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    Exar Kun, Ulic Qel Droma, Nomi Surider - possible now?

    With the Mandalore figure in the Evolutions set being proven by JediTricks to be from The Tales of the Jedi comic series (not KOTOR, though the first TPB that collected TOTJ was titled KOTOR), the door is opened for other figures that go with Mandalore to be made part of the collection.

    With no contest, the 3 most major characters are Ulic Qel Droma, the Jedi-turned-Sith who the story centers on, Nomi Surider, his Jedi lover and the future leader of the High Council, and Exar Kun, the fallen Jedi who becomes Dark Lord of the Sith and wields the first double-bladed lightsaber (his blades are blue).

    These 3 remain in every Top 25, usually Top 15, with at least Exar in the Top 10 of every Expanded Universe wish-list poll.

    So now with Mandalore made, do you think they'll follow him shortly?

    These were stories at an apex for some of the best years for Dark Horse Star Wars comics, and THE best of the titles. They were focused mainly for release in 1998.

    Some of you reading this are NooBs and others just never indulged in the EU, or didn't know what was worth reading and subsequently got your experience with what was not. Would you like more information on Tales of the Jedi?

    Do you know the characters?
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    In total-and i mean total agreement!
    TOTJ are the BEST Star Wars comics ever printed, the character's, the plot, the sites, it's what the prequels SHOULD have been. Once you get someone to get over there EU hate and read these comics...well let's just put it this way i've yet to meet someone who didn't like these after they actually read these stories.

    Will these figures ever happen?

    I think we'll see Exar Kun...Ulic maybe. (I think Ulic's fate is dependent on whether we have Evolutions next year or not.) Nomi, i think is a real long shot with all the trouble over the name "Sunrider" but you never know. A comic pack featuring Nomi and Ulic would be great! I'd even buy two!

    Honestly, I don't get why someone would prefer a guy in a helmet with little or no back story over a EU character, and if this guy in a helmet does have a backstory it's EU!!!!

  3. #3
    I never got into these comics (couldn't get interested in stuff that's 10 million years before ANH), but I'd buy the figures.

    Of course, Hasbro knows we want them. So we have to wait until they produce fifty more Clonetroopers before they'll even consider them.
    Tommy, close your eyes.

  4. #4
    Well you and I talked about this through PMs, Tycho.

    Personally I would have MUCH rather had any of those three before Mandolore. Ulic, Exar, and Nomi are much more important to the story.

    Nomi would be great in a Female Jedi Evolutions set.
    Add one of the prequel Female Jedi and the Jaina Solo and you've got a great set, IMO.
    http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Nomi
    http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Jaina_Solo

    Exar would also be good in an EVO set.
    Him with Senate Duel Palpy and Darth Krayt would make a good set.
    http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Exar_Kun
    http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Darth_Krayt

    Ulic could be in a Dark Jedi/Sith EVO set.
    Him with one of Luke's students who went bad-either Brakiss or Kueller and Darth Cadeus (Jacen Solo).
    http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Ulic_Qel-Droma
    http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Brakiss
    http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Kueller (who looks a little like Darth Krayt)
    http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Darth_Cadeus


    -Sal
    Move along, move along

  5. #5
    I have the whole Tales of the Jedi run - it was very good, right up there with Rogue Squadron for my favorite SW comics. I'd be down for these 3 figures.
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  6. #6
    Quote Originally Posted by jedi master sal View Post
    Well you and I talked about this through PMs, Tycho.

    Personally I would have MUCH rather had any of those three before Mandolore. Ulic, Exar, and Nomi are much more important to the story.

    Nomi would be great in a Female Jedi Evolutions set.
    Add one of the prequel Female Jedi and the Jaina Solo and you've got a great set, IMO.
    http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Nomi
    http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Jaina_Solo

    Exar would also be good in an EVO set.
    Him with Senate Duel Palpy and Darth Krayt would make a good set.
    http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Exar_Kun
    http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Darth_Krayt

    Ulic could be in a Dark Jedi/Sith EVO set.
    Him with one of Luke's students who went bad-either Brakiss or Kueller and Darth Cadeus (Jacen Solo).
    http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Ulic_Qel-Droma
    http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Brakiss
    http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Kueller (who looks a little like Darth Krayt)
    http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Darth_Cadeus


    -Sal
    I'd buy those sets! In a heart beat.

    Hasbro know's that these figures would sell, and they know we want them. But they want to keep us on the hook for something...I just hope they give us Exar Kun (My most wanted figure!) before the line ends, or before i can't buy these things anymore! (LOL, my gf gives me a lot of crap for still buying SW toys.)

    Honestly, I don't get why someone would prefer a guy in a helmet with little or no back story over a EU character, and if this guy in a helmet does have a backstory it's EU!!!!

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    Every time I spout off about Hasbro not doing X with the Comics Packs line, they throw a wild curveball, so anything's possible. That said, I honestly don't see them hitting up TOTJ for a pack right now, and definitely not in the basic line. I think they know there's great demand for Exar Kun though, so if any TOTJ comic pack happened, I cannot imagine them doing it without this guy.
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    Tales of the Jedi was awsome! In a way it was what made me extreamly disapointed with the prequal trilogy, because like someone else said, it's something along the lines for what the prequil trilogy should have been.

    It's only 9,000 years, not 10 million, thus you should read it!

    It's great. No jar jar, no stupid dumbed down kiddie stuff, no midiclorians, no stupid rules for the jedi order. Just story telling at it's best.

    I'd buy the Mando figure, except it's in a pack in with another figure I like but don't need (boba) and another that I don't care about (Jango).

    I hope they give us a chance to get some of the other characters down the road.

  9. #9
    Quote Originally Posted by jjreason View Post
    I have the whole Tales of the Jedi run - it was very good, right up there with Rogue Squadron for my favorite SW comics. I'd be down for these 3 figures.
    JJ - Can I borrow these for a read? Never read them myself. Have little clue to who these guys are - and no clue as to what they look like.
    To those that like to critize me, I say: It is a lot easier to say something critical than it is to say some thing while tied up and in my trunk. - Jack Handy

  10. #10
    Actually, the events of Ulic Qel Droma / Exar Kun's time in TOTJ were only and almost exactly 4,000 years before Luke blew up the first Death Star.

    The Sith War was over within a span of about 20 years in there, including all the pre-amble and fall-out from it.


    I LOVE Jedi Master Sal's Evolutions set ideas! Those were cool!

    I thought comic 2-packs, with Ulic and Nomi, and a repack of Mandalore with Exar.

    The Evolutions sets are better ideas (thank you again Sal!) because they give us more new characters.

    In a female Jedi Evolutions set, the Bariss Offee we all want (neutral, articulate, likely softgoods) could round off the set with Nomi and Jaina. The latter figure could be somewhat kit-bashed from Leia and maybe Adi Gallia figure parts, or if they make her as a Rogue Squadron pilot, I think Hasbro just made a new female x-wing pilot body, but the Leia Bespin Escape POTJ figue body can also be adapted. Leia's her mother, so why not?

    The Exar, Palpatine, Darth Krayyt set rocked! It just rocked, Sal!

    For the Dark Jedi Evolutions set, KYP DURRON is the leading candidate you forgot to mention:

    Ulic Qel Droma
    Kyp Durron - one of Luke's rogue students, who doesn't turn out evil actually
    Jacen Solo as Darth Caedus

    There's a good set! Brakiss, and Kueller (especially) were just not that important - though Brakiss was intriguing and they could have developed him more. Maybe the RPG did? I don't know the answer to that one. However, you KNOW Kyp Durron would sell.

    PEGGER: you should borrow (or buy these for a read). The story starts with Ulic as an apprentice and Nomi only being married to one. They're nice anecdotal stories that establish the main characters, but wait until you get to the 2-issue Freedon Nadd Uprising, Dark Lords of the Sith (6 issues) and The Sith War (6 issues). They cause everything established to tie together and become very relevant, and bring in Exar Kun and Mandalore so that all hell breaks loose. There are MAJOR wars, too! MAJOR! The whole darn thing is an epic unlike anything ever seen in the Star Wars chronology in many ways (except the movie era taken as a whole) and it leaves Legacy as a wanna-be TOTJ (can't blame them for trying - but you know Dark Horse sits around a boardroom table and brainstormed starting with "How do we do TOTJ again?" I don't even think Kevin J. Anderson (who wrote most of it - but not its start if I recall) could repeat that feat. It was that good.

    And Anderson is not SW's best EU writer by a long shot - though he's better than the average - but when you restrict him from embelishing side-stories all over the place and lock him down to a specific page count, like in a script for comics, he's REALLY good! (well, most of the time)
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