Ephant Mon Action Figure

Good morning, and welcome back!

Toydust here.

Today’s topic?

The Ephant Mon figure produced by Hasbro in 2002.

I consider it to be a most useful Star Wars figure.

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Please note the massiveness, compared with a standard sized Star Wars figure. And for the same price point, mind you.

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Yes, my toy-dusty friends, the Ephant Mon figure is a true gem among gems. And just in case you don’t know who Ephant Mon is, he is one of the background characters at Jabba’s Palace in Return of the Jedi.

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But what makes this figure so useful?

Let’s talk.

Imagine you’re playing Bocce Ball and one of the balls is missing.

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Well, the Ephant Mon figure is the same size as a Bocce ball and can be used as a substitute.

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And have you ever been working your way through a lolly-pop but needed to put it down for some reason? Just for a moment? You look around but don’t see a surface you want to put it on. What to do? Oh, what to do?

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But if you have the Ephant Mon figure handy, there’s no problem. It’s just that simple.

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Yes. The articulated jaw joint comes to the rescue!

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And what about those awkward times when you’re hanging out with someone and the conversation dies. You both sit there, not knowing what to say.

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If you find yourself in that situation, may I suggest pulling out your Ephant Mon figure and placing it on the table? It will be sure to spark conversation. Your friend might ask something like: “Um. Do you carry that wherever you go?” Or: “What is that thing and why did you put it on the table?”

And before you know it, a lively conversation will have kindled.

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Still not convinced of the usefulness of this figure?

Then consider yet another example:

Suppose you have a toddler who screams after being put in a crib at bedtime.

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Well, the Ephant Mon figure has an unsettling image to younger eyes. Simply hang it over the crib and tell your toddler that it will wake up and eat him/her if any noise is made.

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Your toddler will get real quiet real quick.

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And oh yeah.

You can also use it for the purpose Hasbro made it.

An impressive addition to your Jabba’s Palace set-up!

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Thanks for reading.

This is Toydust…

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…signing off!

 

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BONUS: Here’s another look at Ephant Mon, as seen in the Return of the Jedi storybook, published in 1983:

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