Collection: The Clone Wars
Source: The Clone Wars (Season 2 Episode 17: Bounty Hunters)
Availability: August 2011
Seripas is a bounty hunter who helps Felucians protect their crops from pirates. The diminutive hunter sits inside a robotic suit to appear larger and more threatening. When the suit is destroyed, he discovers he can fight just as effectively without it – or as Ahsoka tells him, he doesn't have to look tough to be tough.
Seripas, or what weâ€™d like to refer to as the "man" behind the curtain, is a long-awaited character to see presence as a basic action figure for The Clone Wars fans. The Bounty Hunters episode in season 2 piqued interest in not only the kids, but adults as well because, well, we just all love bounty hunters. For the first time however, we saw a full gamut of shapes and sizes applied to this hive of scum and villainy and Filoni should be commended for his unique approach in developing awesome new Star Wars characters for his franchise, yet making it fresh and new at the same time. In The Clone Wars, Seripas first interacted with Ahsoka Tano, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker after they crash landed on the planet. A rather diminutive bounty hunter, Seripas was self-conscious about his size and built his much large body suit in an effort to make himself appear bigger. And thatâ€™s exactly what the suit does. And in true The Clone Wars fashion, there was a moral to the story and Ahsoka Tano comforted Seripas to show him that size really doesnâ€™t matter. Hmm, weâ€™ve heard that a time or two in Star Wars lore havenâ€™t we? Hasbro works Seripas into the basic figure line (amazingly well) and we have to admit that this figure turned out great beyond our expectations. We think more could have been done to articulate the â€śtrueâ€ť Seripas "pilot" figure, but we suppose a pre-posed â€śaccessoryâ€ť works best to ensure a proper fit in the â€ścockpitâ€ť of the armored suit.
Unless we notate it differently, we are referring to Seripas as the armored suit, despite the true Seripas being the pack-in accessory. There will undoubtedly be some confusion because of this, but Seripas is not the actual mechanical suit. Seripas has an incredible 17 points of articulation, but some in this count are more action features than anything else. Besides the standard 14 points of articulation, Seripas also has two â€śweaponsâ€ť that slide out from the arms and house different weaponry. The left arm has a buzz saw, complete with rotating blade and the right arm has a blaster. These hidden weapons are an awesome touch to this action figure and the engineering that went into making them seamless in the action figure is quite brilliant. Seripas is loaded with premium ball-jointed articulation. Youâ€™ll even find ball-jointed hips which are very important to this action figure. Seripas has a very daunting presence, although we have to admit that his â€śfaceâ€ť (the cockpit lid) is very reminiscent to Emperor Zurg from Toy Story 2. (It must be the eyes.) This of course isnâ€™t a cut-down and itâ€™s just our eyes seeing this strong resemblance. (Hey, even Emperor Zurg quoted a line from Star Wars.) Seripas has great structural detail and we believe that Hasbro has gotten this figure perfect right from the start. (Well, until we get an articulated pilot accessory that is!)
Status: Seripas is an all-new figure.
Articulation Count: 15 points
Articulation Details: opening "cockpit", 2 ball-jointed shoulders, 2 ball-jointed elbows, 2 swivel wrists, swivel waist, 2 ball-jointed hips, 2 ball-jointed knees, slide-out right arm blaster, slide out left arm saw, rotating blade
Accessory Count: 4
Accessory Details: Seripas pilot, blaster rifle, removable shoulder armor (2 pieces)
Date Stamp: 2011
Assortment Number: 30512/94736
Retail: $7.99 USD
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