Sunday, September 3, 2017

Preview S.H. Figuarts Star Wars: The Last Jedi action figures: Rey, Kylo, Praetorian Guards

One of the great things about action figures is that sometimes they offer us a glimpse into the future. Case in point: S.H. Figuarts has released official pictures of their upcoming Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi action figures and from them, you kind of know what to expect to see in the upcoming film. The line of action figures include: Rey in her new costume (to reflect a darker, more edgy feel?); a more streamlined Kylo Ren without the hood but he now has a scar on his face courtesy of Rey, a souvenir from the last film; the regular First Order Stormtroopers (what's a Star Wars film without Stormtroopers?); an intro to a new addition to the Stormtroopers - First Order Executioner (after the overwhelming response to the Riot Control Stormtrooper, the producers have to try and come up with another variation); Captain Phasma comes back with a vengeance; and a whole new group of players being introduced: the Elite Praetorian Guards - there are three different versions differentiated by their helmets and weapons they carry such as Whip Staff, Heavy Blade and Double Blades

Rey still has the gun Han Solo gave her in The Force Awakens. It seems BB-8 has grown quite attached to her, even though he's supposed to belong to Poe Dameron, ace pilot and commander in the Resistance's Starfighter Corps.

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Kylo Ren without hood and a scar on his face

There seems to be a slight difference between the Episode VII Stormtroopers and the ones we'll see in Episode VIII. The "smile" on the helmet is much thicker in Episode VII (The Force Awakens) compared to the thinner ones which will be seen in Episode VIII (The Last Jedi)

Executioner Trooper from Star Wars: The Last Jedi - check out the Hot Toys MMS428 Star Wars: The Last Jedi 1/6th scale Executioner Trooper 12-inch Collectible Figure HERE

There is also some difference to Captain Phasma's helmet and armor. The newer version (Episode VIII - The Last Jedi) is seen on the left in the pic below compared with the old version (on the right).

Elite Praetorian Guard - Whip Staff

Elite Praetorian Guard - Heavy Blade

Elite Praetorian Guard - Double Blades

Related posts:
Hot Toys "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" 1/6th scale Kylo Ren Collectible Figure Review posted on my toy blog HERE and HERE
Comparison of Hot Toys Kylo Ren with Darth Vader, Darth Maul, Tyranus & Asajj Ventress (pics HERE)
Review of Hot Toys Star Wars: The Force Awakens 1:6 scale Finn & Riot Control Stormtrooper HERE and HERE
Pics of Hot Toys Star Wars: The Force Awakens 1:6 scale Finn & Riot Control Stormtrooper Figures doing battle HERE

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