There was actually a time when I didn’t like Ahsoka Tano and felt she was the most annoying member of the Star Wars universe. That’s how much I disliked the Clone Wars movie.
Funny how times change with key roles in an epic TV series (or three). Now she’s one of my favorite Star Wars characters period. Today, I’m looking at the Star Wars Black Series Rebels version of Ahsoka as the grown up padawan now assists some of the few Jedi that managed to escape Order 66.
Packaging: This new packaging redesign was badly needed and it’s such a welcome overhaul for the line on shelf or MOC. Rebels sports a purple accent color with Ahsoka’s character portrait placing her next to Sabine in the larger mural.
I love the effort put into the bios as the writer packs a good amount of detail in a paragraph. This one is a vague and doesn’t spoil her role on Rebels for those who are very far behind.
Likeness: I feel like I’m already going to double dip on this adult look to get one from her most recent TV series appearance, but for now this lifelike version based on a cartoon instead of an actual actress looks very well done.
The biggest change from the cartoon Rebels look is her face is less soft as the sculpt envisions her as played by an actress. Now that a live-action Ahsoka has been cast it’s hard not to try and compare, but this version holds up just fine. It’s impressive how the sculpt is able to convey a more mature version of an animated teenager so well.
The shape of her horns are on model from the TV show and all of the costume details are intact with sculpted sleeves, gauntlets, a fairly intricate skirt piece with cloth underlay and knee high boots. Hasbro previously released this figure back in 2016 and the sculpt still holds up despite the advancements in the recent articulation model.
Paint: Hasbro took advantage of the release of Zeb to update the paint apps for all of the previously released Rebels figures. For Ahsoka that meant a tighter touch up of her face.
Ahsoka is among the more improved figures thanks to the upgrade as here eyes and face tattoos boast much enhanced details thanks to the face printing.
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Scale: Ahsoka stands appropriately shorter than Kanan, who’s my reference point for the rest of the characters. She doesn’t need to be an Amazon and looks good alongside the rest of Phoenix Squadron.
Articulation: Even without the updated butterfly shoulders, Ahsoka has pretty good movement specifically with the torso and double-jointed knees. Her tails are thick, which naturally limits her left and right posing.
They’re not so bad that you can’t position around them to help for more dynamic posing.
My biggest challenge with her is the smaller feet, which hinders some deeper poses.
Ahsoka Tano has:
- ball-jointed shoulders
- wrist hinge
- knees (double jointed)
Accessories: Like most of the SWB figures, Ahsoka doesn’t come with a ton of accessories.
She does have her two lightsabers of varying lengths. I always thought this made for a unique fighting style for Ahsoka and I’m glad to see them replicated so nicely in this scale. Some of the paint placement for the dials is a little off, but from a reasonable distance it’s not that noticeable.
As always, it’d be nice for a few more extras and like all Jedi, a robe would have been ideal bonus.
Worth it? I got Ahsoka for the standard $20. There’s been a few sales of this wave for a few dollars cheaper, but the aftermarket price on the original figures convinced me I didn’t need to wait around.
Rating: 9.5 out of 10
Ahsoka is another home run for the Rebels. She’s a fun figure that fits in with numerous levels of the Star Wars universe. I’m really glad to have her with the rest of the Phoenix Squadron to complete one of my favorite teams.
Where to get it? Ahsoka’s Rebels version is getting harder to track down now . I wouldn’t wait long if you’re interested since I haven’t seen this wave at retail. You can order from LMF affiliates Amazon and Entertainment Earth. As affiliates I get a portion of qualifying purchases.