Collection: The Legacy Collection
Number: BD 45
Source: Attack Of The Clones
Availability: June 2009
Beru is the girlfriend of Owen Lars and is on the moisture farm when Anakin Skywalker arrives looking for his mother. The shy, young girl is content with her life on the harsh desert planet and looks forward to her life as a moisture farmer's wife.
Beru Lars, née Whitesun, was a meek and caring woman who shared in the daily responsibilities of rearing our favorite Rebel hero, Luke Skywalker. While Owen Lars was coarse, her personality contrasted dramatically against his as she was and empathetic, although it is more than clear that they both wanted the best and safest outcomes for Luke equally. Just as Beru has little to say in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, the same was true for her character in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of The Clones. (And she even had less to say in Episode III.) It’s been a 6 year wait, but Hasbro does right and gets us Ms. Whitesun into our collections finally. Unfortunately, her action figure suffers from a few issues. For one, (and we cannot believe we are saying this) her soft-goods do not work well. Specifically, the color doesn't match the rest of the figure and it is much too thick of a material. The sculpted parts of her outfit looks great and when she was shown at 2009's NY Toy Fair, we have to say she looked much better without it. We know what Hasbro's intent was here, but the final product just didn't deliver the best results. However, it is very important to note that the robes that are sculpted are done very well and look excellent. All of the pouches are in the right spot and the colors used blend well and look authentic. Her features are very proportionate but we need to voice our opinions about her likeness. Hasbro also ensured that the silver details were neatly painted and it just looks fantastic.
Beru's head sculpt is really another (unfortunate) issue. While Hasbro got her hair shape right (which is very reminiscent of Princess Leia Organa’s do), the colors are very off. Her hair color was clearly dirty blonde in the film but it looks much too reddish on the action figure. While Hasbro attempted to include darker highlights in various spots within the grain of her hair, it makes the hair look worse instead of better. Additionally, the rest of her face is not the best likeness to the actress. These two factors create havoc for the action figure and greatly affect the overall aesthetics. The likeness to the onscreen actress is not even really close and we think much more tweaking was needed to get this right. If that wasn’t enough of an issue, our sample also has issues with standing upright. She leans to the side and this is very distracting (and annoying). Why Hasbro still has issues with making leg length even is beyond our comprehension, but things like this cause unnecessary aggravation and we have reached a point where it is unacceptable now. We have come to a point in action figure evolution where the mechanics and engineering of a figure should not negatively outweigh the figure's positive points. As far as accessories, Beru comes with a milk canister (obviously used for storing a very popular desert beverage) and it is sculpted very well. Beru is good but not great and since she likely will never be revisited ever again, we would have wished for a figure with not so many issues.
Status: Beru Whitesun 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 knees
Accessory Count: 1
Accessory Details: beverage container
Original Droid Factory/Build A Droid Part: HK-47 body
Date Stamp: 2009
Assortment Number: 87979/87535
Retail: $7.99 USD
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