Height: 6 7/8ths inches
Articulation: Balljointed mid-torso, swivel/hinge and balljointed shoulders, swivel/hinge elbows, swivel/hinge wrists, and a balljointed head.
Accessories: Mask, blaster, and staff.
Non-Scalper Price: $30 dollars
* Moloch is a pretty big dude and he looks massive, weathered, and complex. There's a lot more going on here than you might initially think. He's a great character design and Hasbro has done a rather impressive job of translating him into the Black Series. Having more of these larger figures gives me hope that we'll continue to see more unusually sized characters in the future. There is a lot of nice dry-brushing and weathering on the figure to give it that classic Star Wars look. Coronet City is a pretty rough place and Moloch definitely is believable as someone who lives in its sewers.
* Moloch is a Grindalid and, if you know anything about Grindalids, you know that Grindalids are very sensitive to sunlight. Since Moloch was pretty influential in running operations for the White Worms he had to be out and about, thus he is really a worm-like creature in sealed armor. The helmet is made of multiple different pieces (more on that in a moment) and looks pretty cool with lots of various metal looking pieces.
* Underneath the mask Moloch's true face is revealed. I love it! He's really creepy looking, kind of like the Skeksis from The Dark Crystal. The visor of the mask is removable while the lower mask pulls out and folds down. It's pretty well designed and makes for a much more interactive figure.
* Here's the removable visor, just for the record.
* Moloch is kind of what we used to call a "salt and pepper shaker" figure because there isn't any leg articulation. That term doesn't fully apply to him, though, for reasons we'll see shortly. I will say that his upper body articulation is pretty solid. His shoulders have a balljoint in the torso and a swivel/ hinge joint at the arm to allow for better motion and his head is balljointed within his massive helmet.
* Remember that underneath his robe Moloch is actually a worm like creature so that's what Hasbro sculpted. Yes, underneath Moloch's robe is his wormy body. Again, no legs, but it is pretty weird looking and has some cool sculpting. I'd be curious to see what this fully looks like but you'd probably have to cut off the full costume to see it (and it only goes up to the waist).
* Moloch carries a staff that is supposed to depict a head covered in writhing scrumrats. Hasbro showed off the digital model of the staff at SDCC 2018 and while it's tough to see the detail here due to the size it is definitely pretty crazy looking with some decent paint applications on the head.
* Another fantastic blaster pistol from the film Solo is Moloch's "snubble" pistol. It's a really cool double barreled, snub nose design with great paintwork. I love the offset scope, too. This is just such a great design, isn't it?
* To carry his blaster Moloch has a holster on his belt. The "snubble" blaster fits right in and looks pretty slick.
* Again, you're not getting any lower body articulation here. While this is somewhat true to the character design I do think some sort of segmented lower body might have been a good idea to help balance the figure a bit more.
* Moloch has a belt and some tubes on his chest. They look OK but the paintwork is a bit messy.
I really like Moloch and I'm glad that Hasbro continues to build the Solo line. Moloch is an incredible looking figure and while he has some issues (and might be a tad too expensive) he's a great addition to a Star Wars collection. Whether you're using him as Moloch or just want some cool background aliens, Moloch is a winner. He's a Great addition to the Black Series and another solid Target exclusive. I'm really hoping that Hasbro delivers us a prologue version of Han and Lady Proxima at some point, too, although who knows how feasible that is.
This is the first action figure of Moloch I've reviewed. For more figures from Star Wars: The Black Series, check out the following:
442nd Siege Battalion Clone Trooper, 212th Attack Battalion Utapau Trooper, Coruscant Guard ---(Phase II), and 501st Legion Clone Trooper 4 pack
Admiral Ackbar and First Order Officer
C-3PO (Resistance Base)
Captain Cassian Andor (Eadu)
Captain Phasma (Quicksilver Baton)
Captain Poe Dameron
Chewbacca (Target Exclusive)
Chewbacca (The Force Awakens)
Clone Captain Rex (HasCon Exclusive)
Clone Commander Gree
Clone Commander Wolffe
Darth Vader (Emperor's Wrath)
Death Star Trooper
DJ (Canto Bight)
Elite Praetorian Guard
Elite Praetorian Guard (with Heavy Blade)
Enfys Nest's Swoop Bike/ Enfys Nest
Finn (First Order Disguise)
First Order Flametrooper
First Order General Hux
First Order Snowtrooper
First Order Snowtrooper Officer
First Order Special Forces TIE Fighter
First Order Stormtrooper
First Order Stormtrooper Executioner
First Order Stormtrooper (with Gear)
First Order TIE Fighter Pilot
General Leia Organa
Grand Admiral Thrawn (SDCC Exclusive)
Grand Moff Tarkin
Guardians of Evil 4-Pack
Han Solo (Exogorth Escape)
Han Solo (Solo)
Han Solo (The Force Awakens)
Imperial AT-ACT Driver
Imperial Death Trooper
Imperial Death Trooper, Captain Cassian Andor, and Sergeant Jyn Erso (Jedha) 3 pack
Imperial Hovertank Pilot
Imperial Shock Trooper
Imperial Royal Guard
Inferno Squad Agent
Jaina Solo (Legends)
Kylo Ren (SDCC 2016)
Kylo Ren (The Last Jedi)
Kylo Ren (Starkiller Base)
Kylo Ren (Throne Room)
Lando Calrissian (Solo)
Lando Calrissian (The Empire Strikes Back)
Luke Skywalker (Jedi Master)
Luke Skywalker (Jedi Master)- Ahch-To Island
Obi-Wan Kenobi (Force Spirit)
Obi-Wan Kenobi (SDCC 2016)
Phase 1 Clone Trooper Commander, Phase II Clone Trooper, Imperial Stormtrooper, and First Order ---Stormtrooper Officer four pack
Poe Dameron and First Order Riot Control Stormtrooper
Princess Leia (Bespin Escape)
Princess Leia Organa
R2-A3, R5-K6, and R2-F2
Red Squadron (R2-D2, R5-D8, and R2-X2)
Resistance Tech Rose
Rey (Island Journey)
Rey (Jakku) & BB-8
Rey (Jedi Training)
Rey (Jedi Training)- Crait
Rey (Starkiller Base)
Rey's Speeder (Jakku)
Sandtrooper Sergeant, Crimson Stormtrooper, Lieutenant OXIXO, and R2-Q5
Scarif Stormtrooper Squad Leader
Sergeant Jyn Erso (Eadu)
Sergeant Jyn Erso (Jedha)
Stormtrooper (With Blast Accessories)
Supreme Leader Snoke (Throne Room)
X-34 Landspeeder & Luke Skywalker (SDCC Exclusive)
X-Wing Pilot Asty
I really enjoyed Solo (but Rogue 1 is my favourite :P). Getting the figures has been super frustrating though. Thanks to a postal strike, it's coming up for 3 months since my BBTS package with Han, Lando, and the Range Trooper arrived in-country, but has yet to get to me. I did at least manage to get Chewie (how cool are those goggles!) and I have Tobias Beckett in my Pile of Loot.ReplyDelete
Chewie is an amazing figure. I love the goggles, too. Heck, even here in the states the Black Series figures are hard to come by due to the overwhelming number of exclusives. I really think 2018 is going to have almost as many exclusives as standard releases. It's going to be close.Delete
Seeing as how Moloch and his kind are worm-like in appearance, I wonder if they're related to the Hutts in some way?ReplyDelete
They're pretty different looking, so I doubt it. I don't think we know the Grindalid homworld yet, though.Delete