The Force Awakens The Black Series 6-Inch Figure Set
Item No.: No. B4047
Includes: Rifle, helmet, Stormtrooper figure with accessories
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: October 2015
Appearances: The Force Awakens
Bio: An ace pilot, Poe Dameron is a leader in the Resistance's fight against the First Order. He soars into battle behind the controls of a modern X-Wing Fighter. (Taken from the figure's packaging.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
Availability: Click here to buy it at Amazon now!
Poe is an exceedingly average 6-inch action figure with 22ish points of articulation - I doubled-up on the bend-and-swivel wrists as well as the rocker ankles. There's no cut at the boot, and single elbows are quite limiting, but other than that it seems to be a fairly nice and by-the-numbers action figure. When working with price points and deadlines, there's probably only so much you can do. The price point in particular leaves us only so much room to praise or complain, and at $40 for a set it's a decent value. At $30, it's spectacular. After getting a look at this one up close, though, I could see fans campaigning to Hasbro for better deco even if it meant a $1 or $2 price increase. A little extra care put into the head paint masks at the factory could do wonders for making this one excellent, instead of someone else to hang out on a shelf until the movie gives him a personality.
Collector's Notes: I got mine from Target's web site with a $10 off coupon, code "BESTGIFT." Give it a shot, it might still work.
Day 2,239: November 17, 2015