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2010 Target Geonosis Arena Showdown 2-Packs
« on: July 12, 2010, 10:57 PM »
Most likely from a future Target 2 pack?

No idea who he is.
« Last Edit: July 21, 2010, 05:58 PM by Jeff »

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Re: New Geonosis Figure?
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2010, 11:03 PM »
Maybe it's one of the Jedi who tosses a lightsaber to Anakin and Obi-Wan?

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Re: New Geonosis Figure?
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2010, 11:04 PM »
This is none other than...

Nicanas Tassu (based on an ILM Employee) from the Geonosis Arena...


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He's one of the Jedi that toss Ani/Obi sabers once the Jedi attack.  People confused him with an n'sync member for a while, as was the other guy tossing a saber.

We've had a rumor swirling that he's part of another round of Target Exclusive Geonosis 2-packs, according to a source we've talked to.
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Re: New Geonosis Figure?
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2010, 11:05 PM »
I was just going to copy that picture from your Top Ten list, Jesse!

9 ) Nicanas Tassu

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Re: New Geonosis Figure?
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2010, 11:07 PM »
Hasbro hinted around that those two would get figures I think...  :)

Likek I said, we've heard in a rumor they're part of Geo 2-packs coming to Target again, but no confirmation on that.
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Re: New Geonosis Figure?
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2010, 02:16 AM »
I really like the headsculpt, but I don't understand why he would utilize the TAC Mace Windu body AGAIN. It was already twice used in the previous Geonosis sets. And you will also notice his lightsaber is Mace's, except cast in green.
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Re: New Geonosis Figure?
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2010, 02:25 AM »
I really like the headsculpt, but I don't understand why he would utilize the TAC Mace Windu body AGAIN. It was already twice used in the previous Geonosis sets. And you will also notice his lightsaber is Mace's, except cast in green.

I don't mind that so much, it's a solid sculpt. Hopefully he includes a robe.
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Re: New Geonosis Figure?
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2010, 03:34 AM »
Yeah, no gripes from me.  Solid sculpt, good articulation, the character doesn't look particularly short and nor is Windu...  He just needs the robe.  A recast saber is fine to me, most of the time.

My only gripe is the leg articulation's restricted by the robe's extension.  I've hoped for a Mace with softgoods "skirt" because of that.  Still, this figure's great I think.  I'm a big fan of getting human Jedi, human Jabba Goons and Cantina Denizens, and so on.

The figure's browns don't look as dark as the film image, but I'll live just to get more human Jedi I think.  I'm easy like that I guess.
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Re: New Geonosis Figure?
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2010, 07:03 AM »
I was shocked at the fact the Geo sets are not on clearance at Target like most everything else so maybe this explains that.
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Re: New Geonosis Figure?
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2010, 05:02 PM »
The previous Geonosis sets seem to have sold reasonably well.  There are still some stragglers, but overall they appear to have been well received by collectors.  There have been rumblings about the possibility of a second wave of Geonosis arena 2-packs.  Hasbro acknowledged that one of a couple of female Jedi may be a part of this next set.  And now it seems clear that the second wave is in fact on the way and Nicannas Tassu is one of the Jedi on tap.
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Re: New Geonosis Figure?
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2010, 04:07 AM »
I thought the first set was good, so I'm looking forward to what series 2 has in store. Definitely one of Hasbro's better exclusives, there's some actual new characters in there and a couple good resculpts as well.

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Re: New Geonosis Figure?
« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2010, 09:09 AM »
I am looking forward to seeing the selection of figures of course.  I like the first one there. 

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Re: New Geonosis Figure?
« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2010, 10:38 AM »
According to STAN Sarissa Jeng is the only 100% new figure in the next batch the rest are new heads/upgraded parts. He also mentioned that Target is on the fence with these still. Take his post as you will.

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Re: New Geonosis Figure?
« Reply #13 on: July 14, 2010, 10:43 AM »
He also mentioned that Target is on the fence with these still. Take his post as you will.

I can see why. Those things are lingering big time and need to be put on clearance.
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Re: New Geonosis Figure?
« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2010, 10:49 AM »
According to STAN Sarissa Jeng is the only 100% new figure in the next batch the rest are new heads/upgraded parts. He also mentioned that Target is on the fence with these still. Take his post as you will.

Hasbro already used the Q&A to tell us there would only be one new figure in the sets, so that's no surprise.  If it does turn out to be Sarissa, I'd be bummed.  I'd have preferred that they kitbashed Sarissa from Evo Bultar Swan and then gave us someone else new instead...
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