The Force Awakens Jungle and Space Figures
Item No.: Asst. B3445 No. B3448
Includes: Blaster, lightsaber, backpack
Action Feature: Blaster fits in holster
Availability: September 2015
Appearances: The Empire Strikes Back
Bio: Determined to rescue his captive Rebel friends, this young Jedi-in-training must face Darth Vader and confront the truth of his father's fate. (Taken from the figure's packaging. The bios are getting a little too silly trying to hide spoilers now, aren't they?)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
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Luke is, for all intents and purposes, the Mission Series figure with a hole and a new gizmo. The coloring is so similar I'd almost assume they came from the same line. You'll see slight differences in the on-spotness of some silver buttons and the hair highlights, but that's the kind of batch variation you'll see in any mass-produced toy. The eyes are painted nicely, the face looks good, everything is where it should be - and it may be my imagination, but the new Luke seems a tiny bit less glossy. It's no big deal, nothing really to worry about. You can tell them apart by the hole, and that's really the only distinguishing detail.
The nameless weapon is a backpack. It fits Luke thanks to the back hole, and it has 8 moving parts - that's more than Luke! Each limb has a dark grey piece that rotates, and a white piece that also rotates. I'm fairly convinced this was designed by someone who wasn't really considering how it would fit the figure, because the little diagram on the packaging has a small gripping claw shape holding on to Luke's lightsaber by the blade. Obviously this works as a toy, but it's a fantasy-crushing mechanism - not unlike having to remove a figure's head to put on a piece of armor, it just seems bizarre and wrong to hold an energy blade by the part that cuts you.
Collector's Notes: I got mine from Entertainment Earth.
Day 2,187: September 6, 2015