Galaxy's Edge The Black Series 6-Inch Figure Disney Store (later Entertainment Earth) Exclusive
Item No.: No. E2808
Includes: Blaster, cape, extended baton, contracted baton
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: Novemberish 2018
Appearances: The Last Jedi
Bio: Captain Phasma and a squad of elite First Order troopers capture Resistance heroes Finn and Rose, who have infiltrated Snoke's flagship, the Supremacy. Before Phasma can eliminate them, a series of unforeseen events leads to a dramatic battle between Phasma and Finn. (Taken from the figure's packaging.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
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Captain Phasma [FOTD #2,254] from 2015 - if you have it and like it, this one is a lot like it. The core body of the figure is the same, except there's a new head, a cloth cape replaces the plastic one, and the helmet is new. Also you get two batons. If you only have to get one Phasma figure I would argue this is the more interesting of the two, but the first release is much cheaper. This Quicksilver Baton version may also be on clearance at a Disney Store near you - you'll have to go check.
In terms of deco, Phasma now has awesome armor burns from the end of The Last Jedi, which I assume will forever be known as "the controversial one (without Ewoks)" to older fans. I like the burns - Hasbro did a wonderful job printing them on the armor, and what really sizzles is the new helmet with the crack revealing the face of Gwendoline Christie. The carefully fried-out lens has this amazing paint job around the edges, burned and shattered all at once. You can see a new-style-printing eye under there as part of the human flesh (plastic) head, but the helmet itself is glued down. You can't see anything outside the eye area without carving or prying it off, and I'm not about to do that. Even though it's basically "a new hat" figure, it's extremely impressive. Short of doing some silver vac-metal chrome on the figure, I'd have a hard time imagining something cooler you could have done to the existing mold to make it a worthwhile upgrade. This is fantastic.
Collector's Notes: I got mine from Entertainment Earth.
Day 2,625: October 1, 2019