Sunday, 24 January 2016

Nerdversity Reviews: Star Wars The Force Awakens Finn (Jakku) figure

I know what you're thinking, no, we aren't reviewing the same figures again. In this review, we're going to be taking a look at the 4 inch scale Finn (Jakku) figure from the The Force Awakens Toy line.

The front of the card shows Kylo Ren in the top corner with the logo. Underneath that, we have a picture of John Boyega's character, Finn running with a blaster rifle in his hand. The bubble portion is open and shows the figure completely and his backpack weapon

The back of the card show the three figures needed to complete the Tank Build-A-Weapon and those are: First Order Flametrooper and Constable Zuvio. It also shows a graphic of what the backpack looks like attached to Finn. The flavour text is the same as on the 6 inch budget version and reads:
"A trained warrior desparate to escape his past, Finn is plunged into adventure as his conscience drives him down a heroic, but dangerous path."

Taking the figure out of the card, he's wearing the outfit he wore for most of the movie. He's wearing the black t-shirt and trousers with white shoes and Poe's Resistance jacket over the top. The figure looks great. The Jacket and Trousers show wrinkles and folds in them, making them look worn and not just skin tight spandex like on a superhero. The likeness to Boyega is actually pretty well done for a budget figure and not a part of the Black Series.

His main accessory is the blaster rifle he got from Han. It's not painted and is in the flat silver colour. it does have detailing on it, such as a hand grip, magazine on the side and a trigger. It's not bad and in the hands of a skilled painter, it could get more movie accurate detailing.

His other accessory is this new gimmick of a combining weapon, with each of the three figures in a wave completing a super weapon. Finn's is a tank/backpack combination that folds the arms over to form blaster cannons.

As part of the main series toys, he's not a bad figure at all. He sports the same 5 points of articulation that is now common with the main series. If you're after a Finn figure that encompasses the movie as a whole, rather than a specific scene, this is the one for you. The likeness is great, he comes with a blaster rifle accessory and would look great in any collection.