Friday, October 2, 2015

Action Figure Review: Bossk from Star Wars Hero Mashers by Hasbro

As I continue showing off my Force Friday haul from my second stop, Wal-Mart, I'm now working my way through the single packed Hero Mashers figures. I've talked about the pros and cons of these figures more extensively in previous reviews so, in order to not seem overly redundant, I'm focusing a bit more on the unique elements of the figures here versus my overall issues with the line. read some of the earlier reviews of these for the full scoop. Anyways, today I'm looking at Bossk! Bossk, for some reason, has turned out to be my little one's favorite figure from this line. She really digs him although at first she stated that she wanted to eat him. I'm not sure why. She hasn't attempted to eat him since then but she does pretend to feed him to me, my wife, and her stuffed Chewbacca. Bizarre, huh? Anyways, more about Bossk after the break...

 The Facts:

Height: 6 inches

Articulation: Swivel/hinge knees, swivel/hinge thighs, swivel hips, swivel shoulders, swivel/hinge elbows, and a swivel/hinge neck.

Accessories: Relby-V10 mortat gun.

Non-Scalper Price: $10
 The Positives:

* Bossk has a great sculpt. Bossk is definitely one of the more unique Star Wars bounty hunters and he's captured perfectly here. His flightsuit is quite film accurate and his arms, feet, and head really capture the character well. I was surprised by how many different textures are on this figure, too. He's quite well done.

* Like the rest of the figures in this series, Bossk is a blast to play with. He's fun, durable, and has some decent motion everywhere except his shoulders which are just swivel joints instead of swivel/hinges. He's fun to mash with other characters, too. My personal favorite is putting Darth Maul's head on Bossk's body with Maul's black boots and Kanan Jarrus's gloves to make a space pilot Darth Maul. You know, cause why not?

 The Negatives:

*Maybe it's because his arms are a bit longer than everyone else but Bossk's arms tend to detach a bit easier. It's not a huge problem but it does make getting him to hold his weapon or utilizing his swivel/hinged elbows a bit irksome.

 * I like the sculpt of Bossk's mortar gun. I love the blast effect, too. What I don't like is that the blast effect isn't removable and thus he has a very, very difficult time holding it. It tends to cause him to tip over. These are labeled as being for ages four and up so why not make them removable pieces? It doesn't make any sense.
 I'm a huge Bossk fan (and now my little one is, too) and overall I like this figure. Unfortunately, he suffers from the other problems figures in this line have: Limited shoulder articulation and the non-removable blast effect on his mortar rifle. Still, he is quite fun and he looks great. The paint and sculpt are far more intricate than I would have initially expected from this Hasbro in this line. It's cool that so many characters have unique sculpts with little to no reuse. Overall, I'm Bossk a Good and a 1/2 rating. He's not perfect but he is lots of fun.

I've reviewed the Black Series Bossk here. I've also reviewed other Hero Mashers figures:

Star Wars Hero Mashers by Hasbro (2015)
Han Solo Vs. Boba Fett
Jedi Speeder & Anakin Skywalker 

And plenty of other Star Wars figures:

Star Wars

Star Wars by Kenner
My First Star Wars Figures

Star Wars: The Black Series (3 3/4 inch) by Hasbro
Biker Scout
Clone Trooper Sergeant

Star Wars: The Black Series Phase II (3 3/4 inch) by Hasbro
Darth Malgus

Star Wars: The Black Series (6 inch) by Hasbro (2013)
Boba Fett
Darth Maul
Han Solo
Luke Skywalker (Bespin Outfit)
Luke Skywalker (X-Wing Pilot)
Obi-Wan Kenobi (Revenge of the Sith)
Princess Leia (Slave Outfit)

Star Wars: The Black Series Phase II (6 inch) by Hasbro (2014)
Boba Fett (Prototype Armor)
Clone Commander Cody
Clone Trooper Captain
Clone Trooper Sergeant
Darth Vader
Han Solo (Stormtrooper Disguise)
TIE Pilot 

Star Wars: The Black Series Phase III (6 inch) by Hasbro (2015)
Kylo Ren

Star Wars Hero Mashers by Hasbro (2015)
Han Solo Vs. Boba Fett
Jedi Speeder & Anakin Skywalker 

Star Wars: Rebels by Hasbro (2014)
Mission Series
Garazeb "Zeb" Orrelios and Stormtrooper
Sabine Wren and Stromtrooper
Stormtrooper Commander and Hera Syndulla
Saga Legends
AT-DP Driver
Ezra Bridger
The Inquisitor
Jedi Temple Guard
Kanan Jarrus

Star Wars: The Vintage Collection by Hasbro
Imperial Scanning Crew

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