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Xizor (Comic 2-pack #1 With Vader) , The Shadows Of The Empire, 1996
Xizor (Comic 2-pack #1 With Vader)
- Articulation Count: 6
- Articulation Details: Head, 2 arms, waist, 2 legs
- Accessory Count: 2
- Accessory Details: Battle staff, Removable hard-plastic cloak
This version of Prince Xizor was released together with Darth Vader in a Shadows Of The Empire Comic 2-pack. The figure uses the same mold that was used on the individually carded Xizor, except this time Kenner gave him a new right arm, which has a bent elbow. Besides the right arm, the weapon is different as well, it's now a battle staff instead of Energy Shields. The figure has 6 joints, but you can't use the waist joint and turn it unless you remove the hard-plastic cloak. The paint application is nicely done in the facial area and on the cloak, and Xizor's battle staff fits quite well in both hands. Prince Xizor has some balancing issues, but Kenner included holes in his feet so he can be placed on a stand. All things considered, it was a cool figure for it's time back in 1996, but Hasbro released a new version of Prince Xizor in 2009, which is more detailed and features more joints.
Xizor is the head of Black Sun, an intergalactic criminal empire that supports literally millions of outlaw organizations and activities. Since entering the service of the Emperor, the Dark Prince is widely considered one of the powerful individuals in the galaxy. He controls his operations with cold, deadly accuracy assuring that those who dare challenge Xizor meet with swift death, often by his own hand. His hunger for power has put him at direct odds with Lord Vader, But Xizor is afraid of no one; his hunger for power has driven him to dispatch an onslaught of assassins with orders to eliminate Luke Skywalker. Xizor plots to spoil Darth Vader's promise to deliver Skywalker to the Emperor alive -- a maneuver that would undermine Vader's reliability and secure Xizor as the Emperor's most favored ally.