Well, this is disappointing… Hasbro revealed their new Mara Jade Skywalker figure at Celebration VI – the Jedi one we voted for in hopes she’d be wearing something other than the catsuit. Well, as expected, the figure is wearing the catsuit anyway… And sporting the wrong lightsaber to boot, so there are certainly going to be some disappointed Mara fans out there. In any case, start looking for the figure in the spring.
Thanks to Phil of ASMZine for the heads-up – check out the figure, plus further thoughts and the possibility of another – under the cut.
On the plus side, it does look to be a far better sculpt than the last pass at the character, the 2007 Comic Pack version. And it’s not like it’ll be hard to get hold of the proper lightsaber – just buy the Ceremonial Luke figure!
In other Mara/Hasbro news, my Not-Bothan spies tell me that when asked about a Union Comic Pack at the panel Q&A, the Hasbro guys expressed definite interest in the idea. While I can’t say the idea of a Mara figure sporting the comic’s (boring, pink) wedding dress is all that appealing, Mara and Luke’s Jedi ceremony outfits would probably be a snap – and satisfy those of us hoping for an actual Jedi Mara figure. As long as they ignore Luke’s single glove. (Sigh.)