The Force Awakens The Black Series 6-Inch Figure
Item No.: Asst. B3834 No. E1208
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: October 2018
Appearances: The Empire Strikes Back
Bio: A no-nonsense and occasionally prickly woman who is a crack shot with a blaster rifle, Val may be the most even-headed and capable member of Tobias Beckett's ragtag crew of scoundrels. (Taken from the figure's packaging.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
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Goggles with clear lenses around her neck are a better-than-expected detail, but aren't an actual working accessory. They're just there to look cool, as are the metal coverings on her fingers on her gloves. There's not a heck of a lot new going on here, but the detailing is excellent given that this $20 figure comes from a movie a lot of fans didn't bother to go see. Hasbro didn't cut corners here, and I'm glad they seem to be ticking the boxes of most of the major players from each of the Disney-era movies. I'm hoping we see more figures with this level of detail and the better-than-average portraits as time goes on, as that seems to be a great way to distinguish these figures from other brands and other manufacturers.
Get yourself a Val. I don't assume we'll see another one any time soon, even if that Trooper costume would be awesome to have, too.
Collector's Notes: I got mine from Entertainment Earth.
Day 2,551: January 15, 2019