Star Wars Rebels Mission Series
Item No.: Asst. A5228 No. B1384
Includes: Helmet, repck of Kanan Jarrus with lightsaber
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: March 2015
Appearances: Star Wars Rebels
Bio: Ezra impersonates a cadet to get inside an Imperial academy, as Kanan seeks more opportunities to disrupt the Empire's control. (Taken from the figure's packaging.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
Availability: Click here to buy it at Entertainment Earth now!
Commentary: While the Kanan in this set is one of no less than four ways to buy pretty much the same exact figure, Ezra Bridger is new. And not just a little new - a lot new. The figure is almost a half of a head shorter than the previous release for reasons I do not understand, making this a bit of a surprise. The outfit was worn by several academy students in the cartoon, including several who never took off their helmets - making this an ideal body to use and reuse for several new figures, provided Hasbro elects to make new heads.
I realize this doesn't sound exciting, but I've seen (and bought) a lot of sloppy toys over the years. Seeing rows of figures that all look good is a nice change of pace.
If you've been following the new, simplified figures you know what to expect out of this one. He stands fine, sits fine, and doesn't offer a lot new other than being a good representation of something you probably didn't buy yet. If you don't have Kanan, you're basically paying $10 for the first (and so far only) new costume figure for any of the main cast of this show.
Collector's Notes: I got this from Entertainment Earth. This set started appearing in stores late in March. You may find it in a store today.
Day 2,146: April 16, 2015