The dark side beckons Zechs again to review a Star Wars figure. This time Clone Wars Asajj Ventress.
Ok, yet another Star Wars figure this time from the Clone Wars line of the animated series and movie. Now this is a figure I've been highly awaiting given how rare past figures of this character have been and how crappy the ones available where (two pack or Toys R Us exclusive six-pack). Therefore, to finally have a decent mold of Ventress around is a blessing to those poor Star Wars fans (like myself) who don't want to buy a good figure of this character for over twenty dollars.
Now I have to say first off the first thing that came to me when taking the figure out of the box and then posing it was her hands. The figure at time's can lose the lightsabers she's holding in her hands quite easily (I've lost count how many time's this has happened to me). Just when you think, you have her holding them you move her just an inch and bam they'll fall from her hands. Alternatively, say if your kid is playing with the figure with another figure with a lightsaber after three whacks with it the darn lightsaber fell from her hand. There are ways to fix this by making the hands harder, however given how small and delicate the figure's hands are I wouldn't risk it.
Now on to the positives of the figure, there are some ones to make up for this big negative. For example, the two lightsabers she has can be combined into a double bladed lightsaber (and surprisingly can be held better when it's like this). Another great plus is the fact her skirt is actual cloth and not plastic thus giving her legs some great mobility.
The belt that pins the cloth to her at times will get loose but if you firmly press down on it, it should remain so unless you play with the figure a lot. In addition, the whole and button to plug it into isn't thin thus won't break off so theres another plus.
Speaking of the mobility of this figure, the posing that can be done with it is quite abundant. However, the only joints that cannot bend are her elbow joints. Still, considering how brittle they've made her hands to begin with I can understand why they didn't make the figure double jointed there.
As for the details on the figure, they're quite good. The tattoos on her face are very detailed as are her eyes. It surprises me how much of a non toon like appearance Ventress has compared to others. Thus, you could put them with the regular Star Wars figures and you could not know the difference save for a few from this series (Yoda and Count Dooku I'm looking at you). She also comes with her own holo projector featuring a little tiny Count Dooku (to go with Clone Wars Dooku who has a similar one with her).
So does it truly make her a figure for those who missed the boat on her before and want to nab her? I say yes, she's a must buy. For those fans of the character or want another Dark Jedi in their collection you have to get this figure. So again:
Clone Wars Asajj Ventress: MUST BUY!
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