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Stass Allie - TLC - Basic (BD 23)

Name: Stass Allie
Collection: The Legacy Collection
Number: BD 23
Source: Attack Of The Clones
Availability: December 2008
License: Hasbro

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A skilled warrior, political advisor and healer, Stass Allie serves on the Jedi Council after her cousin and former master, Adi Gallia, is killed by General Grievous. She is leading a mop-up operation on the planet of Saleucami when Order 66 is issued.

Stass Allie is one of the most underrated figures in The Legacy Collection. This is sad because she got promoted to "peg-warmer" status rather quickly and we are not so sure of the reasons why (but eventually sold through – there were exceptions). In fact, she's a figure that shared similar status with the constantly hanging 2008 TLC Yarna ‘d’al Gargan (BD 6) and both Breha Organa (BD 27) and Bail Organa (BD 26) but to a much lesser degree. But regardless of the level of her popularity, there is no denying just how awesome she is. While not the first Stass Allie action figure we have received thus far, she was the first to have super-articulation and a fantastic likeness. But interestingly, her likeness is based on an actress that appeared in Star Wars Episode II: Attack Of The Clones officially making this an out of place character for the Revenge Of The Sith wave in 2008’s The Legacy Collection. The character's bio makes things even more confusing since it talke about Saleucami and Order 66. But the actress whose likeness this action figure is based on wasn't seen in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith. The action figure is modeled after actress Lily Nyamwasa, but this is not the woman we saw get blown out of the sky during Order 66 in Episode III. That actress was Nina Fallon. (An unbelievable four (4) different actresses portray the same Stass Allie in the Prequel Trilogy alone!) You may think we are splitting hairs here, but what we have outlined is true. Interestingly, the 2005 ROTS Stass Allie Deluxe figure (the one with the BARC Speeder) was also based on Lily Nyamwasa's likeness despite that it too should have been modeled after Nina Fallon. But we suppose that since Lily Nyamwasa was used in all of the promotional shots and materials making this the reason to base the action figures off of her. We are not sure why Lucas didn't use another actress who looked more like Nyamwasa for the Order 66 shots, because Fallon looks nothing like her (at all).

Stass Allie is super-articulated with a fantastic 22 points of articulation (which covers 14 areas of articulation), more than you could possibly need for her. Her joints are very well hidden and the joints provide a wide range of motion, perfect for nearly any lightsaber holding position. Some of the joints are mismatched, but overall we're quite pleased with the approach of this action figure. She has the correct green lightsaber and a soft-goods Jedi robe. Her violet eyes are also present and standout beautifully and Hasbro did a pretty good job of matching her skin tone perfectly up to and including the green/white shading around where her head piece sits. Her Tholoth headdress is beautifully sculpted and half of it falls to the front of her, while the other half falls to the back. This was a little extra attention to detail that makes the figure a bit more special, at least for us. Her frame is very thin and feminine yet athletic and she really is an overall action figure success. The creases in her Jedi robes look great and she even has purple nail polish on her fingers. Her hands have been crafted well enough to hold her lightsaber and she stands well and has a good center of gravity. As a bonus, Hasbro also used multiple different colors on her head recreating a pearl like quality to accent the details and it has been masterfully done. We believe that this may just be the definitive version of this Jedi Knight – anything is possible but we don't expect Hasbro to revisit her. The actresses again look quite different from each other, similar to how Kit Fisto’s portrait changed between Episodes II and III. But this means we will need a second look at the Episode III version of Allie. We are thrilled with the final result and we would be concerned if you didn’t feel similarly. And we believe it would be a collecting crime to overlook this figure. Jedi are typically cool characters and Stass Allie fits this bill just as good as any other Jedi.

You may or may not be aware that Stass Allie was originally planned for 2008's TAC wave 1 (wave 10 overall). In fact, she even made a "blind" cameo appearance on the card back checklist (on some error cards – this error didn’t get released in a widespread manner). She wasn't quite ready at the time and Hasbro yanked her for further tweaking, removed the "accessories" from the Obi-Wan Kenobi (08 01) and Darth Vader (08 02) figures, and packaged them together as Mustafar Panning Droid (08 08) in her place. Isn’t collector trivia fun? Any action figure is better late than never in our book, so if it took Hasbro more time to perfect her, well, there is just nothing wrong with that. Obviously Hasbro tweaked whatever they needed to because the final version of Stass Allie has triumphed. Stass Allie also has some EU back story that didn't translate into the film but it nonetheless powerful and touching. (And we really wish the films allowed for character development in the Jedi characters because there are some really good stories.) She was tragically never apprised that Obi-Wan Kenobi had defeated General Grievous on Utapau, which inadvertently avenged her cousin’s (Adi Gallia) death. Allie was murdered by Commander Neyo and his troopers when she was blown out of the sky when Order 66 was enacted and never had the chance to learn of the news. So her death certainly is a travesty that is uniquely sad. Likewise, it is our hope that the spirit of her death from the film doesn't translate into her death at retail. She is a great action figure and as up to date as we will probably ever receive. It would be a shame to not purchase this figure. Give this action figure a chance because we believe you will be more than thoroughly impressed. It is hard to judge just how awesome she is packaged. So you’ll have to purchase her to find out!

Collector Notes

Stass Allie

Status: Stass Allie is an all-new figure.

Articulation Count: 22 points (14 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), ball-jointed left ankle (2), ball-jointed right ankle (2)

Accessory Count: 2

Accessory Details: removable soft-goods Jedi robe, lightsaber

Original Droid Factory/Build A Droid Part: MB-RA-7 left arm

Date Stamp: 2008

Assortment Number: 87549/87535

UPC: 653569289777

Retail: $7.99 USD

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Stass Allie

The Legacy Collection Wave 4
Stass Allie (BD 23)
Commander Faie (BD 24)
General Grievous (BD 25)
Bail Organa (BD 26)
Breha Organa (BD 27)
FX-6 (BD 28)
Clone Trooper (327th Star Corps) (BD 29)
MB-RA-7 (Build A Droid)

Added: August 21, 2009
Category: Legacy Collection, The
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
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