Figure of the Day: Day 124
9/7/2006 8:33:58 PM | Reported by Adam

MASSIFF with Geonosian Handler
Saga Collection Collection 2
Item No.:
Asst. 84861 No. 84803
Number: 0234
Includes: Leash, lizard-dog
Action Feature: n/a
Retail: $4.99
Availability: Spring 2002
Appearances: Attack of the Clones (technically)

Bio: Massiffs are ferocious creatures with razor sharp teeth and agile movements. Although small in size, these aggressive beasts are difficult to restrain, even by their handlers. (Taken from the figure's cardback)

Image: Yet another Adam's Pawlus toy shelf.

Commentary: Here's a unique situation. The main character in the set is a Geonosian Warrior, but this particular product was marketed as a Massiff in 2002, allowing for an unusual dynamic-- is the accessory now the most exciting part of the figure? The Geonosian is a good figure, not a great figure, but one of the first really good Geonosians. The very first Geonosian Warrior was totally naked, no armor or anything. This one is properly outfitted, at least, and is uniquely colored and looks pretty slick. Of course, the Massiff is pretty awesome with only one point of articulation-- his jaw. Together for $5, this was an incredible value and lots of fun at a low price. Of course, the Massiff species never made the final cut on Geonosis.

Collector's Notes: Originally designed for Geonosis, the Massiff species of lizard-dog only appears on Tatooine in the movies. Part of the backstory for the saga indicates the two planets are reasonably close together and spacers helped the species migrate from one world to the other, hence the need for a Tusken Raider with Massif set which was released later in 2002, and was also an awesome deal for the price. The Geonosis set is good as well if for no reason other than to help you build your armies. Deleted scene figure fans take note, this is one you should be adding to your collections. ( MORE IMAGES )

Day 124 September 7, 2006

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