The Force Awakens The Black Series 6-Inch Figure
Item No.: Asst. B3834 No. E1214
Includes: Pike, helmet
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: October 2018
Appearances: Return of the Jedi
Bio: Once a smooth-talking smuggler, Lando Calrissian changed from a get-rich-quick schemer to a selfless leader in the fight against the Empire. When his old friend Han was held captive in the palace of Jabba the Hutt, Lando joined Princess Leia in a mission to rescue him from certain demise. (Taken from the figure's packaging.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
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This recreates his old costume nicely - there's an armored bracelet on the right wrist, a smattering of soot and dirt, yet the pants are white and completely clean. I don't know about you, but when I wear nice pants in a light color they're the first things to get dirty. Hasbro has decorated its Siege toys from Transformers similarly - curious applications of grime all around. There are signs of wrinkles and wear, with an exquisitely decorated helmet. You can slide it down a bit so your audience can see who is wearing it. With tusks, spikes, and painted rivets, it's great. I'm sure there's some high-end version that's better, but this is the very best Skiff Lando helmet I've ever owned.
Articulation is pretty impressive, as the flesh neck can rotate at the base where it meets the body and at the skull. The elbow on one of mine had some excess plastic that had to be removed, as it was hindering movement. I assume that's a one-off, though. He has no real problems getting both hands on the pike, provided the elbows are clear of that material. One hand has a trigger finger sculpted for a blaster, so if you get a spare gun you can always give it to him to display on that 6-inch Skiff Hasbro will never make.
Collector's Notes: I got mine from Entertainment Earth.
Day 2,546: December 27, 2018