The Black Series 6-Inch Figure Walmart Exclusive
Item No.: No. E6131
Includes: Lightsaber with removable blade, display base, blaster
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: October 2019
Appearances: Return of the Jedi
Bio: Luke Skywalker was a Tatooine farmboy who rose from humble beginnings to become one of the greatest Jedi the galaxy has ever known. (Taken from the figure's packaging.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
Availability: Click here to buy it at Amazon now!
The decent-for-2014 head was replaced by a comparatively stunning, gorgeous, almost perfect upgrade. The new hair and printed-on portrait give this figure a lot of life, even if the cheeks are a little rosy compared to the anemic and pale original. He shares a lot of parts with his ancestor but replaces the belt with a new vest and ditches the gloved right hand for a new fleshy one. Considering Hasbro usually just colors the gloved hands in flesh when it came to 3 3/4-inch figures, this is a welcome attention to detail. I also appreciate the boots aren't overly dusted, and Hasbro trusts we can add dirt as needed.
Unfortunately, the figure also keeps the wonky 2014 elbows that couldn't even bend to a full right angle. I have no problems posing Luke in his "Is he really going to shoot Jabba the Hutt?" pose, but he's not exactly perfect. But then again, that's what these 6-inch figures are - display pieces. He'll do his job well. Hasbro did a great job upgrading a 2014 figure to look gorgeous, but it retains the 2014 functionality. At least you get a fully-painted lightsaber hilt and a nice blaster. Now let's talk about getting some aliens to stand around so Luke has someone to fight.
Collector's Notes: I got mine from Walmart.
Day 2,648: December 19, 2019