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The Black Series [Phase III]

Ezra Bridger - TBS [P3] - Six Inch Figures (86)

Name: Ezra Bridger
Collection: The Black Series [Phase III]
Number: 86
Scale: 6"
Source: Star Wars: Rebels
Availability: June 2019
License: Hasbro

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Growing up, Ezra learned to trust no one and to rely on his street smarts – and subconscious Force abilities – to survive. This all changes with his introduction to the crew of the Ghost, a small band of rebels fighting back against the Empire. Ezra comes to believe in their cause, and sees that he can help change the galaxy for the better.

Star Wars: Rebels had a tremendous impact on Star Wars fans across the globe, but sadly it only had about half the longevity of The Clone Wars. Regardless of the length of its run, it still has a substantial number of fans, including collectors, that still want licensees to produce the merchandise on the characters. Thankfully, Hasbro is following through and continuing to make collector-friendly versions of the characters for The Black Series [Phase III] 6” line. And Ezra Bridger is the next on the list. We’re getting closer and closer to completing the Ghost crew, and that’s a longtime dream for fans of the show who also collect Star Wars toys. And with the addition of Chopper (C1-10P) and Ezra Bridger in the latest wave of 6” figures. We’re only one Ghost crew member away from completion. It’s unreal how long it has taken Hasbro to get these characters out as action figures for collectors. But forever trying to play catch up is never something that helps to keep a line organized. With so many wishes and wants, it might be best to accept that getting Star Wars: Rebels characters added to the line is something they could easily overlook as a priority. Rebels offers fans of Star Wars a new look at characters that have been part of the storyline for years, but of course, introduces us to new heroes like Ezra Bridger. And it’s nice to see an action figure of this character sport more than five points of articulation. Plus, it looks like Hasbro is trying something new with double ball-socket hips for this figure.

The first Ezra Bridger action figure was first offered in the 2014 Reveal The Rebels: Jedi Reveal Mission Series Toys R Us exclusive multipack. And that version of Ezra Bridger left a lot to be desired. Now, with the release of The Black Series [Phase III] 6” Ezra Bridger, Hasbro proves they came a long way from that original figure’s release. Ezra Bridger not only comes loaded with articulation, but Hasbro had to find a believable way to translate this character from animated style to realistic style effortlessly. Ezra Bridger has angular and geometric facial features, and Hasbro ensured they incorporated those traits seamlessly into the 6” version of this figure. And then they faithfully recreated his outfit and utilized all of the corresponding colors to mimic what we saw in the animated series. From the orange jumpsuit to the multi-colored vest, from the armor shin plating to the colorful gloves, Hasbro painstakingly mimicked very last detail of Ezra Bridger’s look and appearance for The Black Series [Phase III] 6” figure release. If you’re not a fan of the show, no worries. You’ll appreciate what Hasbro has executed here for the figure. Not only is the figure sculpted beautifully and painted gorgeously, but you’re also going to enjoy the healthy dose of accessories they included with the figure as well. There are many things to appreciate with this release of Ezra Bridger. Hasbro did a fantastic job all around here.

We’re especially impressed with the removable helmet included with Ezra Bridger. As huge fans of anything conceptually Ralph McQuarrie, Ezra Bridger’s removable helmet is based on McQuarrie’s Snowtrooper concept. Hasbro faithfully tooled this from the artwork and also added the signature markings, this time in red, to keep the homage-paying going. The removable helmet fits like a glove on Ezra Bridger’s head, and when you pose him while wearing, it offers a whole new dimension of the character. Cast in shiny white plastic, Hasbro decorated the helmet with black and red details without any overspray or sloppiness. It looks professionally painted. Also included with Ezra Bridger is a removable vest, and in all honesty, Ezra Bridger looks great with or without wearing it. The insignia on the back is stunningly recreated for this action figure. The vest is made from a soft plastic and has the necessary pliability for easily removing it, as well as putting it back on the figure. The last accessory comes in two parts: Ezra Bridger’s unique lightsaber. The square-shaped hilt is nicely painted and styled. And it’s Hasbro intent to stow the hilt from a clip on Ezra’s belt. However, the clip is too rubbery, and the hole on the hilt is too small, and it is nearly impossible to attach to the figure. At best, it sticks out away from his body. We wish Hasbro would have refined this before releasing it. Aside from that, Ezra Bridger is a wonderful addition to the line.

Collector Notes

Ezra Bridger

Status: Ezra Bridger is an all-new figure.

Articulation Count: 28 points (17 areas of articulation)

Articulation Details: ball-socket head (1), hinge-jointed neck (1), ball-jointed left shoulder (2), ball-jointed right shoulder (2), ball-jointed left elbow (2), ball-jointed right elbow (2), ball-jointed left wrist (2), ball-jointed right wrist (2), ball-jointed torso (2), double ball-socket left hip (2), double ball-socket right hip (2), swivel left thigh (1), swivel right thigh (1), hinge-jointed left knee (1), hinge-jointed right knee (1), ball-jointed/"rocker" left ankle (2), ball-jointed/"rocker" right ankle (2)

Accessory Count: 4

Accessory Details: removable helmet, removable vest, lightsaber hilt, lightsaber blade

Date Stamp: N/A

Assortment Number: E4507/B3834

UPC: 630509794010

Retail: $19.99 USD

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

Chopper (C1-10P) (84)

Obi-Wan Kenobi (Padawan) (85)

Ezra Bridger (86)

Doctor Aphra (87)

0-0-0 (Triple Zero) (88)

BT-1 (Beetee) (89)

Added: June 25, 2019
Category: Black Series [Phase III], The
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
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