Just a quick review of General Jan Dodonna. I picked him up some time ago along with Dutch and Antilles, but it has taken some time to get this old timer online.
I really like that they made Dodonna. It’s nice to have another high ranking rebel around, and my kids like that the Imperials have someone new to capture.
First, he has a somewhat odd arm sculpt, which is great for holding his belly during a good laugh or supporting his head while relaxing and watching clouds on a summer day... Along with all the other officer slackers...
....But bad for aiming at Jawas who panhandle on the streets of Mos Eisley asking for spare medallions. It's a given that figures with molded robes usually cannot sit worth a darn, but they should at least be able to shoot straight. Jan Dodonna is pretty worthless in the department of self defense.
The paint is generally
good, not too much and accurate in color. The one exception is his hair. It looks like it was applied by a five year old using a squirming young kitten dipped in paint. Which may not be too far off the mark these days.
General Rieken was quick to point out the bad hair coloring to his buddy Jan. He had to. It was beginning to distract the troops, and moreover morale was taking a hit.
So Antilles offered to take Jan to see Rystall and Greeta around the corner at their hair shop, hoping they could help his buddy with a better dye job.
Sadly for our man Jan, she was unwilling to accept Rebel medallions as payment. They're just not worth what they used to be with the fall of the Empire and all. The trip wasn't a total waste though, Antilles was able to use a gift certificate for a good scalp massage and some products.
Hair aside, this figure was made to do great things. This figure was made to give out medals. And lay on his back watching clouds. And if Hasbro ever makes one, look nervously at a war table or screen on Yavin IV.
Many have speculated that since he comes with three
count 'em three
, all together now... three
medals that Lucas may be giving Chewie a medal in the further adapted "special edition and beyond" dvd release. Here's a smuggled out screen capture of the edited scene:
Purists on the other hand should not be alarmed. By hiding the "extra" medal, it is still possible to reenact the scene as originally presented (see below).
*Other lazy figures, Antilles, John Kerry, dancers and awards people (well, basically any figure that is not Jan Dodonna) are sold separately from the figure being reviewed.