The Force Awakens Jungle and Space Figures
Item No.: Asst. B3445 No. B3451
Includes: Blaster, big cannon with articulated bicycle grips
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: September 2015
Appearances: The Force Awakens
Bio: Soldiers of the Resistance are well-trained and well-equipped, but they must rely on hit-and-run tactics when faced with the overwhelming might of the First Order. (Taken from the figure's packaging. Again, not very helpful.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
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His "Combine Weapon" is a giant gun. He can't stand and hold it without assistance, because it's too dang heavy. The double-barrelled weapon has three grips, so you've got options. It mounts on top of a "chair" from a TIE Pilot, with Poe Dameron's wing pack clamping over it to make a cannon. I like the resulting build - it's not goofy and it doesn't feel forced. It's also not in the movie, so we're getting a glimpse at Hasbro's creativity as weapons go. I would assume the fact that we can look at it and immediately say "This is clearly just a toy thing" speaks wonders about why the design really doesn't work, and the gimmick to excuse a $2 price increase just isn't there. A $6 figure with 1 weapon would be more enticing and a better impulse buy, especially for a trooper.
Having said that, this is a good figure - I like having a figure from a new movie too. But what is it? I don't know. Should I care? I don't know. Will I touch this figure again after I hit "post"? I really don't know. But it's well-executed, whatever it is.
Collector's Notes: I got mine from Entertainment Earth.
Day 2,193: September 14, 2015