Name: Saesee Tiin
Collection: The Clone Wars [Shadow Of The Dark Side]
Source: The Clone Wars (Season 3 Episode 14: Witches Of The Mist)
Availability: August 2011
Saesee Tiin is an outstanding pilot because of his impressive telepathic abilities and the practice he received flying his starfighter through the challenging winds on his homeworld, Iktoch. When he is on space combat missions, the Jedi Master wears a special helmet and flight pack with swing-out wings.
It took a while for Saesee Tiin to make an appearance in The Clone Wars television show. As a direct result of this, it likewise took Hasbro almost as long to get the action figure interpretation out to us too. This all occurred around the same time season 4 was about to start up on the Cartoon Network. While there was a delay, the action figure from Hasbro is thankfully more than worth the wait. Hasbro has developed an excellent animated version of him and like multiple other recent action figures in the line, Saesee Tiin comes with extra play value via an extra large, albeit borderline silly, jetpack accessory. Saesee Tiin has dual functionality as he will appeal to both collectors and kids. He's the definition of "something for everyone" here. We’re impressed with this because Hasbro has discovered a way to seamlessly link action features with a collector-friendly sculpt without compromising what we want in an action figure. And that includes accuracy and exactness to the images and deatils we see on the television screen. Instead of ruining action figure aesthetics with disproportionate weapons (and even some bodily distortions amongst other things), they have figured out a way to make the action features removable and separate from the main action figure so that once they're removed, you'd have no idea that they were even part of the action figure package. It’s a win-win for everyone.
Saesee Tiin truly shines from head to toe. From the near perfect coloring of his outfit to the subtle gradient in the horns on his head, Saesee Tiin brings simple perfection to The Clone Wars line. He comes articulated with 12 points and has an extremely excellent portrait. The very nature of his skin tone is subtly human and Hasbro has effortlessly replicated this in the action figure. He has a slight look of concern on his face and because he's a Jedi of few words, Hasbro successfully ensured this was captured in his expression. Saesee Tiin comes without ankle joints but this is not something that concerns us too much. You may feel differently, but he still has incredible flexibility when posing him and he’s able to maintain these poses thanks to enhancing ball-jointed knees. Saesee Tiin has gauntlets with Jedi Temple insignia on them. They are white and don’t really match the rest of his outfit, but since every other Jedi in The Clone Wars is wearing similar gauntlets, he doesn’t look out of place at all. He comes with a green lightsaber and his soft-goods skirt is woven nicely is darted for a close fit and the drape just looks fantastic. (You’ll even see the stitching pulling the fabric close to his body for that fitted look. It honestly just looks fantastic.)
Status: Saesee Tiin is an all-new figure.
Articulation Count: 18 points (12 areas of articulation)
Articulation Details: ball-socket head (1), ball-jointed left shoulder (2), ball-jointed right shoulder (2), ball-jointed left elbow (2), ball-jointed right shoulder (2), swivel left wrist (1), swivel right wrist (1), swivel waist (1), swivel left hip (1), swivel right hip (1), ball-jointed left knee (2), ball-jointed right knee (2)
Accessory Count: 6
Accessory Details: lightsaber, removable helmet, harness, jetpack (3 parts)
Date Stamp: 2011
Assortment Number: 30441/94736
Retail: $7.99 USD
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