Friday, November 16, 2012

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,938: Aayla Secura

AAYLA SECURA  Take Three, or Four
The Vintage Collection Basic Figures
Item No.:
Asst. 37499 No.  98524
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Number: #VC58
Includes: Lightsaber, hilt, cloth cloak
Action Feature: n/a
Retail: $9.99
Availability: April 2012
Appearances: Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith

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 Force be with you!  (Taken from the figure's packaging.  No specific character information.)

Image: Adam's photo hole.

Commentary: Some figures were so good I couldn't fathom them being redone, like Aayla Secura.  The 2005 version was really nice, even though she lacked ball-jointed elbows she still looked fantastic and had a great range of movement.  This one's better.  The 2012 Vintage release has a hilt for her belt, 14 points of articulation, and a top-notch paint job.  The biggest surprise to me was the inclusion of lateral hip movement, so she can basically do the splits.  Her hands were sculpted to grip the lightsaber and to use the Force, and the overall level of quality in the sculpting and deco are sure to delight.  The cloth robes are a bit of overkill, but it's still nice to have.

Collector's Notes:  This figure, like the bulk of the 2012 line, was more than a little tough to find at mass market stores.   As such if you see her for a decent price, just buy it.  It's worth it.

--Adam Pawlus

Day 1,938: November 16, 2012

1 comment:

Soja rinn said...

Do the splits huh? I guess we all hoped she was flexible...