The Force Awakens The Black Series 3 3/4-Inch Figure Walmart Exclusive
Item No.: Asst. B4054 No. C0665
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: December 2016
Appearances: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Bio: Specialist stormtroopers stationed at the top-secret Imperial military headquarters on Scarif, Shoretroopers patrol the beaches and bunkers of the planetary facility. (Taken from the figure's packaging.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
Availability: Click here to buy it at Amazon now!
Hasbro basically put the 6-inch Walmart exclusive Scarif Stormtrooper in the reduct-o-matic. You get 28 points of articulation and good - but not as good as the bigger figure - deco. I like the weathering in the smaller figure better, and if by some miracle these start hanging around I'll be picking up more of them. The red bicep, the white shoulder stripe, the three yellow boxes, even the painted vents on the back are all here. The newfangled Stormtrooper blaster - with what I guess is a second scope, and a different magazine - is here too. Thanks to the new hip articulation he can actually sit fairly well, better than the AT-ACT Driver which is a garbage figure and significantly more expensive. I assume some fans will just buy these and paint them white for better, if less accurate, results.
You've just gotta get one (six) of these if you like 3 3/4-inch figures. I liked The Force Awakens' mini-Black Series line but I'm really in love with Rogue One's offerings thus far. Do yourself a favor and buy them if the opportunity makes itself available. My feeling about Rogue One - and I may be dead wrong - is that you should snap it all up now without hesitation. The limited potential for spin-offs means Hasbro may take a while before revisiting these guys - so just get while the getting is good. To date I'm only counting 12 released basic figures, 4 Black Series 3 3/4-inch figures, 6 figures from 2-packs, 5 unique "pilot" figures, and about a half dozen or so from various retailer exclusive multipacks. It's a tight run.
Collector's Notes: I got mine from Walmart by way of pal Matt. Thank you Matt!
Day 2,328: January 4, 2017