The Black Series 40th Anniversary Deluxe Action Figure
Item No.: No. F0878
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: August 2020
Appearances: The Empire Strikes Back
Bio: Wampas are powerful furred bipeds that dwell on the snowy wastes of the ice world Hoth. These hulking predators have razor-sharp fangs and claws, yet move with surprising stealth, relying on their white fur for camouflage while hunting prey such as tauntauns. (Taken from the figure's surprisingly long packaging bio.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
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ForceLink 2.0 Wampa [FOTD #2,485] but it's still really good. It's big and heavy, putting other deluxe $30 The Black Series figures to shame. This sucker is outright heavy compared to Zeb, Gamorreans, Moloch, Grievous, the not-so-Heavy Infantry Mandalorian, or the shockingly slight Probe Droid. This sucker is meaty and fantastic - and he's got about 25 joints with a removable right arm complete with meaty ring underneath. I would've loved it if they kept the paw-slam action of the original toy, but someone mistakenly decided that collectors don't want play features on their toys. I would very much like a silly slap mechanism, but I'll settle for things like rocker ankles, thigh swivels, and multiple torso joints expertly cut in rings of rubbery fur.
If you missed the original 6-inch scale Wampa with Luke from 2015, this is a good substitute. Well, at least it is for as long as the price is fair, it sold out quickly and I hope Hasbro considers doing another round of it and the Tauntaun for everybody that missed out. They're really good! If you have the 2015 release it might be good enough - I certainly wouldn't have gone to my grave thinking Hasbro should've given it a more Kennerian paint job - but seeing it in front of me, it's a lot better. And it's certainly better than the early test shots from 2015 which forgot to paint the horns!
Collector's Notes: I got mine from Hasbro Pulse. Thanks for your help, Seth!
Day 2,756: December 1, 2020