Arealight Twi’lek Quasi Review

I recently bought some Arealight Twi’leks and I thought I’d share some quick photos of them!

My girls
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.

Twi'lek torso bottom
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.

Twi'lek torso back
What appears to be a moulding mark is visible at certain angles. It isn’t overly noticeable normally.

“Two against one? No fair!”

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: Ayy Vida, General background nobody in Attack of the Clones that someone seems to like a lot. (She’s supposed to be yellow and red.)
Green: Oola, The rancors lunch.

Also I bought some hair and a blank torso .

Hair inside
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”?

Tight fitting clothes!
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.

Keyrings Off!

Here’s how to convert a Rock Monster keyring to just a Rock Monster. Grasp the keyring firmly and pull! You expected more? OK…

The key thing that I wanted to share is he’s not glued. I thought he was from the start so the first thing I did was try to crack the “seal” as I was concerned that I’d break the head if it was fixed from the inside. But this achieved nothing but damaging the poor fellow as I found that the mouth did lift a bit, just enough to show me that he’s moulded different to the regular figs. As you can see in the photo they’ve added an extra tube inside so they can use the normal pin and that’s how they kept the mouth closed.

The hole in the head is without glue as well. So all you need to do is pull/twist it out!

So there you are. A “new” Rock Monster minifig ready for…. dunno. He needs some love eh? Anyone know what colour paint Dark Grey is?

Keyrings On!

I received a new order from S@H today and among other things (including the Imperial Flagship) I also got a free Atlantis key ring. It’s good timing too as…

…my old one is looking worse for wear. I’ll have to try and clean up the poor little guy. I’m even considering getting some paint…