definition, this obviously makes them the definitive versions in this scale.
Momaw Nadon (Hammerhead) is a truly spectacular figure. There are many things to get excited about and the figure radiates a great deal creative genius that Sideshow is known for in this scale. You’ll have to take it all in when admiring the figure because it should make you smile. The figure should fill you with elation. We wouldn’t claim he is 100% perfect, but he is near-flawless representation of a character that was essentially a head and arms in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. Sideshow Collectibles took cues from both the original vintage 1979 Kenner figure as well as the more modern interpretations by Hasbro in the neo-classic line, especially the 2006 The Saga Collection iteration. (In fact, just take the 2006 TSC Momaw Nadon (SAGA 031) figure and blow it up to 1:6 Scale, add lots more articulation and call it a day. That's exactly how well Sideshow made this figure.) Momaw Nadon (Hammerhead) is huge. His head is large and surprisingly rubbery. It is soft to the touch and bends and it’s not cast in a hard plastic as we’d suspected. The softness and pliability was slightly alarming, but it makes his head more realistic in some bizarre way, especially to the touch. (Maybe because it closely resembles the latex mask of the original prop, who knows?) The paint job and outfit are flawlessly done. The skin has tons of texture (like bulging veins - a nod to the Kenner figure) and color (in various browns, blacks and tans all accented with tons of shading - a nod to the 2006 TSC figure) and Sideshow sculpted beautiful four-fingered hands and the figure comes with various attachments needed to hold the staff, blaster rifle or just in open positions to lay his hands on his Mos Eisley Cantina (Nadon's Nook) 1:6 Scale Figure Environment. Momaw Nadon is super-articulated. Sideshow Collectibles cleverly used one of their new basic body types but yet incorporated Ithorian-specific extremities. This allows the figure to have the most amount of movement possible while being able to create and authentic look still faithful to his species. Our one complaint is that the joints are a bit looser than we had wanted. But the figure can stand unassisted and he comes with the updated figure stand if you choose to pose him that way instead.
Announcement Date: July 2, 2010
Pre-order Date: July 2, 2010
Status: Momaw Nadon (Hammerhead) is an all new figure that utilizes the Pro body type (with many new parts).
Articulation Count: 31 points
Articulation Details: ball-socket head, ball-jointed neck, double ball-jointed shoulders, double ball-jointed elbows, double ball-jointed wrists, double ball-jointed torso, ball-jointed waist, ball-jointed hips, swivel upper thighs, double ball-jointed knees, 2 swivel shins, 2 ball-jointed ankles, 2 swivel feet
Accessory Count: 11
Accessory Details: detailed costume including bodysuit, tunic, and scarf, detailed belt with unique buckle, rope belt, herb pouch, bread bag, E-11 stormtrooper blaster, display base with Star Wars logo (3 parts)
Sideshow Exclusive: Ithorian staff accessory
Retail: $124.99 USD
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