The Vintage Collection 3 3/4-Inch Action Figure
Item No.: Asst. E7763 No. E9397
Includes: Staff, lightbow
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: October 2020
Appearances: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Bio: Chirrut Îmwe was a blind human born on the moon Jedha in 52 BBY. One of the Guardians of the Whills, an order of spiritual warrior-monks, he was active during the days of the Galactic Empire and worked as an itinerant preacher in Jedha City. (Stolen from Wookieepedia. There is no bio.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
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It still looks like Donnie Yen, complete with milky eye contacts and the better-than-average printed face on the pea-sized head. The lips and hair are good, and the face is consistent with his on-screen personality. He stands, but finding his center of gravity might be tough. The articulation is good, but the soft goods are a bit bulky. There's part of his robes that are plastic, too, so while you can get some good combat stances out of him he's worthless to sit in vehicles. I wish they'd pick cloth or plastic and stick with it - and lately, I wish they'd just skip the cloth when they get to be too thick. Assuming you can get him to balance once you find a pose you like, it's perfectly nice - but I wish it could be a bit more consistent with the robe materials.
If you need a Chirrut, I assume this is the last 3 3/4-inch one you'll ever see until or unless Hasbro adopts them for The Retro Collection, which they should - complete with vinyl capes, given the chronology. If they can do a better one I'd be eager to see it, but for now it's fine. Maybe they'll go back and do some Blue Squadron pilots and aliens - I like Rogue One a lot, but I miss getting new characters a lot. "Do you want to buy the same guy again?" is not the kind of thing I wish Hasbro would do with their development dollars.
Collector's Notes: I got mine from Entertainment Earth.
Day 2,760: December 15, 2020