* Prices may differ from that shown
His Serene Highness, Prince Bail Organa, First Chairman and Viceroy of Alderaan till Revenge Of The Sith film was known as a faceless Princess Leia Organa's adoptive father who had never been seen on screen. After Episode III Organa has got a more perceptible identity, so important people decided to prepare another action figure. Sweet!
It is not a easy job to design (and to manufacture) an interesting action figure of non-warrior human character like a senator. Ordinary mortals are not as attractive as, for example, the Jedi with their lightsabers. The main idea for this figure was to focus on its noble appearance to hide this weakness. And the final result is quite satisfactory. Hasbro equipped Organa with a very nice navy-blue apparel including a soft cloak and a decorative overlay (both removable, solid and pleasant to the touch). Thanks to them Bail looks impressing, like a true statesman of his homeworld. Although the cloak seems to be little bit bulky (it should be smaller), the dress is for sure the coolest feature of this toy.
The general performance and the paint application are really good, especially the face turns out to be fine. Bail from the screen can say: "Oh, that's me!". The figure has 12 points of articulation: head, shoulders, elbows, wrists, legs, waist and ankles. Unfortunately, you will not find here any knees joints. Our politician is simply not able to sit, what appears to be a nonsense for me (only standing ovations in the Galactic Senate?). Anyway, even under his heavy cloak Bail stands securely without any additional help of a stand. As a servant of peace, Organa has got only one small blaster, so you will need supplementary accessories for military actions.
This is not the best action figure in history, but for sure any Star Wars fan will be glad of it. Let's hope every "peaceful" Hasbro figures will be at least as good as Bail Organa...
Poor old Bail Organa, he was shortlived in the film 'A New Hope' in 1977. So shortlived that he was not even mentioned nor was he even in the film! It took a few years after that for George Lucas to do some history backtracing and allow us to find out more about this curious fellow. Bail Organa perished when his home planet of Alderaan was destroyed by Grand Moff Tarkin and Darth Vader. On his planet he had been a senator and was a much respected figure of authority.
Hasbro have made a couple of Bail Organa toys. This one sees him in his royal robes. Facially he looks like a cross between Ming The Merciless and my old dentist. The greasy looking hair is lank and swept back behind his head. I have not seen such slicked back hair since Lando Calrissian! His face is a good match though and his beard and features have been handled very well. You can turn his head to have him observe his planet being blown up.
His robes are delightful. The cloth is a neat touch and the figure really exudes authority. The colour scheme is once again spot on and the vloth flows beautifully from neck to foot. His shoulder gear rests delicately with vigour and splendour.
Bail also comes with a silver blaster and a droid part, the idea being that you collect more droid parts to build a droid. The figure can be picked up boxed for about four pounds, maybe less, making him one of the more common figures. Is he worth getting though? His importance in the saga makes me say yes, though he might not allow kids much exciting play value, as he is just a bearded bloke in a dress!