Ten years after the fight to save Naboo from invasion, the galaxy is on the brink of civil war. Under the leadership of a renegade Jedi, thousands of solar systems threaten to secede from the Galactic Republic. A courageous Jedi Knight, his impulsive and headstrong apprentice, and a queen-turned-senator are drawn into the heart of the conflict... and the beginning of war.
Shaak Ti is a powerful Jedi Master. Her highly refined Jedi skills are extremely useful in the battle against Count Dooku and the super battle droids.
There were many Jedi that made first appearances in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of The Clones. One such example was Shaak Ti (Jedi Master). This female Togruta was as beautiful as she was powerful with the Force. She was so mighty in fact that it has been rumored that she taught Obi-Wan Kenobi a few tricks of the trade. As part of the 200 Jedi that were dispatched to the Geonosis Arena to rescue Anakin Skywalker, Padmé Amidala and Obi-Wan Kenobi, she fought valiantly against members of the Separatist Droid Army to regain control of a seemingly losing battle. Sadly, Shaak Ti (Jedi Master) didn’t get a whole bunch of screen time, but we did witness her swinging her lightsaber and getting ready to take on the hoards of enemies attempting to defeat her. Hasbro developed the very first action figure interpretation of her in one of the opening waves of the Star Wars “Saga” line and she admittedly came out quite well, if you can accept her for what she is that is. A dynamically static action figure, Shaak Ti (Jedi Master) couldn’t be more ready for lightsaber battle and looks and pays the part authentically from the film.
Shaak Ti (Jedi Master) comes with three points of articulation. Clearly this arrangement doesn’t provide for a great deal of movement, but like so many of the other Jedi made for the Star Wars “Saga” line, her strengths lie completely in the sculpt and paint job, and not the articulation. Shaak Ti visually is gorgeous. Hasbro applied multiple layers of paint operations to replicate her ornate and decorative facial features. Her head-tails are not exactly the same as a Twi’leks, but they are similar enough that they seem familiar. These head-tails too have been painted with great care and perfectly frame her pretty face and beautiful skin color and conservative costume. Shaak Ti (Jedi Master) comes pre-posed with arms up ready to hold a lightsaber and fight the Separatists. As a display piece we couldn’t give her enough praise and high marks. As an action figure we would have to say that Hasbro has a lot more work to do before we could label her as definitive. So what a conundrum this creates. A great sculpt held back by a lack of articulation. Some find this frustrating and others just go with the low. But whatever position you take, there is no denying how great Shaak Ti (Jedi Master) looks despite her limitations.
Her accessories are simple and few too. She comes with a lightsaber hilt, a detachable blue lightsaber blade and a blast effect. The blast affect is large and appears to be deflecting a blast when you attach it to her lightsaber blade. We think Hasbro succeeded in creating this illusion so we have to give them credit for this successful venture. It’s a shame that Attack Of The Clones didn’t spend more time showing the Clone Wars. The film spends an awful long time trying to develop Anakin and Padmé’s relationship while forgetting that it is the Clone Wars events that shaped how the saga moved on to Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi, and Luke Skywalker and how Darth Vader comes back into the picture. But collectors are just going to have to use their imaginations instead to create these scenes. And a figure like Shaak Ti (Jedi Master) is already rearing to go thanks to a very excited pose. The Star Wars “Saga” line will continue to introduce new characters into the basic figure line. If they keep cranking them out like this particular figure, it may just be enough to keep collectors beckoning for more. Better versions are sure to come, but don’t you forget about this one. She really does look pretty amazing in a static pose.
Shaak Ti (Jedi Master)
Status: Shaak Ti (Jedi Master) is an all-new figure.
Articulation Count: 3 points
Articulation Details: swivel head (inhibited movement), 2 swivel shoulders
Accessory Count: 3
Accessory Details: lightsaber hilt, lightsaber blade, blast effect
Date Stamp: 2002
Assortment Number: 84872/84861
Retail: $4.99 USD
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