You may have notice that I didn't have a new item for discussion last week. I apologize for this, but I was just too busy last week to even think about write a post bigger than two lines. But this week I'm back and we're back to figures.
This week's figure is Greedo, Jabba the Hutt's hapless henchmen who thinks he has the drop on Solo. First available for the holiday season of 1978 in the Cantina Adventure Set, Greedo made his first appearance as a carded figure in 1979 on a 20 back card. There are no major variations to the figure. Greedo can be found on most major card back type, 20 and higher, but was not released on a POTF card.
A couple of months ago we had a thread about the 1979 figures in which I expressed my negative opinion about them. In general I think Kenner dropped the ball. Greedo's head is great. Maybe a little too big, but dead on for Greedo. The arms a little pre-posed, but not to bad. He a point his gun and rest he arms on the table in a natural looking way, which is good. The rest is terrible. The ugly green jump suit, green space boots, yuck. Did the designers even look at the photo? I think not.