Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Star Wars Vintage Aayla Secura

Presenting Jedi Master Aayla Secura from the Star Wars Revenge of the Sith Vintage Toy Line.

Obviously I have a thing for this scantly clad Jedi Master. And after really enjoying the Clone Wars version of Aayla Secura, I just had to get the vintage edition of the figure when it came out.

To the uninitiated, Jedi Master Aayla Secura was  a Twi'lek Jedi Knight who trained under the infamous "Gray Jedi" Quinlan Vos. Aayla was first seen in Star Wars Episode II, walking in the Jedi Temple and later battling alongside her fellow Jedi in the Geonosis arena.

Between Episode II and III Aayla Secura would gain the rank of Jedi Master. Trained as a Jedi Guardian, her skill was sufficient enough for her to be able to battle General Grievous and to defeat the Jedi Hunting Bounty Hunter Aurra Sing. She would meet her end when Order 66 was given at the hands of her friend Commander Bly and his Clone Troopers.


As always, there's nothing really on the back of a Star Wars Vintage Action figure blister card. But we can be gifted with a really nice look at the bodacious bottom of  the Vintage Edition Aayla Secura!

Jedi Master Aayla Secura was portayed by Amy Allen a part-time actress, visual effects coordinator and, get this, oftentimes executive assistant to Director Michael Bay (Yes, she worked on Transformers Revenge of the Fallen).

Jedi Master Aayla Secura was known for being highly empathic and mischievous. In fact her name in Ryl (Twi'lek language) means "Smoke" or "mist." Aside from locking lips with Jedi Master and council member Kit Fisto (Underwater under the pretense that Master Fisto was helping her breathe), Aayla is also one of the only Jedi known to go around with a pierced navel - though for some strange reason, that particular piece of jewelry is absent from this action figure.

What's to like about the Star Wars Revenge of the Sith Vintage Edition Aayla Secura?

Damn it's a half-naked blue chick!!! Check out those abs, the gracious cleavage and the bodacious bottom!

Okay, enough perversion. But that alone should tell you what a wonderfully sculpted piece of art this particular figure is. Besides Jedi Master Aaylya Secura was known to use her beauty and looks as an interrogation technique.

The Star Wars Vintage Edition Aayla Secura comes with everything you see here: A lit lightsaber, an unlit lightsaber that clips to her left hip, and a Jedi cloak.


Personally I think Aayla looks better without her cloak:


Not only does the Vintage Edition Aayla Secura look great, her articulation is excellent!



There is some difficulty making her kneel, however she can do full splits which leads to even more creative poses:



What's NOT to like about the Star Wars Revenge of the Sith Vintage Edition Aayla Secura?

Aside from her difficulty with regard to kneeling, the only other thing I can think off that's off about this figure is that jedi-cloak! It's just too big for her! We've saw this very same  problem with the Vintage Edition Darth Maul. There simply has to be a better way to make Jedi Cloaks.

Also - this is a problem I've noted with the Clone Wars version of Aayla Secura (Come to think of it, all the Aayla Securas in the Dungeon) - she has really small hands which makes holding that huge lightsaber a bit of a problem - especially since her left hand is positioned to cast a "Force Push" which she was known to heavily utilize. 

This particular Star Wars Vintage Edition Aayla Secura was purchased from Amazon for US$ 16.49 (Roughly PhP 676.99 plus shipping). She's still available on Amazon for US$ 20.99 (Roughly PhP 860.59 plus shipping).

I love her!



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