Solo: A Star Wars Story Force Link 2.0 Basic Figures
Item No.: Asst. E0323 No. E1680
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: September 2018
Appearances: Solo: A Star Wars Story
Bio: Quay Tolsite was a male Pyke capo who administered the Pyke Syndicate's operations on Kessel. He was a ruthless individual who enslaved several sentient beings, including Wookiees, to work as miners at the spice mines of Kessel in order to acquire spice for the Pykes. In 10 BBY, Tolsite participated during the raid on Kessel, where he was murdered by Qi'ra. (Stolen from Wookieepedia. Packaging has no bio.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
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As figures go, this is a wonderful and infuriating collectible. Normally I judge these things based on certain low-level requirements - can it stand, can it hold its accessories, should it sit, and can the joints work? In this case - yes, yes, no, and... kinda. Hasbro did a marvelous job translating the design to a collectible statue that has all of the range of movement of a bowling pin. The head can move, the arms can be nudged a but, but thanks to the keys and the robes you won't be moving the arms or legs very much. The pose in the packaging is very much the figure, so what you see is what you get. There are separate legs and extra layers of molded robes, but why? It looks nice, but they aren't functionally useful. The sculptor did a marvelous job. It's just that none of those points of articulation are worth anything. I've made the argument in the past that sometimes 5 points of articulation are enough - in this case, you've got a figure where a "Vintage" release would have probably been a miserable waste of effort. This is good enough, and as movement goes it's not all that good. He stands and looks cool - so at least, as a collector, you've got that.
I love the deco. We don't get the glowing eyes on the mask, but we do get an ashy robe with hints of flame from the minerals gathering on his robes and boots. If you part the legs, you'll see painted grime and molded orange boots. I love that the robe lining is painted as well, as the textures and detail give us a beautiful figure of a bad guy who gets murdered pretty darned quickly. All he can do is stand there and hold his keys, in the open, so anyone could take them. He's practically asking to be taken down. I like this one a lot - it's goofy, alien, and different enough from my thousands of other figures that I can say it was a most worthwhile acquisition.
Buy Quay Toslite. You'll be impressed by the amazing pleather texture of his robes, the wonderful coloring, and even the cool helmet. Heck, the rope on his accessory is surprisingly nice in terms of its sculpting. The back of his robes have signs of scarring and damage. It's a good design that made a cool collectible, but I do believe young Adam would have been very disappointed by its lack of vehicle compatibility. This is an action figure without action, standing perfectly while looking awesome. And not much else.
Force Link 2.0 Notes: One sounds like Darth Vader dying. One sounds like walking. Another might be voices. Some others sound like him losing a fight. It's a weird one, I'll give you that.
Collector's Notes: I got mine from Entertainment Earth.
Day 2,550: January 10, 2019