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Friday, September 2, 2011

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,623: Female Tusken Raider

TUSKEN RAIDER Female
30th Anniversary Collection Bantha with Tusken Raiders Battle Pack
Item No.:
No. 87378
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Number: n/a
Includes: Staff
Action Feature: n/a
Retail: $44.99
Availability: Spring 2007
Appearances: Attack of the Clones

Bio: Tusken Raiders are fierce desert savages that keep to themselves, and are a terrifying presence to the colonists that live on Tatooine. Swathed from head to toe in rags and robes, Tusken Raiders brandish their bladed clubs called gaderffii sticks with menacing skill. Also known as Sand People, these aggressive nomads dwell in the rocky Jundland Wastes of Tatooine and ride single file on banthas to conceal their numbers. (Taken from the figure's box.)

Image: Adam Pawlus' kitchen.

Commentary: If you can't get enough of the Tusken Raider culture, this female of the red clan may be of interest. The red isn't overtly red, so you might not even notice it's different at first glance. Her shoes and lower body are different from her other releases, but the top part is pretty close. (The arms are different as well.) I wouldn't put this at "just different enough to make you mad," but odds are if Hasbro sold it individually you'd be pretty uninterested. As part of the gift set she was pretty neat, but she's basically still a statue. There's not a lot of action in this figure beyond her ability to carry a gaffi stick and haul around a child in a large pouch on her back. The design is neat and I appreciate the new color, but she's a little less exciting than the other recolors in the box. I'd still go out of my way to get one, though.

Collector's Notes: The clans did well depending on the region-- which is a nice way of saying it was rare in some areas and a horrible seller in others. Today the set is $40-$50ish, depending on the week.

--Adam Pawlus


Day 1,623: September 2, 2011

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