Friday, 1 January 2016

Nerdversity Reviews: Star Wars The Force Awakens - 6 inch Resistance Finn (Jakku)

So here it is, the first review of 2016. We're going to be taking a look at the Star Wars The Force Awakens 6 Inch Resistance Finn figure. This is a budget figure as evident by the packaging and the window. There's not much on the front of the box other than a large open window showing off the figure and a large Star Wars Logo. 

The back of the box is just as plain with a brief rundown of the character in English, French, German and Spanish. The blurb reads:

"A trained warrior desperate to escape his past. Finn is plunged into adventure as his conscience drives him down a heroic, yet dangerous path".

There;s copyright information as well.

Taking the figure out his packaging, you can see how basic it is. The likeness to John Boyega is pretty good in this scale. He has very basic articulation, swiveling at the neck, shoulders and waist. There is no leg articulation whatsoever and there is no extra arm articulation. The blaster is permanently glued into his left hand and cannot be removed. His right hand is stuck in an open position and there isn't an accessory to put in it.

Despite the overall cheap appearance, there is a lot of detail molded into the figure. His pants and jacket have folds and creases in them. There's paint detailing on the jacket and there's ribbing on the sleeves as well., 

The back of the figure holds much of the same details. You can see some sort of belt going around the back of the Resistance jacket and the cuffs of the jacket have belts in them too. The level of detail does continue into the back as well, the jacket and pants showing creases and folds.

While not as detailed or as articulated as the Black Series figure, this is still a nice budget entry. If you're after a figure with more detail and articulation, you'd be better off saving your money and getting the Black Series toys. However, this toy will be good for kids to play with, no accessories to lose and at $6 or £6, it's not really that expensive to replace. Collectors wanting a cheap Finn for their collection might want to keep him boxed.