December 6, 2023
Black Series Archive Review | IG-88 (Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back)

Thomas continues his exploration of Hasbro’s new Black Series Archive collection with the notorious assassin droid turned bounty hunter – IG-88

IG-88 is a battered chrome war droid who has become a bounty hunter and answered Darth Vader’s call to capture the Millennium Falcon during the events surrounding the Battle of Hoth.


The Black Series Archives collection is Hasbro’s new line of figures, it’s basically the Black Series’ greatest hits being repackaged in all-new carded packaging. The first wave includes IG-88, Boba Fett, Bossk and Luke Skywalker (Pilot).

I’m going to start by reviewing IG-88. Let’s say it right away, it’s a horrible figure, re-releasing it without making some adjustments was a waste of time. The figure can barely stand on its own, it literally falls over every ten seconds. I’m afraid to move its legs because it seems way too fragile. It’s also really difficult to make sure the weapon is held properly in its hands.

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There are only two good things to say about this figure – visually it looks nice and the weapons can actually hold in their holsters. Apart from that, there are no positive things I can say about this, I’m just disappointed. The figure comes with a rifle, an E-11 blaster and a blade. It has 11 points of articulation but since the figure can’t hold well in any positions, the articulation is useless there.

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Final Thoughts:

I’ll give you one piece of advice, just avoid getting this figure, it’s not worth your money.


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