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Barriss Offee - ROTS - 12 Inch Figures

Name: Barriss Offee
Collection: Revenge Of The Sith
Number: N/A
Scale: 12 Inch Figures
Source: Attack Of The Clones
Availability: October 2005
License: Hasbro

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Former Padawan of Luminara Unduli, Jedi Knight Barriss Offee leads clone troopers against the Separatist armies on the fungus planet of Felucia. The youthful Jedi has spent three years in the frontlines during the Clone Wars, but all of her battlefield experience cannot prepare her for the cataclysmic conclusion she will face on Felucia.

It seems that when a line look carries on for too long, it becomes utterly disorganized and messy for Hasbro. We don’t discount that some incredible toys Hasbro produced in the Star Wars “Saga” line, especially towards the end. But, between the backlog of product that didn’t make it out to the enormous glut of things they tried to released in various packaging across the lines, Hasbro began to lose control of the various phases of the Star Wars “Saga” line. As a result, many planned 12 Inch Figures never got a chance to be produced. Thankfully, Hasbro put some on hold until a later date. As they tried to wrap things up, a new burden was born. Hasbro had to act quickly because Lucasfilm LTD announced that they would release the Original Trilogy on DVD that following Fall in 2004. Scurrying to develop a quick line to complement this fantastic news, the Star Wars “Saga” line was abruptly canceled and Hasbro began making plans for The Original Trilogy Collection line. Hasbro released new 12” figures in that line, but the Prequel Trilogy characters they originally planned still needed to wait until a more appropriate release time was available. The Original Trilogy Collection continued to give us great products, but that line was also short-lived as Hasbro began preparing for a huge undertaking: the Revenge Of The Sith line. While Hasbro developed the Revenge Of The Sith line, they struggled over whether or not to continue their popular 12 Inch Figures sub-line. Ultimately, 2005 would be the year of the last 12 Inch Figure by Hasbro, sadly. There was a core audience who supported the line, but sales had waned over the years. Still, they released a nice selection of all-new characters based on Revenge Of The Sith, plus a few leftovers planned earlier to release in the Revenge Of The Sith line.

By the time we had reached the Fall of 2005, Hasbro already released what would be their final two 12 Inch Figures: Barriss Offee and Shaak Ti. Hasbro planned/considered both characters for the Star Wars “Saga” lineup, but because of the way things went, Hasbro shelved plans until the Revenge Of The Sith line. Ironically, both characters don’t even appear in Revenge Of The Sith. Hasbro closed out the 12 Inch Figures history book with the toy line that supported Episode III. Sure, Shaak Ti appeared in some cool deleted scenes in Episode III, but Barriss Offee was not in the film. However, Barriss Offee was supposed to have a noteworthy scene during Order 66. You can see stills from the animatic HERE and HERE. Each shows that Barriss Offee was on Felucia along with Aayal Secura (but at different places on the planet), and suffered the worst death of all the Jedi. She was struck down by Clone Troopers, and then run over by one of the legs of an AT-TE vehicle. (The animatic also shows the character originally had a green lightsaber too. Happily, Hasbro closed out the 12 Inch Figures line with a bang as these two female Jedi are two of the most beautiful 12 Inch Figures Hasbro has ever produced. Barriss Offee, in particular, is a breath of fresh air. The costume alone is award-winning in our eyes. Between the luxuriously plush ornate outer robe to her close-fitting body glove inspired dress, Hasbro should be commended for their efforts on the Barriss Offee 12 Inch Figure from the Revenge Of The Sith line. Barriss Offee isn’t completely perfect, but she has so much going for her that you might be able to overlook her faults. Great articulation, a fantastic head sculpt, stunning deco, and a brilliant costume makes Barriss Offee a premier yet bittersweet 12” scaled figure. After all, this is the end of the line as we know it.

Barriss Offee also has a great head sculpt. Keeping in mind that the Hasbro 12 Inch Figures line is a kid based, and not a collectors’ based, toy line, we think they have done a remarkable job on the shape, likeness and paint job they gave to Barriss Offee. The figure has a permanently attached hood to the head. A pair of scissors may do the trick to free it, but we're not that adventurous. We’re nervous about messing with it because the current arrangement allows for a realistic drape on the figure's head. The hood looks fantastic as is, and if that were to get altered, we’re afraid it won’t nearly look as good detached. In short, we're not screwing up the current aesthetic. There are multiple types of fabrics used to create her outfit. Her main black skirt has a rigid lined texture. Then the soft velvety purple outer cloak complements the dark dress beautifully. She also comes with pants and boots. The tattooed diamond pattern on her face and hands is neatly applied. We’re amazed at how nicely the factory was able to add these fine features to this figure. As far as accessories, Barriss Offee comes with a lightsaber where the hilt and blade detach for optimal play value. Admittedly, the hilt on her lightsaber looks too big, but it’s not completely out of scale. Overall, we’re quite pleased with everything. She also comes with a clear two-piece stand, which doesn’t work that well (in our opinion). Looking carefully at Barriss Offee makes us wish Hasbro was able to continue the line beyond where they stopped. Hasbro has “outsourced” the 12 Inch Figure license to Sideshow Collectibles going forward. This transition of the line is a wonderful plan, but there won’t be any more kid-priced 12 Inch Figures in the future unless Hasbro revives the line.

Collector Notes

Barriss Offee

Status: Barriss Offee is an all-new figure.

Articulation Count: 26 points (15 areas of articulation)

Articulation Details: ball-socket head (1), ball-jointed neck (1), ball-jointed left shoulder (2), ball-jointed right shoulder (2), hinge-jointed left elbow (1), hinge-jointed right elbow (1), ball-jointed left wrist (2), ball-jointed right wrist (2), ball-jointed torso (2), ball-jointed left hip (2), ball-jointed right hip (2), ball-jointed left knee (2), ball-jointed right knee (2), ball-jointed left ankle (2), ball-jointed right ankle (2)

Accessory Count: 10

Accessory Details: lightsaber hilt, lightsaber blade, dress, pants, cloak, belt, left boot, right boot, display stand (2 parts)

Date Stamp: 1997

Assortment Number: 00915/85180

UPC: 076930009154

Retail: $19.99 USD

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Added: June 11, 2014
Category: Revenge Of The Sith
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
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