Sunday, 24 January 2016

Nerdversity Reviews: Star Wars The Force Awakens Poe Dameron (pilot) figure

In this review, we'll be taking a look at the 4 inch Poe Dameron (pilot) figure, based on the scenes at Starkiller Base. The card has the Kylo Ren logo on the top and a large picture of Oscar Isaac as the titular character, Poe Dameron holding his helmet and staring off into space. The figure itself is on display with his build-a-weapon gimmick

The back of the card is very plain. It shows the other figures needed to complete the Build-A-Weapon gimmick and a brief picture showing how the backpack fits on the figure. There is a write up of Poe on the back and it reads 
"An ace pilot, Poe Dameron is a leader in the Resistance's fight against the evil First Order. He soars into battle behind the controls of a modern X-Wing Fighter."

Taking the figure out the box, we have Poe in his bright orange flight suit seen at the end of the movie, during the assault on Starkiller Base. The helmet is NOT removable. There's a white flak vest with the Alliance logo on the breast and a hose going into his pocket. There's a removable holster on his leg with a blaster pistol. There's a lot of detail in the suit with wrinkles across the suit, molded on pouches, pockets and harnesses 

His main accessory is a silver blaster pistol that sits in the holster on his thigh. There's not much detailing on the blaster at all.

His build a weapon gimmick is a jetpack with a blaster cannon attached to the back. I'm still not sure why Hasbro decided these build-a-weapon gimmicks were necessary to the action figures. You need the Resistance Trooper and the First Order TIE Pilot to make a three piece blaster cannon.

Overall, not a bad figure. Personally, I don';t think it'd get much play value as it's a pilot and it needs an X-Wing to be complete. Also, there's only those scenes at the end of the movie where he's in the uniform and it's attached to flying. It could also be used in a pinch with the First Order TIE Fighter to emulate Finn and Poe's escape I suppose.