STAR WARS RESISTANCE (HASBRO)
“A vicious, daring man of few words, Major Vonreg is known for his custom crimson TIE fighter and his lightning fast strikes against anyone who dares intrude into First Order territory.”
For my last day of Post-Christmas reviews for this year, I’m taking a look at another figure from Star Wars Resistance. Yesterday’s figure, Kaz, was part of the show’s titular resistance, but today’s figure hails from the other side of the war, the First Order. While the majority of the First Order we’ve seen have been their ground troops, Resistance‘s focus on pilots translated to both sides. Kylo took the part of star pilot of the First Order in the films, but the show introduced its own villainous lean pilot, Major Vonreg.
THE FIGURE ITSELF
Major Vonreg is another basic figure from the first (and only) assortment of Star Wars Resistance figures. He was one of three villains available present in the line-up. The figure stands 3 3/4 inches tall and he has 5 points of articulation. He’s an all-new sculpt, based on one of the show’s more distinctive designs. Clearly, he’s got the standard First Order TIE pilot as a starting point, which is fine by me. He’s a little more armored, and he’s got an all-new helmet design, which calls back to the Clone Pilots and is definitely one of the coolest First Order designs. It’s sleek, it’s imposing, and it makes him pretty distinctive. Of the three Resistance figures I’ve looked at so far, Vonreg is the only one to be fully armored up. This makes the stylization from the show a little less evident, meaning this figure actually doesn’t look too out of place with the standard movie fare. That makes him even more versatile, and I’m all about it. The sculpt sports some decent detail work, especially on that underlying jumpsuit. Despite not actually having a face, he’s actually one of the more detailed figures from the line. The paintwork on Vonreg is a fairly distinctive look…or at least it was before we had a whole sub-division of all red troops. Of course, I guess he could double as a Sith Trooper Pilot if you were so inclined. Whatever the case, the all red look is a good look, and the variations of shades help him from being too bland. Vonreg is packed with a small blaster pistol.
THE ME HALF OF THE EQUATION
Between yesterday’s review and today’s, I’ve managed to watch a few episodes of the show, so hey, I’m not a total novice. Not that the first couple of episodes have much of Vonreg here, but at least I’ve got some background. Like yesterday’s figure, Vonreg was given to me by Cheyenne, who was determined to get me at least a few figures I didn’t have. Vonreg is another pretty fun figure, aided further by his ability to fit in not just with figures from this line, but also from the main movie line. He’s a solid trooper figure, even if he is technically a named character.