Pablo-Jill is a Jedi Knight who fights in the Battle of Geonosis. He deploys to the planet with his fellow Jedi to rescue Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker and Padme Amidala. Igniting his Lightsaber, the courageous Ongree launches himself into combat against the Battle Droids and Geonosian warriors in Star Wars: Attack of the Clones.
The absolute greatest Hasbro Star Wars action of 2013 is and will remain The Black Series’ Pablo-Jill. We'll explain in-depth why that is true shortly. Now you can get the greatest figure from the TBS line in the Legacy Collection  line the way things were intended. Pablo-Jill is now available (and it depends upon your definition of available) in the manner he was originally planned: The Legacy Collection [2} Droid Factory line. In May of 2015, retailer Go! Games & Toys, part of Calendar Holdings, began getting these figures in small numbers. This was a huge surprise, because collectors were under the assumption that they never were produced. Now these figures comes to us once again, but in a way that is exciting because of our general love for this pack-in premium. It's refreshing to see Pablo-Jill released again in this beautiful packaging. Why in the world did Hasbro do away with this line? It was almost as big of a mistake as cancelling The Vintage Collection. Posthumously dubbed POTC for “Post Original Trilogy Collection”, the very first Pablo-Jill figure was released in OTC lookalike packaging yet contained characters from the Prequel Trilogy as well as those from the Original Trilogy. And Pablo-Jill was released with great anticipation. Sadly, distribution wasn’t perfect back then either and many collectors never found him at retail. But Pablo-Jill (Geonosis Arena) (‘05 #1), the very first figure in this revised line look was a tremendously well done action figure that even aesthetically holds up excellently today.
Thank goodness we now have The Black Series AND the Legacy Collection  Pablo-Jill to deal with the articulation issues. You better get a chair to sit down in because you’ll probably collapse. Pablo-Jill comes with an amazing 24 points of articulation. But just like the recent The Black Series 6” line, Hasbro has given Pablo-Jill much needed rocker ankle joints. This is equal to getting ball-jointed ankles, but with a wider range of motion thanks to how the insert-molded joint is placed. It was tested on a few figures in other lines, like 2010’s TCW Mace Windu (CW20) and 2012’s SW [TPM 3D] Clone Commander Cody (CW7) figures, but with Pablo-Jill they seem to have mastered this much-needed articulation point perfectly. The bottoms of his feet are easy to get flush with any surface on which you pose him. And they also allow you to attain more aggressive and action-oriented poses because you’re able to secure a strong center of gravity or counterweight thanks to these updated ankle joints. Not all Star Wars action figures will require these points of articulation, but they seem to be a necessity with Jedi and clones. We’re just happy that Pablo-Jill has them because they’re wonderful enhancements. Another new approach Hasbro has taken with Pablo-Jill is the inclusion of ball-socket wrists. You’d be surprised how much better they function than the premium ball-jointed wrists and we almost wish Hasbro would continue this trend on future figures, or wherever it’s appropriate. Pablo-Jill's remaining articulation is standard however. But his ball-socket head gives him inhibited movement to a fault. It functions more like a swivel joint. That is just one tiny letdown here however.
Pablo-Jill looks fantastic and actually his sculpt is quite amazing. His awkward features make it seem like he wouldn’t be able to walk around normally, but that certainly isn't the case at all. Granted, he does walk around with oddly bent legs and his face is upside down, but he is a strong and able-bodied Jedi who valiantly fights Separatists during the Battle of Geonosis. His sculpt is all-new. When you compare the 2005 OTC figure against this new version, you’ll notice that the portrait on the POTC Pablo-Jill (Geonosis Arena) ('05 #1) has an astounding amount of more detail etched into the sculpt. That may translate as a setback to you, but if you look at the stills from Star Wars Episode II: Attack Of The Clones, you’ll find that the contour of his skin is smooth and creamy more than it is scaly and textured. The Black Series/Legacy Collection  sculpt also gives us a better idea of his body shape. Did you know Pablo-Jill is hunchbacked? And he also is “hunch-fronted” too. Yet his bulbous torso doesn’t make him look corpulent at all. It’s a flawless design for him and Hasbro did a phenomenal job at making him look stellar. We are huge fans of soft-goods and 90% of the time we overlook the bagginess of them. And Pablo-Jill is really no exception either. But while we can see that his soft-goods are indeed bulky, they befit his frame amazingly well. They have been tailored remarkably and seem like they were designed for him an no one else. He doesn't come with a hilt for the hole in his belt, but oh well. Pablo-Jill is an incredible accomplishment by Hasbro. He was long-awaited by us and it’s a pleasure to finally have this update of him in the basic figure line finally, and he is even cooler in the Legacy Collection  lineup now!
Status:Status: Pablo-Jill is a pre-pack of 2013's TBS [P1] Pablo-Jill (#10) figure. This figure is from the canceled Legacy Collection  line originally planned to run in place of The Black Series basic figure line.
Articulation Count: 24 points (14 areas of articulation)
Articulation Details: ball-socket head (inhibited movement) (1), ball-jointed left shoulder (2), ball-jointed right shoulder (2), ball-jointed left elbow (2), ball-jointed right elbow (2), ball-socket left wrist (1), ball-socket right wrist (1), swivel waist (1), ball-jointed left hip (2), ball-jointed right hip (2), ball-jointed left knee (2), ball-jointed right knee (2), ball-jointed/"rocker" left ankle (2), ball-jointed/"rocker" right ankle (2)
Accessory Count: 2
Accessory Details: removable soft-goods robe, lightsaber
Date Stamp: 2012
Assortment Number: A0873/A0881
Retail: $19.99 USD
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