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Asajj Ventress/Tol Skorr - TLC - Comic Packs (1)

Name: Asajj Ventress/Tol Skorr
Collection: The Legacy Collection
Number: 1
Source: Expanded Universe (Star Wars: Republic #69)
Availability: August 2008
License: Hasbro

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Asajj Ventress & Tol Skorr are on the trail of Quinlan Vos; Count Dooku wants the Jedi brought back to him to face punishment. They locate Vos on a ruined exploration vessel, but meet with unexpected difficulty when Obi-Wan Kenobi arrives to find out what happened to the missing ship. Ventress has battled Kenobi before and yearns to put an end to the Jedi. Kenobi and Vos must work together if they hope to escape these two relentless and ruthless foes.

Hasbro has given collectors our fair share of Asajj Ventress action figures since she made her debut in the original Clone Wars series. She got another opportunity in the action figure line as part of the opening act of The Legacy Collection's Comic Packs. The set is great, but it is important to note that it isn't the best version of Asajj Ventress we have gotten. Actually, she is not the best by a long shot. The best version still is the one from the 2005 ROTS Jedi Vs. Sith Battle Packs release. (This set was also reissued in the TAC line too.) Although the Battle Packs version seems to be a bit too tall, it has the best rendering of the character as well as great proportioned detail that just isn't matched on this Comic Packs version. Asajj Ventress in the Comic Packs line is still however a great figure, but she definitely doesn't surpass the Battle Packs version (or even the 2003 Clone Wars version, dare we say?). The paint job on the costume just doesn't match the much better paint jobs from past releases and the funny look in her eyes doesn't give her an imposing or threatening demeanor like it should. In fact, she looks the slightest bit silly. The pupil-less versions of Asajj are certainly the most effective for making her look the most ominous. But since the comic adaptations of her give her a relatively "normal" appearance as far as eyes are concerned, it makes sense that Hasbro to this same approach for this figure. Despite some of her setbacks, Asajj Ventress is a figure that will feel like a rollercoaster ride as you try to determine your degree of satisfaction with it.

Asajj Ventress is a retool of the 2003 CW Asajj Ventress ('03 #47), but don't worry because there are a lot of new parts including much improved articulation in the arms. She has new arms that include ball-jointed articulation. The head looks new thanks to an all-new paint job, but it's just the same old sculpt. Aside from a new belt and a soft-goods skirt, the rest of her is identical to the 2003 figure, except for the new paint job too. The tattoos on her head are done very well and look like her comic book appearance very much (and you already know how we feel about her eyes). Her lightsabers are designed very well and can be displayed in each hand separately or can be joined together to make one bad Sith weapon. Her outfit is a hybrid of both soft-goods and molded plastic and the combination works well (a mixture that we don't necessarily recommend for aesthetic reasons). She comes with a Morp droid that attaches to her arm via a very believable electrical effect. Unfortunately, Asajj Ventress only has hip joints and she has great difficulty stand up when you try to pose her. As you may suspect, this is unnecessarily frustrating and she could have used another few points of articulation in the legs instead of the arms. She seems a little bit short, but then again, the Battle Packs version from 2005 looks a little bit too tall. We believe somewhere in the middle would be "just right" for her actual height.

Tol Skorr is an all-new figure. Working in cahoots with Asajj Ventress to track down and defeat Quinlan Vos, Tol Skorr can hold his own when it comes to battling the Jedi. As evidenced by his scars, Tol Skorr seems to be a formidable foe when it comes to the Jedi Order. Damaged, but not dead, Tol Skorr had a desire to appease Count Dooku while he was still alive. This of course is quite intriguing since everyone that Count Dooku utilized for his needs functioned as a pawn. The action figure translated nicely from the comics but it isn't perfect. Tol Skorr is designed pretty well but we take exception with a few points on him. He has a very well designed costume with a lot of detail, but his face is painted in a flesh color which never works (in our opinion) to provide collectors with optimum results to make the figure look as authentic as possible. Not to totally diminish their efforts, Hasbro did take into account the scratch scars on his face and they look great, but the red paint that was used to enhance the injury are not really "painted in between the lines" that well. Check out a few samples because it does vary from one to the other. There is nice variation in his hair and facial hair and he stands very well! This is always a plus for action figures, right?! The Asajj Ventress/Tol Skorr Comic Packs set is a solid two-pack. It may just be worth your consideration!

Collector Notes

Asajj Ventress/Tol Skorr

Assortment Number: 87620/87504

UPC: 653569300595

Retail: $12.99 USD

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Asajj Ventress

Status: Asajj Ventress is a retool of 2003's CW Asajj Ventress (Sith Apprentice) ('03 #47) figure. This time she has been given all-new arms, a new belt, a new soft-goods skirt and has been repainted.

Articulation Count: 10 points

Articulation Details: ball-socket head, 2 ball-jointed shoulders, 2 ball-jointed elbows, 2 swivel forearms, swivel waist, 2 swivel hips

Accessory Count: 6

Accessory Details: 2 lightsaber hilts, 2 lightsaber blades, morph droid, electronic effect

Date Stamp: 2003

Tol Skorr

Status: Tol Skorr is an all-new figure.

Articulation Count: 15 points

Articulation Details: ball-socket head, 2 ball-jointed shoulders, 2 ball-jointed elbows, 2 swivel forearms, swivel torso, swivel waist, 2 swivel hips, 2 ball-jointed knees, 2 ball-jointed ankles

Accessory Count: 2

Accessory Details: lightsaber hilt, lightsaber blade

Date Stamp: 2008

      

Asajj Ventress/Tol Skorr

The Legacy Collection Comic Packs Wave 1
Asajj Ventress/Tol Skorr (1)
Anakin Skywalker/Durge (2)
Anakin Skywalker/Assassin Droid (3) (See TAC Anakin Skywalker/Assassin Droid No. 11)

The Legacy Collection Comic Packs Wave 2
Darth Talon/Cade Skywalker (4)
Antares Draco/Ganner Krieg (5)
Fenn Shysa/Dengar (6)
Princess Leia/Tobbi Dala (7)

The Legacy Collection Comic Packs Wave 3
Leia Organa/Prince Xizor (8)
Grand Admiral Thrawn/Talon Karrde (9)
Darth Vader/Grand Moff Trachta (10)
Darth Vader/Princess Leia (11)

The Legacy Collection Comic Packs Wave 4
Emperor Palpatine Clone/Luke Skywalker (12)
Commander Faie/Quinlan Vos (13)

The Legacy Collection Comic Packs Wave 5
Wedge Antilles/Borsk Fey'lya (14)
Luke Skywalker/Deena Shan (15)
Ki-Adi-Mundi/Sharad Hett (16)

The Legacy Collection Comic Packs (Walmart Exclusives)
Ibtisam/Nrin Vakil
Janek Sunber/Amanin
Machook/Keoulkeech/Kettch

Added: April 5, 2010
Category: Legacy Collection, The
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
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