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Djas Puhr (Alien Bounty Hunter) - SW [S - P1] - Basic (’02 #40)

Collection: Star Wars [Saga - Phase I]

Number: ‘02 #40

Availability: May 2002

License: Hasbro

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Djas Puhr (Alien Bounty Hunter)

General Analysis

Luke Skywalker, a young farmboy on Tatooine, is thrust into the struggle of the Rebel Alliance when he meets Obi-Wan Kenobi, who has lived for years in seclusion on the desert planet. Obi-Wan begins Luke's Jedi training as Luke joins him on a daring mission to rescue the beautiful Rebel leader Princess Leia from the clutches of the evil Empire. Although Obi-Wan sacrifices himself in a lightsaber duel with Darth Vader, his former apprentice, Luke proves that the Force is with him by destroying the Empire's Death Star.

Djas Puhr

The Mos Eisley cantina is a wretched hive of scum and villainy. For the Sakiyan bounty hunter Djas Puhr, the cantina is a fertile refuge ripe with opportunity to catch a fugitive bounty or pry information from customers who know more than they claim.

The Expanded Universe will tell you that Djas Puhr is a Sakiyan bounty hunter with ties to Sebulba and Jabba the Hutt. But you'll likely only care Hasbro's action figure release of the character is another "check" off of your Chalmun's Cantina list of aliens. Hasbro gave collectors a solid effort by branching out and producing the many different aliens we love in the Star Wars saga. Hasbro released many of them in The Power Of The Force "2" and Power Of The Jedi lines but most didn't meet collectors' expectations because of the bulky sculpts and screen-inaccurate costumes and outfits. As technology improved, Hasbro decided the best way to approach Djas Puhr (Alien Bounty Hunter) to give collectors an alarmingly well-done version of the obscure background alien from A New Hope. Not everything here is perfect, but Hasbro designed a beautiful action figure here, and it looks excellent, even if the costume isn't screen-accurate. More on that in a minute. The Star Wars "Saga" line is the official toy line for Star Wars Episode II: Attack Of The Clones products, but following in the footsteps of Power Of The Jedi, Hasbro has housed everything Star Wars under one banner. While the concentration is undeniably Episode II, Hasbro managed to squeeze in characters from the Original Trilogy and some from Episode I into this assortment. Djas Puhr (Alien Bounty Hunter) is the first introduction to A New Hope for collectors in the Star Wars "Saga" line, and we have to make it clear that we couldn't be happier with the action figure, and shows how far technology has come in action figure making.

Djas Puhr is, in many ways, better than many of the characters from Attack Of The Clones, especially those with action features. And it will assuredly and undoubtedly stand the test of time despite the minimal articulation. The best part of Djas Puhr (Alien Bounty Hunter) is the sculpt. Hasbro tooled the action figure brilliantly that it's difficult to process that this was an action figure designed simultaneously as its contemporaries. Djas Puhr (Alien Bounty Hunter) has the edge over many because it comes without any gimmicky action features. Additionally, the figure is darkly-colored, which may help hide any issues existing on the surface—not that we can find any. Hasbro sculpted the figure in a forward-walking stance, and the good news is that Djas Puhr comes with an excellent center of gravity. The figure attains a decent amount of positions without falling over or appearing unnatural in posture. The paint job, albeit dark, is well done, but you'll find that Hasbro didn't replicate the costume identically, as we see in the film for some reason. The outfit is mostly dark gray and black, but you'll find some accented sections like the cream-colored undershirt. They offset the overly caliginous properties the character physically and innately possesses. Djas Puhr should have a vest showing white or cream sleeves, but Hasbro didn't go that route. But as you can see, Hasbro didn't approach the figure that way. Djas Puhr (Alien Bounty Hunter) is in scale with the other cantina patrons, but due to his lack of articulation, the figure can't sit without looking unnatural. You're unable to bend the knees, so your option is to have this patron standing up against the bar instead.

Aside from the lack of articulation, there is another area of the figure we're disappointed to see. Let us direct your attention to the accessories. As mentioned earlier, there are no gimmicky action features present, but the accessories are a slight setback. We have never seen a flimsier pair of blasters than the ones included with Djas Puhr (Alien Bounty Hunter). You could roll them up into a ball. They are so thin and impractical. To make matters worse, the blast effects Hasbro included here weigh down the blasters' barrels, and gravity makes them droop to the ground almost immediately. We don't understand why Hasbro added them to this figure when they're not practical. Hasbro should have tooled and manufactured stronger blasters to accompany this action figure. Djas Puhr's weak accessories don't minimize our affection for the action figure at all, however. Besides, Hasbro worked in two functioning holsters where you can hide them if they become problematic for you. Overall, Djas Puhr (Alien Bounty Hunter) is a nice-looking action figure. If you don't mind that it isn't a screen-accurate interpretation of the character, you'll enjoy it. We would love to see Hasbro update this action figure one day to include super-articulation, but this figure's tooling should stand the test of time. The Star Wars Holiday Special shows another Sakiyan with white skin in the Ackmena scenes, but not much more is known about that character except for the name: Thorp. Regardless, we hope Hasbro revisits Djas Puhr (Alien Bounty Hunter) to make the figure 100% authentic and super-articulated, but we believe that is unlikely.

Collector Notes

Djas Puhr (Alien Bounty Hunter)

Status: Djas Puhr (Alien Bounty Hunter) is an all-new figure.

Articulation Count: 8 points (8 areas of articulation)

Articulation Details: swivel head (1), swivel left shoulder (1), swivel right shoulder (1), swivel left wrist (1), swivel right wrist (1), swivel waist (1), swivel left hip (1), swivel right hip (1)

Accessory Count: 4

Accessory Details: 2 blasters, 2 blast effects

Date Stamp: 2002

Collection: 2

Assortment Number: 84809/84861

UPC: 076930848098

Retail: $4.99 USD

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Added: September 5, 2013
Category: Star Wars [Saga - Phase I]
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
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