Ahsoka Tano Appreciation Post – Part I

Ahsoka Tano is one of the best new, and now legacy, characters in Star Wars. I will defend that hill with everything I got! But in all likelihood, many fans agree with me. At the very least, she is a character that is now entrenched in the franchise and has played a pivotal role in the lore thus far. Ahsoka began as a really polarizing character – even I hated her introduction. So all credit to Dave Filoni, George Lucas and crew for the magic they worked because wow, what an evolution.

To continue our May the 4th Star Wars Day celebration, I’m taking a look at Ahsoka’s minifigure availability over the years. Surprisingly, there have only been 4 unique minifigures to date. This sounds low, but they pretty much cover all her key looks across both animated series. This is Part I, where I will focus on the her initial 3 minifigure designs from retired sets. Part II will focus on the more current sets that use the same new Season 7 design and the 150th Brickheadz. I hope you enjoy this look back. And for our other May 4th content click here and here.

Padawan Ahsoka Tano – Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Season 1

Our beloved Padawan made her first minifigure appearance in 2008. This same minifigure of young Ahsoka in tube top and skirt would be used in 6 different sets until 2010. That’s quite a while without any changes or updates. But this was the first season of The Clone Wars and she would be in quite a lot of merch. The fig is somewhat accurate to the animation and has more of a cartoonish look compared to minifigs from the live action films. So, personally I am not a fan and I am glad newer sets forego that aesthetic. Her molded head piece is spot-on though, as are her facial markings.

  • 1ST APPEARENCE: July 2008
  • ACCESSORY: Green Lightsaber
  • INCL. IN SETS:
    #7675 – AT-TE Walker
    #7680 – The Twilight
    #7751 – Starfighter/Vulture Droid
    #8037 – Anakin’s Y-Wing
    #8098 – Clone Turbo Tank
    #853037 – Magnet 3-pack
    SDCC Exclusive Collectable Set
  • BRICKLINK VALUE (NEW):
    ~$17 CAD
  • BRICKLINK VALUE (USED):
    ~$12 CAD
©2008 The LEGO® Group.

Her overall value on Bricklink is currently the lowest of all the retired figs. But some of these early sets have definitely jumped way up in value. The AT-TE Walker (7675) for instance currently goes for ~$558 CAD and had an MSRP of $90 USD. Yeesh! The only set fetching a higher price is (naturally) the San Diego Comic Con Exclusive Collectable Display set. The minifigure is the same, but with only 300 available, it’s average price new is ~$622 CAD! So while the figure is still affordable(ish), her initial run of sets is definitely not. Below you will see full details of the 7 sets.

The clone wars: season 1 sets

©2008 The LEGO® Group.
  • NAME: AT-TE WALKER
  • RELEASE DATE: July 26, 2008
  • SET #: 7675
  • ORIGINAL COST: $109.99 CAD (est)
  • BRICK COUNT: 798
  • COST-PER-BRICK: $0.14 (average value)
  • MINIFIGURES: 6
  • BRICKS-PER-FIG: 133 (excellent value)
  • BRICKLINK VALUE (NEW): ~$509 CAD
  • BRICKLINK VALUE (USED): ~$289 CAD
  • CURRENT COST-PER-BRICK (NEW): ~$0.64
  • CURRENT COST-PER-BRICK (USED): ~$0.36
  • NAME: THE TWILIGHT
  • RELEASE DATE: July 26, 2008
  • SET #: 7680
  • ORIGINAL COST: $129.99 CAD (est)
  • BRICK COUNT: 882
  • COST-PER-BRICK: $0.15 (average value)
  • MINIFIGURES: 4
  • BRICKS-PER-FIG: 220 (OK value)
  • BRICKLINK VALUE (NEW): ~$310 CAD
  • BRICKLINK VALUE (USED): ~$172 CAD
  • CURRENT COST-PER-BRICK (NEW): ~$0.35
  • CURRENT COST-PER-BRICK (USED): ~$0.20
©2008 The LEGO® Group.
©2009 The LEGO® Group.
  • NAME: AHSOKA’S STARFIGHTER & VULTURE DROID
  • RELEASE DATE: January 1, 2009
  • SET #: 7751
  • ORIGINAL COST: $49.99 CAD (est)
  • BRICK COUNT: 291
  • COST-PER-BRICK: $0.17 (OK value)
  • MINIFIGURES: 4
  • BRICKS-PER-FIG: 73 (excellent value)
  • BRICKLINK VALUE (NEW): ~$196 CAD
  • BRICKLINK VALUE (USED): ~$153 CAD
  • CURRENT COST-PER-BRICK (NEW): ~$0.67
  • CURRENT COST-PER-BRICK (USED): ~$0.53
  • NAME: ANAKIN’S Y-WING STARFIGHTER
  • RELEASE DATE: June 1, 2009
  • SET #: 8037
  • ORIGINAL COST: $79.99 CAD
  • BRICK COUNT: 570
  • COST-PER-BRICK: $0.14 (average value)
  • MINIFIGURES: 3
  • BRICKS-PER-FIG: 190 (good value)
  • BRICKLINK VALUE (NEW): ~$281 CAD
  • BRICKLINK VALUE (USED): ~$132 CAD
  • CURRENT COST-PER-BRICK (NEW): ~$0.49
  • CURRENT COST-PER-BRICK (USED): ~$0.23
©2009 The LEGO® Group.
©2010 The LEGO® Group.
  • NAME: CLONE TURBO TANK
  • RELEASE DATE: June 1, 2010
  • SET #: 8098
  • ORIGINAL COST: $159.99 CAD
  • BRICK COUNT: 1141
  • COST-PER-BRICK: $0.14 (average value)
  • MINIFIGURES: 6
  • BRICKS-PER-FIG: 190 (good value)
  • BRICKLINK VALUE (NEW): ~$377 CAD
  • BRICKLINK VALUE (USED): ~$241 CAD
  • CURRENT COST-PER-BRICK (NEW): ~$0.64
  • CURRENT COST-PER-BRICK (USED): ~$0.36

Promotional Sets

  • NAME: STAR WARS MAGNET SET
  • RELEASE DATE: October 6, 2010
  • SET #: 853037
  • ORIGINAL COST: $15.99 CAD
  • MINIFIGURES: 3
  • BRICKS-PER-FIG: N/A
  • BRICKLINK VALUE (NEW): N/A
  • BRICKLINK VALUE (USED): N/A
©2010 The LEGO® Group.
©2009 The LEGO® Group.
  • NAME: SDCC COLLECTABLE DISPLAY SET
  • RELEASE DATE: July 2009
  • SET #: N/A
  • ORIGINAL COST: $49.99 USD
  • MINIFIGURES: 3
  • BRICKS-PER-FIG: N/A
  • BRICKLINK VALUE (NEW): ~$622
  • BRICKLINK VALUE (USED): ~$376

Padawan Ahsoka Tano – Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Seasons 2-5

Ahsoka Tano’s next minifigure comes with an updated torso and leg printing and her 2nd yellow lightsaber. I still don’t understand why they never explained why or when she got an additional weapon. It just happened, so, here we are. She now sports her look from seasons 2-5 of the Clone Wars. Her head sculpt remains unchanged, but she now has 2 new face prints/expressions and new leg printing. It’s a good update, if not still in that oddly cartoonish style. This minfigure will only appear in 2 sets however from 2013 – 2015.

  • 1ST APPEARENCE: January 2013
  • ACCESSORY: Green & Yellow Lightsabers
  • INCL. IN SETS:
    #75013– Umbaran MHC
    (Mobile Heavy Canon)
    #75046 – Coruscant Police Gunship
  • BRICKLINK VALUE (NEW):
    ~$56 CAD
  • BRICKLINK VALUE (USED):
    ~$35 CAD
©2013 The LEGO® Group.

With just the two sets released, this minifig jumps up in cost quite a bit on the resale market. So both of these sets are well over their initial MSRP cost. The MHC sells for ~$166 CAD new but the Gunship is the real money maker with an average price of $342 CAD in new condition. The Coruscant Police Gunship (75046) not only contains a nearly exclusive Ahsoka Tano, but also the only red Shock Trooper minifigures made to date. So if you want to talk valuable minifigures, these guys will cost you at least $76-$90 depending on condition. See below for set details:

The Clone Wars: Season 2-5 sets

  • NAME: UMBARAN MOBILE HEAVY CANNON (MHC)
  • RELEASE DATE: January 1, 2013
  • SET #: 75013
  • ORIGINAL COST: $64.99 CAD
  • BRICK COUNT: 493
  • COST-PER-BRICK: $0.13 (average value)
  • MINIFIGURES: 4
  • BRICKS-PER-FIG: 123 (excellent value)
  • BRICKLINK VALUE (NEW): ~$159 CAD
  • BRICKLINK VALUE (USED): ~$93 CAD
  • CURRENT COST-PER-BRICK (NEW): ~$0.32
  • CURRENT COST-PER-BRICK (USED): ~$0.19
©2013 The LEGO® Group.
©2014 The LEGO® Group.
  • NAME: CORUSCANT POLICE GUNSHIP
  • RELEASE DATE: January 1, 2014
  • SET #: 75046
  • ORIGINAL COST: $59.99 CAD
  • BRICK COUNT: 481
  • COST-PER-BRICK: $0.12 (good value)
  • MINIFIGURES: 4
  • BRICKS-PER-FIG: 120 (excellent value)
  • BRICKLINK VALUE (NEW): ~$340 CAD
  • BRICKLINK VALUE (USED): ~$182 CAD
  • CURRENT COST-PER-BRICK (NEW): ~$0.71
  • CURRENT COST-PER-BRICK (USED): ~$0.38

Ahsoka Tano (Fulcrum) – Star Wars: Rebels

This. This right here is the current Holy Grail of Ahsoka minifigures. This older version of Ahsoka is based on her appearance as Fulcrum, a leader in the emerging Rebel Alliance in Star Wars: Rebels. Her design gets a big overhaul with all new face, torso and leg prints. And that updated molded headpiece looks incredible! The solid blue eyes are curious, but they do add some nuance so I’m not mad at them. The biggest difference is giving her blue lightsaber blades instead of white. Trans clear bars do exist, so I wonder what the reasoning is. Ah well, swap em out if you’re a stickler, otherwise, she’s darn impressive!

  • 1ST APPEARENCE: August 2016
  • ACCESSORY: 2 blue Lightsabers with new curved hilts
  • INCL. IN SET:
    #75158– Rebel Combat Frigate
  • BRICKLINK VALUE (NEW):
    ~$178 CAD
  • BRICKLINK VALUE (USED):
    ~$177 CAD
©2016 The LEGO® Group.

This adult Ahsoka appears in only ONE set. Because of this, the figure and the set have gone up substantially in price since being retired. What is surprising however, is that the value of the minifig in used or new condition is virtually the same. So whether it’s perfect or covered in bite marks, you’re looking at nearly $200 to get your hands on one. So if you’ve got it, seal it in carbonite for max protection. See below for the set details.

  • NAME: REBEL COMBAT FRIGATE
  • RELEASE DATE: August 1, 2016
  • SET #: 75158
  • ORIGINAL COST: $149.99 CAD
  • BRICK COUNT: 936
  • COST-PER-BRICK: $0.16 (OK value)
  • MINIFIGURES: 5
  • BRICKS-PER-FIG: 187 (good value)
  • BRICKLINK VALUE (NEW): ~$326 CAD
  • BRICKLINK VALUE (USED): ~$216 CAD
  • CURRENT COST-PER-BRICK (NEW): ~$0.35
  • CURRENT COST-PER-BRICK (USED): ~$0.23
©2016 The LEGO® Group.

Trials of the Jedi

The path of Ahsoka Tano in minifigure form is not really a long one. Again, with only 4 minifigures to date, there’s not a lot say about each individual fig. They did however manage to capture her 4 distinct looks really well across the two animated series. The first one (season 1) is definitely the least ‘realistic’ and skews heavily cartoonish, but this is improved with her 2nd figure from season 2 onwards. Her Rebels look is fantastic and features that beautifully updated headpiece. The 4th and current version of Ahsoka from Season 7 is easily the best and we will discuss her in Part II.

What do you all think about Ahsoka Tano and/or her minifigure selection? Are you a huge fan like myself? What other Star Wars characters might have a similar history? And do you have any of these retired sets? If so, are they on display or sealed in that original box? Comment below and until next time, keep on brickin’. 🧱

-Frank

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