Toyguide Update: Finn (Jakku)

toyugide_finn375_previewThe Yakface Toyguide updates continue our series of additions for The Force Awakens 3-3/4″ line. Next, we take a look at  Finn (Jakku) from wave 1 of the Build-A-Weapon “Desert” assortment.

PROS: The overall sculpting of the figure is really well done with a lot of attention to detail on the jacket especially. The figure has no issue with standing unassisted nor holding the included Resistance blaster. Thankfully, Hasbro elected to give figures in this line ball-socket heads which greatly aides in the poseability of the figure. Sure it doesn’t allow for dynamic posing, but it does allow for slight head tilts to give expression when displayed. Also, the ball socket lets collectors swap the head on to the First Order Stormtrooper body for additional play time fun!

CONS: Since Lucasfilm is limiting the selection of characters to the first third of the film, we are sort of inundated with Finn product with this particular outfit. Hopefully we’ll get a change from that closer to release date. Paint apps (on this sample at least) could be tightened up a bit, especially on the face. The inclusion of the build-a-weapon part necessitated a hole in Finn’s back which distracts slightly from the overall aesthetic.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection.

  • Jonny Wan Kenobi

    Stupid face, stupid bent gun, stupid peg warmer. Should not be in each of the first three waves. No one wants it this wave, no one’s gonna want it the next two waves either. Phasma should’ve been in three waves, not this crap. Human faced figures don’t sell as well as one’s with helmets. It’s that simple hasbro.

    • Bombadgungan

      You would think Lucasfilm would have learned by now to make all the characters in their movies bounty hunters, Sith, armored troopers or weird aliens. Stupid face humans just ruin it! 😉

      • Jonny Wan Kenobi

        I’m talking about figures and what ends up warming the pegs. I’m just saying, hasbro must not like making more money to not make/sell more of the popular figures. And I thought Lucasfilm sold the rights to Disney.

  • Epc

    I noticed that most of the Finns I’ve seen has his eyes staring up. The first TFA figure I bought and it’s nice but it’s a shame that he’s likely to be a peg-warmer

    • Bombadgungan

      The sculpting is fantastic on this figure. I love the detail, but the paint is pretty basic. I’m guessing his main hero status helps his sales (in this area anyway). I see more Poes, Resistance Troopers and Zuvios hanging on the pegs around here. Oh, and Bespin Luke.

  • Trovovo

    I suspect that Finn is borrowing Poe’s jacket to hide the shame of wearing that First Order sweatsuit… 🙂

    • Bombadgungan

      You want a boring figure? Take Finn from the Class II Desert Speeder. Black sweatpants, black sweatshirt, white sneakers and a dusting of desert sand. Who’s approving the costumes on this film? Once that figure comes out of the box, I don’t think I’d have ever guessed it was from Star Wars.