Name: Baron Fel/Hobbie Klivian
Collection: 30 (77-07)
Number: No. 12
Source: Expanded Universe (Star Wars: X-wing Rogue Squadron #24)
Availability: October 2007
Rogue Squadron is sent to Brentaal IV, an important trading planet held by Imperial forces. The elite squadron's mission is to take control of the planet, but to do that they will have to defeat Baron Fel's formidable 181st Imperial Squadron – no easy task even for "Hobbie" Klivian and the other ace pilots in Rogue Squadron. Unknown to them, they are being used by bickering Imperial forces in a devious plot to consolidate their power.
There were multiple multimedia events in the Expanded Universe in 1996. Overshadowed by Shadows Of The Empire, no pun intended, The Star Wars: X-wing Rogue Squadron introduced Star Wars fans to some brand new characters as well as reintroducing those that we were already familiar with from the films. This storyline occurs almost 7 years before the Battle of Yavin, so you’ll see characters that perished in other battles alive and well here. Starting out life as a book, it was quickly adapted into a comic series. This was an incredible step forward so fans could see what these characters looked like from the novel. Two characters, Baron Soontir Fel and Derek “Hobbie” Klivian are culled from the plot and developed into Hasbro very popular Comic Packs line. The figures are done quite well, although there is some room for improvement. But it is our belief that the positives outweigh the negatives and this will be a Comic Packs set that Expanded Universe lovers will absolutely embrace.
Baron Fel (as he is called on the front of the packaging – he’s called Baron Soontir Fel on the back) is the real gem in this set. He’s essentially a TIE Fighter pilot with removable armor. The head sculpt looks great, although he had a much broader neck and a goatee in the comics. (We admit that a broad neck is something Hasbro won’t be able to achieve on action figures with ball-socket heads.) And the red striped on his sleeves are absent. Despite this, Baron Fel is still an excellent sculpt. Actually, we would love to see Hasbro retool this sculpt to make a movie-specific version of the TIE Fighter Pilot. Baron Fel is athletically bulky with some great mass to him and he would be a prime candidate (or at the very least a good jumping off point) for Hasbro to develop a definitive TIE Fighter Pilot for the realistic line. The 1982 vintage Kenner figure was a bulky figure, and so is this one. And Baron Fell is excellently articulation with a great stance and stature. He comes with a removable helmet and chest box combination and a removable chest armor piece that’s designed to fit him like a glove. He also comes with a blaster pistol.
Assortment Number: 87529/87504
Retail: $9.99 USD
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Status: Baron Fel is an all-new figure.
Articulation Count: 12
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
Accessory Count: 2
Accessory Details: removable helmet/chest box combination, removable chest armor, blaster pistol
Date Stamp: 2007
Articulation Count: 10 points
Articulation Details: swivel neck, 2 swivel shoulders, swivel right bicep, swivel left glove, swivel waist, 2 swivel hips, 2 ball-jointed knees
Accessory Count: 2
Accessory Details: removable helmet, DH-17 blaster pistol
Date Stamp: 2007
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