The Force Awakens Jungle and Space Figures
Item No.: Asst. B3445 No. B4165
Includes: Blaster, Combine Blaster Rifle
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: October 2015
Appearances: The Force Awakens
Bio: The security soldiers of the Guavian Gang wear high impact armor that makes them stand out against other deadly criminals. (Taken from the figure's packaging.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
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Anyway, Sgt. Killer Death Machine here wears a red suit with black armor. The round dot in his helmet is unique, but not unprecedented - it vaguely recalls Ninja from Metal Gear Solid, a shining gem of the 1990s video game landscape. This configuration and dubiously suspicious coloring makes me think of a major retailer I frequent, and their logo on toys is similarly not without precedent - check out Transformers Dark of the Moon Leadfoot toys. That's more NASCAR than nuance, and much like the idea of someone named "Ren" it speaks to a potentially bizarrely silent faction inside the current Lucasfilm camp who seems to not see the "Ren? Where's Stimpy?" jokes in Mad Magazine coming a mile away.
Collector's Notes: I got mine from Entertainment Earth.
Day 2,218: October 19, 2015