The Force Awakens Snow and Desert Figures
Item No.: Asst. B3963 No. B3968
Includes: Rifle, backpack, two two-piece axes
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: September 2015
Appearances: The Force Awakens
Bio: A vigilant law officer on a mostly lawless world, the tough and humorless Constable Zuvio keeps order in a frontier trading post. (Taken from the figure's packaging.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
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The figure is seemingly fine. He's shorter than most, but not as short as a Yoda or an R2-D2. His wide hat made people think he's the same species as Embo, why I don't know. It's a swell hat on an alien head, which itself is on a body that would be right at home in Jabba's Palace or the Cantina. It's a boring brown tunic with brown pants and brown boots, plus a little red and green armor for color. What is particularly interesting about Zuvio is his armor - the red and green parts have silver brushing on them, giving him an element of "damage." It's not obvious in the dark but it's there - it's nice. The face is mostly a red/pink color with yellow eyes and a strangely-shaped head.
The "Combine!" accessory is four pieces. You get two axes that can separate, or articulate, depending on how you use them. They have white and tan highlights and, in and of themselves, are junk drawer fodder. They're not bad, but they're kind of awkward. The real fun comes in combining them - this is another good combo platter. The shield from the Flametrooper, the backpack from Finn, and these bladed weapons make a small crab tank robot with guns and axe claws. It's awesome. It has a red eye to see, and generally seems fantastic - I've got one on my desk and this seems like one of the better realizations of what this line aspired to offer. Since we're pre-movie I assume people may be more receptive to made-up weirdness, and this fits the bill. It's a fun weird little droid to attack your figures and if it had spring-loaded arms or working wheels it would be legitimately stupendous. It might end up in a drawer some day as it really doesn't fit in with the line look or these toys, but I think I'd have fun playing with it were I younger. As it is, I have it menacing other toys on my desk.
There's nothing wrong with Constable Zuvio. It's a perfectly decent figure. It meets all the criteria for a good figure, but like the Resistance Trooper it's hard to get really excited for this one because I don't know anything about it. This is really a complaint about the whole line - we had a pretty good idea who the Phantom Menace players were thanks to interviews and releases, but when I look at the first
Collector's Notes: I got mine from Entertainment Earth.
Day 2,195: September 16, 2015