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Super-Articulate: Emerging from Quarantine, Oh Wait, We’re Not Edition

I suppose we could also call this the “best-laid plans” edition. A few months back, I had plans for a particular series of articles under the Super-Articulate banner. And then . . . well . . . you know: things got weird. I was working from home, and that was busy. My wife and teenage sons were in the house, and that was busier. I landed a really big freelance gig (more when I can tell you) and had other freelance stuff happening. And stuff slid.

On the other hand, we’re entering a really big period of new product either the actual shelves are being set up for pre-order. In that bit of a lull, I’m going to look at a new item that started arriving from pre-orders in the past couple of weeks, and a slightly older item that’s still making its way around. They’re both from the Star Wars Black Series. Up first . . .

THE CHILD: The amazing character find of 2019 is . . . tiny. Like, really tiny. Yes, he’s to scale, but holy crap, he’s tiny. It’s kind of insane that the figure is as detailed as it is because, well, did I mention that he’s tiny? The little creature is a shocking 1.1” tall. And yet, the craftsmanship here is crazy. How did they sculpt this? A 2-up would still be less than 2.5”. Was it a 4-up? Regardless, look at the tiny wrinkles on his clothes.

And yet, even with the small size, there’s still some poseability of the head and arms. To be fair, we don’t see the little guy move much beyond that in the show, anyway. Still, I’m struck by how good the Child looks standing next to the Mandalorian. It would have been cool to get the floating pram, but I wouldn’t be shocked to see that made in the future.

Packing in a slide-open plastic case for the three accessories is a genius idea, but it would be insanely easy to lose these. Frankly, I opted to keep them in the case for exactly that reason. The accessories include the ball/control knob from the Razor Crest, the famous bowl from which to sip, and the frog-like creature, suitable for eating.

My overall verdict is that I think it’s great. Yes, I was shocked at the smallness, but it’s scale-appropriate and it’s very well-rendered. It’s also half the cost of a regular Black Series figure, which feels about right. Good on Hasbro to put so much thought into what’s already a hit figure.

General Grievous: Speaking of putting in some thought . . . damn. Grievous is awesome. The entire body and head has to be proprietary tooling, because no one else in the Star Wars Galaxy has body parts like this. The four arms are impressively articulated, given their thinness, and the hands hold the four enclosed lightsabers with ease. I also found the face detail to be well-done and accurate.

Possibly the best part about the Grievous figure is its versatility. The four arms and multiple points of articulation allow for a number of poses. It’s hard to pick one that doesn’t make this guy look good on a shelf. I also find that the cloth cape enhances the look of the figure, as it falls in interesting ways depending on how the arms are posed.

I’ve heard some complaints that the figure is hard to stand, but I had good luck with that. I find that favoring a hunch, as the character generally appears, makes it an easier proposition. I think it’s appropriate that this is a deluxe figure in a larger package and slightly higher price point, given the work that had to go into the unique parts. I also like that it came out just ahead of the new run of prequel figures, particularly that Obi-Wan Kenobi. I think this one’s really solid overall.

That’s all for the moment, everyone. I plan to be back soon to catch up on some Marvel Legends, including the Retro Gray Beast, Rage, Mach-1, and a deep look at the most recent FF assortment (which I only just got myself). Thanks for reading; glad to have you back.

From Jango to Boba, Star Wars Vet Temuera Morrison Tapped for The Mandalorian Season 2

Boba Fett

Temuera Morrison has been cast to play Boba Fett in the second season of the Disney+ series The Mandalorian.

Morrison played Bob’s “father” Jango Fett in Star Wars: Attack of the Clones will don the iconic armor for a “small role” in the second season.

This isn’t the first time Morrison has played Boba Fett. The actor voiced the character for Star Wars: Battlefront, Star Wars: Battlefront II, and Star Wars: Empire at War. He also played Commander Cody in Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith and voiced Delta 28 in Star Wars: Republic Commando.

Jeremy Bulloch originated the live-action role of Boba Fett in Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. Daniel Logan played a young Boba Fett in Star Wars: Attack of the Clones and voiced the character in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. The character debuted in animated form in 1978 with The Star Wars Holiday Special.

Funko Reveals New Mandalorian and The Child Pop!s

You too can protect The Child with these new Funko Pop!s from the world of The Mandalorian.

You can now pre-order Pop! Moment: Mandalorian – Mandalorian and Child, and Pop! Star Wars: Mandalorian The Child with cup, The Child with frog, and Moff Gideon.


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The Mandalorian’s The Child Gets New Toys Including an Animatronic Figure

STAR WARS THE CHILD ANIMATRONIC EDITION Toy

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $59.99/Available: Fall 2020)

From HASBRO’S STAR WARS Collection comes THE CHILD ANIMATRONIC EDITION toy with sounds and motorized sequences! He may look like “BABY YODA,” but this lovable creature is called THE CHILD – and now you can become his protector with this animatronic toy from STAR WARS. Touching the top of THE CHILD’S head activates over 25 sound and motion combinations, including happy and excited sounds, giggles, babbles, and more, all while the toy’s head moves up and down, ears move back and forth, and eyes open and close. Boys and girls can pretend to harness the power of the Force as THE CHILD toy closes its eyes, raises its arm, and sighs as if exerting a great amount of energy. Lay THE CHILD toy down and it will close its eyes and take a “Force nap.” Includes figure and Mandalorian pendant. Requires 2 AAA batteries, included. Available at most major retailers.

STAR WARS THE CHILD TALKING PLUSH Toy

(HASBRO/Ages 3 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $24.99/Available: Spring 2020)

From HASBRO, the STAR WARS THE CHILD 7.5-INCH TALKING PLUSH with character sounds and accessories! Nothing in the galaxy is as cute, has taken as many naps, sipped more soup, or learned to control the Force as THE CHILD from the hit series The Mandalorian on Disney Plus! He may look like “Baby Yoda,” but this lovable creature is called The Child—and now you can become his protector with this cuddly plush toy from HASBRO Star Wars, dressed in the cutest little robe ever seen this side of Mos Eisley. Posable arms let kids pretend the Force is within their reach, while a squeeze of the toy’s soft plush body activates character sounds! Includes talking plush toy, bone broth bowl, and Sorgan frog. Available at most major retailers.

STAR WARS THE CHILD 6.5-INCH Figure

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Spring 2020)

From HASBRO is the STAR WARS THE CHILD 6.5-inch figure inspired by the itty bitty bounty from the hit Disney Plus series The Mandalorian! THE CHILD is taking the world by storm, and now kids and fans can take one home! Add huge fun to any STAR WARS collection with this big STAR WARS THE CHILD 6.5-INCH Figure. Imagine every bounty hunter in the galaxy is chasing The Child (because, let’s face it, they are) and protect this adorable creature from them all! Featuring design inspired by the live-action series and several points of articulation for big posable fun, kids and fans of all ages will love imagining favorite moments from the STAR WARS galaxy! Available at most major retailers.

STAR WARS THE BOUNTY COLLECTION, THE CHILD 2.2-inch Collectibles

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $7.99/Available: Spring 2020)

From HASBRO is the STAR WARS THE BOUNTY COLLECTION, THE CHILD 2.2-INCH Collectible figures, inspired by the super-cute character from the hit Disney Plus series The Mandalorian! He may look like a “Baby Yoda,” but this 50-year-old adorable creature is called The Child and is many things: cute, curious, hungry, sleepy, Force-sensitive, and one of the galaxy’s most wanted! Fans can start their own collection of this adorable character in poses inspired by iconic scenes from the live-action series! With 6 figures to choose from, kids and fans can collect figures featuring fun poses such as sipping soup and blanket wrapped, hold me and ball toy, and froggy snack and force moment. These 2.25-inch collectible figures are an awesome way to start a collection, swap with friends, give as gifts, or display in any STAR WARS collection! For pre-sale these items will be offered as 2 packs for $15.99. Available at most major retailers.

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES THE CHILD Figure

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $9.99/Available: Spring 2020)

From STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES is THE CHILD 1.12-inch collectible action figure based on the so-cute-it-hurts character from the Disney Plus hit series The Mandalorian! THE CHILD is the most adorable mystery from here to the Outer Rim! Now fans can add the pint-sized galactic sensation to their STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES collections! The 1.12-inch figure is styled to look like The Child, with premium detail and multiple points of articulation. Includes figure, bone broth bowl, toy knob and Sorgan frog. Available at most major retailers.

Hasbro Reveals New Star Wars Figures like Ahsoka and Star Wars Operation and Trouble

STAR WARS THE MANDALORIAN DARKSABER ELECTRONIC LIGHTSABER

(HASBRO/Ages 5 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $29.99/Available: Spring 2020)

In the STAR WARS saga, this one-of-a-kind black-bladed Lightsaber has been a symbol of MANDALORIAN power for generations. Imagine wielding a black-bladed Lightsaber with exciting electronic light and sound effects! The STAR WARS THE MANDALORIAN DARKSABER ELECTRONIC LIGHTSABER features electronic light effects, classic Lightsaber effects, awesome battle sounds when kids swing the Lightsaber, and crackling lightning sound and light effects when they hold down the button on the hilt! Imagine ruling over MANDALORE with the MANDALORIAN DARKSABER! Includes lightsaber and instructions. Requires 3 1.5V AAA batteries, included. Available at most major retailers.

STAR WARS GALAXY OF ADVENTURES 5-INCH AHSOKA TANO Figure

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $9.99/Available: Spring 2020)

Imagine AHSOKA TANO wielding her two blue Lightsabers with Double Lightsaber Swipe action! Boys and girls can activate the STAR WARS GALAXY OF ADVENTURES 5-INCH AHSOKA TANO figure’s Double Lightsaber Swipe feature by twisting the action figure’s torso and releasing it. This 5-inch-scale action figure features multiple points of articulation, with design and detail inspired by STAR WARS movies and entertainment. Includes figure and 2 accessories. Available at most major retailers.

STAR WARS GALAXY OF ADVENTURES 5-INCH AHSOKA’S CLONE TROOPER Figure

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $9.99/Available: Spring 2020)

Imagine AHSOKA’S CLONE TROOPER blasting the enemy with Blaster Barrage action! Boys and girls can activate the STAR WARS GALAXY OF ADVENTURES 5-INCH AHSOKA’S CLONE TROOPER figure’s Blaster Barrage feature by pressing down on the action figure’s arms and releasing them. This 5-inch-scale action figure features multiple points of articulation, with design and detail inspired by STAR WARS movies and entertainment. Includes figure and accessory. Available at most major retailers.

OPERATION: STAR WARS THE MANDALORIAN EDITION Game

(HASBRO/Ages 6 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Spring 2020)

With this OPERATION: STAR WARS THE MANDALORIAN EDITION Game, kids can imagine scenes from THE MANDALORIAN live-action TV series on Disney Plus. Fans have fallen in love with THE CHILD, the character they call “BABY YODA,” and must try to stop the mischief! Look at all the objects THE CHILD has taken, including a froggy, a cup of broth, and a mudhorn egg! Players can have fun using the tweezers as they try to remove the most pieces from the game unit without setting off the buzzer. When all of the objects have been removed, the player with the most pieces wins. This game is for 1 or more players. Includes gameboard, tweezers, 11 plastic objects, storage tray, and instructions. Requires 2 1.5V AA batteries, not included. Available at Amazon and Walmart.

TROUBLE: STAR WARS THE MANDALORIAN EDITION Game

(HASBRO/Ages 5 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $14.99/Available: Spring 2020)

Inspired by the THE MANDALORIAN live-action TV series on Disney Plus, this TROUBLE: STAR WARS THE MANDALORIAN EDITION Game combines TROUBLE gameplay with THE MANDALORIAN adventures. Race around a dangerous planet in the outer reaches of the galaxy to rescue THE CHILD, who fans call “BABY YODA”. Choose to play as bounty hunter, THE MANDALORIAN, IG-II the droid, the skilled warrior, CARA DUNE, or the vapor farmer, KUILL. The first player to get all 4 of their pawns to the Home space to rescue THE CHILD wins! This game makes a fun choice for Family Game Night and it’s a great gift for STAR WARS THE MANDALORIAN fans. This game is for 2 to 4 players. Includes plastic game unit base with Pop-O-Matic die roller, cardboard gameboard insert, 16 plastic character pawns (4 of each color), label sheet, and instructions. Available at Amazon and Walmart.

Baby Yoda Gets Plush and Pop! Figures

People have been clamoring for Baby Yoda merchandise. Three new items have been revealed and are available for pre-order. All three are set for release around May 2020.

The adorable Star Wars: The Mandalorian The Child 11-Inch Plush might look a lot like Master Yoda, but he, it is not. Rather, it’s a soft and snuggly version of The Child from the Disney+ The Mandalorian TV series. This huggable figure features a roto-vinyl head, sparkling glass eyes, and a soft body with a sturdy bean-filled base. Plus, it comes to you specially packaged in a hover crib. Don’t miss this chance to bring “Baby Yoda” home!

Baby Yoda, it is not, but that’s what many Star Wars fans have taken to calling this 50-year-old member of the Jedi Master’s species who is likewise powerful with the Force. Inspired by the Disney+ The Mandalorian TV series, The Child has journeyed from the outer reaches of the galaxy to join your collection as this super-sized Star Wars: The Mandalorian The Child 10-Inch Pop! Vinyl Figure. Measuring about 10-inches tall, the toddler comes packaged in a window display box. Now that you’ve found this adorable baby, you need to protect it. So, order right away!

The Force is strong with this youngling. Adorable 3 3/4-inch tall Pop! Vinyl figure brings you The Child!

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