Name: Kitik Keed'kak
Collection: The Saga Collection
Number: SAGA 071
Source: A New Hope
Availability: February 2007
The regulars in Chalmun's Cantina are a foul-tempered lot, and Kitik Keed'kak is no exception. The short-tempered insectoid female lashes out at anyone who distracts her from keeping an eye on any Quor'savs whom she can secretly follow back to their broods of eggs for a tasty meal.
Hasbro gave us a second chance to add our favorite mutant space mantis to those cantina displays with the re-release of Kitik Keed’kak in the final wave of The Saga Collection. Kitik was previously only available in the Kmart exclusive Mos Eisley Cantina screen scene back in 2004. Now she’s been reissued (that’s right, “she”) as a Walmart exclusive basic figure and instead of a bar section she includes a The Saga Collection display stand (which is incorrectly labeled as Attack of the Clones) and a pack-in hologram figure. Unlike the other Chalmun's Cantina patrons Hasbro released in this Walmart exclusive wave, Kitik Keed'kak has the least amount of changes done to her paint job. There are very minor differences that only the discriminating eye will notice, but there are definitely some changes this time around.
What's frustrating is what Hasbro DIDN'T update on her. From the production stills, Kitik Keed'kak is clearly a light green, so why in the world did Hasbro not take advantage of getting it right the second time around? So while there isn't really too much new with the figure, it's nice to get a second stab at her since she hasn't been the easiest action figure to attain. In fact, out of the technically three times released (two official and one cancelled), Kitik Keed'kak has always been available only as an exclusive and never available as a general market piece. The Walmart exclusive wave of The Saga Collection is the closest she has come to mass market availability. Although Kitik is lacking an incredible new paint job, it can be assumed that she is a much needed rerelease in the basic figure line. But the lack of the correct paint job is what makes this figure not get the greatest score in our eyes.
Status: Kitik Keed'kak is a slight repaint of the figure from 2002's SW Kitik Keed'kak (With Cantina Bar Section) set which was originally planned as a Walmart exclusive. After a small inital production run was run, the set was unfortunately cancelled. This figure was then "officially" released in 2004's OTC Mos Eisley Cantina (Scene 1) Kmart exclusive Scene Packs set.
Articulation Count: 5 points
Articulation Details: 2 swivel shoulders, swivel waist, 2 swivel hips
Accessory Count: None
Accessory Details: None
Date Stamp: 2002
Assortment Number: 87350/85770
Retail: $6.99 USD
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