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Pyke Soldier - TBS [P4] - Six Inch Figures (TBOBF07)

Name: Pyke Soldier
Collection: The Black Series [Phase IV]
Number: TBOBF07
Scale: 6"
Source: The Book Of Boba Fett
Availability: February 2024
License: Hasbro

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During the Clone Wars, the Pykes became the galaxy's preeminent spice dealers, funneling illicit substances to Coruscant's crime families. After Jabba the Hutt's death, they expanded their spice trade to encompass Tatooine.

Pyke Soldier is an amalgamation of every Scooby Doo villain. That’s about the most accurate description we can give to this Disney Star Wars character. The Pyke Soldier hardly looks and feels like a Star Wars character, but that’s par for the course in this day and age of Disney Star Wars. For heaven’s sake, we had a Sanderson Sister in Star Wars: Ahsoka. Why wouldn’t we have a Scooby Doo character in The Book Of Boba Fett. We first saw the Pyke species in The Clone Wars, and many can’t help but see a resemblance between the Jedi Temple Guards also seen in The Clone Wars and the Pyke species. For Disney Star Wars, we get a broader story of these characters, and it was inevitable that Hasbro would begin making action figures based on them for the supporting toy line. The Black Series [Phase IV] Pyke Solider is a well-made action figure, but it’s boring too. It has the same standard articulation system as other figures in the lineup, and it has a beautiful design and is engineered well. It only comes with two weapons, and the figure interacts with them beautifully. The paint operations are perfect, and the figure holds positions well. So, why aren’t we a little more impressed? It’s just that the figure doesn’t complete a scene for collectors. There isn’t much play you can do with it. And its appearance feels like they borrowed it from other entertainment sources. If you’re interested, the Pykes all have unique masks, and knowing how desperate Hasbro is these days to save every penny possible, we anticipate receiving multiple Pyke characters with a new mask and everything else the same. Isn’t it a terrible shame that we can nearly predict what will come from Hasbro these days? Well, at least we can recreate scenes with more than one Pyke if that does come to pass.

Collector Notes

Pyke Soldier

Status: Pyke Soldier is an all-new figure.

Articulation Count: 30 points (19 areas of articulation)

Articulation Details: ball-socket head (1), reverse ball-socket neck (1), swivel "butterfly" left shoulder (1), swivel "butterfly" right shoulder (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-socket left hip (1), ball-socket right hip (1), swivel left thigh (1), swivel right thigh (1), ball-jointed left knee (2), ball-jointed right knee (2), ball-jointed/"rocker" left ankle (2), ball-jointed/"rocker" right ankle (2)

Accessory Count: 2

Accessory Details: blaster rifle, blaster pistol

Date Stamp: N/A

Assortment Number: F9983/E8908

UPC: 5010996222718

Retail: $24.99 USD

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Added: March 1, 2024
Category: Black Series [Phase IV], The
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
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