The Black Series 2020 Line Look Orange Star Wars The Mandalorian Packaging
Item No.: No. F1862
Number: #09 - Star Wars: The Mandalorian
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: December 2020
Appearances: The Mandalorian
Bio: The Empire is in disarray. The once-proud pristine and uniform ranks of Stormtroopers that fought for the Empire now resemble a ragtag army of mercenaries for lawless gangsters. (Taken from Hasbro marketing materials.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
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Imperial Stormtrooper [FOTD #2,739] from a few months ago, but with more dirt. From where I sit, that's good enough - it also makes at least three uses of this new mold so far. Between exclusives, variant troopers, and the like, Hasbro is really cashing in on these molds right now.
Articulation remains good, the figure's hands are great at gripping the blaster, and articulation is as good as a better-than-average 3 3/4-inch figure - complete with the nicely articulated shoulders. Limbs all move nicely, without any weird ratcheting or wobbly feet threatening to knock the figure over at any time. I had no problems getting the figure's helmet posed to look menacing or inquisitive, and it once again has a blank white human head glued to the inside of the helmet. It's future-proofed for customs or other possibilities, but it's still kind of odd to me as it means an extra piece and extra materials were used to manufacture the figure.
The Remnant Stormtrooper is a good one - decent sculpt, better than average deco, nothing special in the weapons department but at least it's a decent $20 release. If you see it, do yourself a favor and get it. Or maybe get two or three. Collector's Notes: I got mine from Target.
Day 2,770: January 19, 2021