Star Wars Black Wave 2 up for pre-order on Amazon

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Star Wars Black Series 2 – featuring Han Solo, Greedo, Boba Fett, and Princess Leia in her Jabba’s Slave outfit – is now available for pre-order at Amazon for $23 apiece. There’s a decent chance the price will drop between now and release, and if it does, Amazon will charge you the lowest price it hits between the time you order and the time they come out. For those of you lucky enough to get an SDCC Boba Fett, this lets you get the figures without having to order the set.

Leia’s face is…not good. Unless the production figure comes out looking better I won’t be able to put a positive spin on that. Han’s I’ll definitely need to see in person.

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22 Comments

  1. Mark

    Hasbro drastically needs to improve their face sculpts. Han doesn't look to bad but it doesn't really look like him from any of the films. It seems to look like a mix up of his face and hair from the different films.

    • I kind of feel that way about all four of them. Boba's legs look too tapered, Greedo's eyes are too oval, Leia looks mentally damaged, and Han, as you say, looks more like Bespin Han than the first movie… I'm guessing they wanted to use the same head for a few different versions, Gentle Giant can't be cheap. I'll wait to pass judgement on them until I get a few in person.

  2. Looks like Slave Leia went skiing! hahahaha!

    To be fair, they really haven't done a drop-dead awesome version of Slave Leia across many scales. To me the best one was the 2009 Legacy Collection 3.75" figure. Even the Sideshow Premium Format was a little weird in the face. I think it's like Luke and Han- people are so familiar with their faces it's tough to pull off to universal satisfaction. But this here… that's not cool…

    • Ronnie

      I think they actually did do a good one, but not one many people had- http://www.mwctoys.com/REVIEW_041803b.htm

      The Unleashed line did a fine job of Slave Leia, IMHO.

    • Not bad. A little too "anime" for my taste rather than 1983 Carrie Fisher but that one is pretty good. I wasn't a fan of Unleashed, it wasn't my cup of tea, not a fan of the preposed larger figures like those. Thanks for bringing it to my attention, that is one of the better ones I've seen from that line.

    • Ronnie

      Unleashed was roughly 6" scaled, and yeah, it tended to stylize a bit. Just thought it was a nice contrast to what we're getting.

  3. Leia's face definitely looked better when I saw the figure at SDCC, but it was probably just a prototype.

  4. Battle Catman

    Ha! Leia's wide-open eyes are hilarious. You can imagine that being from one of Carrie Fisher's nightmares:

    "Oh, dear god. It never ends! I'm going to be buried in this damn outfit, aren't I?"

  5. wow, that Leia in the pic looks horrible. I really hope thats not the final product. Its almost as bad as the PTOF2 pitbull face.

  6. Honestly, not a single one of these figures has done a thing for me. They look less impressive than their smaller counterparts.

    • I saw the Luke in person yesterday and he looked really good.

    • Mark

      I agree Monte, the face sculpts look even worse on the 6" figures than the 3.75" figures.

    • Right?!? People are so excited at the scale they're overlooking mediocrity, although to be fair I base all this on photos, having yet to see them in person. Still, the teaser photos are usually superior to the final product!

    • Bigbot

      Luke and Maul are good. Just got to wait and see these in person.

    • Mark

      Luke isn't the worst but it isn't a great face likeness to what he looked like in ANH.

    • dayraven

      gentlemen… wait till you see the figs. what was is david said to michael? "tell me michael, how could a billion chinese people be wrong?"

    • Mark

      Lost Boys 🙂

  7. Misterbigbo

    I think the eyes on Han and Leia are off. The irises are too small, and if that is fixed they should look better.

    • pemberto82

      Definitely, that. But in Leia's case, especially, I think it's the positioning and thickness of the eyebrows. Fisher's brows were a lot thinner in ROTJ. And given that Leia is usually pissed, the fact that those brows are hovering so far away from the eyes (+ the fact that the figures irises are right-smack in the middle of the eyes — zowie!) just make her look really surprised.

  8. I thought I saw a version of Leia's face that look better, but that's terrible in the pic you have here. That's not a high end collector's edition figure, by far.

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