The Black Series Archive 6-Inch Figure
Item No.: Asst. E3253 No. E4040
Includes: Pistol, rifle, knife
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: December 2018
Appearances: The Empire Strikes Back
Bio: A battered war droid who has become a bounty hunter, IG-88 answers Darth Vader's call to capture the Millennium Falcon after the Battle of Hoth. (Taken from the figure's packaging.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
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Deco is decidedly different, which I can appreciate - but the paint job looked better before when he was a bit more rusty. The grime is a bit more golden this time, which isn't necessarily bad - just different. The head has brightly-colored orange dots on it that seem to be drowned out by the shadows, so in that respect it could be improved. The articulation is decent given how spindly he is, but I want to draw attention to the ab-crunch joint in the chest. There's a wheel and the figure can tilt forward on it, which I just love. It's the kind of clever thinking I like to see in a line like this, where things are largely predictable within the context of what a humanoid figure can and will do.
Collector's Notes: I got mine from Entertainment Earth.
Day 2,554: January 24, 2019