Tales of the Jedi has probably been overshadowed by Knights of the Republic nowadays, but back during the early 1990s that and Timothy Zahn's books were IT for Star Wars. More interestingly, Tales of the Jedi always had a distinct style to it, almost more medieval that sci-fi. In fact, it really seemed like it took place 4,000 years before the Battle of Yavin (as much as I love Knights of the Republic, the context and technology honestly seems as advanced as what we see in the prequels). The characters were bold archetypes with a decidedly epic bent. Given all this, I think Hasbro did a pretty good job with these figures. They do capture that quasi-medieval feel. The clothes for the figures are great, especially Exar Kun's detailed suit and flowing cape. It would have been nice if Ulic had a soft-goods skirt, but the plastic was molded in a dramatic, flowing pose, which looks appropriately battle-worn. It's hard to say whether their faces are accurately likenesses, but again Hasbro did a good job making realistic faces of the two (and, no, despite some complaints online I don't think Ulic looks like he's a member of a "boy band"). Really, the only thing to complain about is the crummy distribution of these figures. They sell for a small fortune second-hand. Still, if you are nostalgic for the days of a simpler Star Wars Expanded Universe, these are great tributes to that old era.
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