Eeth Koth is a Jedi Master and council member known for his highly developed will power and ability to withstand intense pain. He is an Iridonian Zabrak from Nar Shaddaa, a harsh "smuggler's moon" that forced him to learn fortitude at an early age.
One brand of characters Hasbro was looking to jump heavily into with the Power Of The Jedi line were the Jedi High Council members. Although they produced them based on what really could be considered Expanded Universe interpretations, Hasbro did a great job on the sculpts and they became some of the most eagerly anticipated action figures in the complete lineup. Eeth Koth (Jedi Master) was perhaps the most aggressive sculpt in the Power Of The Jedi line. A rather demure character was portrayed in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace sitting in his High Jedi Council chair, but this action figure shows him a very exaggerated action pose, and he comes wielding a lightsaber. It’s been surmised that this sculpt has been based on how the Jedi represent themselves in Episode II, but no clear evidence has come up pointing this out to be completely true. Eeth Koth (Jedi Master) is a very nice action figure. It’s limiting in how you can pose it, but we can’t fault the sculpt because it has been designed very well. Eeth Koth (Jedi Master) has grit and determination all in his face, and he looks like he can put to rest any enemy that crosses his path. The lightsaber also sports a cool feature: the blade is removable from the hilt and the hilt (which comes with a plug) can be secured to the figure via a hole in the belt.
We all know that Eeth Koth (Jedi Master) was a sedentary character sitting on the Jedi High Council in all of his scenes just like all of the other Jedi were. But we also know that Jedi are powerful warriors, so we appreciate the “thinking outside of the box” with this release of Eeth Koth. Hasbro has posed him in a battle stance and they’ve added enough articulation to allow him to swing his arms in multiple configurations. The molded robes definitely impede full range of motion, but you still get enough for the articulation to remain worthwhile. But if push came to shove, we would have to claim that this version of Eeth Koth (Jedi Master) is much more of an Expanded Universe interpretation of the character than based on Episode I because we never saw “Eeth Koth” in action or wielding a lightsaber. Heck, we didn’t even see him flail his arms over his head or show us his “angry eyes” as Hasbro represented on this portrait. That doesn’t mean however that we’re not totally impressed with the design of this action figure, because we are. It’s one of the more quality sculpts in the entire Power Of The Jedi line.
Eeth Koth (Jedi Master) comes with eight well hidden points of articulation. All of them are swivel points so you’re not going to get an incredible amount of movement out of them. Most of the movement you get out of the figure is from its pre-posed arms and from the angle that they’ve been sculpted. Thankfully, Eeth Koth (Jedi Master) looks great swinging his lightsaber. You can absolutely get some impressive poses from this figure. As mentioned earlier, what’s extra nice about this release is that the lightsaber breaks down into hilt and blade to give you a little bit more versatility. The paint job looks pretty fantastic overall. As he is the same Zabrak species as Darth Maul, he has the same facial structure and characteristics as the dark lord. But Hasbro ensured that every last detail was nicely decorated and the lines on his face are impressively and perfectly applied. The rest of his outfit is also equally painted as nicely as the rest of the figure. In general, we have very little to fault the figure except for maybe a lack of articulation. We would love to see this character get updated with super-articulation, but until we do, this one should hold up well. We love this figure very much, but we do want to see a super-articulated update one day. It would be awesome.
Eeth Koth (Jedi Master)
Status: Eeth Koth (Jedi Master) is an all-new figure.
Articulation Count: 8 points (8 areas of articulation)
Articulation Details: swivel head (1), swivel left shoulder (1), swivel right shoulder (1), swivel left elbow (1), swivel right wrist (1), swivel waist (1), swivel left hip (1), swivel right hip (1)
Accessory Count: 2
Accessory Details: lightsaber hilt, lightsaber blade (robes are separately sculpted but cannot be removed without damage to the figure)
Date Stamp: 2001
Assortment Number: 84455/84662
Retail: $5.99 USD
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