Name: Tusken Raider (Female With Tusken Child)
Collection: Star Wars [Saga - Phase I]
Number: '02 #08
Source: Attack Of The Clones
Availability: April 2002
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.
Also known as Sand People, these dangerous savages live in the rocky Jundland Wastes on the planet Tatooine. The Tusken Raiders engage in an inevitable confrontation with Anakin Skywalker after he tries to rescue his mother from their camp.
Wait! There are female Tusken Raiders? And they have children? What were we thinking? Star Wars often has a male-dominated mentality which isn’t a bad thing necessarily, but sometimes it can be a shock to the system when we find out that female counterparts look differently than the males. George Lucas took some time out to develop this line of though in Attack Of The Clones. Because they’re the perfect nomadic species in a desert land, Lucas and the rest of the Episode II makers played up a Native American/Muslim type of family setting for the Tusken Raiders and introduced us to a few new characters while doing so, namely the Tusken Raider female and her child. Billed as Tusken Raider (Female With Tusken Child) on the packaging, collectors received two well sculpted figures to complete the Tusken Raider family for the very first time. In the film, the Tusken Raiders set up shop in a society that truly resembled the Native Americans. They had their own form of mud huts and/or tee-pees and traveled in great numbers, although we learned from Obi-Wan Kenobi they tried to hide that. It may be easy to claim that the Tusken Raiders run a sexist society very similarly as we see in Muslim culture (where the woman are covered from head to toe and the men don’t have to be), but both male and female Tusken Raiders are covered with masks and robes and it appears that it’s more of an issue of modesty and protection from the sun than anything else.
Tusken Raider (Female With Tusken Child) is a beautifully designed action figure. Please keep in mind that you will not get a lot of articulation with this release, but its strength lies in the sculpt. Other than two swivel forearms, two swivel feet and a swivel torso, Tusken Raider (Female With Tusken Child) comes with no other articulation. The Tusken Child is considered an accessory here ant his set is not truly a two-pack. The Tusken Child, or uli-ah, comes with two swivel shoulders and that’s it. Although it is an accessory here, it’s been sculpted very well and interacts flawlessly with its mother. For lack of a better term, the uli-ah fits perfectly inside of the Tusken Raider’s papoose, like a glove in fact. The nice thing is that the child is removable and can stand on its own without the aid of anything. If Hasbro were to ever make a Tusken raider camp playset, you would probably want loads of the Tusken Raider (Female With Tusken Child) to buy to help populate the colony. The female Tusken Raider also comes with the classic gaffi/gaderffi stick and she can hold it well in her hads. You obviously won’t get a huge range of motion with them, but at least they’re functional arms in this regard. Tusken Raider (Female With Tusken Child) can stand unassisted and is pretty weighty when compared to other action figures in the Star Wars “Saga” line.
Status: Tusken Raider (Female With Tusken Child) is an all-new figure.
Articulation Count: 5 points
Articulation Details: swivel torso, 2 swivel forearms, 2 swivel ankles
Accessory Count: 2
Accessory Details: gaderffi stick, uli-ah (Tusken child)
Date Stamp: 2002
Assortment Number: 84864/84861
Retail: $4.99 USD
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