The Black Series 2023 Closed Box Line Look Andor Packaging
Item No.: Asst. E8908 No. F5529
Number: #06 - Star Wars: Andor
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: April 2023
Appearances: Star Wars: Andor
Bio: In an era filled with danger, deception, and intrigue, Cassian Andor embarks on a path that will turn him into the rebel hero who will challenge the evil Galactic Empire. (Taken from the packaging.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
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The over-engineered figure has great hip joints that are blocked by his coat since he can't sit. He has the typical shoulder joints, plus that newer one that lets them swing forward a bit - it's completely useless with the coat. He also has a double-neck joint with the collar of his shirt having a joint that really isn't visually all that great. Given the figure is mostly molded in color, I'd really like to have seen if Hasbro could have removed some of those shoulder and neck joints and perhaps an accessory to give us a figure at a $19.99 price point. They did a good job getting a lot of textures on this figure to look and feel good, with a little ore gloss on the figure than I'm used to seeing for The Black Series. I love gloss on The Retro Collection, but less so on fabric elements of my 6-inch figures.
As far as quality control goes, mine had a fused knee that took a lot to get to budge - it looks like the pieces may be melted together, perhaps destined to never bend. For $25 I have pretty high standards, but "the joints should all be able to move" seems like a pretty low bar to cross for success. The funny thing is if this figure came in a window box, I could see being disinclined to open it and would even recommend it - but you want to see him. What's the point of owning a closed box? I think fans of the show will enjoy this figure, but at $25 a whack I can't say I'm excited about drab-colored clothing on people, even if their faces are some of the best we've ever seen out of Hasbro. If you see this one on sale somewhere, I'd say it's probably worth it. Just check those knee joints before you throw away your receipt.
Collector's Notes: I got mine from Entertainment Earth.
Day 3,044: July 6, 2023