Name: Savage Opress
Collection: Star Wars [Yoda/Attack Of The Clones] (The Clone Wars)
Source: The Clone Wars (Season 3 Episode 13: Monster)
Availability: February 2013 (International Exclusive)
Savage Opress brings his lost brother Darth Maul to Dathomir to be healed. (European packaging)
Savage Opress brings his lost brother Darth Maul to Dathomir to be healed. The evil Opress helps Maul lure Obi-Wan Kenobi into a trap, and eagerly fights side by side with his brother against the Jedi in a ferocious lightsaber duel. (North American packaging)
We recently thumbed through some of the 2008/2009 TLC Comic Packs pack-in comic books. In it were adds for the 30 (77-07) Saga Legends Fans’ Choice figures. Not only does this ad prove how far delayed the Comic Packs line was, there was a tagline on it that made us remember happier times. The tagline reads “When you talk, we listen.” That was exactly the case then, but goodness gracious how times changed for the worse in this day and age. Hasbro does anything but listen to us it seems. Despite so many figure from The Clone Wars line being some of the most difficult to find, Hasbro rarely includes them as carry-forward figures in updated line looks. To be fair, there are many times they got “rare” figures out to us again. C-3PO (No. 16), Jar Jar Binks (No. 24), Aayla Secura (CW40), Commander Gree (CW09), Hondo Ohnaka (CW41) among others are all great examples of Hasbro reissuing them in different formats to help meet demand. But then there are some characters that they either bury their heads in the sands over or they just choose not to listen to collectors anymore.
MagnaGuard (CW49), Clone Commander Stone (CW44), Darth Sidious (CW45), Commander TX-20 (CW46), Ahsoka (CW44), Commander Bly (CW39), Clone Trooper Draa (CW35), among many others just don’t seem to be on Hasbro’s radar despite our constant begging. Now that the animated The Clone Wars line is finished, the chances of seeing these figures again is no longer a possibility. Another figure which did receive additional releases is Savage Opress in his armored appearance. Despite a rerelease in 2012’s SW [TPM 3D] Darth Maul Returns Battle Packs set, Hasbro neglected to include his signature lightsaber, much to the chagrin of all collectors. How could they forgo such a key accessory for a much awaited rerelease? This kept the basic figure from 2011 commanding a premium since it was the only way to get this version of Savage Opress (CW59) complete. Then Hasbro announced this version of Savage would see release again (complete) in the 2013 Star Wars [Yoda/Attack Of The Clones] line look. And he did, but not for American collectors. Collectors in America couldn’t catch a break.
Status: Savage Opress is a straight repack of 2011's TCW Savage Opress (CW59) figure. This figure was also included in 2012's SW [TPM 3D] Darth Maul Returns Battle Packs set without his signature lightsaber.
Articulation Count: 12
Articulation Details: ball-socket head, 2 ball-jointed shoulders, 2 ball-jointed elbows, 2 swivel wrists, swivel waist, 2 swivel hips, 2 ball-jointed knees
Accessory Count: 5
Accessory Details: lightsaber, battle axe, projectile, 2 removable shoulder armor pieces
Date Stamp: 2011
Assortment Number: A2379/37290
UPC: 5010994617486 (European packaging – same on every action figure)/653569842231 (North American packaging)
Retail: $10.99 USD
Market Value: Click here to check the latest prices based on listings.
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