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DJ (Canto Bight) - SW [TLJ] - Basic

Name: DJ (Canto Bight)
Collection: Star Wars [The Last Jedi]
Number: N/A
Source: The Last Jedi
Availability: October 2017
License: Hasbro

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DJ? Really? His name is DJ? Disney Star Wars couldn’t come up with a more interesting combination of initials? Is this Full House? Does he remix club favorites? Stupid name aside, DJ (Canto Bight) has entered the Star Wars [The Last Jedi] line as another simply articulated figure. We wish we had nicer things to say about the figure. We suppose from the waist down that the figure is about on par with what we have already received in the line. But the head sculpt, while probably very well done and accurate from a tooling perspective, misses the mark terribly when it comes to its deco. DJ (Canto Bight) is about as interesting as a box of matchsticks. And although we have no reason for picking that as a metaphor, we can tell you that this is an action figure that will likely make you just shrug your shoulders than fill you with awe and excitement. Supposedly the Disney Star Wars version of Lando Calrissian, DJ (Canto Bight) oversees some currently unknown activity on Canto Bight. He seems to be unscrupulous based on his lines from the Force Link chip inside of the figure’s body. But until the film is released we probably will have no idea where his loyalties lie, or whether or not he will be help or harm to the band of freedom fighters who are the focus in Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi.

DJ (Canto Bight) comes with five points of articulation. These include a ball-socket head, two swivel shoulders, and two swivel hips. Sadly, we don’t get a nice range of movement from the ball-socket head. The peg is too obtrusive and prevents you from attaining a wide range of movement. But the whole point of the 5POA range is that these are figures that are just really meant to stand around and look pretty than do anything exciting on your display shelves. We’re not crazy about the deco on his head sculpt. Hasbro dropped the ball here, and it’s a big disappointment. You can barely make out his lips, and his five o’clock shadow is all over the place. There is no semblance of order when it comes to how the paint operations were applied, and it’s especially disconcerting that the mess here is focused on his most important feature: his head and face. That said, DJ (Canto Bight) is painted nicely, albeit simply, from the neck down. His outfit looks part Wild West, while the other part looks like he borrows his duds from The Matrix prop department. This character doesn’t have an overt Star Wars feel to him, but since we know how much that upsets the Disney Star Wars zealots, we’ll leave it at that. He can stand very well unassisted, and you don’t need to facilitate his balance. That is always a great thing for us.

The figure comes with a removable jacket shell which is easily removable. But like most figures that come with a removable jacket or cloak shell, DJ (Canto Bight) looks ridiculous without it on because the arms don’t match the rest of the undershirt. Sometimes it works if you’re a character like General Hux, but when there are different colors involved it gets to be more problematic. Still, it is a removable item and counted as an accessory here for us. DJ (Canto Bight) does come with a cool blaster that imitates an old western revolver. You get a major futuristic “cowboys and Indians” vibe with this action figure. He could pass for a character from The Wild Wild West from the 60s. One part of his outfit that is a bit confusing is his hat (or cap). It looks like it is crooked on his head, but maybe that’s the whole point. Details on the cap haven't been painted clearly, so it is difficult to make out what it’s supposed to be. We haven’t received too many characters from Canto Bight so far. Other than the Canto Bight Police Speeder (with Canto Bight Police pack-in figure), DJ (Canto Bight) is the only other figure from this planet. Hopefully, the onscreen character turns out to be more interesting than this action figure. We think Hasbro took too many shortcuts here because this figure is just overall very disappointing.

Collector Notes

DJ (Canto Bight)

Status: DJ (Canto Bight) is an all-new figure.

Articulation Count: 5 points (5 areas of articulation)

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

Accessory Count: 2

Accessory Details: removable cloak shell, blaster rifle

Force Link Details: "Hey, I'm a thief." • "I can get you out of here." • "If the price is right." • "Let's get this over with...." • "Oh, for Hutt sake!" • *sound effects*

Date Stamp: N/A

Assortment Number: C3524/C1503

UPC: 630509596362

Retail: $7.99 USD

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Added: October 23, 2017
Category: Star Wars [The Last Jedi]
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
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