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Ezra Bridger - R - Saga Legends (SL02)

Name: Ezra Bridger
Collection: Rebels
Number: SL02
Source: Rebels
Availability: November 2014
License: Hasbro

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Ezra Bridger is a street urchin who joins a group of freedom fighters who are resisting the iron rule of the Galactic Empire. The Force-sensitive Ezra crosses paths with the crew of The Ghost freighter after they both try to steal Imperial cargo.

Try as you may, but you will not be able to escape a ton of new Star Wars multimedia events for the foreseeable future. Now is the season of Star Wars: Rebels, a show that is going to help explain the process of the formation of the Rebel Alliance, and hopefully show what damage Darth Vader caused to the galaxy. Rebels offers fans of Star Wars a new look at characters that have been part of the storyline for years, but of course introduces us to new heroes and villains in hopes that we develop an interest of these new characters that circumvent the films. It’s working too. Rebels has interested the masses and characters like C1-10P (“Chopper”), Kanan Jarrus and Ezra Bridger are quickly becoming favorites in this new television show. In a bittersweet move, Hasbro has decided that the basic figure line to support Rebels will be designed in simple five points of articulation, but what they didn’t explain audibly enough that the figures would be tremendous improvements when compared to the past garbage that was released under the Saga Legends and Mission Series monikers. We’re thrilled to report that positive change will play a huge role in helping the Rebels line to gain favor with collectors of all ages.

Ezra Bridger was first offered in the 2014 R Reveal The Rebels: Jedi Reveal Mission Series Toys R Us exclusive multipack. And quite frankly, you get the same exact figure here, save for a few paint operations updates. They changed the logo on his back (and made it much more screen accurate thankfully) which gives this version of him a very updated feel. The figure still comes with the same five points of swivel articulation and although this disappoints us, we’re not sure how much it will have an effect on the younger audiences buying these action figures. We’d like to think that kids would appreciate a little more “playability” with their action figures than this, but what do we know? The sculpt however is fantastic and the paint operations look even better. There are a few instances of overspray and a little unevenness here and there, but overall we believe that most of you will find favor with Ezra Bridger, one of the biggest main characters in the Rebels television show. We’re extremely picky with paint operations, and we have to say that we’re pleasantly surprised with these production pieces. There is always room for improvement, but overall there is no way you’re not going to be satisfied.

The MSRP on these figures have been a recent bone of contentions to the people buying these figures. The whole point of reducing articulation and adding as few accessories as possible was to contain retail costs: what it will cost the patron who supports this line. But prices are steadily climbing and some have found these figures for just a few cents under $8. Retailers will tell you that this isn’t Hasbro’s fault as they set their own prices. But one thing is for sure. Figure prices are crawling up higher and higher and it’s a shame that these simply articulated action figures are hanging in the same range that The Vintage Collection did when they were first released. Ezra Bridger comes with a removable helmet. A trend that most have noticed is that for the simply articulated action figures, they come with one accessory and that’s it. This is not ideal when it feels like every character should have a weapon at the very least. And if they have a secondary accessory like a removable helmet, then that accessory should be included as well. Heck, even the vintage Kenner figures came with multiple accessories. Ezra Bridger is however a very well done action figure. Expect him to be a very popular one as well.

Collector Notes

Ezra Bridger

Status: Ezra Bridger is a repaint of the figure from 2014's R Reveal The Rebels: Jedi Reveal (Mission Series) Toys R Us exclusive multipack.

Articulation Count: 5 points (5 areas of articulation)

Articulation Details: swivel head (1), swivel left shoulder (1), swivel right shoulder (1), swivel left hip (1), swivel right hip (1)

Accessory Count: 1

Accessory Details: removable helmet

Date Stamp: 2014

Assortment Number: A8645/A3857

UPC: 653569987512

Retail: $6.99 USD

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Ezra Bridger

 

Rebels Saga Legends Wave 1
Stormtrooper (SL01)

Ezra Bridger (SL02)
The Inquisitor (SL03)
Kanan Jarrus (SL04)
Agent Kallus (SL05)
C1-10P ("Chopper") (SL06)
Jango Fett (SL07)
Clone Trooper (SL08)
Darth Vader (SL09)
Luke Skywalker (SL10)
Obi-Wan Kenobi (SL11)
Snowtrooper (SL12)

Added: December 2, 2014
Category: Rebels
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
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