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.
Related Articles
November 24, 2013  Amazon Offers Fifty Percent Savings On Six Inch Black Series
October 30, 2013  High Resolution Hasbro: The Black Series 6-Inch Wave 3 Luke And Stormtrooper Packaging Update
October 29, 2013  Hasbro Photo Archive: The Battle Of Geonosis Multipacks
October 25, 2013  Photo Archive: Black Series 6-Inch Han Solo
October 22, 2013  Photo Archive: Black Series 6-Inch Slave Leia
October 21, 2013  Photo Archive: Black Series 6-Inch R2-D2
October 10, 2013  High Resolution Hasbro: The Black Series Toryn Farr & Snowtrooper Commander Figures
October 10, 2013  High Resolution Hasbro: The Black Series Luke Skywalker & Yoda Jedi Training Figures
comments powered by Disqus

San Diego Comic-Con 2014
NEW IN THE PHOTO ARCHIVE:
Probe
Droid
Poll
Now that you've seen the prototypes of Hot Toys' upcoming Movie Masterpiece Series MMS261 Han Solo and MMS262 Chewbacca 1/6 scale figures, our ever inquisitive Probe Droid is tasked to find out whether you are going to collect the line.
Hot Toys had me at "Hello There"
1/6 scale collecting has just lept forward. I'm in!
I hope the actual products are better than the prototypes, and if they are I'm interested in collecting this line.
This will be my first venture into the realm of 1/6 scale collecting...
I'm a 1/6 scale collector, but I'm not interested.
I'm not a 1/6 scale collector, so no, I won't get into this line (yet).
I'm not a 1/6 scale collector, so no, I won't get into this line.
Current Results