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Chopper (C1-10P) - TBS [P3] - Six Inch Figures (84)

Name: Chopper (C1-10P)
Collection: The Black Series [Phase III]
Number: 84
Scale: 6"
Source: Star Wars: Rebels
Availability: June 2019
License: Hasbro

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Chopper is the resident droid of the Ghost, assisting the crew in everything from ship maintenance to combat, even though he doesn't always want to. After many years of repairs and patch jobs, Chopper has a beat-up, worn look that matches his sometimes cranky personality.

Now we’re getting somewhere! It blows many minds on how long it has taken Hasbro to get out the beloved members of the Ghost crew. Arriving in literal dribs and drabs into The Black Series [Phase III] 6” line, Hasbro hasn’t necessarily been too “kind” to Star Wars: Rebels fans when it comes to the characters they produce from this Star Wars entertainment. We won’t complain about that for too long, however. We’ve reached a point where we’re only in need of Garazeb "Zeb" Orrelios, and that character isn’t too far down the pike either. Many liken the personality of Chopper (C1-10P) to Jar Jar Binks. You will probably either love to hate him or hate to love him. And there probably won’t be too much middle ground between those extremes. No matter your position of Chopper (C1-10P), we’re confident that you’ll appreciate what Hasbro has worked into the 6” version of this character. Interestingly, and we’re on the fence about this, it seems as if Hasbro neglected to transition Chopper (C1-10P) from “animated” style to “realistic” style for this release. The Black Series [Phase III] 6” version of Chopper (C1-10P) possesses the rotund shape and rounded features of the animated style of the character from the television series. We don’t see too much in the way of updates or new approaches to make the droid look a little more like something we’d see in “real life.” Is this the first “animated” styled action figure of the 6” line, or did Hasbro play it safe and not try to change things up too much in fear of losing the original spirit and intention of the character?

Surprisingly, Chopper (C1-10P) comes with almost an identical articulation system as 2017’s Droid Factory C1-10P “CHOPPER” figure. A swivel head is accompanied by two swivel legs, hinge-jointed feet, an articulated extension arm and articulated arms on the head of Chopper (C1-10P). The only difference is that for the 6” figure, they tuck away inside the head and convert to panels, which are a stunning feature here. Also, just like the Droid Factory figure, Chopper (C1-10P) comes with an interchangeable right leg (to match his left leg) and a removable “tire” third leg where a rocket can be put in its place. Diorama builders will love the display included with Chopper (C1-10P) too. It’s an environmental “fireball” base, and then the interchangeable rocket “third leg” attachment has a stem of “fire” that inserts into the base, giving Chopper (C1-10P) a flying effect that works stunningly well. We were certain the fire stem attached to the rocket was removable, but we were unsuccessful in removing it. Perhaps we didn’t try hard enough, but we weren’t able to display Chopper (C1-10P) with the rocket attachment alone. What’s interesting is that the “tire” third leg and the "rocket” third leg are different lengths, and if you’re not careful, the tire will insert too far up the cavity of Chopper (C1-10P). It then becomes difficult to remove because it's lodged so high. We’re not sure if we did something wrong here, but it feels like Hasbro should have fine-tuned this figure’s engineering a bit to make it as user-friendly as possible. It’s a nice figure, but it has some quirks.

Chopper (C1-10P) has a beautiful paint job. Copying panel by panel, part by part directly from the character in the Star Wars: Rebels television show, Hasbro faithfully recreated Chopper (C1-10P) to his onscreen likeness without a hitch. His orange head, cream-colored body, and army green and yellow details pull the character together in unexpected ways. Hasbro should be proud of what they accomplished with this 6” figure. They captured the spirit and the attitude of the character wonderfully. The character of Chopper (C1-10P) doesn’t have that much movement in the television series, so it makes sense why Hasbro didn’t add anything out of the ordinary to the figure’ articulation system. The hinge-jointed feet don’t give a fantastic range of motion, but they move enough to help you create poses where Chopper (C1-10P) where the droid uses all of his legs. And then the articulated arms have a nice range of movement to help give him the spunky personality he portrays in the show. Chopper (C1-10P) should deliver everything you wanted him to in the 6” line. Again, aside from not being too sure if this is an animated take or realistic take on the character, we think Chopper (C1-10P) is a fine addition to The Black Series 6” lineup. He’s perfectly to scale and looks brilliant amongst the other members of the Ghost that we already have in the 6” line. What more could you want here?

Collector Notes

Chopper (C1-10P)

Status: Chopper (C1-10P) is an all-new figure.

Articulation Count: 19 points (15 areas of articulation)

Articulation Details: swivel dome (1), hinge-jointed left dome arm (3), hinge-jointed right dome arm (3), swivel left leg (1), swivel right leg (1), hinge-jointed left foot (1), hinge-jointed right foot (1), rolling wheel A (1), rolling wheel B (1), rolling wheel C (1), rolling wheel D (1), slide-out third leg (1), third leg rolling tore wheel (1), opening front left arm extension (1)

Accessory Count: 3

Accessory Details: fireball display base, removable rocket attachment, interchangeable left leg

Date Stamp: N/A

Assortment Number: E4084/B3834

UPC: 630509794003

Retail: $19.99 USD

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The Black Series [Phase III] Wave 21 (Wave 30)

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Added: June 24, 2019
Category: Black Series [Phase III], The
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
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