JAREK YEAGER & BUCKET (R1-J5)
STAR WARS: RESISTANCE (HASBRO)
“Jarek Yeager runs a repair shop on the Colossus refueling station, enjoying the solitude of being so far off the beaten paths of the galaxy. Bucket has been Jarek Yeager’s loyal astromech for years, and despite being a battered, decrepit droid addled by outdated, glitching programming, is also a skilled mechanic.”
I told you there would be one more day of this, and I’m a man of my word. So, here’s another day of this here Resistance stuff, because what else am I going to review? The other 2,300 figures still left unreviewed in my collection? Don’t be preposterous. I couldn’t do that….Today, I round out the Resistance stuff I have with a two-fer–Jarek Yeager and Bucket!
THE FIGURES THEMSELVES
Jarek and Bucket are again part of the launch assortment of Hasbro’s Star Wars: Resistance line, which hit in early 2019. They were part of the same not-quite-so-basic assortment as Poe & BB-8.
Jarek’s up first, since he’s the standard normal figure of the set. He stands 4 inches tall and has 5 points of articulation. His sculpt is not very outwardly impressive, I suppose. There’s not exactly a lot going on with his design, so at first glance the sculpt seems perhaps a little “meh.” However, there’s actually a lot going on here, and the detail work on this guy is really sharp. The head in particular, with its separate hair piece, really has depth to it, and really captures the character’s design from the show. Like the sculpt, Jarek’s paint is kind of drab and boring at first glance, but it’s got more going on than you might realize. The face is the sharpest part by far, but the whole figure looks pretty good, with minimal bleed over and slop throughout. Jarek is packed with a blaster pistol and an extra helmeted head, much like Tora, though unlike Tora, there’s no face in this one. It’s better when he’s holding it, but has the flipside of looking quite strange when it’s popped onto the body.
Also included is Bucket, Resistance‘s resident whacky droid, and probably the main selling point of this set for most people, I’d say. The figure’s 2 1/4 inches tall and has 7 points of articulation. That’s right, he’s got more articulation than the standard figure’s he’s included with. Yeah, it’s pretty crazy. It’s all pretty useful, too, and he’s the most fun of these figures to mess around with. The sculpt is a very technically impressive one. There are a lot of layers to it, making for a decent depiction of a deconstructed astromech. The paint’s also pretty eye-catching, especially that fighter helmet he’s got.
THE ME HALF OF THE EQUATION
I got Jarek and Bucket here at the same time as Tora and Synara. I had actually looked at this particular set once or twice before the clearance prices set in, mostly because I really liked the look of Bucket, but I just never got around to picking them up. When given the chance at a lowered price, it was a very easy sell. Bucket’s the star here, but Jarek’s honestly no slouch either. I’d say this set is probably my favorite thing to come out of the Resistance line. I really wish I’d supported the line in full back when it was first released, because it was really cool.