I want to make a bit of a behind the scenes confession. Sometimes I sit on stuff a bit to better balance out these posts. Or to make them work for “clever titles”. Or to be sure I have something for the future during a slower week. Like Black Series 3PO, which I’ve had for a few weeks now, but I wanted to wait to pair him up with other “gets”.
This “normal” version of C-3P0 is a Walgreens exclusive repaint of the Episode 7 one with the dumb pointless red arm. Personally, the Red arm should be the exclusive, but then we’d just have a new shelf warmer for Walgreens. His main issue is that Black Series R2-D2 came out in like Wave 1 or something, years ago, so he is impossible to find. That’s where my other pick ups come in.T
Bandai makes model kids for Star Wars. 1/12th scale models kits. There’s a 3P0 and R2 kit, but there is also a newer kit with R2 and BB-8, which ended up being perfect for my wants. I’ve been torn on BB-8 somewhat, Black Series BB-8 comes with Rey. I already have a Rey from the K-Mart set that includes the display base and saber, but no BB-8. Getting this set gets me a really really nice R2 and really really really nice BB-8. I may do a full review down the road, but I cannot stress more how incredibly impressive both R2 and BB-8 are, especially since the set cost around the same as a single Black Series figure. They have add on bits, and all of the articulation you would need, this includes BB-8 with his really clever engineering.
Keeping int he Star Wars theme, I also picked up a couple of Black Series figures on deep clearance at Wal-Mart.
First off is Jyn Erso. I’ve been holding out a bit hoping for a mark down of the Target 3 Pack that includes the proper Cassian, but I’m not real sure I even like that figure at all, and for the price, I decided to just stick with the single Jyn.
I also picked up Kylo Ren, minus the mask. I have the original release of Kylo Ren, and I didn’t really want to pay another $20 for what amounts to a better light saber and an unmasked head, but for $7, I could go for that, especially since he spends more time minus the helmet vs with it.