Monday, May 17, 2021


Star Wars Black Series - The Clone Wars #07: Asajj Ventress - Hasbro 2021

I first started getting into the Star Wars expanded universe back in the mid-2000s when I became obsessed with Playskool's Galactic Heroes line. I was originally just into the Marvel Super Hero Squad figures, but they came out too slowly for me so I started buying the Indiana Jones, G.I.Joe, Transformers, and Star Wars characters too. After Marvel, the Star wars line was definitely the most prolific. And after a few years of differently-costumed Leias and Amidalas, they started releasing more obscure female Jedi that I had never heard of before: Shaak Ti, Luminaria, Ahsoka Tano, Aayla Secura, and of course Asajj Ventress. Each time I picked up one of these characters I would  research them on Wookipedia and become obsessed. I never watched any of the Star Wars animated properties, but I know Asajj was a Nightsister who was raised as a padawan by a Jedi. But she returned to the darkside to become Count Dooku's personal assassin, only to then ditch all allegiances and become a bounty hunter.

I love when good character turns bad, and vice versa. It makes them see so much more conflicted and interesting to me. Plus the Nightsisters always bring a level of creepiness to the Star Wars franchise that I always find appealing. I've been waiting for this figure for a while and I'm excited at how nicely she turned out. Granted, mine has a production flaw and I'll be looking for a replacement, I'm still really pleased with the realistic interpretation of such a stylized animated character. Let's check out Asajj Ventress below!

As you can see below, the jaw of my Asajj Ventress is oddly misshapen. I didn't notice it in the packaging, but it was the very first thing I noticed when I opened her. I've been scoping out other reviews and pics from ebay and it seems like a lot of her figures have varying degrees of this warped jaw effect. I'm going to keep my eyes peeled for a replacement figure because every time I look at her I think she has a wad of chewing tobacco in her cheek.

Her lightsabers can clip to the front of her belt.

Assajj Ventress comes with her iconic dual red lightsabers with curved handles.

They can connect to form a long double lightsaber.

Time for a Comparison Pic!


1 comment:

  1. I bought 2 of these, one to keep, one to sell. BUT, one has normal eyes and the other has eyes looking down all spooky. So, I'm pretty much keeping both, stealing the head from one as an optional accessory, keeping her excess body as custom fodder.