RESISTANCE TECH ROSE
STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI
After a week of reviewing The Last Jedi’s carry-over characters from TFA, I’m finally getting to the new stuff. Oh yeah! Now I can talk about…figures I don’t…have anything….to talk about…because these figures don’t have bios… Yay?
Okay, that’s not entirely true. I mean, it is true that the new figures don’t have bios, which is a little frustrating, but I do at least have a passing knowledge of the few new characters in this initial assortment. Today, I’ll be looking at Rose, a Resistance tech (as noted by her name up there) who is paired off with Finn on a mission to infiltrate the First Order. She looks poised to play a rather prominent role in TLJ, at least if the merchandise is anything to go by. Let’s check out her first figure!
THE FIGURE ITSELF
Rose was released in the first series of The Last Jedi figures. She’s part of the Teal assortment, where she’s actually the heaviest packed figure. Clearly Hasbro is doing everything in their power to avoid another “where’s Rey?” situation. We know that Rose will be getting at least two looks in the film; this figure gives us her resistance Tech jumpsuit, which I think it’s safe to say will be her main look for the film. The figure stands about 3 1/2 inches tall and has 5 points of articulation. Rose sports an all-new sculpt, and she’s in keeping with the rest of the new figures in terms of style, meaning she’s a slight improvement on the TFA and Rogue One offerings. The detail work is amazingly sharp, especially on the jumpsuit, and the likeness of Kelly Marie Tran is one of the best we’ve seen in this line. Things like her hair, hood/collar, and belt are separate pieces glued in place, which offers some nice depth and layering to the figure. The proportions on this figure are also quite nice, as they managed to fairly accurately capture Tran’s shorter, slightly stockier build, which has the added benefit of supplying a nice bit of variation to the whole set of figures. That’s always a plus! Rose’s paint work is rather basic, but also very sharp and clean, which is great to see on any Hasbro offering. I particularly like the small printed characters on the front of her jumpsuit. Those are a lot of fun. Rose is packed with the same blaster rifle that came with the Armor-Up Poe, as well as a small tool of some kind, which can be clipped onto her belt. Nothing super thrilling, but they’re both solid additions.
THE ME HALF OF THE EQUATION
Obviously, when it came to what I was picking up on Force Friday, the old characters were easy to decide on, but the new characters? They’re all guess work. At this point, I’m entirely going by what looks cool. I did the same for TFA, and while that netted me the likes of Sarco Plank and Goss Toowers, I can’t say I’m upset to own either of those two. Rose looks cool enough, and she certainly made for a good figure. Here’s hoping the character lives up to it!