Nearly a week before STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS drops on December 17th, no doubt the epic film of all geek-ages primed to explode our collective minds like Alderaan by The Death Star all these years ago (…or NOT, who knows? But I refuse to dwell in the negative when it comes to Star Wars :p) … and Hot Toys have been steadily releasing/announcing 1/6th-scaled figures from the film, comprising mostly of the First Order troopers and Kylo Ren … but NOW, one of the first non-military characters has been announced: REY & BB-8 as 1/6th-scaled collectible figures from Hot Toys!
REY stands 28cm tall, and features head-sculpted by Jong-hyuk, Park (Painted by JC. Hong / Head Art Directed by Kojun), while BB-8 measures approx 11cm tall (features Paint by Lok Ho / Art Directed by JC. Hong). Not too sure how I feel about the sculpt, but perhaps it is the sort of character figure you'd need to see the final production version in-hand to determine, so I'd rein in my commentary for now ~ *coy-innocent-smile*
Release date is scheduled for Q2 – Q3 of 2016. Do check in with your fav retailers for pricing and availability! Meanwhile, scroll down for more images, (partial) press from Hot Toys .. and check out THIS POST on #starwarsallday for individual produce pics!
HOT TOYS (PARTIAL) PRESS: "Our new heroine Rey is a resilient survivor, a scavenger toughened by a lifetime of dealing with the cutthroats of the harsh desert world of Jakku. We are sure Star Wars fans are anxious to see where the journey will lead for Rey and her newfound droid.
The highly-accurate Rey collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Daisy Ridley in the film featuring a newly developed head sculpt with fine hair sculpture, two interchangeable looks, meticulously tailored outfit, highly detailed accessories, and a hexagonal figure stand with the Resistance’s emblem. The highly accurate BB-8 collectible is specially crafted on the image of the unique designed droid in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It features a newly developed spherical body embedded with self-balancing mechanisms, LED light up eyes, and a specially designed Jakku desert-themed figure base attachable to Rey’s hexagonal figure stand."
(Above display pics via OneSixthScale Prestige Figurines on Facebook)