The Force Awakens The Black Series 6-Inch Figure
Item No.: Asst. B3834 No. B3840
Includes: Pistol, cape
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: September 2015
Appearances: The Force Awakens
Bio: Imperial Sandtroopers carry out the will of the Emperor in the harsh, arid environments of the galaxy's desert worlds. (Taken from the figure's packaging.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
Availability: Click here to buy it at Entertainment Earth now!
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Her blaster fits securely in her hand or plugs in to her thigh, and the red-trimmed black cape looks pretty snazzy. Hasbro did a bang-up job delivering a figure that's absolutely gorgeous in the packaging, but once you open it it offers little new and isn't as good as it could be in terms of articulation. If you're making a small, cheap figure articulation is arguably less important - but at this scale, and the audience of older collectors, it'd be nice if she could easily and non-awkwardly carry her blaster in two hands. None of this matters, of course, because people are running out to buy her, overpaying on Amazon, and ultimately this is a toy that will sell no matter what. Fans love new armored dudes - and now dudettes - so odds are Phasma's ability to sell will continue for years to come.
Collector's Notes: I got mine from Entertainment Earth.
Day 2,254: December 8, 2015