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The Black Series [Phase IV]

Wrecker (Mercenary Gear) - TBS [P4] - Six Inch Figures (TBB14)

Name: Wrecker (Mercenary Gear)
Collection: The Black Series [Phase IV]
Number: TBB14
Scale: 6"
Source: The Bad Batch
Availability: October 2023
License: Hasbro

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Far stronger than the average clone, Wrecker barrels through any obstacle thrown his way. He's also the resident demolitions expert, a job he performs with much enthusiasm.

Star Wars fans initially praised The Bad Batch, but as the show progressed, the same people who praised the show began panning it. The series introduces us to a crew of clones that anchor the storyline. And the later episodes see them change into new gear. Not wasting an opportunity to reuse an existing sculpture, Hasbro repainted the original figures to create them in their “mercenary gear” and released most of them as Walmart exclusives. Hasbro spent a lot of tooling dollars to design action figures that faithfully reflect the exciting and distinct character traits of those that comprise The Bad Batch. Wrecker was no exception, either. But the irony here is that when it comes to repaints and repacks, Hasbro sets the MSRPs higher than the original release of the tooling. But with Wrecker, they surprisingly lowered the MSRP. Wrecker (Mercenary Gear) costs less than its original Wrecker figure. Go figure. This character is the largest of all the members of The Bad Batch. Hasbro designed an extensive action figure interpretation of the on-screen character, but The Black Series 6-inch figure looks a little too rotund compared to the character we see in the show. That said, Hasbro concocted a half-realistic, half-animated style for this action figure. But some features didn’t come out as perfectly as we’d hoped. Still, the final action figure is quite an impressive effort. It’s large, weighty, and comes with a ton of articulation. From these perspectives, Wrecker is a satisfying action figure. The well-sculpted Wrecker is beautiful with its new paint operations. Hasbro replicated the scarred head magnificently. The milky eyeball makes you feel queasy, and the burns on the left side of the figure’s face give you pause. The characters from The Bad Batch are primarily dark gray in the essential gear. This time, however, the outfits have notably more color, and it’s a fresh look on these characters. Hasbro included the “Republic Commando” blaster rifle. You can get the action figure to hold the gun with both hands with a bit of force, but it is a slight challenge. Hasbro installed a permanent sheath for the included knife accessory. It looks realistic and has a serrated edge at the top and a smooth, sharp blade at the bottom. Also included is a highly detailed backpack easily removable for alternate display. Lastly, Hasbro tooled a tightly fitting bucket for the figure’s bald head. You have to use some elbow grease to get it onto the head, but it fits like a glove and completely covers it when worn. This release is a lovely repaint for The Black Series 6-inch line. You’re probably going to like this one very much.

Collector Notes

Wrecker (Mercenary Gear)

Status: Wrecker (Mercenary Gear) is a repaint of 2021's TBS [P4] Wrecker (TBB05) 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: 4

Accessory Details: removable helmet, blaster rifle, backpack, knife

Date Stamp: N/A

Assortment Number: F6134

UPC: 5010994207847

Retail: $27.99 USD

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Added: December 27, 2023
Category: Black Series [Phase IV], The
Reviewer: Paul Harrison
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