Collection: The Saga Collection
Number: SAGA 052
Source: The Phantom Menace
Availability: September 2006
Selling her wares in the Mos Espa marketplace, Gragra has plenty of trouble with theft, but her one brush with greatness comes when Jar Jar Binks tries to steal a tasty morsel from her cart. Little does she know that the shiftless shoplifter will one day represent his planet in the Galactic Senate.
She may not be one of "the principal 52 Girls of the USA" but she is "52" in her own little way. (We will give special props to any of you who get that reference.) Gragra is numbered SAGA 052 in The Saga Collection. Originally intended to be the very last figure of The Saga Collection before Hasbro cancelled the line, it all changed when 22 more figures were confirmed in a surprise announcement by Hasbro during 2006's San Diego Comic Con. (We didn't mind of course.) But before that, Gragra caused a minor stir of controversy in mid 2006. When the rumor reports for the second Return Of The Jedi themed wave of figures were being prepared, many misread Gragra as Gargan (as in Yarna 'd'al Gargan) and as a result there was a brief outcry of joy that we all would get the opportunity to purchase our favorite fat chick from Jabba’s Palace. Well, that didn’t pan out as hoped obviously, but we still got another cool fat chick, but this time of alien origins. Gragra is the cranky female Swokes Swokes that was a gorgmonger on Mos Espa. She raised and harvested gorgs (also known as chubas - that's what they were called in Huttese) to sell on the streets for income. She definitely isn’t pretty, but Hasbro encapsulated her most garish traits well into the 3.75” interpretation of her and we’re proud to have her along for the ride in our collection.
Lady Gragra is an all-new figure. Limited with only nine points of articulation, she has the rare “jaw joint” that allows her mouth to open and close. This kind of makes up for her lack of articulation elsewhere. It’s not often when action figures come with this option, but for someone who has as big a mouth as hers, it’s the perfect addition to the articulation breakdown. Her likeness is very faithful to what we saw in The Phantom Menace and in fact we're quite impressed with how well Hasbro captured her facial details. On top of that she comes with a healthy amount of accessories including a vibro-axe and a bundle of delicious gorgs. These are of course the goods that Jar Jar Binks attempts to steal and ends up throwing them in Sebulba’s cocktail, splashing him. For someone who really just stands around, Hasbro has done a fair amount of good to this action figure, but perhaps it would be nice to see a revisit of her somewhere down the road where the swivel elbows are removed and some lower body articulation is added instead. (She has no articulation below the belt.) This will likely be next to never since she is a very obscure background character. Perhaps we should just count our blessings that she was even made.
Status: Gragra is an all-new figure.
Articulation Count: 9 points
Articulation Details: swivel neck, hinged jaw, 2 ball-jointed shoulders, 2 swivel elbows, 2 swivel wrists, swivel waist
Accessory Count: 2
Accessory Details: vibro-axe, gorg bundle
Date Stamp: 2006
Assortment Number: 87088/855770
Retail: $6.99 USD
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