Disney Store released their Rogue One Diecast figures as part of the Force Friday event on September 30th. This new line of figures includes K-250, Jyn Erso, Bodhi Rook, Chirrut Îmwe, C2-B5, Baze Malbus, Captain Cassian, and the Death trooper.
Chirrut Îmwe was a blind human male, born on the moon Jedha, and a spiritual warrior-monk who was active during the days of theGalactic Empire. Alongside his friend and protector, Baze Malbus, he and other members of a rogue group of Rebels fought in an effortto steal the plans of the first Death Star.
Thank you to Disney and The Disney Store for providing their Star Wars Rogue One Elite Series Die-Cast Chirrut Imwe Figure for review.
Availability: September 2016
Chirrut Îmwe is based on the likeness of Actor Donnie Yen, and is made using die-cast and plastic parts. The figure stands roughly 6-1/2″ tall and is sculpted in a monks robe, with a red skirt underneath the black skirt that are both made of plastic. The black robe is made of die-cast metal and features a smooth finish. There is a chest harness with a cape hanging down his left backside that is also made of plastic. The black skirt and chest harness to tied to his right hip. The chest harness also has a device painted in silver and beige hanging at the bottom. His head sculpt is made of plastic, and has a decent likeness to the Actor. As the character is blind, the sculptors at Disney did a nice job showing this feature in his facial paint. Included with Chirrut Îmwe is a crossbow and figure stand.
His articulation includes a ball jointed neck with limited movement, swivel-hinged shoulders, hinged elbows, swivel right wrist, ball jointed hips, hinged knees, and hinged ankles. It is best to use the stand on this figure when the crossbow is in his hand.
Chirrut Îmwe is an excellent addition to the Star Wars Elite Series line exclusively available at the Disney Store. His robe, skirt, chest harness, and crossbow are nicely tooled and detailed. The only issue we had with the figure is that he cannot hold the crossbow in both hands due to his left hand not being articulation, and there is also not a hinge joint in his wrist to move the crossbow closer to the left hand to make this happen.