Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Figure of the Day: Day 1,321: Geonosian Warrior

Saga Deluxe Collection
Item No.:
Asst. 84859 No. 84882
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Number: n/a
Includes: Anakin Skywalker figure
Action Feature: Can be dismembered
Retail: $9.99
Availability: Summer 2002
Appearances: Attack of the Clones

Bio: Battling for their lives in the arena, Anakin and Obi-Wan Kenobi clash against thousands of Geonosian Warriors in a grueling confrontation. As Geonosians attack, Anakin uses the Force to retrieve a second lightsaber and prepares to defend himself at all costs. (Taken from the figure's cardback.)

Image: Adam Pawlus' tackle box.

Commentary: Neat idea, iffy execution. This Geonosian Warrior is based on a preproduction drawing, which is why he has no clothes. He also has a hard time keeping together, which is unfortunate for a figure whose sole purpose is to be slashed to bits and reassembled. With very little articulation and an iffy action feature, well, this is a "collectors-only" kind of thing, which is unfortunate given that it was clearly created with kids in mind. I'm all for a figure that's fun to play with, but I found this one to be annoying and hard to handle. The sculpt is OK, but since it's not based on the final film, well, why bother? You can safely skip this set, unless you really need every last variation on Anakin or the Geonosian Warrior. Hasbro made so many better ones that this isn't necessarily worth your time.

Collector's Notes: While the Anakin figure has made a few return appearances, the Geonosian has not.

--Adam Pawlus

Day 1,321: July 7, 2010

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