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Hasbro: Star Wars Black Series Tobias Beckett

Heard about a job, big-shot gangster putting together a crew. If rumors hold true, we will be putting together Beckett’s crew from Solo: A Star Wars Story in the Black Series line and I couldn’t be more pleased. The crew is starting off on a good foot with this figure of the scoundrel played by Woody Harrelson. Check out more pics after the jump!

I loved Solo, and had a good time with Harrelson’s performance as Tobias Beckett, so I was looking forward to this figure quite a bit. Beckett is pretty normal in the outlandish world of Star Wars, he doesn’t have the flash of a giant lizard, the strength of a Wookie, extra arms, or bright colors, but there’s something appealing about regular people characters like Beckett and Lando, Qi’Ra, Val, and Han to me.

I like that they can stand toe to toe with Jedi, Sith, Droids, Wookiees, Trandoshans, etc. with nothing more than their wits and a good blaster (or two) at their side.

Tobias comes in the standard black series packaging and I have to say, even though I chuck it, I do enjoy the style of these box illustrations.

Beckett comes with two blasters, one that feels based on a classic old-west revolver with the sight from Han’s gun (The Blastech Sideloader DG-29 Heavy Blaster according to the visual dictionary).

The other gun (The Blastech RSKF-44 Heavy Blaster) has double barrels. They both are painted in a shiny metallic silver and feature sharply painted details on the grips. Both guns fit securely in the double holster belt around Beckett’s waist. It’s a little fiddly getting his fingers in the trigger guards, but it can be done. The only additional accessory I wish he had was the goggles from his Conveyex heist.

The sculpt is dead on. It’s got that almost creepily accurate likeness to Harrelson and the outfit and duster coat are faithfully reproduced.

You can pull the coat off fairly easily and I was surprised to see that he has sculpted pouches (reminiscent of Han Solo’s vest) on the back of his jump suit. The belt is fitted well and attaches at the holsters. It looks to be glued.

The jacket and gun belts are cast in some very flexible material, so it hinders the movement very little.

Articulation is Black Series standard except for a slight twist with:

  • Ball and socket barbell in the head
  • Swivel at the neck
  • Swivel/hinge shoulders, elbows, hips, wrists, ankles
  • Double hinged knees
  • Ball and socket mid-torso
  • Thigh swivel

I’m impressed that his elbow joint gets more than a 90 degree bend. The neck is connected to the body with a mushroom peg, not quite a ball joint, so it really just swivels for the most part.

The paint is pretty good with a great face print, shading on the hair piece and sharp details on the badges and guns. The only slight downside is his jumpsuit is a little bit shiny, but it’s a small detail.

Overall I love this figure. I’ve been talking a bit recently about wanting some cowboy action figures in this scale and this particular space cowboy is scratching that itch big time. He’s super fun to pose and the likeness just blows me away. I cannot wait to get a Val and Rio to go with him!

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