Last week my box of Star Wars Black Series Wave 5 finally arrived from Entertainment Earth. With all the trips I’ve made to Walgreens in the past month, I’ve been tempted by Jedi Luke and Chewbacca many, many times but I held out! Now that my order arrived, I’m giving each figure a once over. Yesterday was Darth Vader and today is Han’s best bud, Chewbacca.
Package Bio: Chewbacca is Han Solo’s copilot on the MILLENNIUM FALCON. The powerful wookiee is a courageous fighter, skilled mechanic and loyal friend who joins the fight to save the galaxy.
“Rrrooaarrgghh! Awrggh! Rwaah-oh-oh!”
Thoughts: It’s impossible for me to start this review with anything other than Chewbacca’s quote. It’s awesome, but I can’t place exactly where in the trilogy it’s from. If you know, leave me a comment!
Moving on from the quote, the first thing that you notice when freeing Chewbacca from the box is how big he is. Chewie stands nearly 7 3/4″ tall, giving him a good, in-scale, height advantage over his fellow 6″ figures. It’s awesome that Hasbro was able to fit him into a regular wave and get him into fan’s hands for just $20.
Chewbacca features articulated ankles, knees, thigh swivel, hips, waist, chest, shoulders, elbows, wrists and neck. His neck motion is limited somewhat by his sculpted hair, but you can still turn it a bit. The sculpted hair also limits articulation at the wrists and ankles, but this is a fair trade off against having the joints be exposed. Accessory wise, Chewie includes his murse (or wurse? Wookiee purse?) and his bowcaster which you assemble. You might want to use a dab of glue when you put yours together, that way it’ll stay in one piece. It was a bit of work getting his gun into his hand.
The sculpted hair looks good on this figure, with a majority of Chewie’s body being one medium brown color with darker brown accents. I’m not describing it great, but he’s pretty well colored. The paint decos around the remaining details, particularly his eyes are quite good which really sell this figure.
Summary: Han’s best bud is finally here and the pair look great on the shelf together. This Chewie sculpt will be a great base for future variants like the Leia as Boushh with prisoner Chewbacca I pitched for next year’s SDCC. I ordered Chewbacca, and the rest of the Wave 5 case, from Entertainment Earth.