Collection: Star Wars [Saga - Phase I]
Number: '02 #34
Source: Attack Of The Clones
Availability: May 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.
Massiffs are ferocious creatures with razor sharp teeth and agile movements. Although small in size, these aggressive beasts are difficult to restrain, even by their handlers.
Star Wars Episode II: Attack Of The Clones introduced Star Wars fans to a wide range of never before seen creatures. From the huge beasts in the Geonosis arena to the equivalent of “space dogs” in the Tusken Raider camp, there was no shortage of beasts to help the Star Wars universe seem even bigger than it already is. It was in the nomadic camp of the Tusken Raiders where we were first introduced to the massiffs. The dog-like creatures were definitely vicious, yet domesticated, four legged animals that often accompanied the Tusken Raiders wherever they set up shop. Interestingly, Hasbro goofed a little bit when they created their Massiff basic figure for the Star Wars “Saga” line. They paired it with a Geonosian Warrior, but unless there is a deleted scene somewhere that shows these two aliens interacting with each other, Hasbro goofed here because they never appeared onscreen together in the final cut of the film.
We do feel that Hasbro accidentally mixed up the Geonosian picador riding the orray into the Geonosis arena as the Geonosian holding the massiff as represented by this basic figure release. We could be very wrong, and more astute lovers of Episode II may have to school us on this one day, but that is what we’re inclined to believe. While the orray and the massiff really look nothing like each other, they both walk on all fours and have a very similar body shape. Whatever this combined set of figures was intended to be, collectors should be somewhat excited to purchase it because it’s a great army building set regardless. Interestingly, the major “accessory” here is the almost all-new sculpted Geonosian Warrior. Hasbro decided not to reuse 2002’s SW Geonosian Warrior (‘02 #15) released earlier in the line, except for the head, so they crafted a new body since this version doesn’t come with wings. It actually came out pretty well.
Status: Massiff is an all-new figure.
Articulation Count: 1 point
Articulation Details: hinge-jointed jaw
Accessory Count: 3
Accessory Details: harness, handle, Geonosian Warrior (swivel head, 2 swivel shoulders, swivel waist 2 swivel hips)
Date Stamp: 2002
Assortment Number: 84803/84861
Retail: $4.99 USD
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