Anyway, I wasn’t going to buy anything so I should’ve stayed home. On the outside, I thought there might be a chance to find the Star Wars Black 6” Captain Phasma. Of all the figures revealed so far, she’s really the only one that I really want (& maybe that weird Target-faced bounty hunter guy. He’s weird). So I ventured out to see if that was going to show up at all. My Target didn’t reopen, so they were out. My TRU did open. There was a healthy line of 20 people and I figured, even if they got a Phasma… well, I’m not really into running through a TRU. So Wal-Mart it was! I hit up all three just to see the lay of the land.
None were busy. The last one did have a pretty rad employee actually manning a table with swag & cake and talking up all the Star Wars goodies to the people of Walmart at 1am. They all pretty much had the same stuff. Giant pre-filled displays. For Star Wars Black 6”, they only held the five figures form wave one and, strangely, were only one figure deep. The whole four foot, three shelf display – one figure deep. Crazy. There were a lot more of the little guys, but only one figure seemed to be drying up. Captain Phasma.
As long-time readers know, I’m weak. Not finding a 6” Phasma and scarcely running across a 3-3/4” Phasma made for a terrible stew in my collector brain and, of course, one came home with me. You already know that because we’re several paragraphs into the review! (I also bought a First Order Stormtrooper. I pretty much expected myself to do that. Troopers are hard to pass up).
The 3-3/4” figure is pretty swanky for what it is. First off, it’s actually 4-1/4” thanks to the actress playing Phasma, Brienne of Tarth – sorry, Gwendoline Christie. She’s one of my favorite parts of Game of Thrones and I don’t know if we’ll see her unmasked in Episode 7 or if she’ll get to truly be menacing, but I hope so. Talented actress & great costume are taken care of, so let’s hope her role measures up. Continue to Page 2…