The Retro Collection 3 3/4-Inch Action Figure
Item No.: No. F5318
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: October 2021
Appearances: Star Wars
Bio: This stormtrooper figure is inspired by the colorful prototypes that enable the development team to look past the deco and focus on the sculpt, analyze mold alignment, and adjust for quality. (Taken from the figure's packaging.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
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It's new! Ish! There are six flavors, and the blaster pistol comes in one of six colors. Like many other retro Kenner Stormtroopers from the 21st century, these don't grip their blasters too well either. I'm particularly fond of this one because the yellow reminds me of Droids C-3PO - one of my all-time favorite weird repaints! This figure has 4 joints, just like the old Kenner figure, and the colors are nice and garish.
In an alternate, better timeline you probably would have seen this figure debut at New York Comic Con at the Target booth - or through their partner there - and then a few would trickle out online or to stores. In this timeline, said partner bypassed the convention - heck, most companies with exclusive toys did - so you're on your own online or in brick and mortar. I'd say it's a good figure, but these things do feel a whole lot less special when you get two within a couple of months. I still like it, but I hope Hasbro waits 1-2 years for the next one. Get it if you can find it.
Collector's Notes: I got mine at Target.
Day 2,865: October 19, 2021