Monday, February 17, 2020

Action Figure Review: Jedi Knight Revan from Star Wars: The Black Series Phase III by Hasbro

   GameStop just released two new Star Wars: The Black Series figures under a new subset title called "Gaming Greats." One was the Heavy Battle Droid from Star Wars: Battle Front II (I reviewed it Saturday) and the other is Jedi Knight Revan from Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes. Revan has long been a popular character so it's understandable why GameStop and Hasbro would want to offer up a second version of him for the market. Unfortunately, Jedi Knight Revan suffers from GameStop's new price hike: If you preordered him he was $24.99, but in stores now he's marked as $29.99 (though GameStop's online store has him on sale at $24.99). This version of Revan is largely a repaint of the 2016 release, though the repaint really does change the look of the figure. Let's check out Jedi Knight Revan after the break and see how he turned out...

 The Facts:

Height: 6 inches

Articulation: Swivel/hinge ankles, double hinged knees, swivel thighs, balljointed hips, balljointed mid-torso, swivel/hinge shoulders, swivel/hinge elbows, swivel/hinge wrist, and a balljointed head.

Accessories: Lightsaber with removable blade.

Non-Scalper Price: $25-$30 dollars


*On the left is Jedi Knight Revan while on the right is the previously released Darth Revan. Both figures use the same molds and come with the same purple lightsaber (Jedi Revan only has one lightsaber) but the robes are different. Jedi Revan doesn't have a cape and his robe isn't ripped and torn like Darth Revan's. Articulation and sculpt wise, they have all the same positives and negatives, so this is going to be a review with a lot of reused text from the previous reviews. Deal with it!
 The Positives:

* Revan's sculpt is quite impressive. The paintwork is sharp and there is quite a bit of interesting detail on this guy. The chest armor actually looks better on Jedi Knight Revan since it's bronze colored with a nice wash to bring out all of the details. I really think Jedi Knight Revan might be the more interesting looking figure. He kind of reminds me of one of the Jedi Temple Guards from The Clone Wars.

 * It was tough to make out all of the details on Revan's helmet on the evil version of the figure since both the helmet and the hood were so dark, but it's actually easier here. The helmet looks very cool with a lot of painted details very neatly applied.

 * Rather than a battered and torn cape and robe, Jedi Knight Revan has a very neatly tailored khaki robe that matches the rest of his outfit. It's nicely tailored and looks great in this scale.

 * Overall, Revan has some really nice articulation. Even with his waist robes his leg motion isn't hindered too much. All of the joints below the neck work perfectly and allow you to out this guy in some pretty wicked cool poses. He also feels very solid and sturdy, which seems to be par for the course with this line.

*  This version of Revan only includes his purple lightsaber.  This is not only a cool looking blade but the hilt is incredible. It's very unique and has some teeny, tiny paint details.
 The Negatives:

* The lightsaber blade is removable, like most others in the line, but the pegs feel so flimsy that I don't recommend that you do it. Seriously, I wish everyone just came with lightsaber with a blade and a separate hilt piece.
   Revan is a popular character, so I imagine the only thing stopping his fans from buying the figure is being able to track one down. He's quite a cool figure although the price is a bit disappointing, especially considering that you're getting less stuff with this release (only one lightsaber, no cape). He's a Good figure overall. Not as good as the actual newer sculpts that Hasbro is putting out, but there's nothing exactly wrong with him. He's just not as impressive as his price tag would lead you to believe.Use your GameStop coupon or one of the sales to bring him down a bit, though, and you'll be happier.

If you're a fan of Revan, check out my review of the Black Series Darth Revan as well.

For more Star Wars: The Black Series Phase III reviews, check out the following:
0-0-0 (Triple Zero)
442nd Siege Battalion Clone Trooper, 212th Attack Battalion Utapau Trooper, Coruscant Guard ---(Phase II), and 501st Legion Clone Trooper 4 pack
Admiral Ackbar and First Order Officer
Admiral Piett
Ahsoka Tano 
AT-AT Pilot 
Battle Droid
Baze Malbus
BT-1 (Beetee)
C-3PO & Babu Frik
C-3PO (Resistance Base) 
Cal Kestis
Captain Cassian Andor (Eadu) 
Captain Phasma
Captain Phasma (Quicksilver Baton)
Captain Poe Dameron
Cara Dune
Chewbacca (Target Exclusive)
Chewbacca (The Force Awakens)
Chewbacca & C-3PO
Chirrut Imwe 
Chopper (C1-10P)
Clone Captain Rex (HasCon Exclusive)
Clone Commander Gree
Clone Commander Fox
Clone Commander Obi-Wan Kenobi
Clone Commander Wolffe 
Constable Zuvio
Darth Revan 
Darth Vader (Emperor's Wrath)
Death Star Trooper
Dewback/ Sandtrooper
Director Krennic 
DJ (Canto Bight)
Doctor Aphra
Dryden Vos
Elite Praetorian Guard
Elite Praetorian Guard (with Heavy Blade)
Emperor Papatine and Throne
Enfys Nest's Swoop Bike/ Enfys Nest
Ezra Bridger
Finn (First Order Disguise)
Finn (FN-2187)
Finn (Jakku)
First Order Flametrooper
First Order General Hux
First Order Jet Trooper
First Order Snowtrooper
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
Gamorrean Guard
General Grievous
General Leia Organa
General Veers
Grand Admiral Thrawn (SDCC Exclusive)
Grand Moff Tarkin 
Guardians of Evil 4-Pack
Guavian Enforcer
Han Solo (Exogorth Escape)
Han Solo (Mimban)
Han Solo (Solo)
Han Solo (The Force Awakens)
Heavy Battle Droid
Heavy Infantry Mandalorian
Hera Syndulla
Imperial AT-ACT Driver
Imperial Death Trooper
Imperial Death Trooper, Captain Cassian Andor, and Sergeant Jyn Erso (Jedha) 3 pack
Imperial Hovertank Pilot 
Imperial Jumptrooper
Imperial Patrol Trooper
Imperial Shock Trooper 
Imperial Royal Guard 
Inferno Squad Agent
Jaina Solo (Legends)
Jango Fett
Kanan Jarrus
Kylo Ren 
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 
Luke Skywalker (Death Star Escape)
Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight)
Luke Skywalker (Jedi Master) 
Luke Skywalker (Jedi Master)- Ahch-To Island
Luke Skywalker (Skyalker Strikes)
Luke Skywalker (Yavin Ceremony)
Mace Windu
Maz Kanata 
Obi-Wan Kenobi (Force Spirit)
Obi-Wan Kenobi (Padawan) 
Obi-Wan Kenobi (SDCC 2016) 
Offworld Jawa
Padme Amidala
Phase 1 Clone Trooper Commander, Phase II Clone Trooper, Imperial Stormtrooper, and First Order ---Stormtrooper Officer four pack
Poe Dameron
Poe Dameron and First Order Riot Control Stormtrooper
Princess Leia (Bespin Escape)
Princess Leia Organa 
Princess Leia Organa (Hoth)
Purge Stormtrooper
Qi'ra (Corellia)
Qui-Gon Jinn
R2-A3, R5-K6, and R2-F2
Range Trooper
Rebel Trooper
Red Squadron (R2-D2, R5-D8, and R2-X2)
Resistance Tech Rose
Resistance Trooper
Rey & D-O
Rey (Island Journey)
Rey (Jakku) & BB-8 
Rey (Jedi Training)
Rey (Jedi Training)- Crait
Rey (Starkiller Base) 
Rey's Speeder (Jakku)
Rio Durant
Sabine Wren
Sandtrooper Sergeant, Crimson Stormtrooper, Lieutenant OXIXO, and R2-Q5
Scarif Stormtrooper
Scarif Stormtrooper Squad Leader 
Second Sister Inquisitor
Sergeant Jyn Erso (Eadu)
Sergeant Jyn Erso (Jedha)
Sith Trooper
Stormtrooper (Mimban)
Stormtrooper (With Blast Accessories)
Supreme Leader Snoke (Throne Room)
Tobias Beckett
Tusken Raider 
Val (Vandor)
Vice Admiral Holdo
Wedge Antilles
X-34 Landspeeder & Luke Skywalker (SDCC Exclusive) 
X-Wing Pilot Asty 
Yoda (Force Spirit)


  1. Cool looking figure. Will have to pick one of these up.

    1. He has popped in and out of stock a few times on GameStop exclusives can sometimes notoriously hard to find, so good luck! I hope they make them available for everyone.


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