The Marvel Star Wars comics have been pretty consistently good since 2015, adding a lot to the lore and universe. I really wish Hasbro would do a bit more with characters from the current Marvel series (we really need Sanna Starros, Magna Tolvan, Valance, and an updated Qi'ra), though they have released a few figures here and there. Doctor Chelli Lona Aphra is one of my favorite characters from the Marvel run and she's apparently one of Hasbro's, too, as this is the second Doctor Aphra figure they've released in The Black Series. The first was back in 2019 and was actually based on the 2017 Jaina Solo figure. This one is kind of a rework of that first figure, so she shares a lot with Jaina as well, but the addition of a duster and a new color scheme really helps to make her feel unique. The figure is a solid release, though the fan channel price point definitely stings on her. Let's see if you really need another figure of Doctor Aphra after the break...
Height: 5 3/4ths inches
Articulation: Swivel/hinge ankles, double hinged knees, swivel thighs, balljointed hips, abdomen hinge, balljointed mid-torso, swivel/hinge shoulders, swivel/hinge elbows, swivel/hinge wrists, hinged neck, and a balljointed head.
Accessories: Blaster, jacket, scarf, and flight cap.
Non-Scalper Price: $28 dollars
* This new version of Doctor Aphra shares a lot with the previous figure, though the portrait is even better than the last one (which is still really good). Instead of a vest she now has a long duster with sculpted sleeves. Everything else is repainted from the first Doctor Aphra from Phase III of the Black Series.
* Here's a quick look at the packaging. Doctor Aphra is one of the fan channel direct figures that comes in a five panel box with artwork on the cover flap. There's no window to see the figure, though, so using the five panel packaging just seems kind of dumb. The earlier figures in this sublet allowed you to open the flap, kind of like opening a book, and see the figure inside. This one just opens to show a picture of the figure. Yeah...
* I really like Doctor Aphra and this is a very cool version of her. It's definitely not her most recognizable look, but that one has already been covered. She's sporting darker brown pants and a red shirt this time underneath a brown duster. The duster body is a separate piece that fits over the torso (a "jacket shell") but since the sleeves are sculpted pieces there's no reason to take it off. There aren't many paint applications here but the colors are all really nice and the jacket is well sculpted.
* Here's a shot of the back of the duster so you can see how it fits and the details on her sleeves. There are some code cylinders or little gadgets in a pocket on the right sleeve as well.
* I love flight caps and no one besides Snoopy rocks a flight cap quite like Doctor Aphra. She's a lot cuter in hers, too. It's the same sculpt as the previous release but the paint applications are different and now she has red lenses in the goggles. The fit is excellent.
* This scarf is a new accessory that adds a bit more of a unique look to Aphra's costume. It's a simple "collar" piece that fits over her head and rests nicely on her shoulders. It's pretty nice.
* Most of the figure still uses the older Jaina Solo body, but I'll admit it still holds up quite well. Doctor Aphra still has excellent articulation. The coat hinders things a little bit, but it's designed to be as minimally intrusive as possible while still looking absolutely cool.
* The pistol is reused, too, though the color is slightly different. It's a standard BlasTech blaster pistol, a bit smaller than Han Solo's DL-44.
* She's sporting the same belt and holster as well. There are lots of little pouches and buckles and the blaster fits in the holster perfectly.
If you're a Doctor Aphra fan also check out my review of the Back Series Phase III Doctor Aphra and the Vintage Collection Doctor Aphra.
For more Star Wars: The Black Series Phase IV reviews check out the following:
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