The Black Series 2020 Line Look Red The Bad Batch Packaging
Item No.: Asst. E8908 No. F4348
Number: #11 - The Bad Batch
Includes: Claw, blaster pistol, helmet, backpack
Action Feature: Removable helmet, claw plugs over datalink arm, removable backpack, blaster holster
Availability: May 2022
Appearances: The Bad Batch
Bio: Echo was a soldier in the Grand Army of the Republic, known for his strict adherence to orders and rules - hence, the nickname, which was sarcastically gifted by his clone brothers. (Taken from the packaging.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
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This is not to say he's completely clean - you can see some excellent black or silver splotches that would look just phenomenal if you didn't know something was missing. If you just saw this figure with no context, you'd love it - sure, you'd notice the sculpted crapes and scratches that are unpainted eventually, but the red trim, the Clone Force 99 skull and logo, and the copper vents on the backpack will distract you from any perceived slight. The figure's holster works, the articulation is great, and he has plenty of accessories - all of which can attach to the figure without fear of losing them somewhere.
There's so much going on with Echo that it is reasonable that he may cost a tiny bit more than some others - which makes it sting when we see figures with less deco be sold for $8 more than this guy. Hasbro did a good job here, there's even a red "tooth" on the "mouth" on the helmet that's the size of a pin prick. It looks like someone went to the mat here to do a good job, and while we can all nitpick and show how they could do even better, this is an improvement over most of what Hasbro has done with Clone Force 99 thus far. If you only get one Bad Batcher, this may be the best (or at least most interesting) one so far.
Collector's Notes: I got mine from Entertainment Earth.
Day 2,967: October 11, 2022