The Black Series 6-Inch Deluxe Best Buy Exclusive Action Figure
Item No.: Asst. E4071 No. E6996
Includes: BFG with rocket pack
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: November 2019
Appearances: The Mandalorian
Bio: A brawny warrior encased in the strongest beskar armor, the mysterious Heavy Infantry Mandaloian is part of a secretive enclave of his people. A born survivor, he guards a precious armory and helps to keep the flames of Mandalorian heritage flickering in this time of galactic chaos. (Taken from the figure's packaging.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
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The figure's joints move much more smoothly than other figures. Getting him into a variety of big gun poses didn't take a lot of work, but I did need reference to figure out exactly how it was supposed to be carried. The big gun has a cord connecting to the backpack, which itself has a second smaller cord connecting to the left wrist. On top of that, there are multiple handles on the big gun itself with a giant rotating grip further complicating things. Some reference photos on the box - or a poster, or a trading card - would do wonders in explaining how the figure should hold his weapon. It's somewhat complicated - even Hasbro's official photography for this figure clearly gave up or didn't even try. I swear, some toys get no respect.
And I totally forgot to mention there's a brown kama covering his butt that you wouldn't even miss if they left it out. It's a nice piece and it means we may not see what butt beskar should look like. I would strongly recommend buying this figure on sight, unless you have access to a better or cheaper alternative. It's big and bulky, and it's just so nicely executed. Go on, treat yourself. You've probably not earned it, but I won't tell anyone if you won't.
Collector's Notes: I got mine from Best Buy.
Day 2,656: January 16, 2020