Paint - ***1/2
The paint ops on the face are slightly weak, with more of a zombie
appearance to the eyes. It's not quite as good of a job as some of
their past face work, but it'll do.
The big attraction on the paint ops involves the suit and
accessories. While there aren't a lot of colors, the application is
extremely clean and flawless.
Articulation - ***1/2
The Cy Girl body is not the most articulated sixth scale body out there, and
it's not even the most articulated sixth scale female body, but it's my
favorite. The joints are all very tight, and the figure can hold just
about any pose.
She has a jointed neck, ball jointed shoulders, elbows,
wrists, ball jointed hips, waist, knees and ankles. She lacks the
double jointed elbows and knees, and some of the extra cut joints that many
other figures have, including the regular bbi figures. But she's not
lacking in posability. I think it's the well done design and tight joints
that really help.
Accessories - ***1/2
There's a little re-use here, which isn't too uncommon with the Cy Girl
figures. Aurora has the same Maggy Hammer that Nikki (and several
others) have had, but it's a terrific gun. The cylinder flips out, and
the scope is removable. The small rectangles (which presumably carry
ammo) are also removable but be careful because they are easy to lose.
The Maggy fits in the same well designed holster as in the past. It
fits her hip perfectly, and the belts have excellent buckles. The new
weapon is a 'ray gun', styled after the old 60's sci-fi shows. It fits
in her hand extremely well, and the new holster fits her other hip perfectly
To round out the accessories she has three additional sets of hands, the
standard Cy Girl base, and an ID card. I've never been huge on extra
hands, but these all have unique sculpts and snap in and out of the arms
Outfit - ****
Sure, the accessories are nice, but the outfit will make your jaw
drop! The white and silver pleather outfit is snug at every curve, and
the extra pieces - the backpack, front control panel, and helmet attachment
- all fit so well I was amazed. It's pretty rare that I pop on the
outfit extras like this and the fit perfectly right out of the box. I
didn't have to adjust a single buckle!
You'll have to pop her head off to fit the helmet attachment down on her
shoulders, but once you do it fits great. The silver straps buckle in
front, and the silver backpack, with air hose, is a separate piece if you
decide to go without.
The helmet is the key to the complete look though. Coming right out
of a 1960's B-movie, the egg shaped clear top with funky attachments on the
side makes a great figure outstanding.
Now, I know that some might see something else when they look at the
helmet, but you really do need to stop thinking that way. I'm sure
that even unconsciously there was no attempt to make this appear as anything
other than a simple space helmet. Really.
Value - ***1/2
You can find these for $30 and less, which as an excellent value for such a
well executed figure. Don't pass this one up!
Overall - ***1/2
Oooo - this was so close to a four star figure. If I were giving
points for originality and design only, it would have smoked most of the
competition. I love the Robbie the Robot look of the helmet, and
overall its a must have for the female figure collector. This is by
far my favorite Cy Girl so far.
Where to Buy -
I haven't seen any local retailers with these, but there are good
- Big Bad Toy Store
has Aurora (and Destiny) in stock for $30 plus only $5 shipping. BBTS
is well known for their excellent customer service.
Earth has her for $30 as well, but shipping will cost you a little more.