Figure of the Day: Day 409
6/19/2007 7:15:56 PM | Reported by Adam

SAN HILL Geonosian War Chamber
Saga Screen Scenes Collection
Item No.:
Asst. 84997 No. 84980
Number: 1 of 2
Includes: Cane, half of table, other figures
Action Feature: n/a
Retail: $24.99
Availability: Summer 2003
Appearances: Attack of the Clones, Clone Wars, Revenge of the Sith

Bio: San Hill was the Muun Chairman of the InterGalactic Banking Clan during the time of the Clone Wars, who pledged the Clan's monetary and military assets to the CIS. (Stolen from Wookieepedia.)

Image: Adam Pawlus' TV tray.

Commentary: The Separatists haven't really caught on as a popular cult subset in Star Wars collecting. We were introduced to these capitalist baddies with Nute Gunray and by 2002, characters like San Hill were best known by their one line of dialogue and awkward appearance. Sure, some like Wat Tambor looked really cool, but San "The Banking Clan will sign your treaty" Hill is just a rail-thin figure that seems closer to the cartoon design than the movies, at least around the eyes. The figure has six points of articulation, with ball jointed shoulders making the figure slightly better than he might have been were he produced in 1982. As part of a "screen scene" set, it's acceptable-- but a weapon, or some sort of nifty extra would have made this figure better. Part of his suit prevents him from sitting down, so while it's nice Hasbro took the time and money to articulate the figure, well, he isn't going to be doing much that isn't standing around. Because he's the only Muun you can get, this figure is still worth tracking down-- the Star Wars line is packed with examples of treading the same ground, and this figure is truly something different. For this reason, even though the sculpt isn't too ornate, the articulation isn't too notable, and the accessories aren't much to talk about, it's still kinda neat. Cross your fingers for a reissue (or resculpt) to tie into the Clone Wars CG show, even though he might technically have been arrested at that point.

Collector's Notes: It's an OK figure, and fairly easy to get on the secondary market today for a fair price. It'd be super-cool to get some sort of toy based on the Separatist Hardcell (ho, ho) vehicle, even if it's a scaled-down, one-man, escape pod-esque item. Check it out on Wookieepedia. It'd be totally cool to see a "deluxe" or "ultra" release of a mini version of this vehicle with San Hill or some other figure inside. A holographic miniature of the ship came with Wat Tambor, but it'd be totally cool to see something bigger, but still small-ish. ( MORE IMAGES )

Day 409: June 19, 2007

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