Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Star Wars The Force Awakens - REY!

Star Wars: Force Awakens - Rey (Limited Articulation Figure) - Hasbro 2016

There has been an interesting trend in recent years where the big toy companies (Mattel, Hasbro, Bandai, etc) have been maximizing their profit potential by offering lesser-quality versions of their hot sellers to discount stores. These assortments almost never include female figures so I haven't paid much attention. But then I was strolling through Big Lots back in November (the day after election day if I recall correctly) and I found this pretty stunning little figure for $6. She only has four points of articulation (neck, shoulders, and waist), but she has a unique scale (somewhere between the 5.5" Black Series and the 6" Elite Series), and a great sculpt. I'll totally keep my eyes peeled for similar figures in the future. I've read a lot of vitriol aimed at these figures from the collecting community, but you won't hear that from me. I think they're pretty sweet. In fact, if they do a Leia I'll be ecstatic since it will probably have only sculpted clothing (Yay for no cloth!). Let's check out the limited articulation Rey below!





































Time for some Comparison Pics!


From Left to Right: Galactic Heroes, 6" Black Series, Limited Articulation Figure, Disney Store Elite Series, and 3.75" Walmart Black Series.






And with the 12" Figure.






Cheers!




2 comments:

  1. Is this exactly the same head sculpt as the Black Series version? I can't tell for certain but I feel like it is.

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    1. Actually, I would agree with you that the head is the exactly same sculpt, but scaled slightly larger. I was comparing the tiny details of the hair in the back as well as her ears and I'm 95% it's the same sculpt. However, I must say that this cheapo version has crisper details and much better paint. If you were just comparing the two heads, you would swear the the Black Series figure was the dollar store rehash.

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