STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION (HASBRO)
In the ever-crowded, ever-growing cast of Star Wars characters, it can be a little tricky to focus on new, but it does seem like we get one new mysterious, shady, potential fan favorite character just about every time out. Hey, when a character like Boba Fett sells as many toys as Boba Fett has sold, I guess there’s nothing wrong with trying to capture a little bit more of that lightning in a bottle. Rise Of Skywalker‘s new masked character of intrigue is Zorri Bliss, played by a very covered up Keri Russell, who apparently has ties to our boy Poe. Ties to Poe you say? Well that’s a semi-decent way of getting me on board, I suppose.
THE FIGURE ITSELF
Zorri Bliss is figure VC157 in the Vintage Collection line-up. She’s yet another of the initial six figures available at launch, and the final figure I picked up from this particular assortment. As of this time, Zorri is only available in the VC style, but I imagine a Black Series release will follow depending on how she’s received in the film. The figure stands a little over 3 1/2 inches tall and has 27 points of articulation. Zorri’s articulation really just serves to emphasize my problems with implementation in this line. He upper half moves fine, but the hips are again mostly stationary, and the knees and ankles don’t offer her much movement either. Of the four figures I picked up from this line-up, Zorri is definitely the least sure on her feet, and honestly I didn’t have much luck keeping her up without a stand of some sort. If these guys included stands, that might be okay, but they don’t, which makes her quite a frustrating figure to mess with. The sculpt is a decent enough offering, all things considered. While it’s not as impressive as the Jet Trooper, there are still plenty of well-rendered details, and she appears to be fairly accurate to the source material, at least based on what we’ve seen of the character so far. I will admit that when you put the figure into a basic standing pose and just admire the sculpt, it looks pretty impressive. Zorri’s paintwork isn’t bad. Not having a face probably helps her a bit here. The application is mostly pretty clean, and there’s a halfway decent go at weathering on the helmet. Zorri is packed with two revolver-looking blaster pistols, which can be held or stowed in her two holsters. They’re fairly nice, rather unique pieces, and they definitely help her have a bit more of her own flair.
THE ME HALF OF THE EQUATION
Like yesterday’s Jet Trooper, I had not initially planned to buy Zorri, but when you buy one more, it’s easy to make that two more, I guess. Plus, there’s that Poe connection, I suppose. I’m an easy mark. While I was fairly happy with the Jet Trooper, Zorri left me a little cold. I like the design, and I don’t hate the figure, but there’s really nothing about her that makes me feel like she *needed* TVC treatment, and I ultimately feel like I might have been happier if she’d just been a nicely sculpted 5-POA figure instead. Maybe I’ll feel better after movie?