Name: Koffi Arana/Bultar Swan
Collection: 30 (77-07)
Number: No. 13
Source: Expanded Universe (Star Wars: Purge #1)
Availability: October 2007
The Jedi are on the run or in hiding after Order 66 wiped out most of the venerable order. Bultar Swan has a plan to crush the new Empire: destroy Darth Vader and thus weaken the Emperor and his fledgling rule. She brings together a handful of Jedi on the planet Kessel and leaks a false rumor that Obi-Wan Kenobi will be there, knowing Vader will take the bait... and the Jedi will be waiting for him.
Star Wars fans were eager when they heard the announcement of the Star Wars: Purge comics. After Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith was released, we all were hankering for more and desperately wanted to see Darth Vader kick some major galactic butt in his iron lung outfit. That came to pass in the Star Wars: Purge series and we saw one to one combat battle between the newly hailed Dark Lord of the Sith and the few surviving Jedi after the execution of Order 66. Hasbro developed a couple of items for us based on this source. (The 2008 TAC Tsui Choi/BARC Trooper Order 66 (Series 2 ) (3 of 6) set comes readily to mind.) Hasbro based a Comic Packs set also on the Star Wars: Purge comics and we have two new Jedi to add to the fold. Koffi Arana and the first time available Bultar Swan gets a chance as action figures. The set is nice, but again, like many others it isn’t perfect. But it should be enough to whet your appetite for now. Another Comic Packs set with two all-new figures, this is definitely worth the mere $9.99 price tag it commands.
Koffi Arana is probably the closest to definitive as we’re going to get from him. Although retconned in Episode III, this is the first time we see him by name and he has been outfitted in an eye-catching red outfit. He’s well accessorized and comes with a sword, blue lightsaber and the right severed arm of Darth Vader! How cool is that? Ironically, he dies by Vader’s hand later on in the comics. He’s loaded with premium articulation and Hasbro has sculpted a figure with tons of detail and the sculptors have faithfully replicated his look from the comics. He is another bulky figure in the Comic Packs line and definitely has some weight to him. He comes without ankle joints, but he has plenty of articulation elsewhere that should make you happy. Looking quite different from his appearance in Episode III, if you didn’t know any better you’d probably think that Koffi Arana was a bounty hunter instead of a Jedi trying to protect the galaxy’s freedom from Imperial rule.
Assortment Number: 87530/87504
Retail: $9.99 USD
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Status: Koffi Arana is an all-new figure.
Articulation Count: 12
Articulation Details: ball-socket head, 2 ball-jointed shoulders, 2 swivel elbows, 2 swivel wrists, swivel waist, 2 swivel hips, 2 ball-jointed knees
Accessory Count: 4
Accessory Details: Darth Vader's severed right arm, lightsaber, sword, backpack
Date Stamp: 2007
Articulation Count: 10 points
Articulation Details: ball-socket head, 2 ball-jointed shoulders, 2 ball-jointed elbows, 2 swivel wrists, swivel waist, 2 swivel hips
Accessory Count: 2
Accessory Details: removable chest armor, lightsaber
Date Stamp: 2007
30 (77-07) Comic Packs (Internet Exclusive)
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