September 1, 2017

JAKKS Pacific‘s BIG-FIGS™ action figures are the gold standard in action figure play. BIG-FIGS™ large scale action figures provide everyday play, collectability, and value! With figures ranging in size from 18-inches to 48.5-inches, BIG-FIGS™ action figures allow kids to build their action figure world.  20-inch BIG-FIGS™ action figures offer the widest assortment of characters, across the biggest licenses, at an incredible value price. 31-inch and 48.5-inch BIG-FIGS™ action figures are the ultimate gifts and often include special features such as lights, sounds, and motion sensors. All BIG-FIGS™ action figures are fully articulated and many come with signature accessories and real fabric capes!

The team at Jakks was kind enough to send over a set of the first four of their Star Wars: The Last Jedi 18″ Big-Figs for us to look at and show you.  I really like the use of both plastic and soft goods on these figures.  At this scale the transition between material is not jarring and the soft goods used lay more natural on the figures at this scale.

REY – Ray is in the outfit we saw here in at the very end of The Force Awakens.  She has 7 points of articulation including: neck, shoulders, wrists and hips and comes with Luke’s lightsaber.   The lightsaber has a removable blade.

KYLO REN – Kylo Ran has changed the details of his costume between films.  His hooded cloak is gone and has been replaced by a cape that has some texture detail on it.   Kylo’s came and the bottom part of his tunic are both soft goods.  Kylo comes with a removable cape and his lightsaber.  The main blade of his lightsaber is removable. Kylo has 7 points of articulation at the neck, shoulders, wrists and hips.

FIRST ORDER STORMTROOPER – This is the standard troop version of the First Order’s Stormtrooper.  There are some slight costume modifications to the costume and helmet from last film.   The First order Stormtrooper comes with his blaster that can be holstered onto his thigh.  The Stormtrooper has 7 points of articulation at the neck, shoulders, wrists and hips.

PRAETORIAN GUARD – REGULAR – There are at least 3 different versions of the Praetorian guard in the movie, each with a different helmet and weapon.    One of them is represented by the regular release in the main line out today.  This guard has double knife blades that can be combined into a single weapon.  Hehas softgoods on his “skirt” and features 7 points of articulation at the neck, shoulders, wrists and hips.



Praetorian Guard – TARGET EXCLUSIVE – We have just learned that Target stores will have one of the other Praeotorian guards as an exclusive.  See below for the details of this figure:

As the Supreme Leader of the First Order, Snoke stood atop an evil regime that mirrored many of the dark traditions of the Galactic Empire. As a striking example, Snoke was flanked by crimson-clad guardians, loyal protectors encased in ornate armor ready to defend the Supreme Leader from any threat.


Standing 18” tall, this Target exclusive Praetorian Guard figure comes with:

-Three weapon accessories (1 of which is only available with this figure)

-Premium packaging

-Seven points of articulation for fully poseable action.

Collect all of the Star Wars: The Last Jedi action figures! May the Force be with you!





Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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