Hot Toys Review | Luke Skywalker (Star Wars: The Mandalorian)

“This is undoubtedly the best Hot Toys Luke Skywalker figure. It’s the best Luke headsculpt we got so far and his Jedi outfit is simply beautiful.”

After surprising the fans in the season 2 finale of The Mandalorian, fans can finally recreate the iconic scene with the Luke Skywalker figure from Hot Toys!

The first part of the box is the same as the other Star Wars collectibles. It is a black box with a promotional picture of the figure and the Star Wars logo. For The Mandalorian figures, you get an orange-colored strip. However, it gets different when you remove the first part of the box. The DX figures are fancier. Indeed, this one features a recreation of the scene when Luke fights the Dark Troopers. And the figure is in foam protection instead of the usual plastic.


There is a good number of accessories. This is satisfying for a DX figure. The difference between the basic version and the deluxe version is the damaged Dark Trooper bust which we will talk about more later. And if you got the special edition, you will also get a light cruiser hologram with a comlink. It is a nice accessory. But they could have chosen something else that we saw in the season two finale of The Mandalorian instead.

The display base is your usual Star Wars interior base with the nameplate. Then, Luke has ten hands which give quite a lot of possibilities for display. Plus, there is an additional pair of hands for Grogu. This is the first time this happens. Since the beginning of The Mandalorian, there have been several Grogu figures. And I appreciate that Hot Toys has started giving us more variations beyond the different facial expressions.


Then, you get Luke’s lightsaber. It is the same hilt that was used for the Return of the Jedi figures. It’s nicely painted with a metallic feel. As usual, you get the normal blade and the action blade. There is also an LED light-up interchangeable arm. The light looks good. It is just a shame that this figure was announced before the USB-powered figures.  I love that we do get a cardboard background with this figure and it is a massive one. This is the doorway from which Luke arrives to pick up Grogu at the end of season 2. It was a wonderful idea to include this diorama, I love it! Let’s be honest, in a display, it looks amazing.

Finally, there is also a damaged Dark Trooper bust with the deluxe version. This bust can be used on the Dark Trooper figure. I don’t have one yet so I can’t show you but Hot Toys has planned everything. You can also display him on a stand as if Luke was using the Force to destroy him. Hot Toys has done a great job on the battle damage. They sculpted it in a way that feels like it has been crushed. The head and the arm can move. And there is a light-up feature, depending on how many times you push the button, you get a different light-up option.


This is not simply an updated version of Luke’s costume from Return of the Jedi. In The Mandalorian, he has full Jedi attire this time. It is an actual Jedi tunic like the Jedi from the Prequels except they kept the color black, which I think suits Luke. Honestly, this is my favorite Luke outfit. They got all the details right, you can see the long sleeve under the tunic. There are also different layers on the tunic. A proper Jedi outfit.

The boots are made of pleather which means you have to be careful with posing. Make sure the feet stay in a neutral position so this way the pleather won’t get damaged too quickly. There is also pleather on the belt but considering where it is, posing the figure won’t damage it over time. You have a little handle to hold the hilt.

You can display Luke with his cloak. It is a sleeveless cloak like in Return of the Jedi but it is a black one to better fit with the rest of his outfit. This one is easy to install. There are wires inside the hood so you can pose it and give it an accurate look.


The headsculpt was a collaboration between Yulli Choi, Jeong Dain, Da Jeong Heo, and Ji Ho. It was painted by JC Hong. This is an incredible work. Luke looked a bit off in the episode because it was their first time using new technology. But it looked so much better in The Book of Boba Fett, it felt like the actual Luke. I am glad that Hot Toys made the headsculpt look like Mark Hamill and not like Luke from the season 2 finale. The first promotional pictures were the other way around but the final product is a big improvement.

When you look at this headsculpt, you can recognize Mark Hamill there. And at the same time, they gave him the haircut he has in the Mando-Verse. It is a great combo. Honestly, this is the best Luke headsculpt from that period we got so far.  And the cherry on the cake, he has separate rolling eyeballs. You just have to remove the hair to get access to the eyes. For me, it’s the perfect feature to have on a figure. So I am glad Hot Toys is giving it to almost every new figure now.


As for Grogu, like with the Ahsoka figure, he can move his arms. This is great because you can pose him a little bit, he isn’t as stiff as the previous Grogu figures. It is just two points of articulation but that does make a difference. The head can also move but that was a feature already present in other Grogu figures. The new feature here is the interchangeable hands. This way you can recreate the emotional goodbye from the season 2 finale.



This is undoubtedly the best Luke Skywalker figure. It’s the best Luke headsculpt we got so far and his Jedi outfit is simply beautiful. Moreover, he comes with a great set of accessories including a cardboard background to recreate the iconic scene from the season 2 finale of The Mandalorian.

The Hot Toys Luke Skywalker is distributed by Sideshow Collectibles in Europe and the United States! 







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