Monday, May 28, 2007

Figure of the Day: Day 387: Ayy Vida

AYY VIDA Outlander Club Patron
Item No.:
Asst. 84861 No. 84723
Number: 0338
Includes: Stool, glass
Action Feature: n/a
Retail: $4.99
Availability: Fall 2003
Appearances: Attack of the Clones

Bio: The consort of local crime boss Hat Lo, the beautiful Twi'lek Ayy Vida has been tainted by the criminal underworld. She continues to look for an opportunity to escape Lo's repressive clutches. After catching the eye of a dapper Republic Guard one night at the Outlander nightclub, she hopes the guard will rescue her. Her hope is in vain for he is an imposter, one of many poseurs who frequent the clubs for their own nefarious purposes. (Taken from the figure's cardback.)

Image: Adam Pawlus' toy shelves.

Commentary: In the immortal words of Mr. Laupin, "She'll go there. And maybe she'll bring a friend." Ayy Vida is dressed like a total party girl in a collar and skin-tight latex (I think) outfit, which matches her dyed skin. Hawt. The figure initially resembles a retooled Shakka, although dressed in what may be considered a far more pleasing manner. Because of this, she's not a perfect match for the stock photography, but still a great addition to your Outlander dioramas. The figure is one of too few female figures in the line, has eight points of articulation, is nearly naked, and is drinking. In other words, the kind of houseguest one can only wish for. While the figure does little to break new ground in the world of toymaking, she has done wonders for the world of in-universe Star Wars club fashion, and to Ms. Vida, we salute you.

Collector's Notes: This figure was introduced as the SKU she shipped in was discontinued-- meaning she basically shipped in one case at one per case for a few weeks, and was clearanced. As such, she was a little hard to get, but as nobody cared, she stuck around for a while. Fans of the Coruscant Outlander Nightclub will also want to get Elan Sleazebaggano, Achk Med-Beq, Lt. Dannl Faytonni, and the club version of Obi-Wan Kenobi-- each includes tables and chunks of the bar to recreate some elements of the scene in your very own home.

Day 387: May 28, 2007

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