Review: Star Wars The Black Series – Captain Poe Dameron

The hero of the Resistance arrives to enhance your collection.

Hasbro’s the Black Series line has given us some of the best action figures in recent memory and with the employment of the new digital face paint app technology, we are set to be in receipt of some of the most accurate characters ever to grace the galaxy far, far away. Unfortunately, many of the figures from the Star Wars: The Last Jedi range were manufactured before the technology was commissioned and therefore come with the traditional Hasbro paint applications. Captain Poe Dameron, is one such figure.

I recently opened the box of Oscar Isaac’s Resistance hero and put his new six-inch action figure through its paces…

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Captain Poe Dameron

 

Captain Poe Dameron:

This figure, taken straight out of the new movie comes complete with his resistance blaster pistol from The Last Jedi. The blaster is highly detailed and comes with a satisfying silver finish that gives the weapon a fresh out the box quality. The intricate detailing on the blaster itself is sublime and the black grip detail on the hilt is a welcome addition.

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Poe Dameron’s Blaster Pistol

 

The Figure:

The figure itself is impressive. The anatomy is atomically correct and is a perfect representation of the character. The Resistance uniform, reminiscent of Han Solo’s attire from The Force Awakens, is incredibly detailed and pretty much like for like when compared to the incarnation seen on screen. Every ruffle, seam and pocket are fantastically recreated with impeccable detail and affords the figure a true-to-life quality. The finer details are where this figure excels. From the Resistance badge on his left arm, to the embossed silver buttons on his brown leather jacket, and even the ruffles on his cream coloured shirt are very impressive and heighten the figure immensely. At first glance, Poe’s jacket looks almost brand new, however, upon further examination the leather effect demonstrates a pleasing weathered appearance giving it an authentic worn feeling. The blaster pistol itself, slots into its holster attached to his right thigh and is a perfect fit, making it an impeccable display piece.

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Poe Dameron

 

The figure’s hair is perfectly acceptable too, and is an accurate representation of the on-screen character, giving the figure an authentic feel which is a welcome inclusion. The character’s skin tone is satisfactory, but is a little generic and lacks any real definition such as blemishes and genuine imperfections which sadly leaves the figure looking a little generic. To make matters worse, the characters thin facial hair appears to be airbrushed on and ends up looking more like a full beard instead of a slender stubble.

Up Close:

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Poe Dameron and Rose Tico

 

Regarding articulation, Poe comes with the traditional eighteen points affording us the chance to pose the figure in almost any stance we can conceive. Sadly, it has nowhere near the articulation of the incredible S.H Figuarts action figures but is more than enough for conventional usage.

Final Thoughts:

All things considered, the Black Series Poe Dameron figure is a perfectly acceptable addition to the Hasbro line. The beauty of the figure lies within the impressive brown leather jacket he wears to fulfil his duties as captain of the Resistance fleet. It is incredibly accurate and full of detail, which is a pleasing trait and more than makes up for the disappointing facial discrepancies. His weapon is more than adequate and heightens the overall splendour of the figure when he holds it in his grasp.

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Poe, Rose and Finn

 

When assembled next to his co-stars, Poe Dameron fits in perfectly well and makes for an impressive display on the mantle. The increasing cost of these figures is escalating at an alarming rate, and if inflation continues to perpetuate these prices, many devoted collectors will eventually be forced into retirement. But until then, every collection will be enhanced by the addition of Poe Dameron, and my advice is to grab him as soon as you can!

His beard may not be the best, but the figure is an outstanding addition to the collection…

Happy hunting and May The Force Be With You

Phil Roberts

Co-Editor-In-Chief and Daily Content Manager for thefutureoftheforce.com • Star Wars Mega Fan • Novel Writer • Writer for @CineNationShow • Cineworld Unlimited Member • Movie Lover • Lover of all things Marvel and DC, Star Trek, Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones, Universal Monsters, Ray Harryhausen and Batman 1966 • Husband to @Cool2Zoe & Cool Dad!

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