FINN — FN-2187
STAR WARS: TITAN HEROES (HASBRO)
“After his first taste of combat during a brutal First Order night assault on a Jakku village, Stormtrooper FN-2187 defects from Kylo Ren’s forces, becoming a fugitive.”
For my sixth post-Christmas review, I’m ducking back into the world of Star Wars, with another figure from the sequel trilogy. This one specifically comes from The Force Awakens, which feels so long ago now, doesn’t it? Prior to the movie’s release, we got a whole slew of Finn figures wearing his more civilian get-up, which, while accurate to the film and certainly the look he was sporting for the majority of its runtime, was perhaps a little less than exciting. Slightly more exciting was his Stormtrooper-armored look from the opening of the film, which we had to wait until after the film’s release to get. Thanks to weird distribution, I never actually picked up a single figure of Stormtrooper Finn, but now I have one, and I’m reviewing him today!
THE FIGURE ITSELF
Finn, or FN-2187 as he’s known when he’s still a Stormtrooper, is from the third main assortment of Force Awakens-themed Star Wars: Titan Heroes. He hit around May of 2016 and was released alongside the Fifth Brother from Rebels. The figure stands about 12 inches tall and has 7 points of articulation. He’s built very much like one of the smaller basic-line figures, but, like the previously reviewed Titan Heroes Rey, he’s molded in a much harder plastic, and he’s largely hollow. This figure is largely a re-use of pieces from the First Order Stormtrooper, which is sensible enough, I suppose. It’s rather on the skinny side, given how bulky these particular troopers tend to be, but the overall detail work is generally pretty decent. It’s not any worse than the smaller figures in that regard, though compared to Rey, the only other Titan Heroes figure I own, he seems a little lower in quality. On the plus side, his head sculpt was an all-new piece to this figure, and it was certainly one of Hasbro’s best Boyega sculpts, certainly on par with the Ridley likeness on Rey. The paintwork on Finn is okay, but noting to really write home about. The head gets the cleanest work, and manages to look pretty lifelike. The body’s a bit on the sloppy side, especially on the hands, but it’s not atrocious. Finn is packed with a standard Stormtrooper blaster, which is a decent replica of the real pos and can be stowed on his thigh when he’s not holding it. It’s a shame he does’t get a helmet or anything, but at this scale and price-point, it’s not a huge shock.
THE ME HALF OF THE EQUATION
Finn was a gift from Super Awesome Girlfriend’s parents. He’s more of a companion piece to a larger gift they got for the two of us (a Sphero BB-8 was the main gift, with a Finn figure for me and a Rey for Jess). I’ve never really devoted much of my time to this particular line, but I did really like the Rey figure I picked up a while back, and Finn makes for a decent enough companion piece to her. He’s not the most thrilling figure in the world, but he’s still a pretty solid toy.