STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE
Alright, let’s wrap up this here Star Wars week with yet another review from the world of Rebels. It seems like ever since Boba Fett graced the small screen in the Star Wars Holiday Special, the franchise has always put a lot of effort into representing those wacky Mandalorians from whom Boba/Jango got their armor. The Clone Wars devoted a whole sub-plot to the Mandalorians and where they came from, and Rebels has picked up on a few of those threads, mostly via the main team’s resident T-Visor-wearing warrior, Sabine Wren, who I’m taking a look at today!
THE FIGURE ITSELF
Sabine is another figure from the first series of Star Wars: Rogue One figures. She’s the second of the two Rebels figures in the set, and the second version of Sabine to be released as well. This figure is based on Sabine’s look from the show’s second season, which fits nicely with the other figures released recently. The figure stands about 3 1/2 inches tall and has the usual 5 points of articulation. Sabine gets an all-new sculpt, which is pretty decently handled. Rather than the typical straight-armed pose we’ve seen on most of the line, Sabine gets one arm bent at the elbow, giving her something of a quick draw pose, which is actually pretty cool. I’m glad Hasbro’s moving away from using the same pose on every figure. Sabine’s sculpt is a pretty good recreation of how she looks on the show. I’m not sure she’s quite as good as Kanan, but she’s certainly not bad. I think the head is the most “off” part of the figure; the hair’s pretty good, but something about the face doesn’t quite jibe with Sabine’s on-screen appearance. I think the chin might be too small. Fortunately, if you’re not a fan of Sabine’s headsculpt, that’s okay, because she comes with her signature helmet, which actually fits the figure very nicely, and is very well-rendered. The paintwork on Sabine is quite nicely handled, which is good, because all that graffiti on her armor is pretty integral to the character. I’m glad to see it’s all been translated so well to the figure. I also appreciate the color scheme on her; she uses a lot of colors you don’t frequently see on Star Wars figures. In addition to the removable helmet, Sabine includes two blaster pistols and a zipline contraption. The zipline is a little on the goody side, but it’s probably one of the better gimmicky weapons we’ve gotten, especially since it actually goes pretty well with the character.
THE ME HALF OF THE EQUATION
Sabine Was picked up at the same time as yesterday’s Kanan figure. I actually held out on getting Kanan until I could get him and Sabine together, but it wasn’t really that difficult a task attaining them both. Like Kanan, Sabine is definitely one of the stronger figures from the initial assortment, though my enjoyment of these two may simply have to do with already knowing the characters. Of course, now I’ve got Sabine and Kanan, and I’m feeling like I need to pick up the rest of the crew…