Saturday, April 5, 2008

Uncle Gundy (Droids 1985)

Here we come to the last of the Droids line – good for vehicles, so-so for figures. Today’s installment is Uncle Gundy, uncle to Jann Tosh. While this figure does come with probably the only uniquely molded accessory in the Droids line (I think it is a miner’s tool), it still shows off the atrocious use of purple present in this line as well. The purple boots are one thing, but the purple hat looks like something out of a Smurf cartoon viewed while taking acid and having the tint knob skewed. What? Don’t remember tint knobs? Ask your parents. At least his belt and vest are in blue.

Why should you own this figure? Five reasons:

1. So few in the Droids line - collect them all.

2. Your Uncle Morty might like a figure like him.

3. Have proof that someone actually a less than perfect physique in Star Wars (except for those mutilated cyborg folk).

4. So few old people in Star Wars - collect them all!

5. Gundy? With a name like that it's gotta be goo...oh who am I kidding? This figure bites. Yo mama. And her dog. You know, your sister.


Gundy (Tosh?) was a miner on the planet Tyne’s Horky. He specifically mined nergon-14, an unstable substance used in Imperial proton torpedos. After his nephew, Jann Tosh, bought droids C-3PO and R2 (and another that turned out to be alien Kez-Iban) he was caught in a cave-in. The alien Kez-Iban rescued him, and eventually turned out to be a deposed prince. He and his cohorts had a run in with a criminal, who they ran off the planet. The criminal left behind a valuable mine, however, which made Gundy a rich man

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