The Force Awakens Vehicle Pack-In
Item No.: No. B3678
Includes: 2 figures, vehicle
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: October 2015
Appearances: The Force Awakens
Bio: An extensively modified Corellian light freighter, the Millennium Falcon is a legend in smuggler circles and is coveted by many for being the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy. (Taken from the figure's packaging.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
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Sculpting is, unsurprisingly, great. Having not seen the final film, I can only say it looks pretty consistent with the images we've been shown thus far and therefore meets my low standards of approval. We see grooves, panels, and vents. The figure design also reminds me of comments I made last year in that a "Black Series" and a "Cheap Series" figure would likely be identical - all you have here is a flat base with a foot peg hole, and an articulated neck. That's it. There's no magnets or rolling mechanism, fundamentally making this similar to the 6-inch version minus the foot peg hole. I think this was a smart move too, because he plugs right in to the Millennium Falcon or sits nicely on any shelf you may have without a fight. There are currently no "droid sockets" made for BB-8, but he fits some vehicles adequately. He's portly - so he won't fit in the "Vintage" Y-Wing, and he barely fits in the various X-Wings. He sits above the Y-Wing Scout socket pretty nicely since it's narrow, so he does have limited astromech interactivity despite the smaller size.
It doesn't do much, and when you get right down to it this is a highly desirable accessory. Action figures with only one point of articulation are quite uncommon, but had Hasbro packaged this with a gun or gizmo for another figure and sold it for $8 it'd sell. It's worked for Yoda. Given the pricey set with the vehicle, it would be criminal to suggest you buy the ship for just this figure - and let me tell you, it's an expensive ship. It's about the size of the original Kenner toy, but is surprisingly packed with features - you lose retractable landing gear, but there's a lot more storage and pop-up bits, plus a really impressive dart launcher. This is a figure worth owning and I assume most fans won't care if they get the clean or dirtier version, so get what you can - we'll look at the other version as soon as I can get it. Hasbro did a nice job adapting this design to an action figure.
Collector's Notes: I got mine from Entertainment Earth. A 6-inch version of this figure is sold with Rey in The Black Series.
Day 2,213: October 12, 2015