“Echo Base, this is Rogue Two. I’ve found them. Repeat, I’ve found them.“―Zev Senesca
After searching my local Targets, Walmarts, and Toys R Us over the past week or so, I was able to find my first 6″ Black Series figure- Luke. While I have always been an on card collector and after restraining myself from taking my SDCC Boba out of the box, I could resist no more. I needed to know what these new 6” figures had to offer, and if the $20 price tag was worth it.
After taking this figure through its paces with a photo shoot only Zoolander could top, I ended very satisfied with what these new figures could do. I was very happy with the balance I could achieve even with the more elaborate poses. The helmet is wonderfully done, looks great and fits even better. I do think the lightsaber hook on his belt should have been off to a side rather than the middle, we never see this hook in the movie and it looked a little odd to me there (see below). I was happy to see the blade of the lightsaber was not emulating those odd streaks at the base like other 3 3/4 figures do- I never understood this choice and I am happy to see it gone.
Overall, I think this line of toys will test my resolve to keep my figures on card. They truly are fun to pose and great to display. Some part of me still wishes they were in a blister pack, but I will try and get over this with my therapist in due time.
Good luck finding these and remember,
They’ll soon be back, and in greater numbers!
Keith -Supervising manager of the collectibles section on MakingStarWars.net