Name: A'Sharad Hett/Dark Woman
Collection: 30 (77-07)
Number: No. 08
Source: Expanded Universe (Dark Horse Comics' Star Wars #31 [The Hunt For Aurra Sing])*
Availability: August 2007
* Technically, A'Sharad Hett's appearance is sourced from Star Wars: Republic #55 and Dark Woman's appearance is sourced from Star Wars: Jedi - Aayla Secura.
The Jedi High Council sends A'Sharad Hett, Ki-Ad-Mundi, and Adi Gallia to capture bounty hunter Aurra Sing, who has killed two Jedi on Coruscant and is the murderer of Hett's father. The Dark Woman, Sing's former teacher, also asks to join the hunt but is denied. Events – and the Force – lead them all to a remote jungle world, where Hett confronts Sing in a lightsaber duel, and the Dark Woman seeks atonement for her failure to help Sing.
When you’re a fan of the Expanded Universe, the longer you dwell in it, the more accustom you become to the great stories they are. So many of the Star Wars characters we have seen in the films are directly related to characters in the Expanded Universe. And while this seems like a logical and straightforward comment/observation, it still takes the authors of these canonical stories to develop great stories to accompany the films. One character in this Comic Packs set, A’Sharad Hett, was a Padawan of Ki-Adi-Mundi and ended up becoming Darth Krayt when all was said and done. Oh, and if that isn’t enough, Aurra Sing killed A’Sharad Hett’s father and it caused his start down the dark side of the Force. (Does this sound familiar to anyone out there? We thought so.) In a surprising move, Hasbro chooses two characters from Dark Horse’s interpretation of events in the Star Wars universe and the result are better than average. But are these two characters you’ve been waiting a long to add into your collection? We are not so sure about that. Hasbro developed quality action figures in this set, but they do not match the appearances in the included comic, something that has happened every now and again in the Comic Packs assortments.
If you want to see how A’Sharad Hett looked in the outfit Hasbro designed him in, you’ll have to defer to Star Wars: Republic #55 for A’Sharad Hett and for Dark Woman, you’ll need to check out the Star Wars: Jedi – Aayla Secura comic. The Star Wars universe is quite vast anymore, so it’s likely Hasbro is always going to be at risk of making small mistakes like this. But let’s get to the action figures. A’Sharad Hett is pretty decent. He comes with 12 points of articulation, but his elbows are swivel and we just don’t like that articulation. (You’re probably exhausted from us saying that over and over again.) He is dressed in Sand People disguise and comes with a removable Tusken Raider mask. But the accessories don’t stop there. A’Sharad Hett is outfitted with a lit green lightsaber, a lightsaber hilt (that doubles as a gaderffi stick handle), the shortened gaderffi stick, removable green lightsaber blade and a removable scarf (perfect for sandstorm protection of course). A’Sharad Hett has awkwardly pre-positioned legs, but thankfully he can stand and his tattooed face looks incredible. The rest of the paint job looks fantastic also and his hands are well designed to handle and hold all of his accessories without any worries that he’ll drop them.
Assortment Number: 87520/87504
Retail: $9.99 USD
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Status: A'Sharad Hett is an all-new figure
Articulation Count: 12
Articulation Details: swivel neck, 2 ball-jointed shoulders, 2 swivel elbows, 2 swivel forearms, swivel waist, 2 swivel hips, 2 ball-jointed knees
Accessory Count: 6
Accessory Details: lightsaber, lightsaber hilt/gaderffi stick handle, green lightsaber blade, gaderffi stick, removable Tusken Raider mask, removable scarf
Date Stamp: 2007
Articulation Count: 10 points
Articulation Details: ball-socket head, 2 ball-jointed shoulders, 2 swivel forearms, swivel waist, 2 swivel hips, 2 ball-jointed ankles
Accessory Count: 2
Accessory Details: lightsaber hilt, purple lightsaber blade
Date Stamp: 2007
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