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Monday, June 12, 2017
Action Figure Review: Luke Skywalker with Speeder #175 from POP! Star Wars by Funko
Height: 5 1/4 inches tall, 9 inches long.
Articulation: Bobbling head
Non-Scalper Price: Included in the 40th Anniversary Smuggler's Bounty box along with salt and pepper shakers, wristbands, a pin, and a patch for $25 dollars.
* First things first: This is an incredible looking product. It also surprises you by how large and solid it is. It definitely delivers some "oomph" and is a very pleasant surprise. It's only a single seat landspeeder, so it's not insanely accurate, but it walks the line between being accurate and stylized very well.
* Unlike the Tauntaun, the landspeeder does not detach from the base. Still, Funko did do a great job of using clear plastic columns to give the speeder the illusion of hovering. The desert sand base is pretty cool and the black and silver Star Wars logo is included to tie this piece in with the standard display stands most other figures include.
* Luke Skywalker looks great sitting in the cockpit of his landspeeder. Funko has released a 'Tatooine" Luke Skywalker in the past, but this one is uniquely sculpted to sit in the drivers seat and interact with the steering wheel. Luke isn't removable, but I doubt you'd want to display him any other way.
* The paintwork on the landspeeder is incredible. Look at all the grit and grime across the hood! That's incredible! The flaking paint looks grand, too. This is an amazing looking piece and you can see that Funko really put some effort into it. I hope Hasbro's Black Series landspeeder looks this good.
* There really are some very intricate details here and the paintwork and sculpted details are insanely neat on them. Just as an example, here's a look at the exposed engine on the speeder. That looks far nicer than you'd expect on a POP! item, doesn't it?
* The textures are also really impressive. I love the grated look on the back of the speeder.
* The windshield is translucent and it looks very nice although there are some really odd scuff marks on it. There are quite a few. I wonder what happened? They don't appear to be intentional weathering; they really just seem like flaws in the plastic.
If you're looking for more action figures of the possible Last Jedi, I've reviewed quite a few Luke Skywalker figures, including micro version of Luke from the Galoob Micro Machines Classic Characters (2nd Edition) set and the Hasbro Endor Forest Battle, multiple Black Series Lukes including (Bespin Outfit), (X-Wing Pilot), (Jedi Knight) , (Stormtrooper Disguise), in Hoth Disguise with Wampa, and the standard classic Luke Skywalker, and the Hero Mashers Luke Skywalker and Luke Skywalker Vs. Darth Vader.
If you're looking for more Star Wars POP! vinyls, check out the following:
Ben Kenobi #99
Boba Fett #102
Captain Cassian Andor #139
Captain Phasma [Chrome] #91
Captain Rex #164
Chewbacca #63 [Flocked]
Chirrut Imwe #140
Darth Maul #165
Darth Vader [Bespin] #158
General Grievous #129
Grand Moff Tarkin #159
Greedo/ Hammerhead/ Walrus Man 3-Pack
Hoth Han Solo with Tauntaun #125
Imperial Death Trooper #149
Jyn Erso #138
Jyn Erso #148
R2-D2 (Jabba's Skiff) #121
Red Snaggletooth #70
Sabine [Masked] #131
TIE Fighter Pilot #89