Force Friday came and went without a hitch (for me). It was only the unboxing videos that caused me problems!
I understand quite a few people came away disappointed. I did not. I was hunting for only one type of Star Wars toy: The Black Series 6″ figures, which readers here know I collect almost religiously. I’ve posted lots of pictures of the opened portion of my collection. They can be found here, here, here, and here. They are just awesome figures that we would have died to have back in the 70’s.
The first wave of 6″ figures from The Force Awakens consists of:
01 – Finn
02 – Rey & BB-8
03 – Kylo Ren
04 – First Order Stormtrooper
05 – Chewbacca
Going in with a game plan, I decided to skip Chewie. (Iron Maiden’s newest was also released on Force Friday, cutting into the budget.) A re-sculpt of an older figure I already have wasn’t a priority, and I don’t like his new face. I also aimed to get two each of Rey, Kylo and Stormie, because I wanted one of each of those to open and play with! (The next wave looks to include Captain Phasma and General Hux. We’re also expecting a Tattooine Luke, and a Kanan from Star Wars Rebels. Count me in for those. But where is Threepio?)
Unboxing #1: Kylo Ren
Unboxing #2: First Order Stormtrooper (technical difficulties!)
Unboxing #3: Rey & BB-8