The latest wave for the Black Series consists of six figures in total, five of them are The Empire Strikes Back related. So how could I possibly skip this wave? Not at all. I just wonder why they mixed these figures with an EU character in the same wave. When I saw this wave on sale I immediately bought it as a complete set. Something I’d normally wouldn’t do. I decided, that it would probably be very difficult to hunt all these TESB figures down one by one and suspected, that the only figure you would ever see in the stores, would be the sixth EU figure, namely Bastilla Shan. Let’s see if my prediction about the availability of this waves’ TESB figures in the stores will be correct…
Yes, it was about time to release a new Yoda figure, the last (non-prequel themed) one probably being the one from the VOTC line decades ago. No, I do not want to count the prequel themed Yodas, that have nothing to do with the Yoda I know. So yeah, a TESB Yoda again, finally. If you have the VOTC Yoda, you can skip this figure. However if you want to team Yoda up with Dagobah Training Luke, you will need the backpack which is coming with this Yoda figure.
Great they re-released Dak Ralter. Unlike with Yoda, you did not have to wait for decades to get a chance to get him again, but you sure had to be very lucky to get him the last time, as this must have been one of the rarest figures in the TVC line, which raised the most ridiculous prices on the second market.
Not sure if it needed a new Snowtrooper figure but it surely is a great army builder and a Snowtrooper with a non-removable helmet (and no prequel clone head underneath) is certainly a great addition.
The Luke Dagobah Training figure has a long tradition. Not as long as original Kenner figures have, but when they re-released the line with their super muscular figures within the POTF2 line somewhere around the 1990s, Dagobah Training Luke was one of them. The idea of such a figure always intrigued me. The figure itself didn’t. There have been quite a few newer releases, none of them well articulated or otherwise satisfactory. Now you finally have a definite version of Dagobah Training Luke.
There was one moment in Star Wars that slightly reminded me of Star Trek. Toryn Farr was the character that was shown in that very moment. No she wasn’t on the Enterprise, when she wore that headphone and commanded to fire the ion cannons, instead she was on the Rebels’ Echo Base on Hoth. Now they made a figure for her. Not sure if this was necessary but apparently there are two good reasons for making a figure for her: 1) there can’t be enough figures for The Empire Strikes Back and 2) there can’t be enough figures for women in Star Wars. We will generously oversee that Toryn is just a re-modeled Hoth Leia figure. The figure certainly is an original addition to the line.