The Force Awakens The Black Series 6-Inch Figure
Item No.: Asst. B3834 No. C3290
Includes: Blade Pike
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: September 2017
Appearances: The Last Jedi
Bio: As the Supreme Leader of the First Order, Snoke was flanked by crimson-clad guardians, loyal protectors encased in ornate armor ready to defend the Supreme Leader from any threat. (Taken from the figure's packaging.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
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The figure has hidden articulation at the elbows, and this is something I admire Hasbro for trying. The 3 3/4-inch regular figures have no elbows, and the Black Series Walmart exclusive has a standard elbow. The 6-inch one crams in a couple of joints, but the range of motion is not really great. You can't really bend the elbows all that much, but they have a little give - the result is a figure that looks good, but has a limited range of movement. The plastic robes also limit movement to some degree, but there are enough openings that you can have the legs peer through for action poses. What's more, the shoulder armor pads are also jointed with a little bit of movement - you can even pop them out if you like.
Given the characters seemed to not have a lot to do rather than puff themselves up and then die, I don't know if we'll see them in future movies. These might be the only figures Hasbro bothers to do, and other than fixing the elbows I can't picture them being much more interesting. This particular helmet is one of three in the line, with the other two at Amazon and GameStop as exclusives.
Collector's Notes: I got mine from Entertainment Earth.
Day 2,450: January 29, 2018