POE DAMERON – RESISTANCE PILOT
STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI
Didn’t I *just* review a Poe Dameron figure? Like, two days ago? Why yeas, observant reader, I did. But there’s a second Poe in the initial The Last Jedi offerings, and as an admitted Poe-fanboy, I of course picked up both versions of him. It’s just what’s done. So, without further ado, here’s a second Poe!
THE FIGURE ITSELF
Poe was released in the first series of The Last Jedi figures, as part of the Orange assortment. The last figure gave us Poe’s “casual” look, but this one gives us his X-Wing pilot gear. It looks like his pilot stuff will be largely unchanged, which seems fair enough. The figure stands about 4 inches tall and he has 7 points of articulation. Yes, you read that right; he has 7 points, not 5. That’s because this Poe figure has wrist articulation! Oh yeah! Now we’re movin’ on up! At first glance, this figure looked to be the same sculpt as the Poe included with the TFA X-Wing, but after opening him up, it appears he’s an entirely new sculpt. It’s very similar to the prior sculpt, but everything is much sharper, there’s much more texture, and there’s some slightly tweaked details. It’s really a much better looking sculpt. The head isn’t quite as close to Isaac as the Captain Poe, but it’s a cleaner sculpt than a lot of the prior figures, and isn’t a terrible likeness. In terms of paint, this guy’s quite nicely handled. The details are all a lot bolder and more precise than the last pilot Poe, which is much appreciated. Poe is packed with his helmet and small blaster. Both pieces appear to be the same ones used on the last pilot Poe, but the helmet is actually black this time and looks to be closer to the actual prop than the last one.
THE ME HALF OF THE EQUATION
Okay, so, despite my whole Poe-fanboy thing, when the images of all these figures first started showing up, I can’t say I was much excited by this figure. He really just looked like a straight re-release of the TFA figure, and I already have that one. When I found all the figures early, I took a closer look and noticed he seemed at least a little bit tweaked, but I still wasn’t biting. So, why did I get him? Well, Target had this nifty “Spend $100, get a $25 gift card” promotion on the Star Wars toys, and Super Awesome Girlfriend and I were $5 short of $100, so I got Poe. I’m glad I did, because he has a lot more to offer than I initially realized.