The Last Jedi Deluxe Action Figure 2-Packs
Item No.: Asst. C1242 No. C1243
Includes: Bladed weapon, Lightsaber, Staff, Blaster, Millennium Falcon-inspired Backpack, Rey figure
Action Feature: Force Link sounds
Availability: September 2017
Appearances: The Last Jedi
Bio: Rey was a human female scavenger and Force prodigy who discovered her latent Force-sensitivity while on a journey to find the legendary Jedi Master Luke Skywalker and bring a new hope to a galaxy on the brink of war. (Stolen from Wookieepedia. Packaging has no bio.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
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As always, Rey has 5 points of articulation. The 2-pack figure has a slightly rounder, more doll-like face than the single counterpart with an outfit that combines Jedi robes with her desert rat wear. Obviously, the islands of Ahch-To are likely lacking in tailors for Padawan clothing ("Padawear") Everything looks consistent with her existing fashion choices, like she may have cobbled this together herself - and it fits. The arms swing out a little bit thanks to the angled cut of the shoulder joints, and she can actually swing her legs forward because of how the factory cut the robes. (The single, China version can't do this.) The textures are good, but there are bands in her clothing that are difficult to discern as fabric patterns or un-smoothed print lines from a 3-D printer.
I can't say this figure, in its current form, is doing much for me - I really wish she was super articulated just because of what I assume her role will be in the movie. Luke can stand around, sure. Poe just needs to sit in a vehicle and I'm happy. But Rey? She's got a lightsaber - she needs to be able to be posed to fight! Still, she's pretty good, and with the guard you'll want to get this set. Without a side-by-side comparison and a very sharp eye, other than the skirt cut, I doubt most fans will tell that there's a difference.
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: The 2-pack version from Vietnam (which we review here) says "I'm with the Resistance." It also says "VIETNAM" inside her skirt flap. I got mine from Entertainment Earth.
Day 2,415: October 9, 2017