Star Wars Resistance 3 3/4-Inch 2-Pack Figure
Item No.: Asst. E5034 No. E5361
Includes: Helmet, blaster, Bucket (R1-J5) droid figure
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: January 2019
Appearances: Star Wars Resistance
Bio: Jarek Yaeger runs a repair shop on the Colossus refueling station, enjoying the solitude of being so far off the beaten paths of the galaxy. Bucket has been Jarek Yaeger's loyal astromech for years, and despite being a battered, decrepit droid addled by outdated, glitching programming, is also a skilled mechanic. (Taken from the figure's packaging.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
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Jarek Yaeger is skinny, matching his animated counterpart quite nicely. He has a blaster - which I don't believe sees a lot of use on the first few episodes on the TV show - and a helmet. The helmet is actually a swappable alternate head, with a clear orange visor as his hair would not allow for a helmet over it. I don't believe he's used the helmet much on the show as of yet either, but then again, a lot of the first wave of figures weren't regularly appearing on the show.
I admire what Hasbro did with these figures - they feel a lot more like old Kenner figures thanks to their proportions, poses, and articulation. My compliments to the chef. This set is worthwhile in that you get a perfectly good human character with one of Hasbro's best animated small-scale heads along with one of their most wonderful droid figures in recent memory. It's absolutely worth picking up if you can find one.
Collector's Notes: I got mine from Entertainment Earth.
Day 2,568: March 14, 2019