Galaxy's Edge The Black Series 6-Inch Figure Disney Park Exclusive
Item No.: No. E5160
Includes: MSE Droid, Kylo Ren, Commander Pyre, Blaster pistol, blaster rifle
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: June 2019
Appearances: Star Wars: Resistance
Bio: A fearsome First Order stormtrooper officer, Commander Pyre stands out from the legions of identically equipped soldiers with his black-and-gold armor. (Taken from the figure's packaging.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
Availability: Click here to buy it at Amazon now!
2015 Black Series First Order Stormtrooper [FOTD #2,162] which we've been given a few times over the years. The plain white figure has received alternate helmets, pauldrons, and other new accessories todress up an otherwise nearly identical figure. As far as I can tell, there are no new parts on this figure - the Trooper-with-a-pauldron was sold previously as the First Order Stormtrooper Officer [FOTD #2,248], a 2015 Amazon exclusive. So why buy this one?
It's gold. It's also the reason to buy this set. Hasbro could have easily sold this figure in its basic assortments or as a store exclusive, but for the time being it's a bit of a mystery why it wound up at a theme park without yet seeing it as a costumed character or as a known element of a ride. Maybe it is! We just don't know yet.
As sets go, the First Order one is not the most interesting, but at least you get a trooper in C-3PO drag. That's new - I don't believe we've ever had any sort of gold trooper figure before. What is also interesting is that the figure was altered from the early test shots - Hasbro's first production had an all-black rifle. This one has gold highlights. I appreciate the change. If you like this figure, go ahead and grab one - he's neat and I don't assume we'll see him outside Disney very much.
Collector's Notes: I got mine from my pal Shannon who went to Disneyland's Galaxy's Edge in June.
Day 2,622: September 19, 2019