Packaging - **1/2
Same stuff we've already grown used to. It's attractive, but the
thrill is gone.
Articulation - **
Aurra has the usual 5 points. At this size, the number of points
isn't bad, but knees and elbows would still be nice.
Accessories - *1/2
I was excited about the accessories - most of the newer figures have zero
or few accessories, but Aurra had two, count them two, blasters.
Unfortunately, they didn't live up to my expectations.
It's not that the
sculpt isn't decent - it is. But these are the first Jello
accessories I've seen. They are the weakest, flimsiest blasters that
Hasbro has managed to produce.
It's awfully weak. Perhaps she's hard to capture, but even if the
face wasn't too plain, the overall body just isn't...right. With the
oversized hands, the arms seem extremely long, the legs stubby, and the
head small. Just look at the picture of her on the cheesy little
paper - where did the pin head come from?
Paint - **
Actually, the paint ops here are fine. Everything is nicely done,
but the dirt marks on the front of her uniform look like, well, dirt, and
I'm not fond of that type of 'realism'. I'd have much preferred if
she had visited the dry cleaners since the picture was taken.
Value - **
If this figure was as good as some of the other recent releases, the cost
of $5.86 would have made this a great value. Unfortunately, it's not
even worth the $5.86. At least Wal-mart has listened to Hasbro and
gone for the suggested retail.
Overall - **
I was really hoping that this figure would turn out better. The Chewbacca
that came out with the same wave is far superior, and I'd recommend
ignoring poor Aurra. I haven't picked up Plo Koon yet, and I still have
high hopes that he will be all that he can be...