released in this outfit back on Force Friday (as well as being part of a SDCC 2017 exclusive set with Rey) so there's nothing incredibly unique about this release. Like the deluxe version of Rey, this exclusive figure (it's a Target exclusive, by the way) includes a die-cast metal part, an environmental display base, more soft goods mixed in with the figure's sculpt, and an improved paint job. That also comes at an elevated price, though. I now have all four of the deluxe figures in hand (I've reviewed Rey and Snoke already and Kylo Ren's review will be coming soon) and I can safely say that Snoke and Luke are the two deluxe releases that you could purchase and feel like you were missing nothing from the single packed figures. Luke absolutely does feature some nice improvements that make him a better figure than the standard version though. Pull yourself up a bottle of green milk and let's check out this new version of Luke Skywalker after the break...
Height: 5 7/8ths inches
Articulation: Swivel/hinge ankles, double hinged knees,
swivel thighs, balljointed hips, balljointed mid-torso, swivel/hinge
shoulders, swivel/hinge elbows, swivel/hinge wrists, hinged neck, and a
Accessories: Cloak, alternate die-cast metal hand, Ach-To display base.
Non-Scalper Price: $35 dollars
* On the left is the Target exclusive version of Luke while the standard version is on the right. In a smaller image it is nearly impossible to notice the differences. View the full picture, though, and you'll clearly see the improved paintwork and new torso. The standard release features sculpted plastic robes while the deluxe release features soft goods woven in with the sculpted robes.
* This is a pretty good looking
figure. Luke's outfit is fairly simple with a mixture of off-white and
grayish-tan robes and a simple brown belt, but it's cool. There's
something almost jarring with seeing Luke wearing an outfit that seems
so much more at home in the Prequels. This isn't my favorite outfit of Luke's from The Last Jedi, though, so hopefully we'll see his other two before the release of Episode IX.
* Unlike the standard release, the plastic
robes do not inhibit the leg motion. Luke can take on a wide variety of poses and feels
sturdy and well made. This definitely isn't much of an "action" outfit for him in the movie but he wears it in quite a few crucial scenes.
* This figure has much better paintwork than the previous release and it radically improves the likeness. This is an excellent rendition of Luke. The hair color still doesn't seem quite right but it's close.
* The way that Luke's tunic is a mixture of sculpted plastic strips and actual fabric looks great. It's a very convincing look and definitely makes this figure feel much more complex than the standard release.
* Luke's belt is much better than on the standard release. The lightsaber clip (not that he needs it) is much improved, too. This clip would actually hold a lightsaber.
* I love Luke's mechanical right hand. The sculpt is very cool and features a lot of nice detail.
* The selling piece of this set is the Ahch-To Island display base. This is a nice large piece featuring some solid sculpting and paintwork and two pegs for holding figures. You can easily put Luke and Rey on here to recreate their famous scene from the end of The Force Awakens (and their infamous scene from The Last Jedi).
* Luke comes with a tannish-gray cloak that fits over his head and
shoulders. It seems like a good idea but it just doesn't stay on very
well. It also has lots of loose strings hanging off of the inside seams,
making the piece feel kind of messy. I usually prefer soft goods to
plastic, but this piece just doesn't feel like it has enough structure
* Luke comes with a die-cast metal robotic hand that can swap out with the plastic right hand. It's a cool idea but the metal hand seems too small, is sculpted in an odd fist, and doesn't really add anything different from the standard hand. It seems kind of useless, really, especially being that it's billed as a deluxe feature. Any accessory, particularly a Porg, would have been better.
Looking for more Luke Skywalker reviews? You're in luck! I've reviewed the Funko POP! Luke Skywalker with Landspeeder! and the Mystery Minis Jedi Exile Luke Skywalker. I've also reviewed micro
versions 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, Jedi Master, the standard classic Luke Skywalker, and the SDCC Luke with the X-34 Landspeeder. Oh, and the Hero Mashers Luke Skywalker and Luke Skywalker Vs. Darth Vader.
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First Order Snowtrooper Officer
First Order Special Forces TIE Fighter
First Order Stormtrooper
First Order Stormtrooper Executioner
First Order Stormtrooper (with Gear)
First Order TIE Fighter Pilot
General Leia Organa
Grand Admiral Thrawn (SDCC Exclusive)
Guardians of Evil 4-Pack
Imperial AT-ACT Driver
Imperial Death Trooper
Imperial Death Trooper, Captain Cassian Andor, and Sergeant Jyn Erso (Jedha) 3 pack
Imperial Hovertank Pilot
Imperial Shock Trooper
Imperial Royal Guard
Inferno Squad Agent
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Kylo Ren (Starkiller Base)
Luke Skywalker (Jedi Master)
Obi-Wan Kenobi (Force Spirit)
Obi-Wan Kenobi (SDCC 2016)
1 Clone Trooper Commander, Phase II Clone Trooper, Imperial
Stormtrooper, and First Order ---Stormtrooper Officer four pack
Poe Dameron and First Order Riot Control Stormtrooper
Princess Leia Organa
R2-A3, R5-K6, and R2-F2
Rey (Jakku) & BB-8
Rey (Jedi Training)
Rey (Jedi Training)- Crait
Rey (Starkiller Base)
Rey's Speeder (Jakku)
Sandtrooper Sergeant, Crimson Stormtrooper, Lieutenant OXIXO, and R2-Q5
Scarif Stormtrooper Squad Leader
Sergeant Jyn Erso (Eadu)
Sergeant Jyn Erso (Jedha)
Supreme Leader Snoke (Throne Room)
X-34 Landspeeder & Luke Skywalker (SDCC Exclusive)
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Saturday, December 23, 2017
Action Figure Review: Luke Skywalker (Jedi Master) - Ahch-To Island from Star Wars: The Black Series Phase III by Hasbro
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Still waiting for Hasbro to unveil his Crait look :(ReplyDelete
I agree. I know the ST stuff doesn't seem to sell as well as most other stuff but I'm definitely wanting to at least see Luke on Crait, Dark Rey, and Poe and Finn from TROS.Delete