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The Vintage Collection

Mandalorian (Carbonized), The - TVC - Basic (Exclusive)

Name: The Mandalorian
Collection: The Vintage Collection
Number: N/A (Walmart Exclusive)
Source: The Mandalorian
Availability: October 2020
License: Hasbro

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The Carbonized Collection The Mandalorian figure has been treated with a sleek metallic finish down to the finest detail.

Originally thought to be a gimmick for collectors of The Black Series [Phase III] 6” line, now collectors of The Vintage Collection are graced with “carbonized” action figures in their scale. For whatever reason, many of the figures included in this Walmart exclusive assortment look better than their non-carbonized counterparts. In particular, The Mandalorian action figure looks the best of all of them. With glistening armor, vibrant coloring, and the same articulation system that allows for nearly all poses possible, The Mandalorian (Carbonized) is a figure you’ll likely want to add to your collection. But its price is something you’ll probably want to forget, however. Why are these action figures $4 more? We’re reaching 6” MSRP with this line now. The Vintage Collection’s The Mandalorian (Carbonized) doesn’t come with numbering this time but follows in the footsteps in every way its original release. The Mandalorian (Carbonized) action figure is excellently designed, and in our opinion, looks better than ever. Maybe not all of its colors match panel per panel when compared with what we see on-screen, but there is no denying that Hasbro did their best to make this figure glisten far more superiorly than its predecessor. The Mandalorian still looks excellent with its other TVC parallel figures and vehicles.

Many collectors commented that they would have liked to see this action figure come with a removable helmet. At the time of the figure’s production, the character’s likeness was unknown. Generally speaking, we strive for The Vintage Collection to have unequivocal screen-accuracy. Hasbro believed they were achieving this when designing the action figure. Since we now know what the man underneath the helmet looks like yet, Hasbro can now produce a “removable helmet” version of the character. Still, The Mandalorian (Carbonized) figure isn’t about screen-accuracy. This is a novelty figure intended to look “pretty” and “collectible” before screen-accurate. The Mandalorian (Carbonized) figure comes with a stunning articulation system, but one that’s becoming standard for action figures in The Vintage Collection. The Mandalorian (Carbonized) comes with an expected, yet impressive, 30 points of articulation. The articulation system, as a whole, has fantastic functionality. And because of its fluidity, you can achieve an exceptional amount of poses. Hasbro released many Mandalorian action figures in their long history with the license, but it’s evident how far they’ve come with a character like The Mandalorian. We hope Boba Fett and Jango Fett receive the same treatment down the road.

For accessories, The Mandalorian (Carbonized) comes with a removable plastic-molded cape. Many collectors wished that Hasbro added a soft-goods cape with this action figure. But we think the molded version is excellent. The Mandalorian (Carbonized) also comes with a blaster pistol that fits into a functional holster on his belt. It also fits beautifully into the figure’s right hand if you’re interested. Our most-favorite accessory, the ray staff, is a gift here. Hasbro managed to design the same interconnectivity of the ray staff to the figure (and through the bandolier no less) that they did for the 6” figure, and the accessories appear to have the “carbonized” treatment as well. When fully assembled with accessories, The Mandalorian (Carbonized) fits beautifully into this remarkable assortment of four figures. But we understand that this is a collectible first, and action figure second. Thanks to super-articulation, The Mandalorian (Carbonized) figure achieves lifelike poses while holding the weapons. Hasbro should be proud of their accomplishments here. We have a difficult time accepting the MSRP on this line, but we suppose everything in this dang line is going up in price.

Collector Notes

The Mandalorian (Carbonized)

Status: The Mandalorian (Carbonized) is a repaint of 2020's TVC The Mandalorian (VC166) figure.

Articulation Count: 30 points (17 areas of articulation)

Articulation Details: ball-socket head (1), reverse ball-socket 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), ball-jointed left hip (2), ball-jointed right hip (2), swivel left thigh (1), swivel right thigh (1), ball-jointed left knee (2), ball-jointed right knee (2), ball-jointed left ankle (2), ball-jointed right ankle (2)

Accessory Count: 3

Accessory Details: ray staff, blaster pistol, cape

Date Stamp: N/A

Assortment Number: F1420

UPC: 5010993785520

Retail: $17.99 USD

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Added: October 25, 2020
Category: Vintage Collection, The
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
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