The Mandalorian "Dollar Store" 6-Inch Figure
Item No.: Asst. B3946 No. F2832
Includes: 2-piece hover pram
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: April 2021
Appearances: The Mandalorian
Bio: A mysterious alien pursued by bounty hunters on behalf of Imperial interests. (Taken from the figure's packaging.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
Availability: Click here to buy it at Amazon now!
While some of you are rolling your eyes at these, I would ask you to reconsider - the first The Black Series C-3PO was $20 and extremely stiff, and the discount value one was $7 and just a little stiffer. Sometimes you want the best, and sometimes you may just want to feel like you got your money's worth - and these figures do that well. This take on The Child is similar to - but larger than - Target's exclusive The Child [FOTD #2,797] is about one inch tall, this one is 1 1/2-inches tall. The articulation is the same - and it's arguably much cheaper, given there's no $15 upcharge on Mando here.
I assume most collectors won't look at this, but it's a startlingly great product for kids and fans. This sort of thing is stuck at the Walmart checklane (and potentially food and drug and value stores like Dollar General, Big Lots, or whoever stocks them in the USA anymore) but would sell like crazy on the toy aisle by virtue of the fact that there really aren't many action figures to be had at stores these days. It is arguably better (and bigger) than The Black Series figure and sold at a discount, but you do lose a couple of paint operations. If you're happy with your The Child purchases, you probably neither need nor want this one too. However, there are millions of fans who have seen this show and have still never seen either of the series leads as toys in stores since they sell so fast. Also this is a reminder that Hasbro can make really good figures at rock-bottom prices... they just usually won't.
Collector's Notes: I got mine from Walmart.
Day 2,808: May 3, 2021