Luke Skywalker (Skywalker Strikes) figure which features Luke in his snazzy yellow jacket and comes loaded with accessories. That figure was based on Luke's appearance in the first six issues of Marvel's Star Wars comic series that started in 2015. Today I'm checking out the standard release of this figure which is called Luke Skywalker (Yavin Ceremony). OK, actually it's called Luke Skywalkwer. Yes, Skywalkwer. With a typo. This is the 100th numbered standard figure in Phase III of the Black Series and Hasbro misspelled Luke's name. That's pretty crazy, right? Anyways, this figure is nearly identical to the exclusive/ deluxe release although the accessories are different: The Skywalker Strikes version comes with all kinds of cool stuff while this version only comes with Luke's Defender blaster pistol and Luke's medal from blowing up the Death Star. Let's check this guy out and see out he fares after the break...
Height: 5 5/8ths inches
Articulation: Swivel/hinge ankles, double hinged knees, swivel thighs,
balljointed hips, balljonted mid-torso, swivel/hinge shoulders,
swivel/hinge elbows, swivel/hinge wrists, balljointed neck, and a balljointed head.
Accessories: Blaster and medal.
Non-Scalper Price: $20 dollars
*On the left is the Yavin Ceremony Luke while the Skywalker Strikes Luke is on the right. The only physical difference I notice is that the Yavin Ceremony Luke has slightly darker hair. Otherwise, these two figures are identical. If you're really picking up both of these, like me, then you know you're doing it for the accessories. That medal was just too irresistible. Hopefully someday we'll get Leia in her Yavin Ceremony outfit. Heck, I'd love a set of the cast in their publicity still photos. Luke in the black shirt and Leia with her hair down.
* This is one of my favorite Luke Skywalker outfits and Hasbro did an
excellent job of capturing it. They didn't do anything different with
this figure from the exclusive Skywalker Strikes release, so they are pretty
much exactly the same figure with different accessories, but it's
accurate to both the film and the comic look. I love the subtle lighter
stripes on the jacket and the design of the black shirt underneath. This
is such a cool outfit!
*The articulation is the same on this figure as on the Skywalker Strikes release, which means it's excellent. Hasbro is bulls-eyeing Womp Rats in their T-16
* I don't know what it is but Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill both have
fairly difficult likenesses to capture. That being said, this is a
pretty good Luke likeness. Yeah, in pictures it looks like he's wearing a
lot of makeup, but in person I really think the photoprinted face looks
excellent. It's a solid sculpt and the printing is very realistic. I've
heard a few complaints that he looks kind of David Bowie-ish, but I
fail to see that as a negative.
* I've always loved the look of Luke's outfit in this series of publicity stills
(I'd love another variant of this figure without the jacket). In these,
you can see Luke is carrying a Defender sporting blaster, just like Princess Leia.
Luke's is just a little different than Leia's, though. This is blaster also comes with the Skywalker Strikes version of the
figure, by the way.
* Here's the unique piece: Luke's medal! Admit it. You've also always dreamed about Leia giving you a medal like this and then giving you this look. This is a cool piece and it just feels like a vital Star Wars accessory to me, so I couldn't pass it up.
*Let's be honest, though: Hasbro essentially held the medal hostage to get us to buy this figure again. Skywalker Strikes went on preorder before this guy released, just FYI.
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Finn (First Order Disguise)
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Imperial Patrol Trooper
Imperial Shock Trooper
Imperial Royal Guard
Inferno Squad Agent
Jaina Solo (Legends)
Kylo Ren (SDCC 2016)
Kylo Ren (The Last Jedi)
Kylo Ren (Starkiller Base)
Kylo Ren (Throne Room)
Lando Calrissian (Solo)
Lando Calrissian (The Empire Strikes Back)
Lando Calrissian (Skiff Guard)
Luke Skywalker (Death Star Escape)
Luke Skywalker (Jedi Master)
Luke Skywalker (Jedi Master)- Ahch-To Island
Luke Skywalker (Skyalker Strikes)
Obi-Wan Kenobi (Force Spirit)
Obi-Wan Kenobi (Padawan)
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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 (Bespin Escape)
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Resistance Tech Rose
Rey (Island Journey)
Rey (Jakku) & BB-8
Rey (Jedi Training)
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Rey (Starkiller Base)
Rey's Speeder (Jakku)
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Scarif Stormtrooper Squad Leader
Second Sister Inquisitor
Sergeant Jyn Erso (Eadu)
Sergeant Jyn Erso (Jedha)
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Vice Admiral Holdo
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