Star Wars The Black Series Sabine Wren figure review

Like most of the Star Wars Rebels crew, Sabine Wren almost immediately felt like a longtime member of the Star Wars universe. Over the course of four seasons of Rebels, she’s become one of the more popular women in the franchise.

I’d previously written this review, but my computer dog ate it so this is Take 2, but for a character as fun as Sabine it’s worth another go. Hand me the spray paint.

Packaging: I’ve said this a lot, but the purple accent color and character portrait on the sign is a dramatic improvement over the old packaging setup.

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I’m a huge fan of the new packaging scheme. It just looks so much sharper and more appealing than the previous black and red setup. The Rebels characters get the purple accent with terrific artwork on the side. Sabine’s bio is actually comprehensive and addresses her role as one of the earlier Rebels fighting the Empire.

Likeness:  Hasbro did a great job with Sabine. Her heads sculpt has a hint of mischievous rebellion like the late phase teenager starting to know better, but having too much fun to stop now. Her outfit has a nice level of complexity as well with the shoulder pads, gauntlets, holsters, kneepads and armored boots.

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Sabine arguably has the coolest design of the Rebels and it’s captured in figure form very well.

Paint:  The paint work is the main reason why Hasbro was able to justify a re-release. They went with a Photo Real application, which is most evident with the paint work around her face. This allowed Hasbro better control of her multi-color hair and the eyes/eyeliner.

Easily one of the highlights of the figure is the impressive paintwork on her outfit with its various patterns and the spray painted effect to show off Sabine’s artistic talents.

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Scale:  Sabine was taller than Ezra and a little shorter than Hera. The figure is just about the same height as Hera, which is one of the rare times when Hasbro hasn’t gotten the scale down just right between characters in the SWB.

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Articulation:  Sabine still has most of the older articulation scheme so she’s not nearly as dynamic as poseable a figure as some more recent SWB offerings.

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Although she’s only got the single-joint elbows, you can get a great range of movement thanks to the deeper cut than usual. Her shoulder pads don’t restrict her movement much at all thanks to the soft material.

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You shouldn’t have any trouble hitting dynamic poses although I wish the thigh point had better movement for wider splits and side kicks.

Sabine Wren has:

  • neck
  • ball-jointed shoulders
  • elbow (with swivel)
  • wrist
  • wrist hinge
  • torso
  • hips
  • thighs
  • knees (double jointed)
  • ankles

Accessories:  Sabine comes with just about all the accessories you’d need for her.

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She’s got her dual blasters that fit easily into the holsters. The blasters have a dark grey wash to them, which really helps the details pop.

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Additionally, she’s got her spray gun, which is a nice touch since she incorporated that so often in numerous episodes.

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Finally she has her Mandalorian helmet. The antennae moves up and down. It’s scaled pretty well although it is a bit snug going on her head. The only thing that’s missing is her jetpack another of her more essential accessories.

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That would have required some alterations to the base figure since Mandalorians don’t use straps. Maybe the jetpack will be added with the Season 3 and 4 era Sabine?

Worth it?  I didn’t want to wait for a sale and risk paying more a few months later so I got Sabine for $20. This is a better deal than most considering the amount of accessories.

Rating: 9.5 out of 10

Sabine is another fantastic figure in the Rebels subline. She’s just the jetpack and slightly enhanced articulation shy of being perfect in this format.

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Where to get it?  I haven’t seen any of the Ghost crew in stores so your best bet is going the online route. But at this rate, I wouldn’t wait too much longer getting her from Amazon.

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