[Hasbro] Review: Takodana Encounter Pack

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The Takodana Encounter pack contains 4 figures including 3 repacks so I will only review the new figure, it would be useless to say the same things again about the other figures. You can check my reviews of Rey, Finn, BB-8. The accessories included in this set are: a blaster, Anakin’s lightsaber, Anakin’s lightsaber hilt, Rey’s staff, Finn’s blaster, the box that contained the lightsaber.
What I will review here is Maz Kanata and the box plus the blaster. The box is pretty much accurate to what see on screen, they gave it little details so it’s nice. Maz Kanata is an amazing figure, really! There’s a lot of details put on this one, the clothes, the jewelry, her eyes, the goggles, it’s a high quality figure with great paint apps. She is a 5POA figure like the rest of the line. They respected her small size. The goggles are transparent not the banana visors like we had recently with the Resistance pilots so this problem is finally over! Her blaster is clearly too big for her, it’s a bit ridiculous.
This pack is only worth it for Maz but paying more than 25$ for just one new figure is crazy, releasing her in a 2-pack with a new alien would have been a far better choice.

[Hasbro] Review: Armor-Up First Order Tie Pilot Elite

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This is one of the last reviews we’re doing of The Force Awakens toy line, we’ll also review from this line the Takodana Encounter pack and the upcoming 3.75 black series and after that, the toys released will most likely be part of the Rogue One toy line which we’ll review as well, we’ll create a list of the products released just as we did for the TFA line. So what about this armor-up? Well, we pay some additional euros (or Americans some dollars) for what just a piece of plastic that looks like an armor instead of a build-a-weapon. Disappointing, this should have been released in single card. It’s a repaint of the FO Tie Pilot, what they added are the red marks on the helmet that makes him an Elite pilot. This 5POA figure has his blaster just like the single card pilot. It’s a good figure and definitely worth it for First Order lovers but it doesn’t worth the price stores ask for it.
If you are wondering, yes this figure fits in the First Order Special Forces Tie Fighter.

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[Hasbro] Review: Sidon Ithano and First Mate Quiggold

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This 2-pack is among my favorite figures of The Force Awakens line, Sidon and Quiggold have some of the best sculpt made by Hasbro. The pack I have, also had perfect paint apps! The design of these two aliens are very “Star Wars-y” and very smugglers-like, it fits with the universe in my opinion. I think, Sidon would have been a great leader of the Guavian gang, there are some similarities with the colors and the helmet. Sidon has a weapon with him, not the best detailed one contrary to the figures that are highly detailed, Hasbro was able to give reproduce accurately the outfits of both figures and give them the same aspects as in the movie. For Quiggold, he’s more a 4POA figure than 5POA like Sidon. Indeed, Quiggold’s head is hooded and the hood barely moves. His wooden leg is not at all a problem to make his stand up, he’s actually quite solid and has no problems on that.
I’m not going to speak and detail the ugly accessory of missile launcher that is included in this pack, an unnecessary accessory.
Overall, it is an amazing pack, a must-have!

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[Hasbro] Review: First Order Snowtrooper Officer and Snap Wexley

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There are no Build-A-Weapon parts in this one but it doesn’t mean there is no stupid accessory, there is some kind of missile launcher with a grappling iron, it’s purpose? I don’t know. An environment base like they did for Revenge of the Sith figures would have been much better or even a proper accessory like for Attack of the Clones figures. Each of the two figures have blasters, one the resistance blaster, the other the first order blaster rifle. Concerning the figures, the Snowtrooper is a straight repack of the single card snowtrooper but a black pauldron. In The Force Awakens, the snowtroopers with pauldron we see are red pauldrons but if there are stormtroopers with black pauldrons there surely are snowtroopers with black pauldrons somewhere. So the snowtrooper is a great figure definitely. Concerning, Snap, it’s a different sculpt from Asty, even if it’s the same outfit. It’s a good sculpt like Asty but like that figure, they both have the same huge problem of the banana visor. The unremovable helmet is not a huge problem, it’s just disappointing but the visor is a problem.
Overall, this 5POA 2-pack is a good one, snowtrooper and a resistance pilot can only be good. However, if Hasbro hadn’t messed up with Snap’s head, it would have turned out to be a great pack instead.

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[Hasbro] Review: Resistance X-Wing w/ Poe Dameron

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Star Wars Rebels season 3 is months away, Star Wars Episode VIII is in the middle of production and apart from the first trailer of Rogue One which was revealed recently, there are not a lot of news in the Star Wars fandom in the recent days, however we still have a few more reviews of Hasbro toys from The Force Awakens and today we have an awesome review – the Resistance X-wing!

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This Resistance X-Wing is not just a simple repaint of Poe’s X-Wing, it is also an improvement. Many people had a problem of warped cannons and cones with Poe’s X-Wing, however this problem has been resolved with this X-Wing, I have seen no one reporting warped cannons on this one and my X-Wing has totally straight cannons. So it’s definitely an improvement that Hasbro has made here.
About the paint apps, it’s clean paint apps and it’s accurate to what we see in the movie – white, blue, gray. It has a landing gear and a firing cannon, a fun thing for the kids.
To open its wings, it’s the same process as with Poe’s X-Wing, you have to push BB-8 and to close the wings, you have to push the little button behind him. Like the previous X-Wing, Hasbro has painted only BB-8’s head not the rest of its body, it’s a little too bad but when the wings are opened, what we mostly see is the head. This BB-8 doesn’t move much his head, we can turn it a little bit to the right and left but not as much as the previous one.
Concerning the cockpit, the figure of Poe that is included can fit in it, the figure of Snap Wexley as well and also Nien Nunb, i haven’t try for Asty but if the three others can fit, he can fit as well. There are also a few stickers to put on the cockpit, not so difficult.
I definitely love this X-Wing and I think the blue definitely fits with this vehicle! Unlike the recent X-Wings from the Vintage Collection or before, Poe’s X-Wing and the Resistance X-Wing are not to big, they are at the right size for the figures.

Concerning the figure of Poe, it is exactly the same as the Armor-Up but with an helmeted-head and of course the helmet is not removable like for Asty and Snap and like them, the helmet has a banana visor so the figure is the real disappointment of this pack, fortunately it’s the ship that matters and the ship is great!

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[Hasbro] How To Make An Accurate The Force Awakens Han Solo Figure

You probably saw it in my review, The Force Awakens Han Solo figure has a huge problem, Hasbro got his hair wrong, brown instead of gray! However, I have decided to custom my Han and paint his hair correctly. For that I used a gray paint MATT 28 from the brand ‘Humbrol Enamel’ and a cotton swab, it’s better than a paintbrush to paint the hair. Actually, you need 2 cotton swab, one to paint and the other to hold up the head, it’s easier to remove it from the body as his head is very close from the jacket so you don’t end up having some gray paint on the jacket by accident.
And this is the result:
I’ll be trying to paint the eyebrows as well but it might be a bit more difficult to do that.

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[Hasbro] Review: Kylo Ren (Unmasked)

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For the last review of the third wave, Kylo Ren Unmasked! This figure is certainly one of the best of The Force Awakens line and a must-have! This figure has an entirely new sculpt, it’s not just the same sculpt of the previous Ren figures with another head – one of his hands his positioned as if he used the Force and his legs are positioned differently like a battle position, it gives an impression of movement which is awesome for a 5POA figure. His accessories are his lightsaber and a removable hood. Honestly, the hood was unnecessary as we don’t see him like that in the movie. Hasbro got perfectly the likeness of Adam Driver in this figure, it’s an amazing sculpt, very detailed and I love it! Great job done on this figure, if you need a Kylo Ren figure, this is the one.

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