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Tusken Raider - TBS [CC] - Six Inch Figures (Exclusive)

Name: Tusken Raider
Collection: The Black Series [Credit Collection]
Number: N/A (GameStop Exclusive)
Scale: 6"
Source: The Mandalorian
Availability: November 2022
License: Hasbro

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This distinctive collection features premium deco applications inspired by the end credit images from The Mandalorian, plus a collectible New Republic Credit accessory.

Another season of The Mandalorian completed means another batch of “Credit Collection” figures – which add up to not much more than overpriced repaints of existing figures that you may or may not want in your collection. Star Wars collecting is barely fun anymore. It’s almost impossible to keep up with all of the repacks and repaints, and the new figures are mostly characters you never wanted in your collection, to begin with, so the passion is growing dim in the hearts of collectors. The Tusken Raider is one of the finer figures in The Black Series 6-inch line, but we wonder if a bright “yellow” repaint is something collectors want to have to augment their collection. Admittedly, the “Credit Collection” has charm, and the gimmicky “credit” accessory added to every package is collectible. Moreover, Hasbro has been faithful with changing the type of credit they add to each wave of figures. The Tusken Raider “wave” focuses on “New Republic” credits, which are circular credits reminiscent of standard exchange in our world. The Tusken Raider doesn’t break much ground aside from its dramatic new color scheme. The nice thing here is that Hasbro did not skimp out on accessories. You get everything the original figures had, so that’s a plus.

First released as The Black Series [Star Wars 40] Sand People 6”-inch figure, Hasbro kept the Tusken Raider moniker and is now part of The Black Series “Credit Collection” format. These characters play an essential role in the second season of The Mandalorian, so it makes sense why Hasbro wanted to add them into the “Credit Collection” sub-line. With a nice mix of molded parts and soft goods, this figure brings forth the best features of these desert nomad species and gives collectors of this line something to be happy about here. There is plenty of positivity here that you’ll probably not be able to digest all in one sitting. Hasbro gave the figure a soft-goods cape/shawl, which is permanently attached. It cannot be removed without permanent damage. It’s very long and is worn like a shawl where the arms go through it like the sleeves on a shirt. This design keeps these soft goods hanging closely to the body when the arms are resting at the sides and can fan out when you open up its arms with a gaderffi stick while in attack mode. But the soft goods also move as needed when you pose the figure in action stances. We feel the aesthetics are gorgeous on the Tusken Raider figure. Even if you don’t like the color of this figure, you’ll appreciate its approach.

Underneath is a fully molded figure – clothes and all. There is a split in the lower skirt to help with movement and utilization of the premium articulation. Still, it is also futile because it allows only a certain amount of movement. And that is not ideal for what this character should be able to accomplish with the articulation system. With 28 points of articulation, this figure should be able to do it all. It can do a lot but can’t do it all, which we find ultimately disappointing. The paint operations are splendid, albeit bright, and they favor these characters’ concept art. Hasbro also added quite a bit of “splatter” throughout the figure. And you’ll notice the head has two distinct shades on each side of its head. The primary “yellow” color looks good on the skirt and shirt, and the figure is accented with orange and brown to give it definition. We’re confident that collectors will be thoroughly satisfied with this figure’s paint job, which is markedly enhanced for this re-release. But you’re not going to like the price. The Tusken Raider is a GameStop exclusive with an MSRP set at $27.99. That’s a steep price for an action figure they’ve released three times before this one already, but this is the current plight of the modern Star Wars collector.

Collector Notes

Tusken Raider

Status: Tusken Raider is a repaint of 2017's TBS [P3] Tusken Raider (41) figure. This time the figure has received a "concept art" styled paint job.

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 waist (2), ball-socket left hip (1), ball-socket right hip (1), swivel left thigh (1), swivel right thigh (1), double hinge-jointed left knee (2), double hinge-jointed right knee (2), ball-jointed/"rocker" left ankle (2), ball-jointed/"rocker" right ankle (2)

Accessory Count: 5

Accessory Details: gaderffi stick base, gaderffi stick attachment A, gaderffi stick attachment B, gaderffi stick attachment C, blaster rifle

Date Stamp: N/A

Assortment Number: F5542

UPC: 5010994187866

Retail: $27.99 USD

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Added: November 10, 2022
Category: Black Series [Anniversary Collection], The
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
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