Name: Quinlan Vos
Collection: The Vintage Collection
Source: The Phantom Menace
Availability: January 2012
Once in a Hasbro Q&A session, a fan site asked them if there were any figures in particular that they were extremely proud of and Hasbro immediately responded with [at the time] the upcoming Quinlan Vos figure. And you know what? They definitely have reason to be extraordinarily proud of it. Quinlan Vos had a much bigger impact on the Star Wars saga through the Expanded Universe than the films, but he made his first cameo appearance (many refer to it as an Easter egg appearance) in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. This rogue Jedi, designed with the intention to be a hybrid of both his look in Episode I as well as the comics, just looks incredible and the latest Hasbro interpretation of it will rank as definitive as can be, trust us on this one. We personally don’t feel it’s entirely perfect because there are a few inconsistencies to his appearance in Episode I, but most won’t care and will be more concerned with securing this figure for their collections instead of micromanaging any potential faults it may possess. Quinlan Vos is another long-awaited figure because the first two attempts just didn’t successfully resonate with fans. If you recall, Quinlan Vos made two appearances in the Comic Packs line, first in 2007’s TAC Quinlan Vos/Vilmarh Grahrk (No. 05) set and then later in 2008’s TLC Commander Faie/Quinlan Vos (13) set. Both were decent versions of Quinlan Vos (the 2008 figure was the better of the two), but the outfits just weren’t entirely accurate and fans were desperately wanting the look from his Episode I appearance. We now have it! Quinlan Vos is without doubt an incredible action figure and will probably be one of the most sought after from The Phantom Menace wave, so if you want it, you’ll have to stalk it.
Quinlan Vos is super-articulated. (No big deal, right?) But the thing about him that should make you smile is that he comes with ball-jointed hips. This is quite a tremendous inclusion to a figure that sits in the background of the films, but ultimately expected since he rules the Expanded universe as on of the most popular Jedi there. Hasbro has incorporated a soft-goods skirt into the design in an effort to prevent the inhibition of fully useful articulation, so we give them huge credit for keeping this action figure very mobile. Quinlan Vos is tall, athletic and authentic. He looks to be of Native American descent, but the face paint and hair probably have a lot to do with bringing that to mind. His hair is a separately molded part from his head. This same technique was also utilized on 2010’s TVC Darth Vader [Anakin Skywalker] (VC13) figure. It worked very well there and it perhaps works even better here. But we bet some collector's out there won't entirely find this favorable, but more on that in a moment. Quinlan’s outfit is primarily colored chocolate brown, but he does wear a light colored undershirt and his boots are a darker brown (obviously meant to represent a certain type of leather). Most of his tunic hangs below his belt so he mostly has a plastic molded shirt below it, but Hasbro did include a soft-goods skirt to complement it and it completely go around the circumference of his waist. The belt has a hole to store his lightsaber hilt. And his hands have been expertly sculpted and maneuver his lightsaber and blaster pistol. There is also a functioning holster towards the backside of the figure and it too works like a charm. Thanks to the premium ball-jointed hips, you can ever so slightly spread his legs apart and stand him at the ready for whatever battle he needs to resolve. This is one well-designed action figure for sure, but as we've mentioned, this isn't 100% accurate for his appearance in the film.
Status: Quinlan Vos is an all-new figure.
Articulation Count: 14 points
Articulation Details: ball-socket head, 2 ball-jointed shoulders, 2 ball-jointed elbows, 2 swivel wrists, swivel waist, 2 ball-jointed hips, 2 ball-jointed knees, 2 ball-jointed ankles
Accessory Count: 3
Accessory Details: lightsaber, lightsaber hilt, blaster
Date Stamp: 2011
Assortment Number: 37506/37499
Retail: $8.99 USD
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