with Mechno-Chair

The Phantom Menace

Year: 2007

1/6 Scale Figures

Retail: $39.99

Series: Lords of the Sith

Item Number: 2148

Non-Attendee Number: 2148SC

Limited Edition: 5000

Comments: Darth Sidious is a diabolical Sith genius, the likes of which the galaxy has never seen. Through deceptive arts and subtle maneuvering, the Sith Lord has quietly engineered a grand scheme to steal rule of the galaxy right out from under the noses of the Jedi, the supposed protectors of peace and stability in the Republic. While they remain blissfully oblivious to his machinations, and indeed, unaware even of his existence, the cloaked Sith Lord carefully and patiently maneuvers the pieces of his grand game into position, each phase in the master strategy meticulously crafted in advance.

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Among the evil mastermind's pawns, Sidious has recruited the power-hungry leadership of the Trade Federation. Lord Sidious has become a shadowy council to the Neimoidian inner circle at the head of the Federation. Ambitious and vain, Viceroy Nute Gunray, has become frustrated with the restrictive Republic bureaucracy and their taxation that stymies the commercial giant's ability to rake profit in the Outer Rim. Goaded into a rash and uncharacteristically aggressive action by their secret benefactor, Gunray and his settlement officer, Rune Haako, intend to force the issue by imposing a blockade of the small and peaceful world of Naboo.

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Cowardly and skittish by nature, the Neimoidians require constant direction to prevent them from mishandling the blockade and invasion, and to permit the Sith's true purpose to play out according to plan. Sidious gives the Viceroy a prestigious and expensive mechno-throne and a mobile Sith holoprojector, a mechno-chair, each equipped with a remarkable Sith hyper-wave transceiver that permits secret conversation over the vast distances of the galaxy. Gunray foolishly accepts these gifts as his due, a boon reflective of his status, though the true purpose of the secure communications devices and their holographic projectors is to permit Sidious to better direct and control the actions of his weak-willed minions.

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Points of Interest:

  • This item was available at the 2007 San Diego Comic-Con, in both an attendee edition (to be picked up at the show) and a non-attendee edition.
  • This item uses two LR44 Batteries (included).
  • Photography by D Martin Myatt

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