We have been hit with so many announcements of upcoming figures based The Last Jedi on Force Friday. I shared with you guys news on the upcoming releases from Hasbro yesterday and I am bringing more news on our Jedi in training – Rey.
Tamashi Nations revealed their versions of action figures from The Last Jedi on Force Friday as well from their S.H. Figuarts line. The one figure that actually blew me away was their version of Rey.
This figure is targeted for a release date in December 2017. She comes with a sling bag, two lightsabers and the blaster given to her by Han Solo in The Force Awakens. She also comes with an alternate head – an angry looking one (which is what we normally get with all of S.H. Figurarts Star Wars figures).
Based on these pictures, I really am excited on getting my hands on her. The headsculpts look fantastic and so are the paint apps on the figure, although a bit of weathering on her outfit would be much better. Estimated manufacturer’s retail price on this one is 6,264 yen (tax included) which if I were to do a direct conversion would be around $57.
Now here is where I’m bringing you some good news about this figure. I went over to http://www.amiami.com to check out the prices for this figure and to my surprise, she will be sold in sets of 2 whereby she comes packaged with another S.H. Figurarts Star Wars figure – The Elite Praetorian Guard (Whip Staff) and also a BB Unit – BB4. Based on the pictures of this BB unit, it does seem to have a bit of articulation.
Since this set comes with the Elite Praetorian Guard, I might as well talk a bit of him too! This is would be the First Order’s version of the Imperial Royal Guard and obviously a design by choice to protect who else but Supreme Leader Snoke.
This is the “Whip Staff” version of the Praetorian Guard and obviously he comes with a “Whip Staff”! Yes, there are other versions of the Praetorian Guard as well, there is another 2 from the S.H. Figuarts line. So for this version, not only do you get a whip staff, you’ll also be getting a sword and another long staff.
Based on the pictures below, the lower skirt is not made of soft goods but are plastic material. They are articulated though, which makes it possible to put him in dynamic poses.
SPECIFICATIONS ON THIS BONUS SET :
Set of 2 Figures
Size: Rey: Approx. H145mm / Elite Praetorian Guard: Approx. H155mm
Material: ABS, PVC
-S.H. Figuarts Elite Praetorian Guard (Whip Staff)
[2 Items Simultaneous Purchase Campaign Bonus] -BB Unit “BB-4”
Price wise, this set will be sold for 10,050 JPY which brings it to around $91.30 ( shipping fees not included). Amimi haven’t open up the pre-orders yet but I suspect that they will soon. Please head on over their website for more information and also terms & condition if you are interested in purchasing this set (links are provided below).
Original imagery from http://tamashii.jp/special/sw/lineup_shf.html#shf_ep8_rey & http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?gcode=FIGURE-032961&page=top
Last modified: September 1, 2017