The Force Awakens The Black Series 6-Inch Figure
Item No.: Asst. B3834 No. C1774
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: September 2017
Appearances: Star Wars: Rebels
Bio: When Governor Pryce of Lothal wanted a stronger commander to dismantle the rebellion, the Empire answered with Grand Admiral Thrawn. Thrawn was a male Chiss, with striking blue skin, red eyes, and an angular face, known for his brilliant strategic mind and ruthlessness. (Taken from the packaging.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
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As a realistic interpretation of an animated design inspired by a character from a novel, the bar for success is incredibly low. Thankfully, there's not much to gripe about - Hasbro picked a good reference for the head sculpt (whoever it was), the hair looks great, and sharing the same general Imperial Officer parts and pieces means you can't really screw this one up. Thrawn is a gift to toy manufacturers because perfection isn't actually necessary to provide a good figure. All he has to do is be engineered well, colored properly, and stand - and he does all of these things nicely. Old-school fans may be annoyed by the slight differences in appearance from the previous action figures or the comics, but for a character that survived oblivion-by-retcon, he's marvelous. I still recommend it for any Gen Xer fans who are still here, or anyone who dug those early relaunch novels. It's not like Doctor Who or Star Trek showers this kind of love on the fans of their expanded universe materials!
If you can get a Thrawn - this one, or one of the other editions - I recommend it highly. He's also kind of expensive these days, so keep that in mind if you spot one at a toy show, garage sale, or dusty shelf in an old comic shop.
Collector's Notes: I got mine from Entertainment Earth.
Day 2,841: July 27, 2021