Wednesday, December 29, 2021

The Mandalorian - KOSKA REEVES!

Star Wars Black Series - The Mandalorian #12: Koska Reeves - Hasbro 2021

As an adult toy collector, the thing that always drew me into the Star Wars market was the rare instances (historically only in the Expanded Universe) of female characters in the different established (mostly male) factions of the Star Wars mythos: Female Storm Troopers, female Imperial Commanders, female X-Wing Pilots, female Ewoks, female Twi'leks, etc. My goal was to have a recognizable Star Wars collection with all female characters. My favorite of these factions was always the Mandalorians. Years ago they released two 3.75 female Mandalorians (and of course Sabine Wren) and I assumed that would be all we would see. But then The Mandalorian came into my life and everything changed. Suddenly there were multiple Black Series toys in the pipeline of amazing female bounty hunters. I'll confess I haven't had my Star Wars ladies on display in years, but these new additions now qualify them for a prominent spot. The latest figure is Koska Reeves and she is amazing. Let's check her out below!

Koska Reeves appeared in the second season of The Mandalorian as a member of the Nite Owls, a specialized Mandalorian unit led by Bo-Katan Kryze. She has quite a presence despite minimal screentime and I loved how her inclusion made Bo-Katan not be the token female in those scenes. Koska was portrayed by WWE star Sasha Banks whom I recognized immediately when she took off her helmet. Unfortunately, Banks has stated her character will not be in Season three. I'm glad she got a toy when she did.

Koska comes with a removable helmet, a jetpack, and two small guns.
Note that the helmet fits over the Sasha sculpt. It is not an alternate solid head.

She can fit one gun into her holster.

Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!

Here is Koska Reeve with her squad leader, Bo-Katan Kryze.

And with one of my many Sasha Banks WWE figures.

And here are the three Mandalore ladies from The Mandalorian: The Armorer, Koska Reeves, and Bo-Katan Kryze.

And all the ladies from The Mandalorian so far: The Armorer, Koska Reeves, Bo-Katan Kryze, and Cara Dune.

And with Sabine Wren added to show all the Mandalore ladies in the Black Series line so far.


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