Collection: Legacy Collection
Number: 6 of 6
Source: Attack Of The Clones
Availability: October 2009
The Jedi Knights rush to Geonosis to rescue Obi-Wan, Anakin and Padmé from execution. The Jedi brandish their lightsabers against the Geonosian warriors and the massive army of battle droids, super battle droids and droidekas. All hope seems lost that any Jedi will survive this battle, then Yoda arrives with an army of clone troopers. Although many Jedi are lost that day, others survive this climactic battle that ushers in the Clone Wars.
The TARGET exclusive Geonosis Arena Showdown sets are an excellent mix of updated figures, repacks and new offerings. The last and sixth set is not so much updated as it is rehashed, but it's definitely a worthwhile update and repack to two classic characters from Star Wars Episode II: Attack Of The Clones. Yoda is a repaint ofthe figure from 2007's TAC Yoda & Kybuck (No. 32) two-pack. This time around however, Yoda is made to be faithful to his Episode II likeness and to do this, Hasbro eliminated the white pants and bandolier. His skin color has been significantly darkened and the multiple finishing tones (washes) seen on the Clone Wars version have been omitted as well. Interestingly, Yoda has the same patterned soft-goods cloak as the TAC figure but this time has been cast in a softer and fuzzier material and in a very light tan instead. This was probably the best choice sculpt to use to update the Episode II Yoda (for now). We would have preferred better leg articulation and less of an awkward stance because you can't stand Yoda up straight without some awkward action stance. (This figure was deisgned to ride "something".) We have many times seen the ROTS Yoda figures be used to create Episode II Yoda figures. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. So we count ourselves lucky that Hasbro revisited this awesome TAC sculpt. However, it is indeed difficult to make Yoda look good without the assistance of another figure or action figure stand. Yoda also comes with his small green lightsaber, the perfect finishing touch for a figure who is also of small stature. While Yoda technically didn't fight with a lightsaber (or at all for that matter) in the Geonosis Arena, he is an excellent candidate for this series nonetheless.
The Droideka (Destroyer Droid) is essentially a repack of 2007's TAC Destroyer Droid (No. 59) figure. We could be wrong, but we believe this is the first time where Hasbro actually names this character a Droideka in the toy line. (It seems every other incarnation thus far has been entitled Destroyer Droid.) Besides very subtle coloring differences, this figure can easily be ascertained as a simple repack. Not an irrelevant purchase by any means, the Destroyer Droid in this two-pack is an essential army-builder figure and will absolutely help you grow your collection effectively. The Droideka also comes with two blast effects (we really don't see these add-ons that often any more) and it finishes the droid off very nicely. Just like the 2007 figure, the droid is covered in authentic scratches and wear and Hasbro really went the extra distance to give us the best Destroyer Droid to date for a second time. Seize the opportunity to pick this figure up again. It really is an impressive use of older molds and the piece work together beautifully. Coming with a remarkable 12 points of articulation, the Droideka is not in need of too much more to be considered definitive. The droid has a standout paint job and a "bendy" joint that allows for an infinite array of motion. This is a great benefit to the right kind of action figure. Droideka is a figure that needs this flexibility (no pun intended) to be the most it can.
Assortment Number: 91755/91751
Retail: $12.99 USD
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Status: Yoda is a repaint of the figure that came in 2007's TAC Yoda & Kybuck (No. 32) figure two-pack. This time he receives a soft-goods robe that isdifferent from the original release.
Articulation Count: 9 points
Articulation Details: ball-socket head, 2 ball-jointed shoulders, 2 swivel wrists, 2 swivel hips, 2 ball-socket ankles
Accessory Count: 2
Accessory Details: lightsaber, soft-goods robe
Date Stamp: 2007
Status: Droideka is a slight repaint of 2007's TAC Destroyer Droid (No. 59) figure which is actually a rework of the 1999 EI Destroyer Droid figure.
Articulation Count: 12 points
Articulation Details: hinge-jointed head, 2 hinge-jointed elbows, 2 hinge-jointed elbows, bendable spine (wired), 3 hinge-jointed hips, 3 hinge-jointed ankles
Accessory Count: 2
Accessory Details: 2 blast effects
Date Stamp: 1998
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