Review: Star Wars: The Last Jedi Rey, Luke And Darth Vader Black Series Toys

Today is Force Friday II where all of the new Star Wars: The Last Jedi merchandise have hit the stores. We managed to get a hold of some Black Series figurines including Rey, Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader. These 6 inch figurines look great.

When the first Rey Black Series figure came out two years ago, I didn't buy it as her face looked weird. It seemed as if Hasbro rushed the figure out into stores. In my opinion, the face looked like it had clown make-up on for some reason.

Thankfully, the new Rey Black Series toy for Star Wars: The Last Jedi looks much better. The face sculpt is much prettier and it resembles Daisy Ridley more. The toy I bought was the "Jedi Training" gear where she has the Jedi robes on and her hair is long. It's worth mentioning her clothing is plastic so she doesn't come with soft goods like the other two characters.

The cool thing about this new Rey toy is the amount of accessories you get. You get three accessories for you to pose with. This includes her blaster, blue lightsaber and her signature staff. Sadly, BB-8 is not included like the figure that came out two years ago. Still, you get more extra stuff with Rey compared to Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker.

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Speaking of Luke Skywalker, we finally get an old version of the character in the Black Series line. Hasbro decided not to release any Luke toys for The Force Awakens. Anyway, this new toy has a cloth cape and the face sculpt is accurate to that of Mark Hamill. The figure itself is pretty tall and it has a lot of detail.

The only disappointing thing to note about the Luke Skywalker figurine is the fact that it comes with zero accessories whatsoever. If you want to see him wielding a lightsaber, you will have to get Rey or any other Sith/Jedi toy.

Lastly, we get to Darth Vader. This Darth Vader Black Series toy is a big improvement over the one that Hasbro originally released several years ago. He doesn't have the ugly big brown puppy dog eyes and his cloth robes are not huge and cumbersome. His eyes are shiny and reflective plus the robes are correctly proportioned this time around. Not to mention it's cheaper to get this standalone toy compared to the 40th anniversary set that includes the unnecessary stand.

Unlike Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader actually comes with a lightsaber. I think Hasbro has improved the look of the lightsabers this year as they look more transparent. In other Black Series toys, the lightsabers had vivid colors, but I always preferred the clearer transparent look.

Overall, I'm happy with the three figures I got today at Force Friday II. Other figures available in the first wave include Unmasked Kylo Ren (Last Jedi), Emperor Thrawne, a Stormtrooper and other retail exclusives. You may have to shop around if you want to get the whole set. Some retailers are offering toys that aren't available everywhere else. Anyway, good luck to anyone that is hunting for new Star Wars toys this week!

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Damian Seeto