Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Star Wars Retro Collection - BO-KATAN!

Star Wars Retro Collection: The Mandalorian - Bo-Katan - Hasbro 2022

I'm amused by my love of the Star Wars Retro Collection. When Star Wars figures were all the rage in my youth, I only cared about Ewoks. When I got into Star Wars figures again in the early 2000s, I found the world of 3.75" figures overwhelming. The modern ones were plentiful and the vintage ones cost a fortune (and had a fair number of reproduction accessories being passed as original). I probably only picked up a dozen figures before I got burnt out. The Black Series 6" line provided the fresh start I was looking for as a collector. But I didn't have any nostalgic connection to this universe in that scale. But then the Retro Collection started and I was ecstatic. Finally I could satisfy my modern (read: more-than-ewok) love of the Star Wars franchise with the retro Kenner style that is so signature to the brand. And I love that the line tends to focus on the new properties, letting the vintage Kenner collectors retroactively incorporate these new characters into their displays. Let's check out Bo-Katan below!

I love Bo-Katan so much. I love her portrayal in the Disney+ shows and I love her classic Mandalore design. The tiny flourishes on her helmet make her stand out without being garish or distracting.

Bo-Katan comes with her signature dual blasters.

Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!

And here are a handful of recent Bo-Katan figures. 

And here is my Retro Collection lineup so far: Cara Dune, The Armorer, Reva, Ahsoka Tano, and Bo-Katan.


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