The Last Jedi Toys R Us Poe's Boosted X-Wing Pack-In Figure
Item No.: No. C1507
Includes: Helmet, blaster
Action Feature: Force Link sounds
Availability: October 2017
Appearances: The Last Jedi
Bio: To give ace pilot Poe Dameron an edg in combat, Resistance engineers have fitted a boosted accelerator pod onto the tail of his T-70 X-Wing. This gives him the extra speed he needs to outrun and outmaneuver the First Order. (Taken from the packaging.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
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The figure has five points of articulation with a stamped Force Link symbol on the foot - like the TIE Pilot, the figure tooling is the same. (Other figures got retooled legs, or are perhaps completely new tools based on the same digital sculpt seemingly created by/provided by Disney and Lucasfilm.) He has no problems standing or sitting, and the removable helmet is light on deco when compared to The Black Series counterparts.
This figure is so similar to the single-carded release that, while testing it for Force Link quotes, I didn't realize I grabbed the wrong figure and was surprised that one figure was making the sounds of two figures. Obviously, it wasn't - I just couldn't easily tell them apart. That's how essential the figure is. It's a fine pilot slug you cram in the vehicle and forget, but if you do the ship may knock the blaster out of the holster and you're in for a hassle getting the tiny thing out again. The overall product isn't great, and a figure with a better holster, or a ship with a better interior, could've done wonders. But that's not what this is.
The only real visual difference between this and the carded The Last Jedi Poe is the blaster - pack-in Poe has light grey, single Poe has black/dark grey. So you're looking at that, wrist joints, and a new sound chip. If you're a completist like me you're going to get them anyway, but prepare to be disappointed. A little scruff, a different helmet deco, literally anything that could make this figure distinctive would have been nice.
Force Link Notes: "You need a pilot." "Stay sharp." "Give it everything you got!" Also a smattering of blaster sounds.
Collector's Notes: I got mine from Toys R Us.
Day 2,456: February 19, 2018