The Force Awakens Jungle and Space Figures
Item No.: Asst. B3445 No. B5667
Includes: "Combine" staff and blaster, regular pistol blaster, vest, lightsaber
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: January 2016
Appearances: The Force Awakens
Bio: Rey is a resilient survivor, a scavenger toughened by a lifetime of dealing with the cut throats of the harsh desert world of Jakku. (Taken from the figure's packaging.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
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Commentary: The Rey toys are sort of a marvelous example of what happens when demand exceeds supply - especially this one, which currently commands a premium due to not saturating. Heck, most of the post-movie figures are still somewhat scarce - Hasbro decided to pack all figures at even case ratios, so the Rhode Island toy maker put out as many Resistance Reys as Old Man Han and Hassk Thugs. The idea was you'd buy all three to build a weapon. You didn't. The cases also had 50% reshipped product, which was not wise - you could fill it with Reys and probably do OK. Hasbro played it safe and didn't over produce, so that means we could see things swing the other way for the next movies. The smart money is always on the bad guys, as that's what collectors will gobble up if kids won't. Now kids are buying - new fans, too! They love Rey, and why wouldn't they? This is her second costume form the movie, and it's one you want. And can't find.
With decent wrist wraps, pants, shoes, belts, and a working holster, this figure is as good as you should expect from this series. It will not knock your socks off, but as toy figures go she's pretty great. I'm sure a lightsaber hilt and a belt on which to hang it would make her even better, but I suppose that's what remakes and sequels are for. If you see her under $10, snag yourself this one - or wait and hope a better one is coming September of 2017.
Collector's Notes: I got mine from Entertainment Earth.
Day 2,267: August 31, 2016