« on: July 26, 2014, 09:55 AM »
Some general thoughts on the Black Series 3.75"
Yavin Leia looks pretty good. I appreciate the update to a figure that hasn't been done in some 15+ years, and that's about all I have to say there. I would've preferred another version of Leia if given the choice.
The mystery of Hoth Han in the 3.75" line? I'm thinking that might have been a case of mistaken identity. Someone probably saw that on a list and assumed that the 6" figure was actually a 3.75" figure.
Chewbacca? I've said my piece, but I think it bears repeating. Chewie is a tough character. Simply because he really doesn't have any costume changes. A detention block breakout version would have been more interesting than this one.
The Clone Commanders are pretty cool. Rex looks adequately battle-worn. And the hash marks to denote his droid kills are a nice touch. Commander Wolffe is probably the star here, because his helmet and look are the most unique of the bunch. I hope that helmet is removable! As for Commander Doom? It took a while for me to recognize that this Clone Commander was from the lost episodes. When I saw him there I didn't make the connection. But seeing the figure? Clearly, whoever designed this particular Clone is a HUGE Marvel/Doctor Doom fan. I mean, this is just an over the top homage to everyone's favorite despot from Latveria! After that? I guess we're left wondering what became of Commander Thorne, who either didn't make the cut or may have been put out there in an effort to discover any leaks.
Dagobah spirit Darth Vader is a nice update. The POTJ figure was pretty awesome in it's day. But that figure came out about 13 or 14 years ago, and I think the aesthetics have passed that one by. The one question I have after seeing this one in the Hasbro display case? Does the head come off?
Gold Leader / Dutch Vander seems like a case of going back to re-do the notable Rebel Pilots from the Battle of Yavin. The original version of Gold Leader wound up towering over many an X-Wing and Y-Wing pilot. I guess now I can customize the old version into a Rosey LaRose figure!!!