Monday, March 12, 2012

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,759: Barriss Offee

The Vintage Collection Basic Figures
Item No.:
Asst. 97568 No. 28619
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Number: #VC51
Includes: Lightsaber, hilt, cloak
Action Feature: Removable cloak
Retail: $8.99
Availability: June 2011
Appearances: Attack of the Clones

Bio: Celebrate the legendary Star Wars saga that changed the universe forever! This collection brings to life the incredible story of good versus evil that captured our imagination and took us to a galaxy far, far away. Iconic Star Wars heroes and villains are captured with incredible detail and premium features to commemorate each epic tale in the Star Wars saga. May the Fore be with you! (Taken from the figure's packaging. There is no bio.)

Image: Adam Pawlus' Ultarama.

Commentary: I like a good Jedi figure, and Barriss Offee is a good Jedi figure. You want a lightsaber hilt for her belt? It's here. A fully-lit weapon? That too. Cloth robes so she can be posed in fun action scenarios or maybe even sit in a vehicle? Yes! Hasbro did a nice job here. Her cloak is entirely plastic, the prototype shown at Toy Fair 2011's slide show was cloth. The plastic one is better. (Some of you may disagree. You are wrong.)

Her face make-up is great, the little markings over her nose go great against her green skin and bright eyes. She's got a fair amount of personality, and colorful humanoid heads tend to translate quite nicely to collectible form. Replicating human skintone is tough, but green seems to basically be green and it looks great. I'm not sure how old she's supposed to be, I'm assuming she's an adult as Hasbro's previous 2003 figure of this character had a screaming face and a giant rack. Not that you have to be an adult to scream, but it seems like she had a bit of a reduction for this release. And good for her.

Collector's Notes: After a brief release in 2011, she is supposedly on the way back to stores in the 2012 assortment. As in "it sorta looks the same" but when you check the SKU on the cardback, believe you me, it's going to be different. Oh yes, it will be different.

--Adam Pawlus

Day 1,759: March 12, 2012

1 comment:

Graz73 said...

OK, so now I'm curious. Different how?