Thomas returns to Yavin 4 and is rewarded with a review of the new Black Series Luke Skywalker from Hasbro.
Luke Skywalker (Yavin Ceremony) is part of the December wave of Black Series. The wave is mostly focused on new releases – The Rise Of Skywalker and The Mandalorian. And in the middle of this, you have Wedge Antilles and this new Luke. Having Wedge in this wave somehow makes sense because he was in the book Resistance Reborn and thus he has potential to appear in The Rise Of Skywalker, plus it is the very first time we get a figure of this character in the 6-inch line. However, this year, we’ve already seen two figures of Luke, plus this one. This comes out as a weird choice from Hasbro instead of having Poe Dameron, Finn or Rose in this wave. Luke Skywalker could have definitely waited for 2020 and on top of this, they actually made a spelling mistake of his name as you can see: “Luke SkywalkWer”
My main criticism for this figure is basically when Hasbro decided to release it and not much about the figure itself. This version though is not heavy in accessories, unlike the exclusive comic-cons version that included plenty of accessories from the comics. This one includes only the Yavin medal and the blaster pistol. The blaster is identical to Leia’s famous blaster pistol, it’s a repack. The blaster fits in the holster. And as for the medal, even though it’s small, it still has some details on it.
It’s a brand new face sculpt and I have to say, it’s really well done, you can spot Luke Skywalker in there. Congrats Hasbro another Luke head sculpt done right!
The costume has good paint apps and is screen accurate.
This figure has 18 points of articulation.
A rather odd choice for the December wave as The Rise Of Skywalker is about to get released and we already had Luke Skywalker figures this year but it’s a great one!
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Thomas Storai is the Senior Collectables Correspondent for Future of the Force. He is passionate about Star Wars, Marvel, DC, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and a wide range of movies. Follow him on Twitter @ThomasStorai where he uses the force frequently!