PROS: Sometimes a figure comes along and it is exactly what it needs to be: a perfect representation of the character as first revealed from an iconic scene in a film. No bells and whistles (aside from Force Link), soft goods or superfluous articulation required. After nearly two years, this iteration of Luke Skywalker is just that. This figure, for me, succeeds where the the 3.75″ and 6″ Black Series figures fail due to the utilization of the plastic cloak. The stoic expression is captured well in this scale and the overall sculpt of the body is nicely detailed and textured to convey fabric where implied.
CONS: The Force Link phrases don’t sound much like Mark Hamill (at least in this version of the figure) and sound a tad cartoonish and generic.
Head to the toyguide for our detailed image gallery and to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection.
No, there is another. I don’t recall a time when packaging variant were so prevalent with a new line look but Dan over at Star Wars Collector as posted the discovery of one for the 3.75″ Force Link Yoda. Which one have you seen?
K & C Collectibles has added Topps Journey to The Last Jedi, New Force Link figures, First Order Snowtrooperr & Flametrooper from Kotobukiya, LEGO sets, Black Series 3.75″. Click the NEW PRODUCTS link under the Categories Section for a complete list of recently added items.
Toys”R”Us is now taking preorders for their exclusive Force Link First Order Starter Set (first revealed on Yahoo.com) which includes a First Order Stormtrooper Executioner and an Elite Praetorian Guard with Whip Staff. Click the image above for a closer look then preorder yours today.
ToysRUs.ca has updated today to reveal (and confirm) a couple of our rumors from the past week. First the exclusive mystery 2 pack of 6″ Black Series figures is confirmed to be Admiral Ackbar and a First Order Officer from The Last Jedi. Second, the rumored exclusive Force Link vehicle is Poe’s Boosted Resistance X-wing with Poe Dameron. There is a listing for a Force Link action figure pack that contains Rose (First Order Disguise), BB-8 and BB-9E and one for a Baze and Chirrut pack. No pic is available for those two, but they should surface soon enough.
Instagram follower @ToyShiz tags us in this post to let us know that General Mills is offering $10 off the Force Link Starter Set with coupons from select boxes of cereal. Manufacturer Coupon is valid until 12/31/2017.
UPDATE: General Mills is offering the coupon. The instgram post originally stated Kellogg’s.
There’s word that various retailers will be offering exclusive vehicles with figures that are compatible with the unique Force Link system. If you think back to the vehicle exclusives released for The Force Awakens, you would be right on the mark.
There are already two TLJ figures that feature packaging variants in the 3.75″ line. The first one, found over the weekend, switches the placement of the Porg and bowcaster accessories included with Chewbacca. The second is for General Hux which switches the position of the mouse droid (and turns it 90 degrees) and blaster. I know this info super serves a very small segment of collectors but as someone that likes to document these things, I thought I’d share it all the same.
As we speculated a couple weeks ago, there is a version of the BB-8 2-in-1 Mega Playset that includes the Force Link bracelet. We’ve seen the version without the bracelet leaked via Amazon.es but now you can see the second version in alternate packaging has leaked out and is on-shelf at Target via an Instagram post from ToyThugShow (swipe left on the Instagram image to see it.)
Amazon.es has broken the embargo on many of the product planned for Force Friday II, some of which were exclusively revealed right here. A major one is the BB-8 2-in-1 Mega Playset that includes Snoke and Elite Praetorian Guard. You can head over there to check it out now while the link is still active.