STAR WARS: GALAXY OF ADVENTURES (HASBRO)
It has been far less time since I reviewed a Rey figure than it had been since I reviewed a Kylo, in no small part thanks to her inclusion in all three main styles of figure at launch. So, I’ve already taken a look at a Rey from the new movie. And I already know I’ll be looking at another. This one’s going to make for a good middle, though, I promise.
THE FIGURE ITSELF
Rey is another figure from the six figure line-up of basic Wave 1 figures from the Galaxy of Adventures line. She is one of the two that will be dropped from the line-up for Wave 2 in order to make way for Han and 3P0. Not to worry, though, because she’s going to be showing back up in the two-pack with Kylo, meaning she shouldn’t prove hard to get. Like her smaller figure, Rey is seen here in her new Rise of Skywalker attire, which is noticeably different from her prior looks, while still staying “on-brand.” The figure stands just shy of 5 inches tall and she has 23 points of articulation. Rey’s articulation is slightly more restricted than the last two figures, but not by a whole lot, and I again found her much easier to work with than her VC counterpart. Only the hips really have any trouble, and that’s more due to the skirt piece than their own design. She’s also probably the hardest of these figures to keep standing, but still nowhere near as troublesome as the VC guys, or even the Black Series for that matter. Rey is by far the most clearly stylized of the figures I’ve looked at so far, with a much more streamlined set of features, especially on the hair and face, which go for a far more cartoony style. She doesn’t have a Daisy Ridley likeness to speak of, but they’ve still managed to hit all of the notes of the Rey likeness, if that makes any sense. Rey’s paint work is rather nicely implemented. Mostly, it’s pretty basic, and in fact a lot of it is just properly molded colors, but the work on her face is especially clean, and in all of the figures I’ve looked at, that’s pretty consistent across the board, a nice change of pace compared to the really wonky applications I’ve seen on the other two styles of Rey out there. It may not be as lifelike, but it sure is less likely to fail them. Rey is packed with her lightsaber and blaster, both of which fit quite nicely into her hands (and the gun can also go nicely into the holster). She also has a slashing feature in her waist joint, which like the Jet Trooper and Kylo, doesn’t have too much impact on her posability.
THE ME HALF OF THE EQUATION
Rey is a figure I almost picked up a handful of times before actually getting her. She honestly had been calling out to me as far back as Force Friday, but I just kept passing, until Super Awesome Wife intervened and insisted on buying her for me. While I do feel she shows the limitations of the style just a bit more than the other two, I do still really like this Rey, and I certainly was a lot happier with her than the VC figure, which cost me $3 more, I should point out. Rey is another fairly solid toy.