Name: Aurra Sing
Collection: Star Wars [The Phantom Menace 3D] (Discover The Force)
Number: 1 of 12
Source: The Phantom Menace
Availability: February 2012
Aurra Sing is a Force-sensitive bounty hunter, mercenary and assassin. She is willing to work for anyone who can meet her price. Many aspiring hunters seek her out for training despite her reputation as a cold-hearted taskmaster.
Before Aayla Secura, before Luminara Unduli, before Shaak Ti and before Barriss Offee, fan boys everywhere had their eyes on Aurra Sing. Making a very brief cameo appearance in Episode I, she caught the eye of Star Wars fans and we began to immediately question when she was going to become part of the basic figure line. That dream came true in 2001 when Hasbro released her in the Power Of The Jedi basic figure line. We didn’t care that she looked like she was disco dancing. We didn’t care that she barely had any usable articulation and we didn’t even care that only one of her holsters was functional and included a removable blaster. We even didn’t care that her vest was too dark and that the antenna from her head was nowhere to be found. We were however thrilled to have her in plastic format and she actually looked pretty good (back in 2001 at least). In fact, Hasbro thought it was worthy of being repainted and released again as 2007's TSC Aurra Sing (SAGA 070) figure (another Walmart exclusive). There weren’t things called Wookieepedia back then to cross reference the accuracy of a figure against how that character appeared in the films. We had to rely on the rare photos that got published on the web or in the sporadic Star Wars reference book that was released in addition to our memories of seeing the film in theaters (or DVD later on). By the time the approach for action figures had changed when collectors demanded super-articulation for every last one, only then did we start realizing just how much work that 2001 Power Of The Jedi Aurra Sing figure needed. Hasbro made us wait a very long time for the upgrade. But she’s made, she beautiful and you’re going to love it.
Aurra Sing is almost super-articulated. She doesn’t come with ankle joints and yes, we can already feel the air get sucked out of the room. Please don’t let this deter you from enjoying this figure. Aurra Sing is an artistic triumph and we couldn’t be happier with the final results, well, except for one small misstep. (More on that in a moment.) The sculpt is breathtaking and Aurra Sing is flawlessly proportional. She has all of the sexy curves she needs and interestingly, Hasbro draws your attention to it as they've allocated her body articulation up around her chest. She doesn’t have waist movement as we know it. It’s chest movement for this figure. (Yes, that does sound funny and we're not trying to sound or be perverted.) The important ball-joints can be found in the shoulders, elbows and knees and the rest of the articulation (except for her portrait) are all swivel movement. Her head has been designed with the standard ball-socket joint and has a fair amount of movement. Aurra Sing’s paint job is excellent. Her skin tight outfit looks a little too red. In the film it looks orangey-red (and even the Power Of The Jedi figure looked this way also). There isn’t any dirt on her belly and her appearance is rather clean. Her arms and legs are athletically think and her fingers are extra long and very delicate looking. The great part is that they’re very functional to hold her weapons. (Thank the Maker!) And her massive ponytail is loaded with details. You’ll find various adornments and braids and lots of silvery highlights – all things that give Aurra Sing her truly bizarre and eerie look. The expression on her face creeps us out. The shadowing in her eyes is a masterful accomplishment. We’re very proud of this figure on all levels and you’ll be too! We'd even bet the fine folks at Hasbro are grinning from ear to ear over this figure.
Status: Aurra Sing is an all-new figure.
Articulation Count: 12 points
Articulation Details: ball-socket head, 2 ball-jointed shoulders, 2 ball-jointed elbows, 2 swivel wrists, swivel chest, 2 swivel hips, 2 ball-jointed knees
Accessory Count: 9
Accessory Details: long blaster rifle, 2 blaster pistols, removable vest, removable belt/holster combination, storage case, 3 lightsaber hilts
Date Stamp: 2011
Assortment Number: 38604/38601
Retail: $8.99 USD
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