Saturday, July 26, 2008

Figure of the Day: Day 812: Shaak Ti

SHAAK TI Jedi Master
Saga Collection 2
Item No.:
Asst. 87500 No. 87429
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Number: #0210
Includes: Blast effect, Lightsaber
Action Feature: n/a
Retail: $4.99
Availability: April 2008
Appearances: Attack of the Clones

Image: Adam Pawlus' TV tray.

Bio: Shaak Ti is a powerful Jedi Master. Her highly refined Jedi skills are extremely useful in the battle against Count Dooku and the super battle droids. (Taken from the figure's cardback.)

Commentary: A very hard figure to get upon release in 2002, particularly in the U.K., this statue of a Shaak Ti figure got a brief surge of popularity until people realized it wasn't all that great. Posed so she basically can't be more than a statue, this colorful, well-painted, nicely sculpted release looks awesome on your desk. It's also a terrible toy, as it's basically a salt shaker with arms, but due to the leg poses she also has a habit of falling over. Aside from the two shoulder joints, her articulation is pretty worthless. This is a figure you should buy purely based on looks, or your desire to own a blaster deflection bolt. She can't sit, or be placed in vehicles-- she's just for looks. Hasbro's attention to deco means that she looks good, with lots of little color markings on her robes, striking salmon colored skin, lovely stripes on her head, and great face paint-- which is important. The 2005 was significantly better overall, so if you don't feel the need to own them all, you can skip this one. Unfortunately, it's somewhat cheap, and it shows.

Collector's Notes: Jedi tend to sell very well, and this one was no exception. Until saturation hit, at which time people stopped caring. She isn't hard to get, so if you want her, try to pay $5 or less- any more than that and odds are you'd be sorry.

--Adam Pawlus

Day 812: July 26, 2008

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