Force Friday II – Star Wars: The Last Jedi 3 3/4″ Figure Haul & Thoughts/Review
I’m back for my second post of the day! I already shared my haul of The Black Series figures I snagged for Force Friday II, but I’m back to share the 3 3/4″ figures as well!
I have a video at the end of this feature and it’s actually missing the stand alone Rey figure. Thanks to my wife, who gave me the time and the opportunity to get two features done today (with pics, writing, and the videos), I just got the Rey figure just before I was getting ready to go live with this feature. It was almost like a “stop the presses!” moment. Thanks, baby!
Below are the single carded figures in the 3 3/4″ size that are currently out at retail. There are some other figures with vehicles, play sets, and a Han and Boba Fett two pack but I didn’t see any of those except the Han and Fett two pack. I passed on it because there were a lot of them and I just wanted to stay with The Last Jedi stuff for today.
Like always, more stuff is coming and the Obi-Wan Kenobi and Yoda figures on this card are already hitting Ebay. As well, it’s of interest to note that the cards are a bit smaller than those the figures from Rogue One and The Force Awakens came on. I compare them in the beginning of my video.
I’ll mention before I start that I keep these in the package because I hang them on my walls to display. It’s just how I’ve done it since I started collecting in high school. Here we go with the figures in no particular order! Click on the pictures to enlarge them.
Does a figure of General Hux in the first wave mean a more predominant role in the new movie? Time will tell. The face sculpt isn’t too bad on the figure and props for adding the Death Star Mouse droid.
Finn (Resistance Fighter)
I hope Finn isn’t as much of a goofball in the new film. I’m sure this is one of the many variations of the character we’ll see in toy form. The next wave of The Black Series has him in an Imperial disguise so we may see that in this scale, too!
Resistance Gunner Paige
I stay away from spoilers as much as I can or material that may tip me off to things, so I have no idea who this is or who the actor is. Is it an important character in the movie or someone who will die fighting for the honor of the Resistance? Cool outfit, though!
Poe Dameron (Resistance Pilot)
I found Poe’s character to be quite boring, but then again, they didn’t develop him too much in The Force Awakens. I’m interested to see what role he’ll play in the new film. The pilot outfit and the face sculpt is done well here, I think.
Is anyone else excited to see his red arm is gone? I’m actually surprised we have a C-3P0 in a wave of figures but no R2-D2. I hope that doesn’t foreshadow anything. My figure seems sad in the package with his head tilted down. I didn’t pay attention to the other figures so I may return this when there is more stock and get another one that looks better in the package.
I really like this sculpt of Chewbacca. It looks like he has a huge ZZ Top-like beard. I hope he’s out for vengeance for Han! Included with him is something called a Porg. I have no clue what they are. All I know is with the Rey figure my wife found for me this afternoon, she got my daughter a large stuffed Porg. I guess we’ll be Porg’ing it up around here!
Luke Skywalker (Jedi Master)
With Luke being a Jedi Master, I’m assuming he IS the last Jedi referred to in the title and I don’t doubt if we see him meet his demise in the upcoming film. I think I actually like the sculpt of this smaller figure than the Black Series one. How come there’s no lightsaber packed in?
First Order Stormtrooper
Army builders demand more Stormtroopers on the shelves and this guy helps! As for as I can tell, there’s no difference between this and the FOS from The Force Awakens. Two weapons are included and that’s a smart move.
Resistance Tech Rose
Can you say “peg-warmer?” You can re-read what I wrote about Paige because it applies here but this figure is way less interesting to me than Paige.
I really like the job they did on this figure. It looks pretty damn good. If you want a Kylo Ren with a mask on, you have to find the Force Link accessory because he comes packed with it. I didn’t see it today but will be on the look-out.
Rey (Jedi Training)
I guess The Force will be strong with Rey in the film and she’ll be taken under Luke’s wing. I’m anxious to see her battling with her inner self and resisting the dark side in the film – as I assume that’s what we may see!
Rey (Jedi Training) and Elite Praetorian Guard
I like the paint (especially on the face) on the single carded Rey over this one. I snagged this because I really wanted the Praetorian Guard. I hope they’re as badass in the movie as their designs. It looks like the design is inspired by samurai.
Anyway, those are my quick thoughts on each figure/character for what I could grab today. Enjoy the video!