Monday, April 24, 2023

The Mandalorian - BO-KATAN!

The Mandalorian - Bo-Katan Kryze (Limited Articulation Figure) - Hasbro 2022

Limited Articulation figures are a very interesting trend in the modern action figure market. I presume that the big toy companies wanted to tap into the dollars being "stolen" by the knockoff and bootleg market by producing their own lower-budget, lower-quality, and limited-articulation figures. I personally love these figures. They show up in weird places like grocery store checkout lines and drug stores and they tend to look pretty great since they are using simplified, re-scaled versions of the collector lines. The main downfall for me is that they very rarely include female characters. The only ever female ever made in the Star Wars assortment was Rey back in 2016. The inclusion of Bo-Katan was a surprise and also a foretelling of her prominence in the Disney+ Star Wars Universe. So far, only the A-Listers ever seem to get recognition in these discount lines. And after seeing The Mandalorian Season 3, I can see that prediction was correct. Let's check out Bo-Katan Kryze below!

The oddest thing about this figure is the guns that are molded into her hands and the lack of paint details on her torso and legs.

Bo-Katan has swivel joints at her shoulders, waist, and neck.

Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!

Here is Bo-Katan with the only other female in the Hasbro Limited Articulation line so far, Rey.

And here are a handful of recent Bo-Katan figures. From Left to Right: Mission FleetRetro CollectionLimited Articulation Figure, and Black Series.


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