Collection: The Legacy Collection
Number: BD 36
Source: A New Hope
Availability: February 2009
Wioslea is a salesperson for Spacesport Speeders, a used landspeeder lot in Mos Eisley. Swayed by Kenobi’s Jedi mind trick, the female Vuvrian offers Luke 2,000 credits for his landspeeder, which he sells to pay for the trip to Alderaan.
Wioslea was an interesting but frankly inevitable choice for the Hasbro action figure collection. It falls under the "collector figure" banner and we are thankful that this character was attempted in 2009 instead of 1995, because this will probably be the one and only time we'll get her, and in that case we need it to be good. And in fact, she turned out excellently. Modern technology plays a big part in determining whether a figure will have definitive final status or not. And technology has undoubtedly come of age in 2009, so we are getting the best figures we have ever received in the basic figure line. There would honestly be no need to revisit her ever again, and this is a testament to how well the action figure was designed. Wioslea is really good! As the new owner of Luke's landspeeder, Wioslea doesn't look all that differently from a Jedi and in fact, early production photographs show her erroneously holding a lightsaber possibly even confusing the marketing team as well. Wioslea is outfitted in a "Jedi-like" robe with two holes for her antennas and has an attached and well-fitted soft-goods skirt (these are all nice touches and it also proves how Hasbro goes the extra mile so often). She also has been packaged with a blaster rifle which was originally included with 2007's TAC Concept Chewbacca. She is well-clothed, well-outfitted, and very well-sculpted! What more could you ask for in an action figure?
Wioslea's sculpt is perfect and meets our expectations without issue of course. Her large bulbous head has ten eyes, the most eyes on any action figure we have seen thus far, and has quite a paint application! The head suffers a tiny bit from uneven painting and depending upon the sample, your piece may have more gray or more tan. We feel that heads with more a more gray paint application look much better than those with more tan. But this of course is our own two cents. The contrast of the gray color is needed to prevent the figure from looking a little too bland. The gray brakes up the monotony a great deal. The mouth on Wioslea is very bizarre and you don't know if she is in the middle of a sentence or about to devour something. It may have been better if Hasbro had designed it a little more closed. Still, the mouth stands out and catches your eye and as a result, draws you to her. Her legs are sculpted similarly with an "upside-down L shape" at the knee like the way the 2006 TSC Hem Dazon (SAGA 033) or 2007 TAC Voolviff Monn (No. 58) action figure legs were designed. This unique style is a confusing choice and it is unknown if this is Hasbro's own convention or if they have some archive photos of the costume of this character that we haven't seen yet showing this. These types of legs don't behave well over time with gravity and only time will tell if it will affect the figure's ability to stand on its own. Unfortunately, this "bent leg" feature has affected other action figures negatively as well. For some reason, this leg style is not the best for our action figures. Hasbro will need to user a much stiffer plastic to get the appropriate effect needed from this type of stance.
Status: Wioslea 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 waist, 2 swivel hips, 2 ball-jointed ankles
Accessory Count: 5
Accessory Details: blaster pistol, removable soft-goods cloak
Original Droid Factory/Build A Droid Part: R2-L3 dome/third leg
Date Stamp: 2008
Assortment Number: 87840/87535
Retail: $7.99 USD
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