SAESEE TIIN Jedi Master
Saga Collection 2
Item No.: Asst. 84861 No. 84832
Includes: Lightsaber, blast effect
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: Spring 2002
Appearances: Attack of the Clones
Bio: A member of the Jedi Council, Saesee Tiin's telephatic mind races ahead to foresee possible outcomes to events, providing a unique perspective to the Council (Taken from the figure's cardback.)
Image: Adam Pawlus' toy room.
Commentary: Nobody can get enough Jedi! Hasbro went to town in early 2002, recreating characters like Saesee Tiin so fans could relive the battle royale on Geonosis. While a version of the Jedi was released earlier, this one had more detail in the face, enhanced articulation, a more accurate-to-the-film lightsaber, and a weird energy thing. I'm not quite sure why the energy thing was included with this and other figures, but it looks kind of neat in some displays. Of course, it also looks neat in your junk drawer, as it never appeared in the films and really doesn't do a whole lot to enhance the figure.
Saesee Tiin is a good figure, but not a great one. His battle-oriented pose doesn't lend itself to other positions, nor does it really let him sit. There's a good amount of detail to be seen in his costume and head, which is a good thing, but there's only so much personality you can squeeze out of "winkled face" and "action pose." For its time, this figure was pretty average, which makes it tough to write about today-- there's nothing particularly remarkable about it, but it doesn't suck either. It merely is. If Hasbro rereleased it, it would probably sell fairly well because it doesn't look horrible, although it does pale in comparison to other, later releases of the character. If you just get one Saesee Tiin figure, this shouldn't be it, but the figure should hold some value to those who must have them all and to fans building a diorama. For a battle-pose Saesee Tiin, there's no better figure than this one.
Collector's Notes: Since newer, better versions have been produced, this one isn't particularly desired by fans. Unless you wish to collect them all, I suggest you skip this in favor of the version sold in 2005 and 2007 with the cloth bits and enhanced articulation.
Day 765: June 9, 2008