Rogue One Basic Figures
Item No.: Asst. B7072 No. B7278
Includes: Helmet, blaster, pauldron, projectile, launcher
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: September 2016
Appearances: Star Wars Rebels
Bio: Kanan Jarrus was a Jedi Knight among a small group of rebels known as the Ghost Crew. He carries a lightsaber and a blaster - an uncommon practice for a Jedi. (Taken from the figure's packaging.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
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The energy launcher is, well, it's there. It fits in his right hand quite nicely, and it launches adequately. His lightsaber and blaster also fit nicely, giving you options. Heck, you can even pop that pauldron off and use this as a standard Stormtrooper, which is what I plan to do if/when it hits clearance.
As this is an all-new figure instead of a simple head swap, I remain surprised. It's a win for Hasbro, although not necessarily one for the bean-counting we see so much of in product development. If you buy Rebels figures you've probably got this one already, and if you don't he's a good place to start. I'd go as far as to say if you only buy one cast member from the show, this is a good choice. Here's hoping the line goes long enough to get Kanan's changing look in from the end of Season 2 and the beginning of Season 3.
Collector's Notes: I got mine from Entertainment Earth.
Day 2,291: October 18, 2016