Talon Karrde is without a doubt a cool name and a cool character all-together. This is the first time that Hasbro has released this specific figure, which should delight all expanded universe fans. Hasbro gave the figure 14 points of articulation, which gives Karrde enough poseability to fight, or sit down and pilot a vehicle. The figure stands securely without an action stand, the blaster fits nicely into the holster, and the paint job is above average. The only complaint is that the arm color is a tad bit too much like the color of the vest, which at first glance might look as if Talon Karrde is wearing a jacket with long sleeves. Talon does have a ball-jointed head, but due to his long hair it's not very movable. Overall though, this figure is well worth getting!
It's five years after the destruction of the second Death Star. The Rebel Alliance has established a New Republic, but its existence is threatened by the old Empire. Grand Admiral Thrawn commands the remnants of the Imperial fleet and is putting together a plan that will destroy the new governement. Thrawn contacts Talon Karrde, a man with valuable information that Thrawn needs in order for his plan to succeed.