Chewbacca (2018)

A Han Solo toyline wouldn’t be much without a Chewbacca, and thankfully he’s available single -carded, unlike his partner.

I’m not sure yet how different Chewie looks throughout the new film compared to the trilogies, but this figure definitely has a unique look that to me shows a lot more personality than usual. The head sculpt is a step up from the Force Awakens version, which seemed a bit lifeless in terms of the hair details. Chewie looks more wind-swept than he has before, and I’ve noticed he’s been that way in the trailers. Maybe he just conditioned better before Episode IV.

Some folks don’t dig the five points of articulation, and while I would prefer Chewie being able to brandish a weapon with two hands, I’m not too broken up about it when we get a nice naturalistic sculpt in return. I’ve also been impressed with the scale differences within the last couple of Star Wars lines, and Han’s co-pilot suitably towers over other figures.

I’m finding the new bandolier and rifle to be a welcome change from the past, and both are well rendered. The bandolier is removable, although the hair underneath shows a matted down pattern. The rifle is quickly becoming a new favorite weapon of mine, and has hints of the old Kenner Snowtrooper weapon, as well as a nifty Earth shotgun vibe.

2 thoughts on “Chewbacca (2018)

  1. I’ve decided that I’m completely OK with Chewie stealing this movie from Han. (and Lando!)

    Haven’t figured if I’m going on Thursday night or waiting until the weekend. Thursday is kids last day of school and I’m not sure if I can handle a late movie followed by the first day of summer break!

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  2. If anyone can one-arm a laser shotgun, it’s Chewbacca! This is a great looking figure. Since super articulated versions of the Wookie always look so awkward, I have a feeling I’ll be picking this one up eventually.

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