Collection: The Clone Wars [Shadow Of The Dark Side]
Source: The Clone Wars (Season 3 Episode 10: Heroes On Both Sides)
Availability: March 2011
Ahsoka grows in skill and experience as the war continues. Anakin's Padawan learns Jar'Kai, the challenging art of dueling with two lightsabers at the same time. Through hard work, Jedi training and battlefield experience, young Ahsoka enhances her combat abilities and her skill with the Force.
No matter what collection it is, as characters evolve, so do the action figures that Hasbro makes. It’s quite impressive that with the release of Ahsoka (CW44) we are almost three complete seasons into The Clone Wars television series. And three years in means that the characters are changing including the way they look and interact with others in the series. Personalities certainly come through the way a character looks in certain outfit, and with the release of the new Ahsoka figure, she has a whole new presence in the basic figure line. It may be a stretch to say that she is all grown up now, but she looks a little bit more like Shaak Ti than ever before, and we’re talking about the conservative Shaak Ti. No, we’re kind of saying she looks more like The Force Unleashed Shaak Ti (BD61) from the Legacy Collection (with more clothes covering her of course). With the evolution of the character also comes the evolution in the approach of Hasbro has designed the action figure. And it’s an evolution that should make you very happy to be a fan of The Clone Wars or just Star Wars in general. This is without a doubt the absolute best Ahsoka figure we have ever received. It’s quite perplexing how much she looks like the television show character. But to their credit, Hasbro has been successfully nailing the likenesses of the female characters in The Clone Wars effortlessly. Ahsoka is an example of them getting even better at it.
Despite having a sexier look, interestingly, Ahsoka actually has more skin covered that the 2008 TCW Ahsoka Tano (No. 9) figure. But the arm wrappings, the open back and the lattice pattern running up and down her outer legs reinforce the point that Ahsoka is definitely maturing. She is thin and dainty, but don’t be fooled by our use of these words. She certainly couldn’t look more athletic and agile but her leanness works towards revealing her vulnerability. Ahsoka comes very articulated, but it’s not all 14 points like you may want. With about a 50-50 mix of ball-jointed and swivel points, Ahsoka is very versatile. Her limbs are so thin that they have a lot more flexibility than you may imagine. We discovered that we could attain a lot more poses for her than the standard figure. The thinness of her limbs seems to allow you to angle her in more ways. In short, we just adore this figure. Hasbro has definitely mastered the way they can hide premium (and other) articulation and they do a fabulous job on this figure as well. Her coloring looks to be spot on to the character seen in the television series an even the finest details like the metal “snaps” on her fingerless gloves proved that Hasbro is in this business for accuracy. Her skin looks to be the right color an her distinctive horns on her head are complete with alternating purple and off-white striping. If you recall from the original figure, there is adornment on her horns, a green and beaded necklace. It now actually falls off of her head and actually dangles off the head. It looks fantastic!
Status: Ahsoka is an all-new figure.
Articulation Count: 18 points (12 areas of articulation)
Articulation Details: ball-socket head (1), ball-jointed left shoulder (2), ball-jointed right shoulder (2), ball-jointed left elbow (2), ball-jointed right elbow (2), swivel left wrist (1), swivel right wrist (1), swivel waist (1), swivel left hip (1), swivel right hip (1), ball-jointed left knee (2), ball-jointed right knee (2)
Accessory Count: 4
Accessory Details: lightsaber, shoto, lightsaber hilt, shoto hilt
Date Stamp: 2010
Assortment Number: 26373/94736
Retail: $7.99 USD
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