Friday, March 12, 2010

Figure of the Day: Day 1,238: Ahsoka Tano (Space Suit)

The Clone Wars Basic Figures
Item No.:
Asst. 87638 No. 91269
Number: #CW23
Includes: Lightsaber, Helmet
Action Feature: n/a
Retail: $7.99
Availability: August 2009
Appearances: The Clone Wars

Bio: By now, Ahsoka is used to the bold ideas of her Jedi Master, Anakin Skywalker. When she and Anakin must board a Separatist ship but have no assault craft, Ahsoka knows "Skyguy" will come up with a plan. She soon finds herself being dropped through space in an AT-TE walker and onto the enemy frigate as droid fighters fire on them! (Taken from the figure's cardback.)

Image: Adam Pawlus' yard.

Commentary: While the first Ahsoka Tano figure was an average seller, she quickly caught fire and sold out-- thus demanding new versions of the figure. While there are changes to the sculpt, this space suit edition is very similar to her first release with a little added paint and a new belt. The head now sports a smile and exposed teeth, giving the young Jedi a little more personality than past efforts. She certainly looks more cartoony this time around-- a plus, if you ask me-- and I totally dig the retro fishbowl helmet look. Hasbro hasn't really done a lot of environmental themed outfits that aren't snow when it comes to Star Wars, so seeing old-timey sci-fi helmets certainly was a pleasant surprise in 2009-- and they appear in the show, too! While a fairly simple figure, she's fun and I think is a worthy addition to any animated collection.

Collector's Notes: This figure isn't exactly common, but she's cheap on eBay. Don't pay more than $10 just yet.

--Adam Pawlus

Day 1,238: March 12, 2010

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