The Last Jedi Deluxe Action Figure 2-Packs
Item No.: Asst. C1242 No. C1253
Includes: Bladed weapon, Lightsaber, Staff, Blaster, Rey figure
Action Feature: Force Link sounds
Availability: September 2017
Appearances: The Last Jedi
Bio: The Elite Praetorian Guard were the personal guard of Snoke, Supreme Leader of the First Order, during the First Order's conflict with the Resistance. They were clad in ornate crimson armor, including Plastoid helmets, and robes and were armed with staff-like melee weapons with a blade on either end. (Stolen from Wookieepedia. Packaging has no bio.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
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It's worth noting this figure - with its awning visor - was made in Vietnam, while the other was in China. The actual look and sculpt of the figure is pretty much identical, coming from the same digital files but different tooling. If you examine their feet, there are minor differences in the placement of the Force Link logo as well as the specifics of the text. As such, they're not the same figure - but they seem to make similar if not identical combat sounds with the Force Link band. Boooring. The figure has exactly the same articulation as his partner, and the sculpting has no obvious differences.
Assortment Notes: The 2015 line gave us a couple of weird plussed-up figure packs - one was "Armor Up" figures, a basic figure with a helmet for an added $5 upcharge. The other was a Deluxe 2-pack, which gave us two figures with normal accessories plus rocket launchers and big weapons for about the price of two regular figures. This movie's two-packs are somewhere in the middle - you get 2 figures for $15, which is good. The bonus accessory isn't as neat as what we got for Rogue One (giant rocket launchers) but are about as sensible as what we got for The Force Awakens - only we get a secondary sound chip instead of an action feature. Minus things like duplicate figures you might not want, these are a decent value.
Collector's Notes: I got mine from Entertainment Earth.
Day 2,414: October 4, 2017