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After a wonderful run of Adventure People tributes, Onell Design turns to a galaxy far, far away with Greeden. Based on a very specific style of figure from Kenner, their 1979 off-model Cantina aliens were official products with the kind of authenticity usually reserved for bootlegs. Thanks to a lack of good scrap and apparently lax approvals, we got a figure with a good approximation of the mask - but a costume that seems out of a daily sci-fi newspaper strip. Never being one to miss a good tribute, Onell Design ran with Greedo's look and applied it to Pheyden.
The standard 2 3/4-inch Pheyden got a decent makeover to cosplay as Greedo. A lime green plastic body is covered in paint - dark green on the hands, feet, and head do a good job of bringing the original Kenner colors back to life. When I matched it to my old Greedo, I was amazed just how closely the colors match - even the blue eyes with the inner white dots. Greedo's bumpy head translates to dark dots on Greeden, but there's really no analog to the original goofy antenna. That's fine. It works.
The original suit comes through nicely thanks to the paint. Greeden captures the gloves and boots of the original, going the extra mile and having slightly different shades of green for the hands and for the stripes on the sleeves. The green rings around the elbows are here too, but the most clever addition to the Pheyden body is the chest tampo.
The entirety of the Kenner Greedo chest had been reduced to a rectangular design. The ribbed chest is now a few green lines, and the strange scoop is represented as line art. Even the green collar is still there, in a much smaller form. The most distinctive feature of Greedo had always been the head, so managing to capture the spirit of that figure with nothing but color is quite a challenge. As always, Onell Design was up for it and did a tip-top job.
After a speedy sell-through, Onell Design restocked with this figure a couple of days later - which subsequently sold out for good. It makes sense - who wouldn't want a Greedo figure in their Glyos collection? I won't say it's a must-buy figure for fans of all ages, but if your Star Wars collection needs something weird that reminds you of why you collect in the first place? This is it. The arms and legs all pop off and can be swapped with other Glyos-compatible figures, and that's a lot of fun. If you have an opportunity to get this one at a fair price, please do. I'm hopeful (and almost certain) we'll see the other Cantina aliens, but what really has me curious is what else we'll get as this line creeps on over the next year or so. I can't imagine we'd see tributes to every Star Wars figure - but it's Matt Doughty. You can't tell him what to do, and if you do, it'll be better than you imagined anyway.
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