The Mandalorian "Dollar Store" 6-Inch Figure
Item No.: Asst. B3946 No. F1627
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: April 2021
Appearances: The Mandalorian
Bio: The Mandalorian is a formidable bounty hunter in an increasingly dangerous galaxy. (Taken from the figure's packaging.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
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If this figure were the only one of the character, you'd buy it. You'd complain, but it's not a bad one - there are some things it does surprisingly well. The cape is a separate piece, but not easily removed. The blaster is molded in the hand, but you can't remove it - and there's no Amban Phase Pulse blaster either. It's just a figure with no real removable accessories, and articulated shoulders. The neck and waist also swivel, with a somewhat hollow figure standing easily without futzing with it. It's a good desk toy.
It is unlikely most fans will be converted to this format. It's a Disney-era addition, cheap, with some rarities that you may never have a chance to buy. I'd nudge anyone reading this to consider taking a good look at the current wave, because figures like the fully-painted C-3PO [FOTD #2,418] show that a good sculpt and good paint can get you a pretty great figure. Hasbro could make a fortune doing Imperial Stormtroopers for $5 in this format so 6-inch fans could build armies and dioramas. Unfortunately this line tends to get a couple of new releases per year, so I assume this is going to be it for quite some time.
Collector's Notes: I got mine from Walmart, near the registers. I suggest going at night to look at the checklanes when they're not populated by angry customers and their kids.
Day 2,810: May 6, 2021