Sideshow Collectibles continues their extremely collectible 12” tall Star Wars line (specifically Militaries of Star Wars) with the release of Commander Praji.
Directed by Lord Vader to personally oversee the mission to retrieve the stolen plans for the Death Star, (Commander) Praji instead delegated the task to Captain Kosh. But C-3P0 and R2-D2 escaped with the plans on Tatooine, and the integral mission failed. Commander Praji was not defeated by the unsuccessful mission, however. He stood dignified before his superiors and delivered the news of his failure to Darth Vader. This businesslike professionalism appealed to Darth Vader and saved Praji from the most severe of punishments.
Sideshow’s Star Wars line has been one of our favorites when it comes to the quality of their packaging. The front and back of the box have photos of the figure as well as shots from the original Star Wars film. The inside of front panel (which is held in place with a magnet) contains detailed information about Commander Praji (not sure where they dug it up from) and the figure is packaged in a plastic tray.
Commander Praji stands approximately 12” in height and has over 30 points of articulation. Like most figures in Sideshow’s Star Wars line, Praji comes packaged with a number of accessories: blaster pistol, Stormtrooper blaster, gloved hands, regular hands, plastic cap and cloth cap.
The character’s outfit consists of a black tunic with officer’s rank badge, black pants, black boots and a detailed belt with holster. The commander Praji figure is limited to a run of 3,000 pieces.
I’ve picked up most of Sideshow’s Star Wars line for my personal collection. While most of the characters have been well-known, semi-important in the Star Wars saga…I don’t know many folks who would be able to pinpoint Commander Praji and the scene he was in.
With that being said, this is probably my favorite Star Wars figure that Sideshow has released. “Why?” you might ask. Who doesn’t love those no named Imperial officers dressed up in their black outfits?
I’m sure that actor George Roubicek, whose bit part turned into being immortalized in this action figure, is happy to see his younger self setting on someone’s shelf. The sculpt somewhat resembled the actor, but it’s always difficult if the actor doesn’t have a distinctive look.
Finally, when it comes to the accessories, Praji gives you a number of choices. Giving you the choice between a cloth and plastic hat gets two big thumbs up. Personally, I go with the cloth one. Also, I’m a fan of the gloved hands as opposed to the au naturale ones.
You can pick one up at the following:
Sideshow Collectibles: $59.99
Commander Praji Grades:
Fun Factor: 8/10
Have this figure? What do you rate it?