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Luke Skywalker (Jedi Master)/Rey (Jedi Training)/Resistance Tech Rose/First Order Stormtrooper Officer - SW [TLJ] - Exclusives

Name: Luke Skywalker (Jedi Master)/Rey (Jedi Training)/Resistance Tech Rose/First Order Stormtrooper Officer
Collection: Star Wars [The Last Jedi]
Number: N/A (Kohls Exclusive)
Source: The Last Jedi
Availability: October 2017
License: Hasbro

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We’re beginning to think that Kohls should be removed as a Hasbro business partner too. The exclusives they choose typically stink. And to make matters worse, they charge an arm and a leg for them. If Hasbro can’t think of a four-pack of figures with more newness than an added ammo harness and weapon, the line is hurting more than we possibly can imagine. In the case of the clumsily titled Luke Skywalker (Jedi Master)/Rey (Jedi Training)/Resistance Tech Rose/First Order Stormtrooper Officer multipack, 75% of this set is stuff you already have (and probably have multiples of as well). And 25% a revisited figure that when stripped down to its bare essentials is another straight repack of a figure you already have. His accessories alone make this entire set exclusive. How sad is that? These are just Star Wars toys and just a hobby, but we’d be lying if we didn’t say that an exclusive like this is frustrating to the point of stirring up some anger. There are so many characters to get to from any Star Wars film, so why is Hasbro rehashing them in a store exclusive no less. A store exclusive like this would have been the perfect opportunity to add aliens from Cant Bight into a “casino-themed” multipack. Heck, give us a family of porgs along with a revised Chewbacca and maybe the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon. There are SO MANY concepts that would have worked better here. We’re very disappointed with this release.

Luke Skywalker (Jedi Master), Rey (Jedi Training), Resistance Tech Rose and the First Order Stormtrooper Officer are all straight repacks of their basic carded releases from the Star Wars [The Last Jedi] Force Link line. Obvious the First Order Stormtrooper Officer has extra gear like mentioned above, but for all intents and purposes, these figures are identical. The Force Link technology has also been carried forward into all four figures. And as expected, the lines they say are also identical to their basic carded counterparts as well. Upon comparison, we couldn’t find any noteworthy differences between these figures and the ones released by themselves. Usually Hasbro would add some dirt or battle-damage to the exclusives, but in this case, they’ve done nothing to separate them from the others. The figures range from alright to “meh.” Paint operations are significantly improved, but we still find issues with many of the figures’ eyes and how they are applied. For example, the Luke Skywalker (Jedi Master) figure has a running away eye that is jarring. Rey (Jedi Training) and Resistance Tech Rose are essentially par for the course (they look pretty good), and the First Order Stormtrooper Officer is the only figure here that captures your attention. His extra gear looks great on him and fits him well. The orange pauldron is colorful and bright and catches your eye immediately. It will be interesting to see if this guy is actually in the film.

Let’s talk about the MSRP here. Well, it’s egregious. Yes, Hasbro doesn’t set the prices. The retailer does. But whatever buyer at Kohls that decided to take this train-wreck did set the MSRP, he or she should have known how far above the standard MSRP per figure this sets charges the consumer. The Force Link basic figure line retails anywhere between $6.99 and $7.99 per figure. Each figure in this set will cost you $12.50 per figure. Again, there is technically nothing new here at all. What Hasbro and Kohls are telling is “Buy these basic figures that you can get everywhere else for an elevated price!” It’s almost offensive. Yes, Kohls often has sales which bring expensive items like this down to affordable and fair prices, but why is a set like this ever conceived, produced and then released to a retailer that will inadvertently take advantage of an unknowing consumer? Perhaps these thoughts are too philosophical, and it is laughable to think something like this is malicious, but it’s frustrating too. Again, there are SO MANY characters that need to get done in the Star Wars line. The 5POA figures are cheap to make. Hasbro should be banging these out left and right and coming up with exclusives that house all-new sculpts. If these were super-articulated figures, then we’d understand the need for repackaging, but they’re not. The 5POA line is an affordable format that Hasbro needs to take advantage of by releasing all-new sculpts. This set is a rip-off. There is no need to own it. You have these figures already.

Collector Notes

Luke Skywalker (Jedi Master)/Rey (Jedi Training)/Resistance Tech Rose/First Order Stormtrooper Officer

Assortment Number: C3248

UPC: 630509602957

Retail: $49.99 USD

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Luke Skywalker (Jedi Master)

Status: Luke Skywalker (Jedi Master) is a straight repack of 2017's SW [TLJ] Luke Skywalker (Jedi Master) Force Link figure.

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: 2

Accessory Details: lightsaber, cloak shell

Force Link Details: "May the Force be with you." • "Trust your instincts." • "Come, I'll show you the true meaning of the Force." • "Leave this place!" • "Stay back!" • *sound effects*

Date Stamp: N/A

Rey (Jedi Training)

Status: Rey (Jedi Training) is a straight repack of 2017's SW [TLJ] Rey (Jedi Training) Force Link figure.

Articulation Count: 5 points (5 areas of articulation)

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

Accessory Count: 3

Accessory Details: lightsaber, staff, blaster

Force Link Details: "I feel the Force." • "I'm not leaving without you." • "You will release me!" • "I'm not giving you anything!" • "Get out of here!" • *sound effects*

Date Stamp: N/A

Resistance Tech Rose

Status: Resistance Tech Rose is a straight repack of 2017's SW [TLJ] Resistance Tech Rose Force Link 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: blaster rifle, taser

Force Link Details: "I can fix anything." • "You can't give up on the Resistance." • "We have a mission to complete." • "Blast them!" • "Bullseye!" • *sound effects*

Date Stamp: N/A

First Order Stormtrooper Officer

Status: First Order Stormtrooper Officer is a rework of 2017's SW [TLJ] First Order Stormtrooper Force Link figure. This time the figure has been given an ammo harness to designate him as an officer. The figure has the same exact Force Link lines as the First Order Stormtrooper.

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: ammo harness, First Order blaster rifle

Force Link Details: "Trooper reporting for duty." • "We have targets in custody." • "Sir, we're searching the area." • "Surrender!" • "Blast 'em!" • *sound effects*

Date Stamp: N/A







Star Wars [The Last Jedi]

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Added: November 14, 2017
Category: Star Wars [The Last Jedi]
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
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