SHAAK TI Jedi Master
Revenge of the Sith Collection 2
Item No.: Asst. 85174 No. 85290
Includes: Lightsaber, pad, display base
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: April 2005
Appearances: Revenge of the Sith
Bio: Jedi Master Shaak Ti is an esteemed member of the Jedi Council and serves as a General in the Clone Wars. Like all Togruta, she has long head-tails called lekku that have protective pigmentation patterns. (Taken from the figure's cardback.)
Image: Adam Pawlus' toy shelves.
Commentary: During the Attack of the Clones line, Hasbro made a version of this character that was OK-- but not great. For Revenge of the Sith, Hasbro went all out and gave us the best Shaak Ti we'll likely ever see. She's very close to being super-poseable, and unlike the first version of the figure, has no problems standing up. She has a cloth dress, loads of articulation, a lightsaber, and everything you'd want short of extra dark brown Jedi robes. Her deco is excellent, the texture of the costume is superb, and short of some ball joints on the elbows and/or ankles, there's not much you can do to make this a better figure. I mean, she has a stand and a lightsaber, which is great, but her data pad just knocks it out of the park. So if you want just one Shaak Ti, be sure to get this one and not the version from Episode II.
Collector's Notes: Sadly, this figure did not do very well in some markets. I myself found one for $0.50 in late 2006 sitting at a Wal-Mart, over a year after it first came out. It's the best Shaak Ti you can buy, though, and on eBay it'll set you back about four or five bucks. It's worth it.