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Rey - TVC - Basic (VC156)

Name: Rey
Collection: The Vintage Collection
Number: VC156
Source: The Rise Of Skywalker
Availability: October 2019
License: Hasbro

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Celebrate the legacy of Star Wars, the action-and-adventure-packed space saga from a galaxy far, far away, with this collection of premium, highly-detailed 3.75-inch scale figures and vehicles. (Each sold separately. Subject to availability.)

Rey? That’s all you got, Hasbro? Why no subtitle? Wouldn’t “Rey” be the version of her from The Force Awakens? Why not Rey (Best Jedi Knight Ever) or Rey (The Final Countdown) instead? No matter your viewpoints on the Sequel Trilogy, Robot Chicken encapsulates everything that’s wrong with it in less than five seconds. Watch 3:20 through 3:25 of THIS CLIP and see what we’re talking about here. The lack of homage paid (and some say "respect") to the Original Trilogy characters are the root of the Sequel Trilogy’s basic criticisms. We’re not even talking about other issues like Rey's instant Jedi abilities or lack of failure and the lack of character development for many of the new characters. Regardless, Rey and company make up a significant portion of the Skywalker saga, and it reaches its conclusion in Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker. Hasbro made the latest phase of Rey a priority for The Vintage Collection’s first wave of figures based on The Rise Of Skywalker. Like most TVC figures, Rey has turned out beautifully. With the advent of Photo Real technology, Hasbro makes human likenesses better than ever, and Rey is a recipient of this upgraded enhancement. While wonky through the lens of high resolution, the figures with Photo Real look breathtakingly realistic with the human eye. Rey looks gorgeous with the human eye. An all-new figure, Rey sports a hyper-functioning articulation system and achieves nearly every pose you desire. She also comes with a lovely amount of accessories as well.

As an all-new figure, Rey brings newness to The Vintage Collection, but not unlike what we’ve seen already produced in the line thus far. With an astounding 30 points of articulation, Rey rivals The Black Series 6” line when it comes to her articulation system. The amount of ball-jointed articulation should be regarded as the figure’s highest accomplishments. And all of the points of articulation here are fluid and provide a wide array of posing options to the collector. The design of the figure is beautiful. Rey has a much more rounded head this time, which is accurate to actress Daisy Ridley’s humanly features. The likeness of the portrait is also an accomplishment here. Hasbro did a stellar job at capturing the tone and attitude of the emotionally agnostic character. Rey doesn’t reveal to you what she’s thinking. We believe that was intentionally applied to this action figure. And in our opinion, Hasbro succeeded. The paint operations from head to toe are remarkably applied. The Photo Real in particular, while not necessarily perfect, brings this figure into a realm of what was not previously attainable in the 3.75” without the move forward with Photo Real technology. But sadly, and this isn’t Hasbro’s fault, what Rey lacks the most is diversity from her previous outfits. The Rise Of Skywalker outfit, in particular, looks nearly identical to her outfit in The Force Awakens. We understand why this is, but perhaps this shouldn’t be her main outfit, and she should transition into a completely different one for most of the film.

Rey comes with five accessories, and we’re thankful to receive this many with Rey. We strongly feel that Hasbro should NOT hold back on how many accessories figures in The Vintage Collection have. Part of The Vintage Collection experience is having so many accessories for the included action figures. Remember what Shae Vizla (Old Republic Bounty Hunter) (VC101) and Starkiller (Vader's Apprentice) (VC100) came with during the first run of the line? We hold Hasbro 2019 to these same standards. Rey comes close to delivering in our opinion, but there is always room for more things to interact with when it comes to your Star Wars action figures. Hasbro didn’t paint Rey’s backpack at all, and we’re disappointed to see them overlook this important detail. It looks cheap and ignored. Of special interest, Rey has a new lightsaber. It has a new hilt (you get both the hilt and a full lit lightsaber), and it’s about half the size of the one she got that belonged to Luke Skywalker. You can see the new accessory in our Photo Gallery. As you know from a front-page report at Jedi Temple Archives, Hasbro updated the font for the “name pill” to Avant-Garde and increased its size. We’re thrilled to see this update as it pays direct homage to Kenner, and it accurate for The Vintage Collection packaging. However, we think the reference images of the characters added to the card back art is more disappointing than any other error they’ve made in this line. Rey’s image looks like a poor Photoshopped drawing. Why aren’t they using “real” images of the characters from the film? Overall, Rey will please collectors. She’s the main character, and the main characters are always popular.

Collector Notes

Rey

Status: Rey is an all-new figure.

Articulation Count: 30 points (17 areas of articulation)

Articulation Details: ball-socket head (1), reverse ball-socket neck (1), ball-jointed left shoulder (2), ball-jointed right shoulder (2), ball-jointed left elbow (2), ball-jointed right elbow (2), ball-jointed left wrist (2), ball-jointed right wrist (2), ball-jointed torso (2), ball-jointed left hip (2), ball-jointed right hip (2), swivel left thigh (1), swivel right thigh (1), ball-jointed left knee (2), ball-jointed right knee (2), ball-jointed left ankle (2), ball-jointed right ankle (2)

Accessory Count: 5

Accessory Details: backpack, blaster, lightsaber hilt, lit lightsaber, staff

Date Stamp: N/A

Assortment Number: E4056/E5912

UPC: 630509862191

Retail: $12.99 USD

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Added: October 2, 2019
Category: Vintage Collection, The
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
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