When Hasbro relaunched STAR WARS action figures in the 1990s under the POWER OF THE FORCE banner, themed sets and “Cinema Scenes” were commonplace, often becoming sought-after for quite some time. In recent years there’s been less of that, but that might be changing with the release of the STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Takodana Encounter Action Figure Set, a four-figure collection that made a huge splash as Toy Fair back in February. While it does seem a tad odd that John Boyega’s Finn, Daisy Ridley’s Rey, and the lovable Astromech Droid BB-8 would be paired-up since many people probably already have them in some form or another, the big draw here is that this set marks the action figure debut of Maz Kanata, the scene-stealing alien played by Lupita Nyong’o via motion capture. This set captures our heroes as they were in the film when Rey felt drawn to a curious trunk containing the lightsaber formerly owned by both Anakin Skywalker and his son, Luke. One of the coolest elements of the set is that the trunk itself is included, and it’s now up for pre-order through my allies at Entertainment Earth!
The Official Description: Enter the world of Star Wars and launch into action and adventure and discover a galaxy of starships and vehicles, while you become immersed in exciting stories of good versus evil against a backdrop of a universe populated by heroes and villains, droids and space creatures. This set includes the spherical BB-, loyal Astromech droid of the Resistance pilot Poe Dameron, rolling alongside resilient scavenger Rey, a survivor toughened by a lifetime of dealing with the cutthroats of the harsh desert world of Jakku. Together they join Finn (Jakku), a trained warrior desperate to escape his past but plunged into adventure as his confidence drives him down a heroic but dangerous path to an ancient castle on the planet Takodana, where they encounter the colorful Maz Kanata. Maz reigns as the most knowledgeable smuggler around with centuries of experience and she has an uncanny knack for sensing the shifting tides of fortune in the galaxy. The stronghold of Takodana must be protected and the power is in your hands. Collect and battle with these and other figures from Star Wars: The Force Awakens!
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If you missed it, check out THE ROCK FATHER’s Coverage of THE FORCE AWAKENS Launch:
- That’s Right, R2… We’re Going to the Global Press Event for STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS!
- A Visit to a Galaxy Far, Far Away… or STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Global Press Event
- Interview: Harrison Ford (Han Solo)
- Interview: Daisy Ridley (Rey)
- Interview: John Boyega (Finn)
- Interview: Kathleen Kennedy, head of Lucasfilm
- Interview: Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron) & Lupita Nyong’o (Maz Kanata)
- Interview: Filmmaker J.J. Abrams
- Fandango Family Movie Review – STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS