The Black Series 40th Anniversary 6-Inch Figure Amazon/Hasbro Pulse 2-Pack
Item No.: No. E9925
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: July 2020
Appearances: The Empire Strikes Back
Bio: When Kenner first produced the 4-LOM and Zuckuss figures, the names somehow got reversed. In this Star Wars 2-pack, the original packaging has been recreated -- switched names and all. (Taken from Hasbro's marketing copy.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
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Commentary: As probably the lesser of the least bounty hunters, Zuckuss being done in Kenner colors is nothing new - aside from the 1982 original, Hasbro did it in 2010 with a con exclusive and I would argue they did a better job then. Much like Boba Fett, Hasbro seemed to want to put too much movie styling in this one. It's the same great modified C-3PO body with jointed elbows and moving rods - it's impressive. It can hold a gun! It has an awesome head! But it's only sort of, kind of Kenner colors.
The base plastic is good, but there are two details where it goes sideways - and on a figure with so few details, it's kind of an issue. There's a red swoosh on this 6-inch figure's chest - the original Kenner toy did not have this, but it was in the movie. The wiring on the belly was a silvery color on the original Kenner toy, and here it seems to be just the wiring. I suppose it all comes down to personal preference, but when you say "Kenner colors" I want "Kenner colors." There were no quibbles about the sculpt at all - and I guess depending on when you grew up, this might not look at all odd.
The head is pretty much how I remember it, and I can't really fault that for being on the money. If you have the means, go ahead and get yourself one - but much like 4-LOM, you'd probably be fine with either version. They're different, but thanks to the relative obscurity of the characters and their coloring in media both looks seem right.
Collector's Notes: I got mine from Hasbro Pulse.
Day 2,735: October 9, 2020