Series: Black Series 6″ Phase 3 – Wave 1
I must admit, Chewbacca has always been one of my favorite Star Wars characters. Suffice to say, I was really excited to get my hands on this figure. Sure enough, it does a great job of capturing our favorite Wookie with a figure that towers over all the others, in terms of height at least. With as many good things we could say about this figure, at the same time, it isn’t perfect.
Looking at the figure you’ll be able to notice immediately, but if you already have the Black Series Phase 2 Chewbacca, this really is basically the same figure. The only big difference between this and Chewbacca’s initial Black Series release is the slight different coloring to show his age. If nothing else, they at least did a great job with the coloring, really capturing his Force Awakens appearance.
Hasbro really did a fantastic job with the sculpt of the figure. They did a great job on his face for a perfect eyes, nose, and mouth. While he might be made of plastic, but they did wonders with the texturing and overlapping at his joints to really make him look furry. It’s a lot of little details is the fur that make the figure stand out. All of those tricks make him look like a great figure, but it really cuts down on his articulation. Since the plastic fur goes down for a shaggy look, is blocks most points of articulation you find on other figures, severely limiting your choices in posing him. His head is actually the worst culprit of this, as you cannot turn it left or right. Considering the figure looks so great, it softens this disappointment slightly, but not completely.
His satchel is a separate accessory piece that is very well done. The detailing on it is spot on. The same can be said for his bowcaster which they made an accurate representation. Once again his lack of articulation comes into play with this a little as it is pretty tought to get both hands to appear to be holding it.
Assuming you have not already picked up the previous version, this is a great figure for anyones collection. If you already have the original Chewbacca, you’re fine passing on this unless you want it as a completist. The size of the figure and the detailing of his fur make the figure really eye-catching. It’s just a shame that looking this good came at the cost of being able to actually move the figure freely. It’s an unfortunate tradeoff in the only downside of having a great looking Chewbacca figure.