What do you get when you mix The Phantom Menace with The Last Jedi and add a pinch of Solo? These guys!
Solo: A Star Wars Story is finally in theaters, and to celebrate Adam Pawlus takes a look at the insanely expansive Star Wars Solo Action Figure 2-Pack Wave 1 set. With 6 unique figures spread between packs of 2, this set includes Rose and BB-8 and 9-E, Lando Calrissian and Kessel Guard, and Darth Maul and Qui-Gon Jinn. Each figure comes with their own accessories and add-ons, as well as their unique Force Link 2.0 sounds.
Though every figure in this is great, Darth Maul is easily the standout. With a removable cloak, stellar face sculpts, and a lightsaber that’s able to split apart, he’s incredibly fun to look at it and even more fun to pose. That said, his base actually includes an outdated Sith Empire logo, but Adam touches on that more in the podcast.
The Qui-Gon Jinn figure shares an uncanny resemblance to the larger Black Series release from last year. It also sports nice articulation (including a movable head that actually isn’t hindered by long hair) and has no problems holding his lightsaber. He features a great face sculpt that matches Liam Neeson’s on-screen portrayal perfectly.
Rose and the BB droids are extremely fun figures in their own right, though their Force Link sound chips aren’t working probably. That said, they’re just as good as The Last Jedi release from last year, so if you haven’t picked that set up yet, this one’s worth indulging in.
The Kessel Guard is also a standout, with a detailed staff and super cool laser cannon that’s mounted on some sort of makeshift tripod. With tons of articulation and beautiful armor, he makes both a great standalone soldier and looks great as a set.
And finally, we have Lando Calrissian, who’s based on Donald Glover’s likeness in Solo. While most Star Wars fans probably already have a Lando (or will be getting one after they see the movie), he’s still a great figure and comes with a removable cape and a blaster that’s able to fit on his hip. He’s also one of the few figures that can actually fit inside the Millenium Falcon (just don’t let Han see).
To hear more about the new Star Wars set, be sure to listen to the latest Toy of the Week Podcast below.