Saturday, July 3, 2010

Sideshow Star Wars 12" Momaw Nadon a.k.a. Hammerhead

Momaw Nadon was an Ithorian who served his people for decades as high priest of Tafanda Bay. He was exiled from his homeworld, Ithor, after he revealed secrets of Ithorian agricultural technology to the Galactic Empire. He spent much of his exile on Tatooine, and was seen in Chalmun's Cantina when Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi came searching for passage to Alderaan. [source: wookieepedia]

During production of "Star Wars: A New Hope", Momaw Nadon was known simply as "Hammerhead". His colloquial nickname was then used for the Kenner Star Wars action figure. This was before the Star Wars franchise took off and the expanded universe had to be created to feed the starved fans clamoring for more details of their new found universe in a galaxy far far away.

Sideshow's Comic-Con celebration has kicked off, featuring daily product specials and reveals. Once such reveal is their newest 12-inch Star Wars figure: MOMAW NADON, aka HAMMERHEAD. As usual, two versions of this cool cantina creature are being offered - the standard and exclusive versions. There's even a 12-inch environment: "Mos Eisley Cantina - Nadon's Nook" being offered.

Slated for release first quarter 2011, Hammerhead features: Articulated Pro body, Authentic likeness of Momaw Nadon, Detailed costume including bodysuit, tunic, and scarf, Detailed belt with unique buckle, Rope belt, Herb pouch, Bread bag, Cantina beverage cup, E-11 Stormtrooper Blaster and 12-inch Figure Display Base with Star Wars logo

Close-ups of Sideshow Star Wars ANH (A New Hope) 12" Momaw Nadon a.k.a. Hammerhead

Around the time of the Battle of Yavin, the recently demoted Lieutenant Alima (who had betrayed Nadon and led to his exile) was stationed on Tatooine. Amazingly, Nadon was so driven by veneance that he purchased a blaster rifle and attempted to kill Alima.

The Sideshow Exclusive version comes with bonus Ithorian staff accessory

Also being offered is a new 12-inch environment: Mos Eisley Cantina - Nadon's Nook. From the infamous watering hole of the Tatooine desert, the Mos Eisley Cantina - Nadon's Nook Environment features an LED light-up element and a refreshing beverage accessory to quench the desert thirst. With a table and two chairs, a perfect fit for hammerheaded alien Momaw Nadon.

"Bartender, you forgot my straw again! How am I supposed to have my drink without it?"

Ah, "C'est la vie" (a French phrase meaning "Such is life")

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