Posted 19 February 2010 - 01:45 AM
They are very well moulded, have great colour matching, and the printing is excellent. The waisted torso is an especially cool concept that I wish TLG would do; if you're going to print breasts and hips you might as well use a different piece! You can find more photos of these lovely ladies on the Arealight Flickr page.
Here you can see inside the torso. It's much the same as the TLG parts, but with a hip. I've given it a few test squeezes and it seems strong.
What appears to be a moulding mark is visible at certain angles. It isn't overly noticeable normally.
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As a bit of trivia, all of the Twi'leks are based off "real" characters.
White: Lyn Me, Max Rebo Band dancer in Return of the Jedi Special Edition
Blue: Aayla Secura, Jedi Master
Red: Darth Talon, Sith Apprentice in Star Wars: Legacy comics. (Never read so I don't know any more.)
Orange (supposed to be yellow and red): Ayy Vida, General background nobody in Attack of the Clones that someone seems to like a lot.
Green: Oola, The rancors lunch
Also I bought a blank torso and some hair.
Looks very standard on the inside. It's hard to see but there seems to be a "makers mark" on the inside of the inverted stud. A stylised "A" and "L"?
Some of the hair pieces have a relatively obvious mould mark on the top. (You can see it in this photo.) It isn't a major concern though, and I suspect it'll improve with handling/fondling.
Even so, I highly recommend Arealight's work.
(If people want to post stuff made with Arealight parts feel free.)
Posted 19 February 2010 - 04:40 AM
Thanks for sharing these with us Siegfried!
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Posted 19 February 2010 - 05:20 AM
I don't have any of Arealight's new ABS parts but I do have two of his older resin hand cast female torsos. Strength
and durability-wise they're about the same as the original LEGO torsos. I know they look fragile but I believe Arealight
has only removed a superficial layer of plastic for the hips. So they're just as good as TLC's.
Posted 19 February 2010 - 07:12 AM
Seems pretty vampiric to me. )
Since the twi'lek in front of the Walrus looks really pale and his should-be-white fangs seem to be covered in blood! )
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Posted 19 February 2010 - 09:58 AM
I'm also very satisfied with the quality of the minifigs.
I love all the star wars minifigs, and these customs are great.
I'm just a bit disapointed that it was not possible to buy complete minifigs but just the specific parts.
I had to buy the arms, legs and hands with Bricklink.
Edited by Ar Sparfel, 19 February 2010 - 09:59 AM.
Posted 19 February 2010 - 11:18 AM
Thanks for the nice simple review Sieggy!
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Posted 19 February 2010 - 11:27 AM
I do like these saucy minxes compared to the official cross-eyed stumpy goblin in the Clone Turbo Tank set
I just used parts I had. The brown arm gave me some trouble, but I eventually borrowed one from a monkey! I do agree though that it would be nice if they sold them as complete figs... or at least complete torsos.
Posted 19 February 2010 - 01:47 PM
Posted 19 February 2010 - 07:27 PM
Although this Aayla Secura has no big white eyes she looks very grumpy,
like she's asking herself why she must on a pic with you (Stupid Fans *%&#@! )
I saw your avatar pic of yesterday Siegfried, (with you and Hinckley disguised as droids, be observed by uncle Owen) and I found it a great pic, but I not seeing it any where than in your little avatar pic, so can you please place it bigger here?
Posted 19 February 2010 - 07:39 PM
Posted 19 February 2010 - 08:20 PM
I've meant to buy one of the female torsos and twi'lek heads for a while and if they come printed I might. I wonder how these will compare to lego's new twi'lek head.
Posted 19 February 2010 - 08:42 PM
The brown arm from a monkey is a good idea. It would be good if they sold complete torsos.
I had difficulties with the orange, there are differencies with the old orange legs and the new ones.
Posted 19 February 2010 - 09:35 PM
Posted 20 February 2010 - 05:56 AM
Thanks for sharing, Siegfried!
Posted 20 February 2010 - 08:32 AM
I bought the head, headdress and torso for Aayla, and received her on tuesday. The arms ("borrowed" from a Rebel Fleet Trooper) were a bit tight to snap in, but they're nice and tight. Legs went in easily (the poor troll that donated them is half the troll he used to be though LOL) I didn't have blue hands, so i swapped the flesh hands from the RFT with the gray hands from one of my Sand People and voila! I later noticed that the official Aayla coming out with the turbo tank has gray hands too! (at least she did at toyfare)
Also got a pair of the sun visor/binocular pieces. Still have to mod my Cmdr. Bly helmet to take the binocular one, but the visor one fits perfectly on one of my other clones from the Spider Droid set. :)
About the only thing i don't like is the $15 US cost for a head, torso and headdress...Maybe i'm just cheap, but 60 bucks for the other 4, without arms or legs seems a bit expensive, even though they ARE custom molded and printed pieces.
Posted 21 February 2010 - 01:08 PM
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