“ Manufacturer: Hasbro / Age: 4 Years+ „
One of the oddest looking creatures from the newer Star Wars films is the Mustafar Sentry, originally called III-55 Flea Rider. I guess the former name did not sound very memorable, so it seemed wise it was changed for the toy market.
The Mustafah Sentires are guards, who look like a cross between fleas and the alien from 'Alien.' It is the kind of creature which you could imagine stalking you at night down a darkened alley. The face is tremendously well designed, with a sneering look about him and a snout which hangs rather like an anteater. His protruding eyes are hollow and golden in colour and look mysterious.
The neck areas must have been modelled on Giger's Alien, as it is just uncanny. It is arched and spiney looking, boasting wonderful articulation. His thin body continues in true form with a vivid design and spindly arms which hang by the sides. You can move his arms and raise them into different positions.
The lower part of him is made up of two slim looking legs, covered from the rear in a luxurious cloak. I am thinking the cloak gives him protection and cover from enemies. It makes him look rather regal too.
He comes with a selection of fine tools, which includes a blaster and an energy bolt. The latter is one of the best weapons I have seen, with blue sparks coming out the tip, it looks like it is on fire! He can grip this in his hand.
Interestingly, he comes with a stand, which gives him support. I presume because he is quite slender, this is required. The figure is quite hard to find, but should cost you around the six pound mark, new as boxed. A must for Star Wars collectors and a wonderful piece.