Rogue One Basic Figures
Item No.: Asst. B7072 No. C1975
Includes: Blaster, helmet, projectile, launcher
Action Feature: Launching rocket
Availability: May 2017
Appearances: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Bio: A platoon leader in the Alliance SpecForces, Sefla is eager for action. A strong, capable soldier, Sefla has a lot of heart be brings to the fight against the Empire. (Taken from the figure's packaging.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
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As with most recent figures, Sefla has 5 points of articulation including a ball-jointed neck. What's a real treat is his helmet - it's removable! It looks like a high-tech version of something the US forces might have used during Vietnam, mixed with elements of the helmets we saw on Endor from Return of the Jedi. The straps hang down nicely, with painted green and grey bits bringing it to life. His head sculpt looks like the pictures you'll see in guide books, with a blaster unpainted to match.
I'm stunned that while Raddus was hollow (and I have touched the sky), Sefla is actually solid plastic in his torso. This gives him a little more heft, which is a curious choice given he's a little rounder than most figures. I like that the colors of his uniform have a familiar vibe, even if he could stand to have more and brighter paint applications. It's the only Sefla I assume we'll ever get, so at least I can say I'm happy he can stand up and hold his gun. His legs also swing forward far enough that he should fit in many vehicles without much of a fight - a huge plus.
Sefla's a good modern Hasbro figure. It's not the best ever, but we're fortunate that we got this new character instead of yet another retread of someone we already purchased. The sculpting is good, the deco is mostly on the spot, and he's a display stand away from being everything he should. If you have the means, get one. Also if you ever hear why we got him instead of somebody else, I'd be curious to know. He's not bad - far from it - I'm always just a little bewildered when someone like a Ric Olie gets a figure that must have been in development before the final cut of the film. The rumor (fact?) was that the performance for Ric Olie wasn't good enough for the final cut, and I can only assume Sefla was surgically edited out after the reshoots. But I don't know this - I do know he turned out well enough to make me happy that he exists.
Collector's Notes: I got mine from Entertainment Earth.
Day 2,376: June 7, 2017