Posted by Rich on October 23, 2013 at 01:36 PM CST
Despite being quoted that they're reserving figure slots in The Black Series strictly for A-list characters, Hasbro has delivered a B, maybe C-lister, in the form of Greedo. And I'm glad they did.

If there was ever a perfect time to release Greedo, this had to be it. While the second wave of a new line may seem too soon to dive deeply into the character appendices of the Star Wars saga, releasing Greedo as a companion to case-mate Han Solo make perfect sense to me. Greedo, gives the line a little--pardon the expression--color beyond the core characters we all expect. To me, Star Wars was always about the complimentary B, C and even D-list characters so getting these characters as a compliment to the Han, Luke and Vader figures is important.

The Greedo figure's head sculpt has a decent resemblance to the character with well-designed accessories and solid aesthetics and articulation; though it still has those darn visible pins in the knees. It's a good overall figure that's simple and straightforward.

One thing you may notice from our archive photos is that Greedo's eyes appear to be more oval-shaped than round. I checked a few screen grabs with the character using the cantina scene in Star Wars as reference and I'm under the impression the eyes should be round. Even the medallion on the packaging has round-shaped eyes so I'm not sure why the figure ended up with the oval-shaped eyes. It's just enough to throw the character's likeness off ever so slightly, but I'm sure the sloppy paint mask around the eyes on my figure doesn't help either.

If you're a real stickler for detail, you'll notice that the yellow stripes along Greedo's arms and legs won't always line up depending on the position you pose the figure in. This might drive some of the OCD collectors batty, but it doesn't bother me since I prefer the extra articulation.

There's really not much more to Greedo than that. Greedo is a simple, but well executed figure that comes as an unexpected, but welcomed addition to Hasbro's 6-inch The Black Series line. The figure make a nice companion piece to Han Solo and adds some diversity in the line beyond the core characters.

View the photo archive entry for Hasbro's The Black Series 6-inch Greedo figure.
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