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The Vintage Collection

Aurra Sing - TVC - Basic (VC73)

Name: Aurra Sing
Collection: The Vintage Collection
Number: VC73
Source: The Phantom Menace
Availability: Ocober 2012
License: Hasbro

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Celebrate the legendary Star Wars saga that changed the universe forever! This collection brings to life the incredible story of good versus evil that captured our imagination and took us to a galaxy far, far away. Iconic Star Wars heroes and villains are captured with incredible detail and premium features to commemorate each epic tale in the Star Wars saga. May the Force be with you!

The opening 2012 The Vintage Collection wave wasn’t the first batch of Episode I-focused action figures planned, you know. We wanted to set that record straight. Way before Lucasfilm gave The Phantom Menace 3D the green light and a release date, Hasbro had four figures already in development for The Vintage Collection: Aurra Sing, Mawhonic (Podracer Pilot), Naboo Pilot, and the Gungan Warrior. Initially intended for a late 2011 release, Hasbro shelved their plans and delayed these four figures for a future release. They became additions to the final wave of The Vintage Collection. Hasbro created an exceptional lineup of basic figures exclusively for Walmart called the Discover The Force collection. It afforded the “adult” collectors all-new premium editions of Episode I characters and some older action figures from previous lines. These specially packaged figures came with 3-D glasses (part of the packaging), a Galactic Battle Game card, an action figure stand, and a playing die – all exclusive to the Walmart release. Moreover, the packaging featured a special 3-D image thanks to the included the glasses’ red and blue lenses.

The figures were a hit, but many collectors passed on many of them so that they could spend their dollars on the ones coming in The Vintage Collection packaging. Coincidentally, the Discover The Force figures are just a pre-release of The Vintage Collection figures, which Hasbro intended to release first. Aurra Sing was a significant figure in the Discover The Force line, but the character never looked better thanks to the gorgeous The Vintage Collection packaging. To show you how long ago Hasbro intended to release these figures, characters VC71 through VC74 all feature the original graphics on the reverse side of The Vintage Collection carded figures released between 2010 and 2011. The artwork shows a nice reference photo and a generic overview or description of The Vintage Collection and its purpose to collectors. A green background and nameplate complement Aurra Sing’s primarily white and red appearance. The combination is visually stimulating to your eyes, and if you had passed on Aurra Sing in the Discover The Force line, you have something to look forward to here with this release.

The well-designed figure of Aurra Sing is, of course, excellent but isn’t necessarily perfect. The Vintage Collection packaging, however, gives the figure an extra positive edge, which is lacking in the Discover The Force line. Aurra is almost super-articulated and well-detailed. The paint job is also excellent, but perhaps the best part about this figure is all the accessories accompanying it. There’s a lot to be thankful for here, and we want to clarify our appreciation for this action figure. But we are stuck on one glaring problem: the head antenna. Hasbro has successfully managed tinier accessories much better than this in the past. Aurra’s antenna is thin and fragile (bendable). Sculpting these things without substance or weight is challenging, but we recall the WED Treadwell Droid from 2009’s TLC Jawa & WED Treadwell Droid (BD 33) two-pack. Why couldn’t Hasbro create a shorter version of this antenna and drill a hole in the portrait that would accept it? Sure, it would have still been thicker than we see in Episode I, but the aesthetics would have improved had they gone thinner. It wouldn't have had a rectangular shape if they’d decided to go this route. Still, Aurra Sing looks fabulous in The Vintage Collection packaging. Just enjoy that visual, perhaps, instead.

Collector Notes

Aurra Sing

Status: Aurra Sing is a straight repack of 2012's SW [TPM 3D] Aurra Sing (1 of 12) Discover The Force figure. It's perhaps more accurate to say that the 2012 SW [TPM 3D] Aurra Sing (1 of 12) Discover The Force figure is a pre-release of this The Vintage Collection release.

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 upper torso (1), swivel left hip (1), swivel right hip (1), ball-jointed left knee (2), ball-jointed right knee (2)

Accessory Count: 9

Accessory Details: adventurer slugthrower rifle, 2 DX-13 blaster pistols, removable vest, removable belt/holster combination, storage case, hilt A, hilt B, hilt C

Date Stamp: 2011

Packaging Details:

Version 1: The Phantom Menace

Name: Aurra Sing

Year: 2010

Assortment Number: 98532/37499

UPC: 653569732976

Retail: $9.99 USD

Details: Initial release

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Aurra Sing

The Vintage Collection Wave 16

Mawhonic (Podracer Pilot) (VC71)

Naboo Pilot (VC72)

Aurra Sing (VC73)

Gungan Warrior (VC74)

Ahsoka (VC102)

Obi-Wan Kenobi (VC103)

Lumat (VC104)

Emperor's Royal Guard (VC105)

Nien Nunb (VC106)

Weequay (VC107)

Republic Trooper (The Old Republic) (VC113)

Orrimaarko (Prune Face) (VC114)

Added: October 4, 2012
Category: Vintage Collection, The
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
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