What I Bought Today: 6″ Star Wars Black 2014 Wave 1

wibt tn Item: Bespin Luke, Revenge of the Site Obi-Wan Kenobi, Stormtrooper (and another Han Solo)
Line: Star Wars Black Series 6″
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Store: Entertainment Earth (Full Case in-stock now)

Bio/Package Text: Obi-Wan: Obi-Wan is forced to battle his friend Anakin Skywalker in a devastating lightsaber duel after Anakin turns to the dark side. “I have failed you, Anakin.”
Luke Skywalker: Luke battles Darth Vader on a narrow platform in Cloud City and rejects Vader’s urging to turn to the dark side and rule the galaxy with him. “You’ll find I’m full of surprises.”
Stormtrooper: Stromtroopers board the Rebel Blockade Runner Tantive IV and send word to Darth Vader that they have captured Princess Leia. “Inform Lord Vader we have a prisoner.”

Thoughts: For someone who doesn’t like 6″ figures, I sure have been buying a lot of them lately. Also, these are ridiculously fantastic figures. Every Star Wars fan should own Bespin Luke and the Stromtrooper.

I do want to call out a few things I’m not crazy about. For starters, the Han Solo in the case should be a Stormtrooper. I know the case pack has been criticized ad nauseam, but I just wish there had been a second Stormtrooper in the box. Also the Stormtrooper’s head seems to sit a little tall, he has a bit too much neck showing. Finally, my Obi-Wan Kenobi has a little bit of crazy eye happening…something to look out for if you’re grabbing these at retail.

Other than those three things…I LOVE these.  The sculpts are amazing….Luke’s a tough likeness to capture and he’s really good. I’m also impressed with how good Obi-Wan’s soft goods ‘skirt’ is integrated into the entire look, it’s a great weight of material to use at this scale and the details on the sculpted parts of the outfit match the knit of the fabric very well. Accessories you can’t see well in the photos below include Luke’s blaster, the Stormtrooper’s blaster and blaster rifle. The lightsaber blades can be removed from the hilt.

Summary: If you like Star Wars…just go buy these. They’re fantastic.

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