Advent day 2
As promised, a bit later today. I hope you've all opened yours!
The Star Wars calendar today features its first minifigure, Nute Gunray, the Neimoidian, first seen in The Phantom Menace. He's such a popular, pleasant chap, isn't he, and perhaps a strange choice for inclusion in the calendar. Perhaps there was a stash of his hat somewhere in the warehouse :-)
In proper (as opposed to Chinese) plastic, he was quite rare until today, having appeared in only one set, 8036, Separatist Shuttle, in 2009.