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Saesee Tiin (Jedi Master) - SW [S - P1] - Basic (’02 #20)

Name: Saesee Tiin (Jedi Master)
Collection: Star Wars [Saga - Phase I]
Number: '02 #20
Source: Attack Of The Clones
Availability: April 2002
License: Hasbro

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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.

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.

Episode I showed us all how the Jedi Council set up shop, but Episode II showed us how they utilized their Jedi arts. Star Wars Episode II: Attack Of The Clones provided Star Wars fans with an exciting sensory-overloaded scene during the Battle Of Geonosis. While it started off as an execution of the three main heroes of the film, the attention was quickly turned into all-out war between the Jedi, Separatists and eventually the Grand Army of the Republic. Many Jedi for the very first time were scene battling the enemy and wielding their unique lightsabers. We only witnessed Saesee Tiin sitting in a chair in The Phantom Menace, but we saw him in a much more aggressive manner at the tail end of Episode II. We all quickly realized how important his role in the Jedi order was and why he struck a chord with so many Star Wars fans. Typically less is more in Star Wars and the less you know about a character makes you like them more. With Saesee Tiin, he was definitely a background Jedi, but we caught enough glimpses of him that made him quite a memorable Jedi. It seems the more cantina-like a Star Wars character is, the more we like them.

Hasbro developed an action figure of him in the Star Wars “Saga” line that was quite different than the first version released in the Power Of The Jedi line. The sculpt of the POTJ figure was excellent, but it showed him in a very reserved manner. The complete antithesis of that figure is Saesee Tiin (Jedi Master) (’02 #20). We aren’t completely crazy about action-oriented poses, but there is something about this figure that is interesting (and almost gripping). Obviously you are very limited in the way you can situate him in a display, and his Force effect is downright silly, but Saesee Tiin (Jedi Master) doesn’t look half as bad as you might think. His face holds an expression of determination and the included ball-jointed shoulders give him great versatility in achieving a decent arrangement of lightsaber-wielding poses. His outfit looks pretty accurate, save for the missing outer robes and the paint job on his face, while messy in spots, gives the character a nice texture and screen accurate likeness. He is more than a statue below the belt as he comes with two swivel hips joints and can stand up reasonably well despite their pose which gives him a “running” appearance.

It’s hard to say if the Saesee Tiin (Jedi Master) action figure is a step up from the action figure brought to us in the Power Of The Jedi line. They have two distinct looks and are intended for two distinct purposes. Clearly you’ll need both if you want a version of him from Episode I and Episode II. The accessories make him a little more interesting anyway. The lightsaber hilt and blade are two separate pieces which is a very, very nice option to have. But be careful. The posts for the blades break off more easily than anything else we have seen in the Star Wars toy line to date. What makes it worse is that they typically break off inside of the hilt and remain there forever. We honestly don’t understand the inclusion of the Force effect. Unless there are deleted scenes that show Saesee Tiin Force deflecting something, we honestly don’t understand why it’s been added here, unless Hasbro was just being extra creative. Saesee Tiin (Jedi Master) is definitely one of the nicer Jedi figures in the Star Wars “Saga” line. Many will forgo him because of the wonky pose, but if you spend some time with it, you’ll find that you can make him look pretty good.

Collector Notes

Saesee Tiin (Jedi Master)

Status: Saesee Tiin (Jedi Master) is an all-new figure.

Articulation Count: 7 points

Articulation Details: swivel head, 2 ball-jointed shoulders, swivel right elbow, swivel waist, 2 swivel hips

Accessory Count: 3

Accessory Details: lightsaber hilt, lightsaber blade, Force effect

Date Stamp: 2002

Collection: 2

Assortment Number: 84832/84861

UPC: 076930848326

Retail: $4.99 USD

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Added: September 26, 2013
Category: Star Wars [Saga - Phase I]
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