Name: Saesee Tiin
Collection: 30 (77-07)
Source: Revenge Of The Sith
Availability: August 2007
Jedi Council member Saesee Tiin is well known for his exceptional starfighter piloting skills, daring space battles, and keen interest in new flight technology. His telepathic abilities and strong connection to the Force make him a powerful member of the Jedi Order.
When Revenge Of The Sith came to be in 2005, Hasbro released one of their most aggressive basic figure lines based on a Star Wars film ever. The Revenge Of The Sith toy line was as equally exciting as Episode III the film and some of the coolest action figures made by Hasbro were developed for both kids and collectors. Keep in mind that half of the basic figure line was geared towards the kids. But the action figures that fell under the Collection 2 banner were geared for collectors and some of them even today remain fine specimens for your collection. Take for instance 2005’s ROTS Saesee Tiin (III 30) figure. Years after its release, while not entirely perfect, still holds up very well. Only one year had passed before Hasbro refreshed the figure with a slightly different paint operation, added a soft-goods Jedi robe and made it part of 2006’s TSC Jedi Vs. Darth Sidious Battle Packs set.
And that’s the version of Saesee Tiin that was chosen for the 2007 TAC Saga Legends line. Not a Fans’ Choice figure, Hasbro decided that Saesee Tiin was a much-needed release for their greatest hits line. We think he was a very wise choice for the line and including the soft-goods robe as an extra accessory was even smarter. So many (most) of the Jedi in the Revenge Of The Sith lacked their outer robes which really affected the aesthetics of the character. That’s been resolved right now for Saesee Tiin. Our only concern is how well Saesee Tiin will hold up in the modern basic figure line, since its sculpt originates in 2005. The figure isn’t definitive by any means. It comes with 12 points of articulation and he comes with swivel elbows, something that many collectors see as something abhorrent and not welcomed. Thankfully the Saesee Tiin action figure has a number of very good qualities to distract from its faults.
Status: Saesee Tiin is a slight repaint of the Saesee Tiin figure from 2006's TSC Jedi Vs. Darth Sidious Battle Packs set, which is itself a repaint of 2005's ROTS Saesee Tiin (III 30) figure with a soft-goods robe.
Articulation Count: 16 points (12 areas of articulation)
Articulation Details: ball-socket head (1), ball-jointed left shoulder (2), ball-jointed right shoulder (2), swivel left elbow (1), swivel right elbow (1), swivel left wrist (1), swivel right wrist (1), swivel waist (1), swivel left hip (1), swivel right hip (1), ball-jointed left knee (2), ball-jointed right knee (2)
Accessory Count: 3
Accessory Details: lightsaber hilt, lightsaber blade, soft-goods robe
Date Stamp: 2005
Assortment Number: 87490/85770
Retail: $6.99 USD
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