The Black Series 2020 Line Look The Mandalorian Packaging
Item No.: Asst. E8908 No. F5526
Number: 23 - The Mandalorian
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: July 2022
Appearances: The Mandalorian
Bio: The New Republic ued these security droids for protection and combat, including aboard high-security correction transports like the one Th Mandalorian boarded in an effort to rescue the prisoner Qin. (Taken from the packaging.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
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It's a good figure. It's not great - given the price increases, Hasbro probably could have used a better gray plastic that doesn't look quite so much like a toy, or perhaps painted it more, but it's a nice sculpt. If you have a K-2SO - which he resembles - you'll recognize the clear plastic in the elbows, wrists, ankles, and knees. He stands nicely, posing him is easy, and he holds his gun in his three-fingered hand without a fuss. It's a good sculpt - they did a nice job translating the show's design with its tiny eyes and long face into something that retains elements of Battle Droids and the K-2SO designs, but also looks new enough that you won't be too upset by what I assume were shared digital assets in spots.
Deco, again, could have been better. There are chest lights that don't exactly pop - they match the muted New Republic symbol too closely, and just look like part of the droid's painted decoration. Similarly, the eye light doesn't quite sing - it's just a yellow stripe, and lacks something vital I can't quite put my finger on. It also feels a tiny bit small, but at least it's where it should be. The torso, neck, and hips have a little paint on them but it seems this was a pretty cheap figure to make. There's not a lot of extraneous bits here, with no special features and minimal paint applications.
Collector's Notes: I got mine from Entertainment Earth.
Day 3,016: March 30, 2023