February 2, 2023
Black Series Archive Review | Luke Skywalker - Pilot (Star Wars: A New Hope)

Thomas concludes his review of the Hasbro Archive series with the legendary X-Wing pilot turned Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker

Along with his friends Princess Leia and Han Solo, Luke Skywalker battled the evil Empire, discovered the truth of his parentage, and ended the tyranny of the Sith. A generation later, the location of the famed Jedi master was one of the galaxy’s greatest mysteries.


I’ve saved my review of the new Luke Skywalker until last because unlike Bossk, IG-88 and Boba Fett, this one is not a straight repack, it has actually been improved! Luke got the digital face print tech treatment and that is awesome!

The face sculpt is the same as the first release of this figure but with the digital face print, it looks a lot better and you can recognize Luke there! It’s not the best face but it’s pretty good. As it’s an old figure, Luke has the ugly neck joint but you don’t notice it as much as some other figures. Luke comes with his pilot helmet, his lightsaber (with detachable blade), and a DL-44 blaster pistol. The weapons are detailed and well painted. The lightsaber hilt can also be attached to Luke’s belt. This figure has 18 points of articulation.

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The outfit has good paint apps and is screen accurate. When I think about it, it’s actually the only Rebel pilot we have. I’d love to see Wedge Antilles, Biggs Darklighter and others! Now that they have recycled the sculpt maybe, it’ll convince Hasbro to use it again for the other pilots in the Rebel Alliance.

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Final Thoughts:

Luke is the best figure of the Archives line so far because it’s not just a repack it’s an improved figure and also because I really love the rebel pilot outfit! This one is worth your money!


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