The Clone Wars Battle Packs
Item No.: Asst. 35566 No. 35577
Includes: Gun, wings, stand, chest piece, more figures
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: July 2011
Appearances: The Clone Wars
Bio: The warrior caste was lower station within the Geonosian aristocracy. Members of the warrior caste were winged and divided into two sub-categories - the elite and the regulars. They matured quickly, achieving maturity at age six at which point they were battle-ready. (Stolen from Wookieepedia.)
Image: Adam's photo studio test shot.
Commentary: Hasbro really seems to be getting the most out of its Geonosian Warrior mold, with this being one of the better overall incarnations. Incredibly colorful, this doesn't quite fit in with the other figures in terms of color but looks fantastic by himself. The yellowish-green wings pop nicely, and the face has a light, peachy color around his eyes and mouth. The golden chest armor is removable, as are the wings, plus the sonic blaster has a nice bright green dot at the center.
So far (I opened this in early October and am writing this on an airplane a few days after) it hasn't fallen over yet, so gravity seems to be kind to this figure so far. Previous Geonosians based on the mold toppled over pretty quickly, so I anticipate this to be doing a faceplant when I arrive back home. Still, it's a nice figure and even though it's part of a boxed set I'd say it's still worth your while.
Collector's Notes: It's part of a set with a dirty repaint of Obi-Wan Kenobi and another ARF Trooper figure. So the set itself seems good enough to warrant the asking price, although it might be close enough to things you have that you won't jump on it. I'd still grab it if you can.
Day 1,669: November 7, 2011