9.07.2017

All of the Asian Star Wars Action Figures

A geeky portrait of every Asian action figure from the Star Wars saga.


Do you like Star Wars? Do you like Star Wars action figures? Our friend David Yeh really likes Star Wars action figures. He recently shared this awesome (and incredibly geeky) photo highlighting his collection of all the Asian characters -- yes, there have been a handful, major and laughably minor -- from across the entire Star Wars saga that have been produced over the years as action figures (including the recently released figures for Rose and Paige from the upcoming Last Jedi). There are only about a dozen, which, considering the massive number of Star Wars toys that have been produced in the last four decades, is not a lot.

Roll call, from left to right, with character and figure details:




1. Bespin Guard Cloud City Security
The Empire Strikes Back
Toy Release: 2001
This guy is literally in the background of one shot in Cloud City.

2. Arvel Crynyd
Return of the Jedi
Toy Release: 1999
This figure is incorrectly named. He should be Lt. Telsij, wearing a gray outfit.

3. Lt. Ekelarc Yong
Return of the Jedi
Toy Release: 2010
This is the Y-Wing pilot who famously screams "I'm hit!" before crashing during the Battle of Endor.

4. Bultar Swan
Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones
Toy Release: 2008
Jedi Knight played by Mimi Daraphet in Attack of the Clones.

5. Depa Billaba
Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace
Toy Release: 2003
Jedi Master played by Dipika O'Neill Joti in The Phantom Menace.

6. Selig Kennen
Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones
Toy Release: 2013
Offered as part of a Toys 'R' Us exclusive "Battle Of Geonosis: Jedi Knights" multipack, this character does not actually appear in the film, but the figure's portrait sculpt is modeled after Lucasfilm staffer Leeland Chee.

7. Unnamed Padawan
Jedi Training Academy (Disney Exclusive)
Toy Release: 2009
The ethnicity of this figure is somewhat questionable.

8. Tasu Leech
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Toy Release: 2016
They really should make toys for the rest of the members of Kanjiklub.

9. Resistance Gunner Paige
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Toy Release: 2017
Played by Veronica Ngo.

10. Resistance Tech Rose
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Played by Kelly Marie Tran.

11. Chirrut Imwe
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Toy Release: 2016
Played by Donnie Yen.

12. Baze Malbus
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Toy Release: 2016
Played by Jiang Wen.

13. Bodhi Rook
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Toy Release: 2016
Played by Riz Ahmed.

Not pictured: Sabine Wren from Star Wars: Rebels.

On my wish list, I'd still love to see figures for Admiral Statura and Jes Pava from The Force Awakens.

(Thanks, David.)



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