Name: Shae Vizla (Old Republic Bounty Hunter)
Collection: The Vintage Collection
Source: Expanded Universe (Star Wars: The Old Republic)
Availability: June 2012
The power of obscurity! Or is it the power of beauty, femininity and sex appeal? We suppose we should be used to this by now in the Star Wars universe. Itâ€™s not like it hasnâ€™t happened before when a background female character forges to the forefront of the collective consciousness and all they can do is wish to see more of her. Look what happened to Aayla Secura. A relative unknown in the comics to one of the most favorite and revered female Jedi of all time. And it all happened faster than lightspeed. We expected something similar to happen with Shae Vizla, a character who has features strikingly familiar to the fan favorite Mara Jade character, but it happened much quicker this time around. Maybe we can attribute it to the instantaneousness of social media, but Shae Vizla burned her way onto collectorsâ€™ minds the second most saw her. Whatâ€™s more is that sheâ€™s a Mandalorian bounty hunter who shows herself with or without her helmet and it seems that Star Wars fans fond of the Expanded Universe just canâ€™t get enough of these types of characters. We see why she is as popular as she is already. Sheâ€™s gorgeous (red heads go far in Star Wars), sheâ€™s tough and she has probably one of the coolest outfits weâ€™ve seen in a very long time in the EU. The outfit may be slightly too â€śRocketeerâ€ť for some, but this sort of thing happens once in a while when youâ€™re wearing close fitting metal plated armor. To put it as concisely as we can, Hasbro has designed a masterful action figure here. Shae Vizla is a gorgeously sculpted action figure from head to toe and she will no doubt continually be sought after by many to add to their respective collections. There is reason for this. Hasbro has exceeded expectations on her. More on that in a moment.
Making her very first appearance in the Star Wars universe in the "Deceived" trailer for the upcoming video game, Star Wars: The Old Republic, which was released June 1, 2009, she was a character that didn't speak lines or have too big of a role. Her sheer look and attitude made her popular with fans. Although she shares a similar name to another Mandalorian, Pre Vizsla, there is yet to be any connection made between the two characters and doubt is strong if there ever will be since the "s" is missing from her surname. But Shae Vizla can certainly hold her own based on just how she battles and carries herself in the video game... and just stands around and looks. Even Darth Malgus is impressed by her skill, strength, agility and overall attitude and we know how much those words mean from such a powerful Sith lord as he. In fact, she has about the same attitude as him it seems. In the action figure world, Shae Vizla looks fantastic next to 2012â€™s TVC Darth Malgus (VC96) figure and it seems they could be equal rivals of each other, despite their opposing statures. Hasbro has shown us in The Vintage Collection with the all-new sculpts that really no expense is spared (there are some exceptions of course â€“ weâ€™re generalizing here) and we think that definitely applies to Shae Vizla. She has a sculpt with so many â€śindividualâ€ť armor plates and the finest of details including wires, buttons and functioning gears â€“ all with beautiful paint jobs. And the artful aspect of the action figures is equally matched with its functionality. Shae Vizla comes with 14 points of articulation. A ball-socket head is joined by ball-jointed shoulders, elbows, torso, knees and ankles. The only swivel articulation she comes with is wrists and hips. Obviously many action figure lovers will be counting themselves very fortunate.
Status: Shae Vizla (Old Republic Bounty Hunter) is an all-new figure.
Articulation Count: 14 points
Articulation Details: ball-socket head, 2 ball-jointed shoulders, 2 ball-jointed elbows, 2 swivel wrists, ball-jointed torso, 2 swivel hips, 2 ball-jointed knees, 2 ball-jointed ankles
Accessory Count: 6
Accessory Details: interchangeable helmeted portrait, 2 blaster pistols, removable jetpack, 2 fireball attachments
Date Stamp: 2011
Assortment Number: 37519/37499
Retail: $9.99 USD
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