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Captain Typho (Padmé’s Head Of Security) - SW [S - P1] - Basic (’02 #09)

Name: Captain Typho (Padmé’s Head Of Security)
Collection: Star Wars [Saga - Phase I]
Number: '02 #09
Source: Attack Of The Clones
Availability: April 2002
License: Hasbro

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Ten years after the fight to save Naboo from invasion, the galaxy is on the brink of civil war. Under the leadership of a renegade Jedi, thousands of solar systems threaten to secede from the Galactic Republic. A courageous Jedi Knight, his impulsive and headstrong apprentice, and a queen-turned-senator are drawn into the heart of the conflict... and the beginning of war.

Captain Typho is Senator Padmé Amidala's head of security and personal bodyguard. This loyal and determined leader courageously defends Padmé from all who threaten her life.

Captain Typho is one of those obligatory “B-list” characters in Star Wars Episode II: Attack Of The Clones. But he had a very important role in the film as he was Head of Padmé’s security forces. She was in need of constant protection because of all the attempts made on her life. It came to a point where Padmé needed protection from Jedi and that is how she and Anakin Skywalker began their intimate relationship. Captain Typho has more than one outfit in Episode II, but Hasbro chose to base the very first action figure of him based on his Naboo starfighter pilot costume. Frankly, Captain Typho (Padmé’s Head Of Security) has become one of our most favorite figures in the Star Wars “Saga” line. Granted, he isn’t an exciting action figure, but he is done extremely well. His outfit, his likeness and his simple yet perfectly sculpted accessories add a lot to the rather stagnant character. He is confident and has just enough articulation to keep his sculpt interesting. As a character who didn’t have that much dialogue, we find it interesting that he was one of the first made for the Star Wars “Saga” line.

Captain Typho (Padmé’s Head Of Security) comes with a mere seven points of articulation. He has a swivel head, two swivel shoulders, a swivel right bicep, a swivel waist and two swivel hips. He has been sculpted with a good center of gravity and his feet can be posed flush with the ground which aids him in having great balance. His right arm swings out thanks to the swivel bicep and it gives you a bit more flexibility to allow him to believable aim his gun (with or without the included blast effect). Captain Typho (Padmé’s Head Of Security) also comes with a removable helmet which fits like a glove over his head. We are disappointed that the visor portion of it is very cloudy. You are unable to see his eyes through the “clear” yellow view section and we consider this a setback because they have successfully created helmets with clear visors in the past that don’t obstruct your view. Still, it’s not a horrific missed detail and more of a preference we have. There is no denying that Typho looks amazing with the helmet on his head, so don’t misinterpret our preference as one-sided opinion.

We’ve mentioned this in passing, but Captain Typho (Padmé’s Head Of Security) has an excellently sculpted outfit. It stands out from many of the other figures in the Star Wars “Saga” line. The colors are spot on and the way they contract and compare with other parts of the uniform are nothing short of impressive. We are especially enjoying his portrait. Hasbro did a great job of capturing his mannerisms and personality (as much as can be captured) in the small plastic head. Captain Typho (Padmé’s Head Of Security) has an eye “patch” over his left eye and Hasbro ensured to master that detail with great care. The metallic blue covering looks great and helps to give him most of his personality. It’s evident that Hasbro’s goal is two make quality collector-focused Collection 2 figures in the Star Wars “Saga” line. We admit that articulation is evidently not the primary focus, but there is little room for debate that the sculpt are done very well. We do have to make it clear that Captain Typho (Padmé’s Head Of Security) is one of the better looking figures in the Star Wars “Saga” line. And it will likely remain as such for years to come.

Collector Notes

Captain Typho (Padmé’s Head Of Security)

Status: Captain Typho (Padmé’s Head Of Security) is an all-new figure.

Articulation Count: 7 points

Articulation Details: swivel head, 2 swivel shoulders, swivel right bicep, swivel waist, 2 swivel hips

Accessory Count: 3

Accessory Details: removable helmet, blaster pistol, blast effect

Date Stamp: 2001

Collection: 2

Assortment Number: 84862/84861

UPC: 076930848623

Retail: $4.99 USD

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Added: September 22, 2013
Category: Star Wars [Saga - Phase I]
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
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