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Review : Chewbacca, Wave 5 (2014) Star Wars Black Series

Chewie is a big hitter that many have been waiting for and he is one of the reasons that Hasbro turned to the new box. Originally Chewie should have been the elusive #13 from wave 4, but was pulled due to the ridiculous pose he had to pull to get in the old style box.

Chewie is a big lump of plastic and towers over other figures as he should. I agree with others that he perhaps looks a tad too tall but I can get over that. Paint apps were good and I actually quite like the sculpt of the face with the open mouth.

Chewie has nowhere near the pose-ability of Luke. In face after some playing I can only really get him into a neutral stance, everything else looks a bit odd.

Chewie comes with his bandoleer and man-bag, which are very well done and can be removed if you wish. He also comes with his bowcaster, which comes in two pieces in the box and actually breaks down to 3 as the sites can be popped off. For me the bowcaster is terrible as not only is it really difficult to get into Chewie's paws, but more frustratingly the bow part will not stay on the gun. I spent a good 10 minutes trying various options before packing the gun back in the box for now and posing Chewie unarmed. Granted you could glue the bowcaster, but I shouldn't have to and this accessory is a big fail I am afraid.

For shelf presence, sculpt and paint job I would give Chewie an 4, but he drops 1 point due to the bowcaster so he comes out at 3/5 for me.


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