Jump to content


Aayla VS. Aayla


66 replies to this topic

Poll: Aayla VS. Aayla (286 member(s) have cast votes)

Which Aayala Secura minifig is better?

  1. TLG's Aayla Secura (247 votes [85.47%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 85.47%

  2. Arealight's Aayla Secura (42 votes [14.53%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 14.53%

Vote Guests cannot vote

#1 KielDaMan

KielDaMan

    Posts: 9541
    Joined: 04-February 09
    Member: 5203
    Country: PILIPINAS

Posted 01 August 2010 - 06:29 AM

Posted Image
Posted Image
With the thousands in attendance (in this forum)... And the millions around the world watching in television (not really)...
Uhmmmmmmmmmmmm.... LET’S GET READY TO RUMBLE!!!!

Introducing first, in the Red Corner, standing 41.61mm tall and weighing 4.8 grams, fighting out of Denmark and representing The Lego Company, AAYLA SECUUUURA...


And in the Blue Corner, also standing 41.61mm tall and weighing 4.8 grams, the fighting pride of Taiwan and representing Arealight Custom Work, AAYLA SECUUUURA...


LET’S GE IT ON!!!


Posted Image
Posted Image

Some comparison pics (courtesy of Roland :: Nienke via flickr )

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Which Aayla will win this fight? Cast your votes now to determine who’s the better Aayla of the two.

ADDED:
Reference pic of the Clone Wars Aayla Secura to help you decide.

Posted Image

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
My own verdict: At first, without the benefit of a comparative analysis, I thought Arealight’s Aayla was the better one mainly because of the unique custom curved torso and cheaper price. But after taking a closer look at both versions I realized that TLG’s Aayla has more accurate details (Lekku shape and print, face details, torso prints, headgear) compared to Arealight’s. I never thought I would say this, but TLG’s Aayla is better in terms of overall design, while Arealight’s Aayla wins in the price battle.

I already have Arealight’s Aayla, and I would also love to have TLG’s Aayla in the near future (if not for that steep price!)
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Meanwhile, Kit Fisto has already made up his mind and went for the 'hotter' chick... :wink:

Posted Image

Credits: TLG Aayla Secura ref. pics courtesy of pasukaru76 (flickr) - top picture, jansued (EB) - headtail back view, and Roland :: Nienke (flickr) - comparison photos.

Edited by KimT, 23 August 2010 - 08:52 PM.

NEW! Legends of Chima Review: 70008 - Gorzan's Gorilla Striker

Posted Image

Currently playing as the Sheriff Kenneth Emanuel in Tamamono's Silver City Mafia

My Eurobricks Page / My flickr / My MOCpages


#2 brickfoot

brickfoot

    Posts: 389
    Joined: 16-September 09
    Member: 7446
    Country: United states

Posted 01 August 2010 - 06:48 AM

I like the TLG version better.
Posted Image

#3 ThatGuyWithTheBricks

ThatGuyWithTheBricks

    Posts: 767
    Joined: 06-April 10
    Member: 10164
    Country: United States

Posted 01 August 2010 - 06:53 AM

View Postbrickfoot, on 01 August 2010 - 06:48 AM, said:

I like the TLG version better.

Agreed. I like the shape of the tentacles a lot better.

Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Thanks Joey!--->Posted Image
Playing Thomas Bricks, a waiter in the Eurodina Mafia.


#4 RileyC

RileyC

  • >-- Stupid Cupid --> <3


    Posts: 2999
    Joined: 10-February 09
    Member: 5251
    Country: New Zealand

Posted 01 August 2010 - 07:03 AM

I dont like the arealight one that much because of the shaped torso, its really red lips and the angry expression. Also the Lego one is a lot more 'kid friendly', if you know what I mean. :tongue:

Formerly gone by the name of "Roncanator"

Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image Posted Image Posted Image

Playing as Yasuko a Model in Yakusa Family Mafia
Played as Rickety Cannon a Town Nerd in Dr. Bloodbrick's Asylum II: Fraulein Bloodbrick Mafia
Played as Ruxana a Town Pilot in Baritones 3 Mafia
Played as Roweena Karnata a Town Guard General turned Dark One in The Coming Darkness Mafystery
Played as Cookie Custer an Insane from Spider Ward in Dr. Bloodbrick's Asylum Mafia
Played as Ron Canter a Town Folk turned Noodles Family in Eurodina Mafia
Played as Todd "Bulltoad" Bulstrode an Innocent from Slytherin in Hogwarts Mafia
Played as Ron Callister a Sane Pilot in Dystopia Mafia
Played as Ron Toreil an Honoured soldier in Imperial Soldier's Mafia


#5 Sinner

Sinner

  • Mike's Magical Elf


    Posts: 19369
    Joined: 29-April 07
    Member: 1554
    Country: Australia

Posted 01 August 2010 - 07:13 AM

I own the Arealight version and I (without currently owning the TLG version) pick the TLG one. It's a close decision though. The sleeker head-gear and the backprinting wins the day for me. I'm not sure what face I like better; I do prefer her looking grumpy though.





Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

Full details on the Siegfried About Me page!


#6 KielDaMan

KielDaMan

    Posts: 9541
    Joined: 04-February 09
    Member: 5203
    Country: PILIPINAS

Posted 01 August 2010 - 07:21 AM

Even though I admit that TLG's Aayla has better details and accuracy, I had a change of heart and decided to vote for the Arealight version. In fairness to Arealight, he had the best-looking Aayla Secura MF design-wise and quality-wise among all the custom Aayla Securas around. And he released his version (and made available to the public) during a time when LSW fans were clamoring for a Twi-lek fig and it took TLG only this year to release their official version. For the simple fact that Arealight did service to us LSW fans by offering his Aayla (and other Twi'leks as well), he gets my vote from that point of view.

NEW! Legends of Chima Review: 70008 - Gorzan's Gorilla Striker

Posted Image

Currently playing as the Sheriff Kenneth Emanuel in Tamamono's Silver City Mafia

My Eurobricks Page / My flickr / My MOCpages


#7 badboytje88

badboytje88

  • Bad Lick


    Posts: 2552
    Joined: 01-May 07
    Member: 1561
    Country: Netherlands

Posted 01 August 2010 - 07:26 AM

As much as I respect Arealights work, and I wish I owned one of his twileks, I must say I like TLG’s twilek better.

Posted Image


Playing Bjorn Borchard Representative from Owlville in Tamamono´s Party Lines Mafia


Posted Image
Just call me Peter Cedar


#8 Brickus

Brickus

    Posts: 923
    Joined: 17-July 09
    Member: 6717
    Country: Australia

Posted 01 August 2010 - 07:31 AM

I voted TLG's version, because it has more printing, although the TLG's headgear is made in China because it comes in a separate bag.

#9 Delta 38

Delta 38

    Posts: 1352
    Joined: 03-January 10
    Member: 8890
    Country: Australia.

Posted 01 August 2010 - 07:39 AM

Excluding the fact that I don't really like custom pieces in general, I still think the official version is better. The pieces are more compatible (especially the head), and I like the colour of the minifig better (regardless of the character's actual colour).
Hi.

#10 I Scream Clone

I Scream Clone

  • Returning Nocturnian Master


    Posts: 6230
    Joined: 30-March 08
    Member: 2955
    Country: Australia

Posted 01 August 2010 - 08:07 AM

View PostSiegfried, on 01 August 2010 - 07:13 AM, said:

I do prefer her looking grumpy though.
Always with the sweet talk Sieggo.

It is a tough decision, though I like TLG using the dark brown, and back printing, Arealight probably had to develop his customs from scratch with a lot less in the way of resources available. I own the Arealight version, and would probably like to own the TLC version but the set doesn't warrant buying so far.

Got Questions? Need help? New member?,Read the site guidelines,Index of helpful tutorials

Posted Image Posted Image  Posted Image   Posted Image  Posted Image


#11 Dan the Brickman

Dan the Brickman

  • Soft Bluecoat


    Posts: 678
    Joined: 23-April 09
    Member: 5870
    Country: USA

Posted 01 August 2010 - 08:57 AM

To me, the other one is not actually a lego figure. True, its made from a lego figure, but after all the modifications, it just doesnt have the same lego feel to me. I also dislike the curved torso.

TLG wins for me.

:pir_yoda:

Posted Image

Now Playing Died as the scummy Danielle Barrie in: Escape From Isla Paradisa!

"Beware the great sea monster!!!!"

My Brickshelf Gallery MOC page  ToR Holiday Special!(complete now)

#12 Oky

Oky

  • I am O-ky, English-German relations


    Posts: 9076
    Joined: 02-October 07
    Member: 2028
    Country: USA

Posted 01 August 2010 - 09:06 AM

View PostKielDaMan, on 01 August 2010 - 07:21 AM, said:

Even though I admit that TLG's Aayla has better details and accuracy, I had a change of heart and decided to vote for the Arealight version. In fairness to Arealight, he had the best-looking Aayla Secura MF design-wise and quality-wise among all the custom Aayla Securas around. And he released his version (and made available to the public) during a time when LSW fans were clamoring for a Twi-lek fig and it took TLG only this year to release their official version. For the simple fact that Arealight did service to us LSW fans by offering his Aayla (and other Twi'leks as well), he gets my vote from that point of view.
I don't think voting for TLC's version is saying Arealight's is worthless, or degrading Arealight's service to AFOLs in any way. It's just saying which one you like better.

I for one liked TLC's better from the start. It has better details and more Lego-like in nature. Can't wait to get one of my own!

#13 Dan the Brickman

Dan the Brickman

  • Soft Bluecoat


    Posts: 678
    Joined: 23-April 09
    Member: 5870
    Country: USA

Posted 01 August 2010 - 09:12 AM

View PostDan the Brickman, on 01 August 2010 - 08:57 AM, said:

To me, the other one is not actually a lego figure. True, its made from a lego figure, but after all the modifications, it just doesnt have the same lego feel to me. I also dislike the curved torso.

TLG wins for me.

:pir_yoda:


PS-

They are called lekku! not tentacles!!!! :sceptic:
Please stop saying this people!!!  :hmpf_bad:
(Yes, this matters) :laugh:

Posted Image

Now Playing Died as the scummy Danielle Barrie in: Escape From Isla Paradisa!

"Beware the great sea monster!!!!"

My Brickshelf Gallery MOC page  ToR Holiday Special!(complete now)

#14 Bundalings

Bundalings

    Posts: 1029
    Joined: 19-August 08
    Member: 3754
    Country: USA

Posted 01 August 2010 - 09:34 AM

I like them the same until you get to the head tails... TLG's wins there.

#15 Renthicya

Renthicya

    Posts: 33
    Joined: 21-May 10
    Member: 10832

Posted 01 August 2010 - 09:44 AM

While I like the colors of the "new" version more, I don't like her facial expression, her lekku (it's somewhat too long and less curvy than what I'd expect) and her "abs" (would fit a male more). I vote for the LEGO version.

Edited by Renthicya, 01 August 2010 - 09:44 AM.


#16 Dunjohn

Dunjohn

  • EB Boardgames Reviewer


    Posts: 780
    Joined: 08-September 09
    Member: 7364
    Country: Ireland for now

Posted 01 August 2010 - 09:55 AM

I voted for TLG, though I'm surprised the majority is so large in its favour. I prefer the face printing and the separate lekku headpiece. I'm also not a fan of Arealight's curved torsos, I think they make the hips look very odd, but I will admit that Arealight's stuff is great quality overall.
On the stalls on market day,
You might hear little voices say....

Collectable Minifigures Trading List

#17 Superkalle

Superkalle

    Posts: 5698
    Joined: 21-December 08
    Member: 4755
    Country: Sweden

Posted 01 August 2010 - 10:25 AM

TLG version without any doubt what so ever.
Eurobricks Digital Design Forum - for all your LDD and Ldraw cravings

#18 LuxorV

LuxorV

  • Will Cat Accordingly.


    Posts: 6342
    Joined: 11-July 07
    Member: 1771
    Country: Italy

Posted 01 August 2010 - 10:36 AM

I prefer TLG version.
The calm expression is more in line with the character, especially as seen in Clone Wars series.
The fact that the head-tails can be separated from the head is another good point, while the fact the 'forehead protector' is part of the same piece is not a great problem according to me.

New Member? Read This | Questions? Need Help? Ask Here

Site Guidelines | Eurobricks FAQ | Visual User Guide


Looking for new decals or help customising your LEGO elements? Check the Minifig Customisation Index!

My Brickshelf --- My Flickr


#19 OneSnowTrooper

OneSnowTrooper

    Posts: 234
    Joined: 26-April 10
    Member: 10429
    Country: The Netherlands

Posted 01 August 2010 - 12:14 PM

TLG version. The head-tails details are way better.

Edited by OneSnowTrooper, 01 August 2010 - 12:15 PM.

Got an issue? Here's a tissue..

#20 Renegade Clone

Renegade Clone

  • T16 Pilot


    Posts: 114
    Joined: 31-July 05
    Member: 450

Posted 01 August 2010 - 12:21 PM

Arealight's wins hands down for me. Strangely Arealight's version has a more traditional lego minifig face compared to the horrible Clone Wars face on the TLG version. I'll admit the torso priniting and lekku are slightly better on the TLG version, but I really have an issue with the Clone Wars face prints.

#21 Toth

Toth

    Posts: 55
    Joined: 19-May 09
    Member: 6130
    Country: Denmark

Posted 01 August 2010 - 12:24 PM

I like them both.

My vote goes for TLG as it got a headgear that his far better.
but the TLG headgear is specific to Aayla when the Arealight's one is done to fit to all kind of twi'leks. so hard to juge.

and I agree with "Renegade Clone". Strangely, Aeralight's Aayla has got a more traditionna Lego style...
TLG's clone war line is far from the Lego design especially with eyes. Manga/japanimation style of eyes... :S

Arealight did an amazing work on the twi'leks and this when a lot of people were waiting for it.
I already got a lot of twi'lek from Arealight (the first wave) and i think I will try to have the TLG version f Aayla even if it will be hard to have it for a reasonable price.


Both are nice! :)

Edited by Toth, 01 August 2010 - 12:27 PM.

freedom is to choose our constraints

Lego Portfolio
workshop stuff


#22 Jargo

Jargo

    Posts: 1211
    Joined: 12-May 10
    Member: 10639
    Country: Brickish isles

Posted 01 August 2010 - 12:55 PM

Aerealight's gets my vote. simply because of the time and effort he put into creating it. The modified torso could be improved I suppose, lengthen the indent upwards a little but I prefer the indented sides to TLG's printed shadow giving the feminine shape. TLG could do something similar and create a specific female torso piece.
I think the face on Aerealight's is more like the character of Aayla Secura. More determined and focused. TLG's seems too benign and passive.

#23 lightningtiger

lightningtiger

  • Doing the Chicken Dance


    Posts: 20440
    Joined: 28-October 09
    Member: 7997
    Country: Australia

Posted 01 August 2010 - 01:58 PM

Arealight's is`good, but the eye's have.....the genuine Lego figure with the correct eyes I my opinion is the better of the two.
Keep on bricking ! :yoda:

#24 Flare

Flare

  • A phonemonanl speller


    Posts: 5435
    Joined: 01-July 10
    Member: 11759
    Country: Israel

Posted 01 August 2010 - 02:23 PM

I hate to disagree with the mob... but I'm rooting for Arealight.  :sweet:

Posted Image
Playing as Benji Carvenhall, Level 50 2/5 Prophet in Heroica RPG


#25 RoryoCox

RoryoCox

  • Photography Contest Winner


    Posts: 1486
    Joined: 28-August 09
    Member: 7213
    Country: United Kingdom

Posted 01 August 2010 - 02:24 PM

I also new thought I would say this but TLG's is better. The head is a better mold and the face looks good.
Arealights is good but just beaten by TLG's effort.

RoryoCox




Reply to this topic



  


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users