Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,443: Rose (First Order Disguise, The Last Jedi Line Look)

ROSE (First Order Disguise) with BB-8 and BB-9E
The Last Jedi Deluxe Action Figure 2-Packs
Item No.:
Asst. C1242 No. C3530
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Number: n/a
Includes: 3-piece rifle, blaster, 2 extra figures
Action Feature: Force Link sounds
Retail: $14.99
Availability: November 2017
Appearances: The Last Jedi

Bio: Rose Tico was a female human who served in the Resistance as a maintenance worker during their conflict with the First Order, whom Tico had hated since she was a child. (Stolen from Wookieepedia.  Packaging has no bio.)

Image: Adam's photo lab.

Availability: Click here to buy it at Entertainment Earth now!

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Commentary:  The second costume for Rose hit late, after the basic version sat for a while.   She comes with two small droids - one of which is Hasbro's only 3 3/4-inch scale BB-8 on the market - making this an extra-desirable set.  BB-9E is available from Disney too, but this is Hasbro's only version.  This is the only woman First Order figure, even if it's really just a Resistance person in disguise.  In short, it's a good set.

When I first saw Rose, I thought "Wow, her uniform is super duper blue."  Then I saw the movie - it was also super duper blue.   She has 5 joints and her "skirt" is stiff enough to restrict hip joints from swinging forward.  The hat is cool, I like the First Order symbol on it.  The face looks determined, and her hair matches the other costumes pretty nicely.  The boots and gloves are glossy, and there's a cut in her skirt on the back side - this might actually help with movement if her legs swing backward.  They don't.    She stands well and looks decent - Hasbro could probably make an army builder out of the body if they had more heads to use.

A bonus accessory is a big blaster cannon.  It's not bad, but it's not useful - she really can't hunker down over it and grab on due to the limited articulation.  If you have super-articulated Stormtroopers, they may get more out of this accessory.  You may disagree but I don't find it to be useful.  It's neat as a decoration, but after thousands of figures I don't need decoration - an accessory that serves no real use is just a waste of plastic and resources.  Hasbro could've made a few more pennies on this figure and left it out, or perhaps gave us something a bit more  useful.

Due to what you get in the set, I would argue you get your money's worth.   You get a normal 3 3/4-inch scale human plus two small droids for $15.   All three have sound chips, so it's a decent suite of stuff for the price.  You may not necessarily want another BB-8, but that seems to be a recurring theme in the line - to get some really cool stuff, you're going to make a purchase or two that feels a little punitive.

Collector's Notes:  I got mine from Entertainment Earth.

--Adam Pawlus

Day 2,443: January 3, 2017

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