Galaxy's Edge The Black Series 6-Inch Figure Disney Park Exclusive
Item No.: No. E51525159
Includes: Blaster and Staff and Lightsaber, Hondo Ohnaka with Blaster, 2 Porgs, Chewbacca with Bowcaster
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: June 2019
Appearances: Galaxy's Edge
Bio: A scavenger toughened by life in Jakku's harsh deserts, Rey has been drawn into a galaxy-spanning conflict and learned that her life is being shaped by the mysterious power of the Force. (Taken from the figure's packaging.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
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The good - the figure's costume is true to the movie, with a good range of articulation just like before. She has her staff, her lightsaber, and a lightsaber - the latter of which has a rich deep blue blade, which is a nice change of pace. The figure's main new feature is the portrait getting that "hyper realistic" photo printing, which gets better every year. They did a nice job making this Rey figure look more like Daisy Ridley, which is pretty good as previous releases found little improvements with color and eyeliner here and there to make the facial features pop. I can say that this is the best version of this Rey Hasbro has ever done, but two years later and several variations after... it does not feel essential nor does it feel timely.
Hasbro did a good job giving the licensor/customer what it likely requested - but I would have liked to have seen a couple of additional enhancements or alterations to make this truly stand out. At least it has a new portrait!
Collector's Notes: I got mine from my pal Shannon who went to Disneyland's Galaxy's Edge last month.
Day 2,602: July 11, 2019