A lot of people really, really, really dislike Star Wars Episode One: The Phantom Menace. I've burned the film myself in a few reviews over the years. However, with the passage of time, my distaste for the film has lightened so much that I actually enjoy watching it on a regular basis. I blame my son for this, as he loves Darth Maul so much that we've watched the film together multiple times solely to see that Sith's brief moments on the screen. We even went to the theater and saw the film together for its 3-D release (a memory that I will never forget, as it was the first time my son saw any of the Star Wars films on the big screen).
One of the few characters that I really enjoyed in the film from the very first time I saw it was Qui-Gon Jinn. He is also one of the few characters that I own an action figure of for the simple fact that I've never really liked any of the molds. Recently a local department store offered eight figures from Hasbro's 2012 Movie Legends line in a multi-pack at a very low price. I picked up a couple of these packs for my son and one for myself. Why? So I could get my hands on a Qui-Gon figure, an Obi-Wan figure, and a Darth Maul figure from The Phantom Menace together at one low price.
The Qui-Gon figure is suitable for display. Although the likeness doesn't quite match up to Liam Neeson, it is fine enough for me. The figure is of Jinn without his Jedi robe and apparently ready for his battle alongside Obi-Wan Kenobi against Darth Maul. The figure comes with a forgettable grappling hook accessory and that brilliant green lightsaber that we see Qui-Gon wield in the film. The figure is also very poseable.
A Galactic Battle Game die and card are also included.
I bought this figure strictly as a collector. I did open it and plan to display it and the Obi-Wan figure in a standoff with Maul. It's also a good figure to keep in-box and, of course, it's fun to play with as well (no matter how old or young you might be).
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Kendall Fontenot (kfontenot)
Despite looking extremely cool, I have to admit that I'm a dork. I grew up on the outskirts of the small town of Oberlin, LA. I have since relocated to the Lake Charles, LA area.I love my home state … more