This Geonosian Warrior was released in a Target exclusive 2-pack in 2009 together with Jedi Master Kit Fisto. The set was part of the Geonosis Arena Showdown series, which started in 2009 during The Legacy Collection, and by Fall of 2010 consisted of twelve 2-packs totaling 24 figures. Geonosian Warriors can be seen in the arena battle on Geonosis in Attack Of The Clones.
The figure's sculpt is identical with the Geonosian Warrior from 2010, but the paint application on it is very different and much darker. The figure is super articulated, featuring a ball-jointed neck, ball-jointed shoulders, ball-jointed elbows, ball-jointed knees and ball-jointed ankles. The wrists, the waist and both leg joints were given swivel joints. Thanks to big feet and adjustable knees and ankles, the Geonosian Warrior stands very securely on his own without a stand. There was one sonic blaster and two detachable wings included. The weapon fits very well into both of the figure's hands and stays tightly attached. Both wings can be plugged into holes in the back of the figure, and once in place, the height of them can be adjusted. The top part of the figure's chest armor is part of the mold and non-removable.
The paint application on the Geonosian Warrior is done nicely, and the darker colors add a more realistic look to it. The figure is painted really well, and it's also quite different compared to the previously released Geonosian Warrior from the same series. The figure is beautifully sculpted, which should please even the most picky collectors. All in all, this Geonosian Warrior is fantastic, and makes a great addition to any collection.
The Jedi Knights rush to Geonosis to rescue Obi-Wan, Anakin and Padme from execution. The Jedi brandish their lightsabers against the Geonosian warriors and the massive army of battle droids, super battle droids and droidekas. All hope seems lost that any Jedi will survive this battle, then Yoda arrives with an army of clone troopers. Although many Jedi are lost that day, others survive this climatic battle that ushers in the Clone Wars.