Jaina Solo is the daughter of Han Solo and Leia Organa Solo. She is strong in the Force, as is her twin brother Jacen. An accomplished pilot with an aptitude for mechanics, she becomes an apprentice to Mara Jade Skywalker.
Solo, the daughter of Han Solo and Leia Organa
was an integral member of the New Jedi Order that served to defeat the Yuuzahn Vong in the
Yuuzahn Vong war. Perhaps her most shocking
role in the Star Wars galaxy was to defeat
and kill her brother Jacen Solo in a lightsaber
duel, who became the evil Darth Caedus and
had to be stopped to restore peace into the
galaxy. Looking a bit more like her mother
than her father, Jaina also adopted her mother's
strong will and a higher level of Force sensitivity
which enabled her to become the Jedi she needed
to be to serve the Order best. She had affiliation
with many familiar characters, including the
infamous Boba Fett, so she quickly became a
staple character in the Expanded Universe.
Hasbro decided to knock out the very first action
figure of her in the final wave of the Legacy
Collection. The final product is good,
not perfect, but she is an essential character
if you're a fan of the stories that hang relatively
close to the films. Since she is the offspring
of Han and Leia, she likely is a character
that will hold some importance to even the
most casual of collectors.
Jaina Solo action figure may be the weakest figure
in the final wave of the Legacy Collection unfortunately.
But while it's certainly not the most exciting,
it isn't terrible. She is a kit-bashed figure
that borrows parts from 2008's TLC Stass
Allie (BD 23) including the arms and legs,
but this time comes with all-new hands, head
torso, skirt and lightsaber. She has also been give a new date stamp. The similarities to Stass Allie are a little too strong here, but thanks to good paint operations Jaina Solo is able to possess a unique identity of her own. She is super-articulated
as you might expect, but her movement is not
that great. Yes, she has all the areas fully
articulated as they should be,
but there is limited mobility in many of them
total thanks to a rigid skirt which inhibits
the rest of the figure's movement in many ways.
Of particular note, you may be surprised to
learn that her head is very mobile and can be
turned in many directions despite her long hair
(which tends to work adversely against good articulation).
Her Jedi outfit looks pretty good for the most
part and her unique pink lightsaber has a hilt
we haven't yet seen before in the Star Wars line.
This goes to show that Hasbro's wheels are always
turning and authenticity are still a priority
think Hasbro did a fair job on Jaina's likeness.
But we don't think the final result makes her
look as pretty as she is in the multiple EU sources
in which she appears. She has the borderline
annoying "looking up" expression in her eyes.
We never like this look on any of our action
figures and as a figure that will probably never see
rerelease or a revisit ever again so we wish
Hasbro would have perfected it (the first and
only time) with this figure. Don't misinterpret
our intentions here. We think Jaina Solo is a
solid action figure, but she just isn't free
from some of the more detailed errors. The Expanded
Universe wave started leaking at Toys R Us
stores across the country in April of 2010, even
though they had an unofficial released date of
May 1, 2010. Many fans and collectors never even
saw these hit the stores even on May 1st, but
Hasbro has explained and assured us that there
will be other ways to attain this special wave
of figures before they are gone forever. It is
a rich wave of figures and includes some of the
largest in the line. Jaina Solo is a strong and
viable figure in the assortment, but she may
be one that will be easier to get down the road.
No one knows for sure, but we do know that you
should get her for your collection.
Status: Jaina Solo is a kit-bashed figure that utilizes the arms and legs of 2008's TLC Stass Allie (BD 23) figure with new hands, torso, skirt and portrait. Her lightsaber is all-new too.
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: 1
Accessory Details: lightsaber
Original Droid Factory/Build A Droid Part: BG-J38 body
Date Stamp: 2009
Assortment Number: 93307/87535
Retail: $7.99 USD
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