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Asajj Ventress (Dark Side Disciple) - Lords Of The Sith - 1:6 Scale Figures

Name: Asajj Ventress (Dark Side Disciple)
Collection: Lords Of The Sith
Number: Item #2113
Edition Size: 2000 (Exclusive) 5000 (Regular)
Scale: 1:6 Scale Figures
Source: Clone Wars
Availability: August 2007

License: Sideshow Collectibles

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Asajj Ventress attained superstar status very quickly. “Bad” female characters strike a chord with fan boys and Asajj Ventress is such a dark character and that couple with a striking appearance leaves an indelible mark on fans’ psyches. A character that has had nine lives in the Expanded Universe, her supposed “death” always ended in a cliffhanger and you believed she was dead until her next resurfacing. This too happened in Tartakovsky’s Clone Wars during her duel with Anakin Skywalker. Thanks to her introduction in the Clone Wars multimedia event, she was promoted to main character status in Tartakovsky’s Clone Wars micro-series where she was reinvented to look a little more evil than in the other sources that she appeared. Sideshow Collectibles decided to add her early on to their roster of amazing 12” figures and she was offered up for pre-order right before Thanksgiving 2006. And we were extremely thankful for her based on the prototype images we saw. With an impressive attention to detail, Asajj Ventress is faithfully replicated into one-sixth scale and features an exclusive that hasn’t been done since in the 12” line, an interchangeable portrait. The regular portrait is based on her appearance in Tartakovsky’s Clone Wars and the exclusive portrait is based on her appearance in the various comic books. Both are done extremely well and can be removed from the body and replaced without too much difficulty. We like this feature a great deal and we hope that Sideshow continues with portrait diversity as often as possible.

Sideshow Collectibles designed a spectacular 12” figure for Asajj Ventress. Her costume is just stunning and the details are so intricate, we can’t believe what they were able to accomplish on a figure of this size. These types of things are normally reserved for the larger-scaled Premium Format figures. Her belt along is worth rejoicing over and it is shiny and fits perfectly around her waist and has all the spots necessary to hang her lightsaber hilts as needed. Her dress fits like a glove on her upper body and has a sewn wide vertical wale that just looks purely fantastic. The lower portion of her crepe dress is dyed in black and covers her legs. There is an underwire sewn in the hem to allow for optimal posing options. But that may sound better than it is. We wrestled forming our sample and every time we got one section the way we liked it, when you touched another section, the first section would be affected and not hang the way we wanted. This feature will clearly be a learning curve for all, but we love having this option. Asajj Ventress also comes with her collar and it has been manufactured in plastic and completes the entire outfit very nicely. The boots have been cast in a firm rubbery plastic and while they look a little too “gothic” in our opinion, they are what they are and very faithful to how they looked on her in the comics and cartoon. Lastly, she comes with a dark brown robe that has a worn (not torn) look to it. It is a fantastic accessory for some poses, but it will cover up her trademark outfit if you decided to display her with it on her person. She utilized the female Art S. Buck body template and it suits her character very well.

It seems that fans cannot get enough of Asajj Ventress. Nearly every collectible form she has been made has sold through completely. And the same is true for this 12” figure. Although Sideshow Collectibles made an ample supply of this figure with 7000 combined pieces, she too has disappeared and can only be found on the after market. But if you want the totally cool portrait from the comic books, you are going to have much harder of a time finding the exclusive version which is limited to only 2000 pieces. And we think this extra included “head” will be worth the extra premium you pay for it. Sideshow Collectibles’ breathtaking line of 12” figures has something for everyone in it. They’ve only been releasing the core characters from the Original Trilogy in dribs and drabs over a long period of time to allow for slots to be filled with the likes of cult favorites like Asajj Ventress. We hope that more characters from the Tartakovsky-inspired Clone Wars series come to pass because some of the coolest characters ever can be culled from that series. Asajj Ventress may be one of the more popular figures from the Clone Wars, but we still hope that more like her are on the way. While we still wait for the definitive 3.75” scale basic carded action figure from Hasbro (we’ve been so close but no cigar), you can believe when we tell you that this 12” version of her by Sideshow is and will remain the definitive version of her is this scale. She is excellent in every way, despite being made using the Art S. Buck body mold. She is a prime example of what makes being a 12” collector so rewarding.



Asajj Ventress (Dark Side Disciple)

 

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Added: June 10, 2010
Category: 1:6 Scale Figures
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
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