Thursday, September 01, 2005

SFX's Toy Shop - Luminara Unduli & Barriss Offee

A very interesting installment of the Toy Shop

I've always thought it would be cool if our Jedi figures could multi-task. You know, in the movies they can swing a lightsaber one second and force-blast someone the next. But a figure that was both a striker and a force-blaster would just be crazy. Just swinging the saber with the extra weight of the huge arm and missile would be ridiculous. Plus you might be able to strike an opponent with your force-blast missile. Just a mess for one figure... but what about two? I give you....

Luminara Unduli & Barriss Offee
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How do they work?

Well, as you can see, Luminara is a striker and Barriss is a force-blaster.

Here's what the Star Wars Databank has to say:

"Barriss Offee was loyal Padawan paired with Jedi Master Luminara Unduli, Barriss Offee stayed close to her mentor's side whether during important meetings with the Supreme Chancellor, or in the thick of combat during the outbreak of the Clone Wars. In combat, Barriss specialized in tandem fighting. Her connection to the Force allowed her to perfectly synchronize her actions with that of her Master."

In the movies we never really got to see these two kick any tandem arse, but fans of the Clone Wars cartoon will remember these two defending a Jedi Temple on the frosty world of Illum against some nasty probe droids.

These two deserve to be fighting together in one form or another on the 'tix battlefield. Plus, we need more female figures.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love it! You're a bloody genius!

Anonymous said...

Beg the compinies to make them they are my favorite.

Anonymous said...

Great!

Anonymous said...

cool

Anonymous said...

asome!

Daniel said...

best ever!!!

Anonymous said...

That is so cool! Force blast AND striker. Plus, its Luminara and Barriss!

Anonymous said...

GREAT IDEA!!

Anonymous said...

But does that mean if you attack with both does it count as one?

Anonymous said...

Replying to the comment about the attacks, in the rules it says you can attack with up to two figures. They say figures and not attacks, so if (and some do) a figure has two or more lanchers or in this case, launcing and striking (brilliant idea!) it still counts as one of your figures attacks. I hope this helps.

Anonymous said...

Awsome! Great concept!

Anonymous said...

beg hasbro to make these

Anonymous said...

i agree they need more girls they should make jan wessel as a bounty hunter

Anonymous said...

Luminara Unduli is my favorite Jedi Character. This is amazing but I'd (As much as 2 in one is amazing!) like them separate... I hope if attacktix make a comeback they put in Luminara. Thank you for making it!