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Geonosian Warrior - SW [S - P1] - Basic (’02 #15)

Name: Geonosian Warrior
Collection: Star Wars [Saga - Phase I]
Number: '02 #15
Source: Attack Of The Clones
Availability: April 2002
License: Hasbro

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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.

Geonosian warriors are the inhabitants of the rocky planet Geonosis. These warriors aid Count Dooku in his effort to incite a civil war.

The Prequel Trilogy introduced Star Wars fans to some really cool looking characters. This is just our opinion, but we believe others feel similarly that the “awesomeness” of these characters is diminished for the sole reason that they are only computer generated images and not real or tangible three-dimensional creatures onscreen. The age of computer technology is truly a wonderful thing, but it has adulterated movie making to the point that nothing is left to the imagination anymore on how a director cut a scene. We’re already way off track with this review, but it was our way of expressing that Episode II showed off some pretty neat aliens and creatures, but they just don’t have the same impact as a man in a rubber mask, or an elaborate puppet that comes to live through puppeteers. We say all this to make a simple point about one specific alien in Attack Of The Clones. The Geonosian Warriors were a nice touch to Episode II. They looked annoyingly vicious and they were creepy because they mimicked the lifestyle of a bug, but it was hard to take them completely seriously knowing that the “didn’t really” exist onscreen.

As collectors, we obviously need a ton of Geonosians to recreate the various scenes in Episode II, so Hasbro started the line off right by getting one out to the buying public in April 2002, when all Episode II product went up for sale. The figure itself isn’t flawless, but we have to hand it to Hasbro for recreating this character in 3.75” with careful attention to detail, even if the exact coloring isn’t a perfect match. If you inspect this figure from head to toe, you’ll notice an inordinate amount of detail. We must express that we’re thoroughly impressed with how much “tooling” went into developing this action figure’s bumpy and buggy skin qualities, while ensuring as much screen accuracy as possible. Imagine how difficult it must be for Hasbro to develop something that doesn’t exist in three-dimensions. For that alone we have to hand it to them. Geonosian Warrior is different from a Geonosian drone, in that this character has wings where a drone does not. But expect Hasbro to continually deliver all of the various stages of these creatures’ lives in the action figure line because they are doing some impressive things with this species.

Geonosian Warrior comes with eight points of articulation, but two of those points are hinge-jointed wings that can be manipulated up and down. The rest of the figure contains swivel articulation and while we would have wished for quite a few more points to really get the most out of this figure, Hasbro has angled arms and legs well enough so that this creature can stand unassisted and hold its staff in a guarding position. Geonosian Warrior comes with a staff as well as an electro effect. The electro effect can twist around the staff, but it also warps it terribly. You may find that not using the electro effect is your best option. The staff, cast in a very pliable plastic material, can be reshaped by throwing into hot water. You’ll see it straighten out immediately once that is done (something that we feel we shouldn’t have to do if you ask us). Despite its imperfections, Geonosian Warrior is one of many Geonosians released in the Star Wars “Saga” line. While far from super-articulated, the figure’s biggest strength lies in how well-sculpted it is. If you’re not into Separatists or the perfect circle that is the political plot to overthrow the Jedi, then obviously you’re more into characters from the Original Trilogy. But don’t discount this figure completely.

Collector Notes

Geonosian Warrior

Status: Geonosian Warrior is an all-new figure.

Articulation Count: 6 points

Articulation Details: swivel head, 2 swivel shoulders, swivel waist, 2 swivel hips

Accessory Count: 2

Accessory Details: electro staff, electro effect

Date Stamp: 2002

Collection: 2

Assortment Number: 84867/84861


Retail: $4.99 USD

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Star Wars [Saga - Phase I] Wave 4
Battle Droid (Arena Battle) [TPM] (’02 #11)

Geonosian Warrior (’02 #15)
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Saesee Tiin (Jedi Master) (’02 #20)
Nikto (Jedi Knight) (’02 #21)

Added: February 16, 2014
Category: Star Wars [Saga - Phase I]
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
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