If there was one downside to New York Comic Con 2016, it’s that it distracted me away from my Force Friday purchases and sidetracked my reviews of the first batch of Rogue One figures. But now I’m all caught up and refocused, and it’s time to begin looking at the action figures for this year’s biggest Star Wars event! You can snag the Rogue One Black Series Jyn Erso for 16 bucks shipped online–but should you? Here’s my review…
Fast-forward a few months and not only am I getting hyped up for the Rogue One movie, but I’m basking in the glory of the toys! And so, I picked up the Black Series Rogue One Jyn Erso figure…
While definitely not the world’s most authentic portrait of Felicity Jones, I think the face on this Jyn figure is really quite nice. It looks soft and feminine and pretty, and worlds better than the faces on the first Rey figures we got last year.
Even better than the face is 6″ Black Series Jyn Erso’s body sculpt. The folds in her vest, the texture on the stripes of her jacket or the back of her vest, the wrinkles on her shirt and buckles on her boots–this figure’s costume is glorious!
Bad paint can ruin an outstanding sculpt, but that’s not an issue here: Jyn Erso’s paint applications are excellent. The yellow stripes and silver zipper on her jacket, the silver tools in her pocket and the button on her belt are all highlights of the paint deco.
What I do love, though, is the blaster pistol. The blaster has paint deco on it and fits into her hand perfectly with her finger upon the trigger, and it can also be snugly secured in the holster (which can be buttoned up for safe storage).
In addition, I was pleased to see that Hasbro appropriately scaled their Jyn Erso Black Series figure: she’s noticeably shorter than the normal male action figures (such as Eadu Cassian Andor), just the way she should be. Nice attention to detail, Hasbro!
Jyn’s articulation is as follows: ball-hinge neck; ball-jointed upper torso; ball-hinge shoulders/elbows/wrists; swivel thighs and boots; double-jointed knees and hinged ankles with ankle rockers.
That flexibility may sound decent until you play with the toy, but the lack of swivel biceps, double-jointed shoulders and a swivel waist–coupled with limited range of motion in the head and upper torso–makes her less fun to pose than you might expect. I especially hate how her head is forced to twist diagonally when you turn it to the side.
Like I said, Jyn’s articulation isn’t bad–I’m just finding it allows me to have less fun posing her figure than I had hoped to.
Overall: While I think the articulation on this 6″ Black Series Jyn Erso figure leaves something to be desired in some areas, this is otherwise an outstanding action figure. From the intricate sculpting detail to her nice face and solid paint apps, this Jyn Erso six inch figure is a real winner that I hope doesn’t get overlooked because of having such open availability. A great Rogue One headliner figure from Hasbro overall.