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Dexter Jettster (Coruscant Informant) - SW [S - P1] - Basic (’02 #16)

Name: Dexter Jettster (Coruscant Informant)
Collection: Star Wars [Saga - Phase I]
Number: '02 #16
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.

A cook in a Coruscant diner, Dexter Jettster picks up plenty of information as he's serving his patrons. An old friend of Obi-Wan Kenobi, he's always willing to share his information for a price.

Where the Prequel Trilogy films were often criticized for “shrinking” the Star Wars universe, there are probably just as many characters to show its breadth and deepness contrarily. Maybe it’s absurd that Darth Vader was C-3PO’s father, but can you blame George Lucas and company for showing that Obi-Wan Kenobi had ties to the most revered Jedi as well as diner owners? That’s exactly where Dexter Jettster (Coruscant Informant) comes into play. Dexter Jettster (Coruscant Informant) was a Besalisk cook from Coruscant and owner of Dex’s Diner, a highly frequented food shop by Coruscant’s middle class dwellers. Because he came across many different people in his trade, he quickly attained a wealth of information and took on a second unintended role of “informant” right there in his diner. It was Obi-Wan Kenobi who sought him out to shed light on a weapon that killed Zam Wesell, the bounty hunter whose goal was to assassinate Senator Amidala. Thankfully Obi-Wan Kenobi was helped by his husky friend and he was able to continue his trek to find out more information surrounding the attempts being made on Amidala’s life.

Dexter Jettster (Coruscant Informant) is a well sculpted and frankly well made action figure. He is quite limited in articulation, but the one saving grace for a sculpt this large is that the articulation “cut points” aren’t present and have no negative impact on the aesthetics of the action figure. He looks whole and untouched, as the body of figure should be, and he has plenty of details which accent his truly unique alien appearance. Clearly a collector-focused action figure, Hasbro had the older folks in mind when they designed him. But since collectors of all ages buy action figures, the kids will be interested in this very large and bulky, brawny action figure. Dexter Jettster (Coruscant Informant) is weighty and thick. He has a perfect center of gravity thanks to two very large feet, and he has a final paint job that should impress pretty much all collectors who buy him. He doesn’t move any which way, but Dexter Jettster (Coruscant Informant) has enough positives to make him a completely worthwhile purchase for your collection. Hasbro will likely never revisit him again, so this may be your only chance to buy him.

Dexter Jettster (Coruscant Informant) comes with four accessories. He comes with a vibro cleaver and electro effect. The effect is honestly more of an annoyance than anything else. We didn’t see this effect in the film, so we don’t understand why it’s needed for an action figure. It really doesn’t offer play value and it barely stays in place on the vibro cleaver. Again, it’s annoying. He also comes with a cool butcher knife, but sadly there isn’t a slab of intergalactic game to go along with it. It fits nicely in his lower left arm. The best accessory included is the Kamino saber dart however. Although it’s incorrectly colored and too big, it has been sculpted very well and it’s a key item to complete a very important scene in Star Wars Episode II: Attack Of The Clones. Together, Dexter Jettster (Coruscant Informant) and his accessories are wonderfully interactive and we have very little to complain about here. For trivia lovers, Dexter Jettster (Coruscant Informant) was intended to come with a pipe. A variant exists with this accessory listed, although it was never sculpted and produced. Rumors abound that George Lucas feels smoking is a terrible thing and doesn’t want characters from his films to exhibit this habit. We suppose that’s a little too late for Jabba the Hutt.

Collector Notes

Dexter Jettster (Coruscant Informant)

Status: Dexter Jettster (Coruscant Informant) is an all-new figure.

Articulation Count: 8 points

Articulation Details: swivel head, 4 swivel shoulders, swivel waist, 2 swivel hips

Accessory Count: 4

Accessory Details: Kamino saber dart, vibro cleaver, butcher knife, electro energy effect

Date Stamp: 2002

Collection: 2

Assortment Number: 84866/84861


Retail: $4.99 USD

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Star Wars [Saga - Phase I] Wave 4
Battle Droid (Arena Battle) [TPM] (’02 #11)

Geonosian Warrior (’02 #15)
Dexter Jettster (Coruscant Informant) (’02 #16)
Saesee Tiin (Jedi Master) (’02 #20)
Nikto (Jedi Knight) (’02 #21)

Added: November 25, 2013
Category: Star Wars [Saga - Phase I]
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
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