Monday, April 25, 2011

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,529: Geonosian Warrior

The Legacy Collection Target Exclusive Geonosis Arena
Item No.:
Asst. 91751 No. 91752
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Number: #2 of 6
Includes: Blaster, Kit Fisto figure
Action Feature: n/a
Retail: $12.99
Availability: October 2009
Appearances: Attack of the Clones

Bio: The Jedi Knights rush to Geonosis to rescue Obi-Wan, Anakin, and Padme from execution. The Jedi brandish their lightsabers against the Geonosian warriors and the massive army of battle droids, super battle droids, and droidekas. All hope seems lost that any Jedi will survive this battle, then Yoda arrives with an army of clone troopers. Although many Jedi are lost that day, others survive this climactic battle that ushers in the Clone Wars. (Taken from the figure's packaging.)

Image: Adam's Arena playset.

Commentary: As a heavy reworking of Sun Fac, this Geonosian Warrior turned out fairly well. The deco is incredibly bumpy and filthy, the armor has been exquisitely painted, and-- unusual for an exclusive-- Hasbro actually added knee articulation. This messy figure would make for a great army builder were it not stuck in a 2-pack with Kit Fisto, its raised price effectively limiting just how many you're likely to want to buy. At the present time, as movie figures go, this is the best basic Geonosian trooper you can get. He's got wings, he's got articulated ankles, and he has a big gun for aiming at the clone army. Hasbro did a great job bringing out the texture in its sculpt, so you'll probably want to track this one down despite having had a shot at a superior Kit Fisto figure at this point. (For the record, a Kit Fisto was packaged with this Geonosian.)

Collector's Notes: This assortment stuck around for a while, and while unlikely it's possible you might still be able to find it locally. At $13 it may be a bit of a stretch, but for $10 or less it's a great deal. On eBay, it's not worth a lot so feel free to be a cheapskate on this one.

--Adam Pawlus

Day 1,529: April 25, 2011

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