The Disney Store is offering a new wave of die cast figures based on Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the 8th film in the trilogy. This wave includes the Praetorian Guard, Rey, Jedi Master Luke Skywalker, R2-D2, First Order Judicial Stormtrooper, and Kylo Ren Unmasked. These figures are the first assortment revealed from the new film, which hits theaters on December 15th, 2017.
Force Friday II introduced hundreds of new product from a variety of companies, which included Hasbro, LEGO, Jakks Pacific, Mattel, and even this exclusive line by Disney. These figures are only available to purchase at The Disney Store, and are made of both die cast and plastic parts.
Thank you to Disney and The Disney Store for providing their Star Wars: The Last Jedi Luke Skywalker & Rey Elite Series Die Cast Figures for review.
Availability: September 2017
Star Wars: The Last Jedi follows the events of The Force Awakens, and as you are familiar with the ending, Rey found Luke Skywalker on his remote island that was home to the first Jedi temple. On the island, Luke Skywalker, now a Jedi Master, begins to train Rey in the ways of the Force.
Luke Skywalker is based on the likeness of Actor Mark Hamill, and is sculpted in Jedi robes and a cape as seen in the film. The head sculpt has a good likeness to the actor, with good facial details including the grey beard and long grey hair. On this particular figure, he was given cross eyes, but this shouldn’t be a wide spread problem. The head is made of plastic, as is the cape, skirt, hands, set, and belt. The parts that are die cast include the torso, arms legs, and hips. The outfit depicts the robes of the Jedi, that was more commonly seen before the Jedi purge of Order 66. The outfit is painted in several shades of beige with stripes, a light grey shirt, a brown belt, and dark grey boots. The robotic hand is covered with a brown glove, with the fingers sculpted together. The left hand is sculpted in an open position, as if he is using Jedi powers. The hooded cape is non-removable, and is attached to his upper back and shoulders.
Included with Luke Skywalker is a walking stick and a logo figure base.
Rey gets a new outfit for The Last Jedi, which has her in a dark and light grey, with the scarf wrapped around the dark grey shirt. The dark grey shirt has a detailed texture on it, and the scarf has realistic looking folds. The torso is made of die cast, with the exception of the scarf as this piece is made of plastic, that hands down the front and back. The lower part of the shirt is also made of plastic,. The belt is one piece, with it being cut about 3/4 in half all the way around. Attached to the belt is a holster for her pistol, that hands down on the right side of the hips. The legs and top part of the boots are made of die cast, and painted in grey and brown. The feet, hands, and head sculpt are made of plastic, as are parts of the scarf, shirt, and belt. The left hand has a sculpted trigger finger, but other fingers are sculpted together, making it difficult to fit the pistol through that hand, so the only hand we found that can hold accessories is the right one. The head sculpt is nicely done, with good facial details and paint applications. The likeness to Actress Daisy Ridley is nicely done, and the detail on the hair including the pony tail came out good. The arms are covered in light grey, with the left wrist featuring a brown band wit ha red stripe around it.
Included with Rey is a blue lightsaber, which can also fit in Luke Skywalker’s hand, staff, blaster, and a logo figure base.
Overall, these are great figures and great additions to the Disney Store die cast figure line.