Name: Luminara Unduli/AT-RT Driver
Collection: 30 (77-07)
Number: 5 of 6 (TARGET Exclusive)
Source: Expanded Universe (Star Wars: Republic)
Availability: March 2008
Luminara is a Jedi General sent to Kashyyyk in the final days of the Clone Wars with a squad of clone troopers including AT-RT Drivers.
One of the most exciting things Star Wars fans looked forward to in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith was the Battle of Kashyyyk. If you recall, George Lucas wanted the final battle in Star Wars Episode VI: Return Of The Jedi to be full of Wookiees, but since he established Chewbacca as a highly sophisticated being, he felt that having a primitive native battle would work against the character development. But Lucas more than made up for it in Episode III. Yes, the battle was quick and we wished we could have seen a lot more, but we did get glimpses of some key Jedi and clone leaders in addition to the large droid army that invaded the planet. One Jedi clearly seen was Luminara Unduli and while the camera just panned a distant shot of her before quickly moving a way, it confirmed just how “in the battle” the Jedi generals were. As a result of this battle, Hasbro saw it fit to release Luminara Unduli with a camouflaged version of the AT-RT Driver. The repainted figures look fantastic, but it may be correct to label this set as a Hasbro Concept despite borrowing many parts from the Star Wars: Republic comics.
Luminara Unduli looks spectacular. Hasbro revisited her paint job from the ground up and incorporated a new and much better quality soft-goods skirt making this the definitive action figure for this character to date. Luminara Unduli’s outfit was hard to make out during Episode III, but we know it wasn’t as colorful as the 2005 ROTS Luminara Unduli (III 31) version appeared. Hasbro toned down the colors making her overall much darker and then they cleaned up the paint job in the face and we have to say that they really did a fine job on the deco. The figure isn’t of course perfect as she has swivel elbows, a point of articulation we’ve grown to loathe over the years. And it’s hard to position her legs just so because of the inhibiting soft-goods skirt (which is more fitted this time around and leaves less room for your fingers to futz with her legs to get he to stand upright. And while we’ve expressed that this figure has its share of flaws, it still looks excellent and we’re happy Hasbro took such an aggressive approach updating her. This figure will certainly hold us over until Hasbro is able to make a super-articulated version of Luminara Unduli with ball-jointed elbows and the like.
Assortment Number: 87670/87356
Retail: $9.99 USD
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Status: Luminara Unduli is a repaint of 2005's ROTS Luminara Unduli (III 31) figure with a all-new soft-goods skirt.
Articulation Count: 16 points (12 areas of articulation)
Articulation Details: swivel neck (1), ball-jointed left shoulder (2), ball-jointed right shoulder (2), swivel left elbow (1), swivel right elbow (1), swivel left forearm (1), swivel right forearm (1), swivel waist (1), swivel left hip (1), swivel right hip (1), ball-jointed left knee (2), ball-jointed right knee (2)
Accessory Count: 1
Accessory Details: lightsaber
Date Stamp: 2004
Status: AT-RT Driver is a rework of 2005's ROTS AT-RT Driver (III 54) figure. This figure has now been painted in the camouflage colors of the 41st Elite Corps during the Battle of Kashyyyk.
Articulation Count: 22 points (14 areas of articulation)
Articulation Details: ball-jointed head (1), ball-jointed left shoulder (2), ball-jointed right shoulder (2), ball-jointed left elbow (2), ball-jointed right elbow (2), swivel left wrists (1), swivel right wrist (1), swivel 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)
Accessory Count: 1
Accessory Details: blaster rifle
Date Stamp: 2005
30 (77-07) Order 66 (Series 2)
30 (77-07) Order 66
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