STAR WARS: RETRO COLLECTION (HASBRO)
“A Clone Wars veteran and now wandering Jedi, Ahsoka Tano forges her own path in the galaxy, righting injustices that she discovers”
Though not particularly well-received when she first debuted in The Clone Wars, Ahsoka Tano has become one of the franchise’s most consistent through lines, and a definite fan-favorite. Season 2 of The Mandalorian finally brought the character to live action, and that led to a follow-up in The Book of Boba Fett as well as her on spin-off show, which is currently in the works. She’s currently kind of rolling in the toy coverage, and today I’m taking a look at her Retro Collection figure.
THE FIGURE ITSELF
Ahsoka is another of the six figures in the second mass-release assortment of the Star Wars: Retro Collection line. She’s notably the only non-helmeted figure in this assortment, which is a fun little side note. The figure stands just shy of 3 3/4 inches tall and she has 5 points of articulation. The motion on the neck is a little bit restricted, but otherwise the mobility is the same as the rest of the line. The sculpt is all-new, and does a very nice job of dialing in on her appearance as it would be in the vintage line. The broadest of the details are all still present, but dumbed down a bit, as they would have been back in the day. It works out pretty well overall. The paint work is likewise pulled back a bit, compared to, say, the Black Series release. The grey becomes a bit more present, and the blue detailing on the head tails is simpler. Even the gloves are full, instead of being fingerless like in the show. Ahsoka is packed with her two lightsabers, reworked to look like the ESB and RotJ Luke sabers, albeit with her distinctive curved handles. They’re also all white, as well as being two different lengths, as they should be.
THE ME HALF OF THE EQUATION
Ahsoka’s a pretty important character these days, and I’ve enjoyed her OT-adjacent role as of late. Getting an OT-adjacent figure seems pretty appropriate for the direction the character is headed. This one’s a pretty good one. It hits the right notes, and it, like the rest of the series, is just pretty fun. And, really, what more can you ask for from a Star Wars toy.
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