Alright, enough with the gushing. This figure isn’t entirely perfect. She only has eight points of articulation. Her head, forearms, waist and hips are all swivel joints, while her elbows are swivel/hinges. I don’t mind having so many swivel joints, because what really hurts this figure is the lack of elbows and knees. I don’t know why they didn’t copy Ahsoka’s articulation and give her swivel/hinge knees and elbows, but I would have even been happy with just hinge joints. As is, Barriss can only take a few vanilla poses and action scenes are pretty much out of the question.
Aside from her stand and the game elements, Barriss comes with three accessories. First is her lightsaber with its translucent blue beam. I’m not sure if the sculpt is new at all, but she can hold it fine, even with her very small hands. Her other three accessories are the Geonosian larvae worms that were used to control her mind in the Season 2, Episode 8: Brain Invaders. The worms are a simple, but sculpted to be wound around a figures arms or legs. There’s even a smaller worm emerging from an egg. All together they’re pretty good accessories, and now my Undead Geonosian has something to carry around.
Even though I’m extremely disappointed in her articulation, this Barriss figure is damned near perfect in every other way. Plus, she looks really nice sitting on my shelf next to Ahsoka. But my Star Wars girls won’t be complete until I get my Riyo Chuchi C’mon Hasbro, complete the Clone Wars trifecta of cute girls!