The Mandalorian has certainly been a hit with Star Wars fans so far. The third episode arrived today, taking us deeper into the seedier side of the Star Wars universe and slowly unraveling the mystery of the titular bounty hunter and his adorable new asset. If you’re loving the series so far, then you might want to drop some money on The Mandalorian Hot Toys figures of both the Mando himself and the strategically suicidal assassin droid IG-11. They’re both incredibly detailed and look absolutely amazing.
First up, we have The Mandalorian himself, complete with all the appropriate pieces of armor including that Beskar shoulder piece and weapons. There are also some cool diorama base accessories to make him look even cooler when displayed. Here’s the official description from Hot Toys:
After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.
The highly-accurate collectible figure features a meticulously crafted helmet and armor pieces, a finely tailored outfit, beautifully applied weathering effects, a blaster rifle, a blaster pistol, with accessories to set up a diorama base including a battle-damaged Stormtrooper helmet, a flag, spears, and desert-themed figure base.
The figure will cost $243 and is currently available for pre-order with a payment plan at Sideshow Collectibles.
Next up, we have the bounty hunting droid IG-11. He’s quite the formidable opponent with his swiveling body and deadly accuracy. However, he does seem rather keen to blow himself up when confronted with a sticky situation. We’re betting he’ll be back in action despite being blasted by the Mando in the first episode. But if not, this figure is still awesome. Here’s how Hot Toys describers him:
A new story in the Star Wars galaxy will unfold in the widely anticipated series The Mandalorian. It takes place after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. The audience will follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.
The highly-accurate IG-11 Sixth Scale Collectible Figure features a highly detailed mechanical body with great articulations, skillfully applied weathering effects, two blasters, and a desert-themed figure base.
The figure will cost $251 and is currently available for pre-order with a payment plan at Sideshow Collectibles.
These two figures are all well and good, but where the hell is all the Baby Yoda merchandise at?
Last week, Hasbro celebrated Star Wars Fan Appreciation Day, because every single day is a new chance for the population at large to be marketed to by major corporations. Thankfully, we’re Star Wars fans, and the announcement of new Star Wars Black Series figures is an exciting one, especially when they include a new version of The Mandalorian in Beskar armor, the respected Admiral Ackbar, a fierce Ewok warrior, and a slick carbonized version of a beloved character from The Empire Strikes Back.
The Mandalorian Black Series Action Figure
Just before The Mandalorian arrived on Disney+, the first wave of merchandising from the live-action Star Wars series arrived in stores along with the first action figures from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. But it seemed Hasbro didn’t properly anticipate demand for the Black Series figures associated with the series, because nearly all of them have been extremely difficult to find, especially Mando himself. But hopefully that will change with this new version of the bounty hunter.
Unlike the first version of The Mandalorian Black Series figure, this one comes with shiny new Beskar armor. It’s a much cleaner version of the character, and he still comes with all the appropriate weaponry. Unfortunately, there’s no two-pack that comes with The Child known as Baby Yoda, but you can still buy the little guy separately.
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Two characters from Return of the Jedi are getting their due diligence as Black Series figures. Admiral Ackbar joins the line, looking like his back has been seriously injured in the promotional photo above. Meanwhile, the Ewok known as Teebo is clearly not in the mood for dealing with any Stormtrooper crap, so don’t mess with that dude.
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Finally, after first being introduced on Triple Force Friday last fall, the carbonized variant line of Black Series figures is getting two new additions this year, and they should be infinitely easier to find than that initial wave, especially since they’re both available for pre-order over at Big Bad Toy Store right now.