Name: Poggle The Lesser
Collection: The Saga Collection
Number: SAGA 018
Source: Attack Of The Clones
Availability: February 2006
Poggle has the difficult task of overseeing production on the battle droid army being built for the Techno Union and Separatists. He discovers that a Jedi and Republic Senator have been trespassing in the droid factories and presides over their trial. Anakin and Padmé are found guilty of espionage and are to be executed in the Geonosis arena immediately, but these crafty captives have other plans.
If we were betting people, we would have lost a lot of money with our assertion that Poggle The Lesser would never be released again. We were overly confident (rather cocky actually) that this figure would never see another day on the shelves, but that wasn't the case. Not only was it released a second time, but Hasbro expended money to create a new paint job for it that more closely reflects the look of the digital character in Star Wars Episode II: Attack Of The Clones. We were certain the one and only place he would be available for collectors to purchase was in 2003’s SW Geonosian War Chamber (Featuring Poggle The Lesser, Count Dooku & San Hill) (1 of 2) Scene Packs set. Those sets basically rotted on shelves and we found them for $1.98 by the time retail lost any interest in them whatsoever. But Hasbro thought Poggle The Lesser would be a great addition to their Battle Of Geonosis collection in The Saga Collection. And they are actually right. Sun Fac needs a fellow Geonosian to accompany him and we don’t think there is a better choice than Poggle The Lesser.
While the paint job is significantly improved, the articulation unfortunately is not. Poggle The Lesser comes with a limited nine points of articulation (all of which are swivel joints) and two of those points are the rotating wings. The figure has an exceptional amount of details for a figure from 2003, but he could nonetheless stand an upgrade to fix the way he stands (his legs spread too far left and right). He comes with a simply ornate walking cane. It’s bleached white in color and has been detailed with two copper rings in addition to a copper handle. The can fits just alright in his hand, but our sample consistently dropped his. Maybe we’re doing something incorrectly. Poggle The Lesser looks great as is. Don’t expect to pose him in some engaging stance. This action figure has really been designed to function as a statue and that’s exactly what he does best. The design overshadows its articulation however, so many of you should be pleased.
Status: Poggle The Lesser is a repaint of the figure that was included in 2003's SW Geonosian War Chamber (Featuring Poggle The Lesser, Count Dooku & San Hill) (1 of 2) Scene Packs set.
Articulation Count: 9 points
Articulation Details: swivel head, 2 swivel shoulders, swivel wrist, swivel waist, 2 swivel hips, 2 swivel wings
Accessory Count: 1
Accessory Details: cane
Date Stamp: 2003
Assortment Number: 85983/85770
Retail: $5.99 USD
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