Sunday, December 22, 2019

Action Figure Review: Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight) from Star Wars: The Black Series Phase III by Hasbro

 So... what did you think of The Rise of Skywalker? Don't worry, I'm not going to get into spoilers her; I'll simply say that I liked it, although it felt like it included two movies worth of content to make up for The Last Jedi. That's not why we're here today, though. We're really here to check out Hasbro's Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight). Back in Phase II of he Black Series Hasbro released another figure of Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight), but that figure was based on Luke's appearance during his encounter with Darth Vader and the Emperor during the end of Return of the Jedi. This version is based on Luke's appearance when he goes to rescue Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt. This has always been one of my favorite Luke Skywalker costumes (something I say about nearly every Luke Skywalker outfit, it seems) so it's nice to finally have it in the Black Series. Luke Skywalker is a Walmart exclusive and I've been seeing him fairly regularly, so hopefully you'll have good luck tracking him down, too. Let's check out Luke Skywalker after the break...

 The Facts:

Height: 5 3/4 inches

Articulation: Swivel/hinge ankles, double hinged knees, swivel thighs, ball jointed hips, ball jointed mid-torso, swivel/hinge shoulders, swivel/hinge elbows, swivel/hinge wrists, a hinged neck, and a ball jointed head.

Accessories: Lightsaber hilt and lightsaber blade, blaster, cloak, and display stand.

Original Retail Price: $18-20 dollars

* On the left is the new Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight) while the Phase II version of Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight) is on the right. These figures do share the same body, although the new version has a non-removable tunic and a much improved headsculpt. The right hands are also different as well.
 The Positives:

 * Luke looks much improved here, especially due to the presence of the cool grayish tunic over his snazzy black outfit. I love this look. It's a simple outfit but it works.

* The headsculpt is also really, really good. It might seem like Luke is wearing a little too much makeup but, in person, it's really quite impressive. So is the hair: This definitely looks like Luke's hair and the level of detail is excellent here.

* The Black Series figures look great and still are excellent toys. While this figure has an older articulation scheme, it still feels durable and well made with no worry needed about breakage or anything.

 * Luke's cloak is excellent. It's made from a material that feels like it's of an excellent quality and it looks really good on Luke. The hood always requires a little work to get it in place but once you have it, it looks great.

*  We received just the handle for Luke's lightsaber with R2-D2 back in 2013 so it's nice to finally have the version of Luke to pair with R2 and his hidden lightsaber! The blade is removable, so you can still have Luke run around with just his saber or you can have him in full blown Jabba's minions mincing mode. Your choice. The detail on the hilt is excellent with plenty of great paint applications. 

 * Kanan Jarrus also came with a DL-18 but it's different from this version (which Luke swiped from a guard at Jabba's palace): This one has a wood grain handle and looks a bit more weathered and worn. I also wish Luke came with the bone he uses to fend off the Rancor, but this is a sweet inclusion that both the vintage Luke and the POTF 2 Luke came with.

* Lastly, Luke comes with one of the translucent triangular stands that many of the exclusive figures have been coming with. It doesn't fit every figure well but it works with Luke as his boots slip right in.
 The Negatives:

* The lightsaber pegs are still far too fragile. Seriously, Hasbro needs to go back to just giving us a hilt and an ignited saber like some of The Vintage Collection released had. 
   This version of Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight) definitely blows the previous version out of the water. Yeah, I would have liked a bone for Luke to fight the Rancor, or maybe an alternate "blasted" right hand, but for a Jabba's Palace version of Luke Skywalker, this is excellent. Seriously, Luke is a Great and a 1/2 figure and is well worth picking up. Again, he is a Walmart exclusive, so you'll have to wade into that hive of scum and villainy to find one, but I've been seeing them quite regularly, so hopefully you'll have good luck, too. Now how about a new version of Leia as Jabba's Prisoner and Han Solo in Carbonite...

I've reviewed so many action figures of Luke Skywalker that he has his own review archive. Check out Tosche Station for all of my Luke Skywalker reviews!

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 (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)
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)
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 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) 
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)
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 (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)
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 


  1. Since my Walmart of all possible Walmarts has elected NOT to stock the exclusive Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker figure in time for Christmas, a friend of mine from Discord came through and obtained him for me via my Amazon wish list. What a great pal! :)

    1. I'm glad someone snagged him for you. He's too cool to miss.


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