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Star Wars Captain Phasma 3-3/4″ Figure Review

The sculpt is well done. I think that’s the big thing with these reduced articulation figures. They’re not really mine thing, but the one advantage to less pieces (other than the price), is that the other areas like the sculpt & paint needs to amp up to compensate. The sculpt does that here. Little details, down to armor latches, can be found all over the figure. It’s appreciated.

The paintwork was also pretty solid. There’s some slop here and there like on the feet & lower torso, but most of the black lines are done well, as in the red line down the cape. The only thing about the paint is that I shouldn’t have bought this silver pained figure. In the trailers, Phasma has a chromed, shiny armor and while this figures look good – you just know a vac-metal version will happen someday. That’ll be even easier on a 5 POA figure. I want that now! Truth be told though, I’m going to buy the 6” figure too and will probably say something really similar.

As I mentioned, this is a 5 POA figure – ball-joint at the neck, and swivels at the shoulders, & hips. So, if you’re not into that sort of thing, don’t buy this figure. The legs can bend to about seventy degrees while the arms are only slightly blocked by the cape (it’s pretty soft plastic). The helmet has a nice set of range on top of that one-piece ball neck.

Phasma included two accessories if you don’t count her removable cape. The big thing is the blaster cast in silver with some fine black detailing. It works and can be held in either hand. The other accessory is more complicated. There’s some battle-bot thing you can build if you collect groups of figures. In this case, Phasma is in a group with Ren & Luke. Get all three and you get this little battle bot that can fight another battle bot to the death. Well, I’m not really sure about that, but you can build the gear. Phasma got a two-handled buzzsaw. In the right hands, it could be deadly.

Overall, yeah I have a little bit of purchase remorse. It’s not about this figure though. The $6 was right. The sculpt is good, the articulation is fine if you’re ready for it, and it just looks sharp with the cape and paint. It’s a solid investment if you’re collecting the 3-3/4 line. For me, I just know I will replace it with a shiny version someday. It’s okay though because I’m gonna love this character. I don’t mind having Phasmas in different scales and having her in different shades of silver isn’t gonna be a big deal either.

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11 comments to Force Friday!
Star Wars Captain Phasma 3-3/4″ Figure Review

  • Well, I certainly know that feeling. The “I want this character but the version I want isn’t here, soooo…” and then you end up with something like this.

    Looks nice, though! I’m just spoiled by action figure articulation over the years. I would have had NO problem with this, back in the day! Probably would have used it all over the place. Now, though, my adult hands wana move joints around and pose things because that’s what an ADULT DOES. Probably. Does an adult also make shooting noises and stage battles? I’m gona assume they do.

    Seriously though: CURSE THEM for making a silver stormtrooper with a cape and making it a named character! How did they know that would be an easy way into my heart?

  • Paul

    The Disney Store has a diecast Phasma in 6″ scale (also slightly larger because of Brienne of Darth). It’s supposedly fully articulated as well. I’m definitely picking that up as the thought of a metal Phasma blows my mind-hole. It doesn’t look chromed either, unfortunately, but metal will certainly ease the blow.

  • Paul

    Hang on. You got this for $6?? Have Star Wars Black figs gone down in price? I thought they were all $10!

    • Paul

      Sorry. I just realized that this isn’t one of the SWB line. It’s “just” the standard Star Wars fig line. Hopefully another Phasma will come out with SWB.

  • Great review and pics and comics, as per.

    Five POA? No, thanks. This helps me save lots of money.

  • StrangePlanet

    Neat. I’m psyched to see this listed as an upcoming Black Series 6-inch figure, ’cause I think the design is pretty slick, and I love the Troopers.

  • I’m going to be so disappointed when she doesn’t slice anyone in twain with a giant buzzsaw in the movie.

  • bjpalm1994

    Cool Review! Yeah I was dissapointed when I found out that the new 3 3/4 size figures were gonna have 5 POA but upon seeing them the sculpts are really not bad. Not sure if I’m gonna bite on any of them but sculptwise I think they did pretty good. I picked up a BS Kylo and Stormtrooper this morning but didnt go to any of the midnight events. By the way as far as who had more stuff between WalMart and Target, Target wins by a landslide.

  • Brainlock

    I didn’t go out either, mostly because I thought it was tonight, not last night, also I found out my mistake at 1:30am. ofw.
    I didn’t go out today, either. maybe tomorrow.

    I *did* just read today’s BBTS newsletter with their sales, and they have wave 2 listed with “Guavian Enforcer” as the only name I don’t recognize. pretty sure the wide-brimmed hat dude is “Constable Zuvio”. by process of elimination, this has to be that Red Hood wannabe guy. Phasma is also in this wave.

    Wave 4 has “General Hux” (Domhnall Gleeson?) and “X-Wing pilot ASTY” (??? Grunny is “Gorwyn” I understand?) with First Order Snowtrooper.

    the 5poa figs I can pass on. $6 is about right for them, but I can’t care.

  • Battle Catman

    Gaaawwwd…6″ Black Series Phasma is going to be suuuuch a pain to get.

    I’ve got a comic con to go to next weekend. I don’t wanna imagine how much vendors are going to have her for, but I have a sneaking suspicion that one of them is gonna catch me in a moment of weakness and she’ll be coming home with me.

  • Mark

    Pretty cool figure.