Galaxy's Edge The Black Series 6-Inch Figure Disney Park Exclusive
Item No.: No. E51525159
Includes: Blaster, 2 Porgs, Rey with Blaster and Staff and Lightsaber, Chewbacca with Bowcaster
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: June 2019
Appearances: Galaxy's Edge
Bio: Hondo Ohnaka is a Weequay pirate turned legitimate busines man... most would just call him a smuggler. A rough-around-the-edges rogue, he would gladly sell his grandmother if there was money in it. He is ostensibly on hte side of the Resistance, but he is first and foremost on the side of Hondo Ohnaka. (Taken from the figure's packaging.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
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Commentary: One of the things I thought would be cool - but never expected to see - was a 6-inch Hondo Ohnaka figure. He was awesome in The Clone Wars and Rebels as a character not unlike Quark from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. He's basically evil, but you like him anyway. He should probably be in prison, but you're still more or less hoping he wins. While the figure borrows from his previous costumes on television, the outfit is pure theme park robot. It's certainly close enough for fans of Hondo, but there's still room to do the two classic costumes if Hasbro ever got the bug. I assume as fans of The Clone Wars get a little older, that's something we're likely to see demanded more and more. Maybe we'll even get a whole retro line in 10 years! But I digress.
The blaster fits in the left hand or holster without a fuss, and the range of motion on all the joints is on par for a figure of this size. It's worth noting there are thigh cuts, the left one of which is hindered by the holster that restricts its movement. I know a lot of fans adore articulation, but when it serves no function it just adds to the cost of the figure. They could have left the thigh cuts off, but it's there for the customizers. It's also nice to have highly expressive articulation in the arms joined by double-knee joints and rocker ankles, giving the figure considerably more personality than almost every single 6-inch figure that came before him.
Collector's Notes: I got mine from my pal Shannon who went to Disneyland's Galaxy's Edge a few days ago.
Day 2,596: June 20, 2019