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Luminara Unduli (Jedi Master) - SW [S - P1] - Basic (’02 #26)

Name: Luminara Unduli (Jedi Master)
Collection: Star Wars [Saga - Phase I]
Number: '02 #26
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.

Cloaked in dark robes, Luminara Unduli is a female Jedi Master noted for her tranquil beauty and most disciplined presence. Her striking blue eyes punctuate her angular face, and intricate, diamond-shaped tattoos decorate her chin. After returning from a mission to Ansion, Luminara and her Padawan Barriss Offee must contend with Count Dooku's massive armies in a full-scale battle on the red rock planet Geonosis.

Episode II provided Star Wars fans with a monumental Jedi battle sequence in the final conclusion of the film during the Geonosis arena skirmish. It was in these last 30 minutes of the film that fans felt the meat of the movie was and the scenes from the beginning of the Clone Wars were the most interesting in general. After all, what’s not to like about Jedi and clones battling the Droid Army? These scenes provided sensory overload to Star Wars fans in general and introduced to more Jedi Masters and Jedi Knights that any of us could possibly remember. It was only through reference materials and stills that we developed an affection for so many of them. But one of the more front and center stage Jedi seen in Attack of The Clones was Luminara Unduli. She appeared a few times in the film alongside her apprentice Barriss Offee, a Padawan under her tutelage. We saw them in Chancellor Palpatine’s office and we also see them battling in the Battle of Geonosis in an effort to save the three main heroes from certain doom. It was Luminara Unduli who created a stronger following and she was one of the first choices of Jedi for Hasbro to produce in the Star Wars “Saga” line.

It’s our opinion however that the action figure of Luminara Unduli (Jedi Master) didn’t turn out that great. If you’re looking for a miniature Star Wars Unleashed figure in much smaller scale, then this is a great action figure for you, but we think that the figures that come with these dynamic and action-oriented poses leave quite a bit to be desired because by definition they defeat the purpose of an action figure. Limited a character to less than a handful of poses is not what collectors are really interested in seeing, and we doubt that kids will find these any more interesting as well. But that’s how Luminara Unduli (Jedi Master) came to kids and collectors alike. She looks fantastic on a shelf, but forget about doing anything really meaningful with her when it comes to posing her because she’s severely limiting. She comes with a lightsaber hilt, lightsaber blade and blast effect. Her packaging boasts that she comes with a removable cloak too. We suppose there is truth to that, but you need to pop off her arms (which is very difficult to do by the way) in order to slide the cloak off of her body. When you have to take this much of an aggressive action to remove an accessory, we typically don’t like the refer to them as “removable” if you catch out drift.

The sculpt of Luminara Unduli (Jedi Master) is actually quite excellent. The details in her very dark Jedi outfit are beyond impressive. Although dark, there are little highlights of color, especially in her tabard, that give the character the right amount of accent. Her teal colored eyes haven’t been replicated perfectly on this action figure, but you get enough of an idea of her actual appearance and we think Hasbro did a pretty good job on her head sculpt. She comes with swivel articulation in the head, but her headdress obstructs full 360 degree movement. So it’s inhibited at best. (It still looks nice however.) Luminara Unduli (Jedi Master) has a nice layered appearance but we don’t think that she will possess the wow factor for you to be completely satisfied with her. Star Wars Episode II: Attack Of The Clones is filled with so many new characters that it’s going to take some time to get fully acclimated with all of them. Thankfully we have a basic figure line that will do most of the work performing the introductions for us. Luminara Unduli (Jedi Master) isn’t terrible, but we know that you’re going to want more that what’s been given to us here. Until better versions come, this is all we got, so be patient.

Collector Notes

Luminara Unduli (Jedi Master)

Status: Luminara Unduli (Jedi Master) is an all-new figure.

Articulation Count: 6 points

Articulation Details: swivel head, 2 swivel shoulders, swivel left elbow, swivel right forearm, swivel waist

Accessory Count: 3

Accessory Details: lightsaber hilt, lightsaber blade, blast effect

Date Stamp: 2002

Collection: 2

Assortment Number: 84833/84861

UPC: 076930848333

Retail: $4.99 USD

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Star Wars [Saga - Phase I] Wave 2
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Added: March 11, 2014
Category: Star Wars [Saga - Phase I]
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
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