The Force Awakens The Black Series 6-Inch Figure
Item No.: Asst. B3834 No. E1202
Includes: IT-0 Interrogation Droid
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: April 2018
Appearances: Star Wars
Bio: An ambitious, ruthless proponent of military power, Wilhuff Tarkin became a favorite of Emperor Palpatine and rose rapidly through the Imperial ranks. (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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...oh I need to write more? Very well. Reusing arms and legs from Grand Admiral Thrawn, Tarkin makes good use of Hasbro's new facial printing technique to get an increasingly lifelike look on this Peter Cushing figure. The outfit is more grey than green, and just feels "right." The only things I don't love - the figure doesn't include the better-range elbows we got on New Han and New Lando, and there are pin holes in his pants that are a little unsightly. Otherwise? Exquisite. The new facial printing makes up for a lot, and if Hasbro reissued the first few years of main characters with the new face paint you'd buy them all over again. Seriously, who wouldn't throw down $20 for a revised Harrison Ford or Carrie Fisher?
This is a figure for collectors, and you collectors are going to dig this. I'm sure it could be more perfect, but for the price point and overall quality I'm impressed. It's a real honest-to-goodness nearly perfect take on the character, and I'm glad he turned out well enough where I doubt any of us are going to demand a do-over. Pink slippers joke for SDCC goes here. Anyway, get one if you see it. Even if it's a few bucks extra, just get it.
Collector's Notes: I got mine from Entertainment Earth.
Day 2,474: April 18, 2018