I'm a few episodes behind on The Bad Batch but I am absolutely loving it. Who knew that we needed a mash-up of The Clone Wars and the A-Team/ The Dirty Dozen? I've admittedly been left cold by Sequel Trilogy but there's been so much other incredible Star Wars stuff that I can just ignore that area of the Star Wars galaxy for now and focus on the stuff that's been outright amazing. While the figures have been tough to find and they haven't released all of the crew yet Hasbro did do a pretty good job of getting some of the Bad Batch figures out right as the show was kicking off. Today I'm checking out Hunter, the only Bad Batch figure I've picked up so far. Hunter is the leader of Clone Force 99 and is augmented with enhanced senses. Allegedly based on the design of Billy from Predator there definitely seems to be some inspiration from John Rambo in Hunter's design as well. He's probably my second favorite member of the team (Wrecker is hard not to love) and I was thrilled to get him in hand. Let's take a look at Hunter after the break...
* Hunter's helmet is pretty awesome, too. Great paint job with a really detailed design and a solid sculpt. it fits on nice and tight and doesn't look oversized.
* Can you see how detailed the armor is? There are little nicks and dents everywhere. Hunter has surely seen some things, man.
* The articulation is awesome. It's pretty standard for the Black Series with a great range of motion. He's durable, sturdy, and ready for whatever you need him to do. Hunter doesn't have the "butterfly" shoulders oddly enough but he can still hold his weapon with two hands most of the time, so it's not a huge issue.
* Hunter is equipped with two blasters, the first of which is the DC-17 hand blaster. It's a simple, reliable, and effective blaster pistol favored by Clones in need of a close quarters weapon. The sculpt is great and Hunter can hold it quite well.
Hunter is another incredible figure in the Black Series. Seriously, Hasbro is releasing some Epic figures in this and Hunter is another Epic one for sure. Great sculpt, great paint, and killer accessories makes Hunter one of the best of the year so far. I'm hoping the rest of the Bad Batch turns out just as well as this guy! I haven't found Crosshairs yet and Wrecker is just starting to trickle out but I have high hopes that this team will be an incredible grouping once completed. I've seen Hunter once or twice so far and hopefully you'll be able to track him down, too.