Aurra Sing (Clone Wars)

February 26, 2011 | By More

The Clone Wars line has been a very innocuous distraction for me thus far. From each wave, I would pick up one or two figures at most, and sometimes not even that, depending on character selection or figure construction. However, this year things are starting to change, as newer figures are starting to compete with the Vintage line in terms of detail and articulation.

One such character is bounty hunter Aurra Sing. She had had a couple of figures released before, one in the Power of the Jedi line and a slightly retooled version in the 2007 Saga line as a store exclusive. None of those figures had a lot of articulation, but they were pretty decent, until the Clone Wars Aurra came and blew them away.

Even with the unabashedly stylized design, the new Aurra has much more sculpted detail than prior incarnations. She still wears the high brown boots and orange, skintight leotard she had back in that brief scene from The Phantom Menace, complemented with a small removable brown vest and a pair of belts crossed over her hips. She has functional holsters sculpted onto the legs that can hold perfectly the pair custom double-trigger pistols she comes with.

The face sculpt is really impressive. She has fine features and a smug/disdainful expression that really matches her on-screen persona. Part of the portrait success stems from the extremely effective paintjob applied to the eyes, consisting on a gray shadow app under the eyes coupled with thin, long eyelashes drawn in black. The lips are painted in the same hue of gray used for the eye shadow.

The only thing I would criticize is that the antenna on her head was left unpainted, and even though it is actually a separate piece glued to her skull, it was molded in the same hue as the head. If Hasbro didn’t want to spend a fraction of a cent painting it silver, they could at least mold it in another color. Then again, not a big issue, really.

Articulation is really impressive too. Even though the limbs are not noticeably thicker than previous female figures, Aurra has the full super articulated spread:

• Ball jointed neck.

• Floating torso.

• Peg & hinge shoulders.

• Peg & hinge elbows.

• Swivel wrists.

• Swivel hips.

• Peg & hinge knees.

• Peg & hinge ankles.

All of the joints work admirably well, thanks to the lithe body construction, although some times is hard to determine which way is forward on a joint given the thinness of the limbs.

Aurra Sing comes with her two pistols, a silver rifle with a separate plastic strap, a display base, a blue die and the corresponding Galactic Battle Game stat card.

The game mechanics are extremely simple and could be reduced to “He who rolls the higher number wins”, only this time the numbers come printed in the card and the die is just an indicator of which line to read on the card to determine the roll value. The display bases have “random” slots carved on them that reveal the value of character-specific modifiers to add to the roll value; thus the tactical element of the game is reduced to selecting the display bases to go with each card, which I guess is complex enough for young children.

Leaving the game aside, if you are an older Star Wars fan, this is as close as we are going to get from having a definitive Aurra Sing action figure. On the other hand, if you belong to the generation where Clone Wars is your Star Wars, then this one definitely fills that spot.

Errex Score: 90/100

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I've been collecting action figures since the original Kenner Star Wars days. Nowadays, I still collect pretty much anything that catches my eye.

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