Thursday, 14 April 2016

Nerdversity Reviews: Hasbro The Force Awakens Armor Up Poe Dameron

Armor Up Poe Dameron was released in 2015 as part of the The Force Awakens Toyline. He's part of the expansion waves. The top of the card features the Kylo Ren graphic and then underneath, there's a large graphic of Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron against a star field. Next to that, there's a large window where the figure and the accessory can be seen.

The back of the box shows what Poe looks like with his Armor Up piece on, as well as other figures on the wave, The blurb on the back 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.

Underneath all that is the copyright, trademarking and safety information

There's not much on the sides of the box, just the logo for the movie and Poe's elbow on the left side, then on the right side, we have the Disney logo and then the Space theme logo.

This version of Poe doesn't come with any instructions unlike Finn. However, sharing the common theme with Finn, there's a lot of empty space on the left side of the tray where they could have put other accessories.

Poe Dameron is an all new sculpt. He's based off his look at the start of the film on Jakku, wearing his Resistance uniform and jacket. He also has a white shirt and green trousers with black boots. The facial sculpt doesn't look much like Oscar Isaac at all. He shares the same five points of articulation as other figures, moving at the neck, shoulders and hips.

His main accessory outside the Armor Up piece is an all silver blaster rifle. It's the same that was released with Resistance Finn. There's not much paint detailing on this one, but there are details in the sculpt.

Poe's Armor Up piece is a flight pack. It comes with a helmet, chestplate with air hose and on the back is a jet pack with nozzles. Very interesting piece to give him and it does fit the theme of piloting.

Here's Poe all geared up. The helmet doesn't quite fit the head properly and as such the eyes are visible. It doesn't feel right, even within the realm of Star Wars, why a jet pack? The blaster rifle feels good in the hand and doesn't feel loose at all.

Without the rocket pack, the figure looks great and fits with the whole Jakku/Star Destroyer theme. Outside of that, there's not really much play value in collecting a Poe Dameron in civilian clothing, outside his X-Wing. Like with the FN-2187 figure, collectors could get them and pose them with the TIE Fighter. I paid £12 for this figure