and you know what that means: ToyFarce
This week, we're having a look at the Star Wars: The Black Series Holiday Edition
figures from 2020
, as I am still gathering the ones from 2022
, and will post a review of those in the upcoming weeks. That first wave of Holiday Edition
figures caught everyone by surprise 2 years ago, and are still controversial to some (they probably just hate holidays
?). Each figure was exclusive to a different store, which made it really easy and fun for collectors outside the US to acquire them...NOT
. So how was that first wave? Let's check them out! Ho, ho, ho!
First, the classic Stormtrooper,
in peppermint green with red highlights, which was exclusive to Amazon
. He comes with a long staff with a blade
, and a porg as white as snow
. I half expected him to smell like peppermint
when I opened the box. This would have been a fun feature. Obviously, it's the same old Black Series Stormtrooper
with different colors, so articulations are not the best, but he has a ugly sweater print
on his chest armor, which makes up for that a little bit!
exclusive to Walmart
, is a very fun one too. He has a red and white scarf around his helmet, and red and white high socks, so he is very ready for winter. His outfit makes him look like an elf
. The Holiday Snowtrooper
comes with a short bladed staff
, a detachable backpack and a porg with a scarf (aaw!
). His head can move pretty good, even with the scarf.
The Clone Trooper
, in all its bright red glory, was exclusive to GameStop
. He comes with a weapon that could be a sword or a hockey stick
, painted red and white to look like a candy cane
, and a little porg with a red scarf.
He has a death star christmas sweater pattern
on his chest armor, and just like the green stormtrooper, you half expect this one to smell like candy or cinnamon, but nope. Missed opportunity right there!
The Sith Trooper
, exclusive to Best Buy
, is the only one that came with a sort of firearm. He comes with a blaster cannon
(kinda painted like a Nerf gun
), and a festive version of Babu Frik
!). He also has a plastic red scarf around his neck, which can be moved (but not much, it's still plastic). The normal Sith Troopers
had a cool design, and that green and red one definitely looks great too.
Last but not least, the Target
exclusive Range Trooper,
which looks just like Santa, with his bright red costume and white fur. He comes with a bladed baton
and a Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer-colored D-0 droid
). There's snow on his boots, for that nice realistic Santa effect (because Santa is real, of course
). A bit of a weird choice for Santa, as it could have gone to a slightly more important character, but the costume does look the most 'Santa-like' of all.
related toy reviews coming soon!
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