It's been a few months since a new series of Star Wars: The Black Series figures hit shelves and today I'm checking out the first of four figures I was able to get my hands on: Bib Fortuna. I picked these up when Hasbro put them on sale at the beginning of January and while I didn't purchase everyone (there were a couple I skipped and a couple I missed) I did manage to grab all of the Original Trilogy figures. Bib Fortuna is definitely another of those figures that I'm shocked it took us 8 1/2 years to get. Isn't it crazy that the Black Series has now been around longer than the vintage Kenner line lasted in stores? Anyways, it's funny that we just got Bib Fortuna considering he was killed off pretty quickly in the teaser for the Book of Boba Fett during the season 2 finale of The Mandalorian. Bib Fortuna hasn't played a huge role in the Book of Boba Fett, either, even in the flashbacks, so this guy is sold on the strength of his OT appearance, though he did appear in Episode I and the Clone Wars. Let's take a look at the infinitely quotable Bib Fortuna (is there ever a time when it's not utterly fitting to say "die wanna wanga?") after the break...
* Hasbro typically does a pretty nice job capturing armored and non-human characters so Bob Fortuna's sculpt is quite impressive, as you might expect. Jabba the Hutt's majordomo is outfitted in fancy blue robes with some unusual armored bits worn underneath a longer decorative robe. The robe is a separate piece that can be removed. It fits the figure well, allows for plenty of room for the articulation you might want from Bib Fortuna (he can stand around and make expressive poses, though if you want him to do Teras Kasi you might have trouble).
* I kind of went over this earlier but Bib Fortuna does have quite good articulation. He has pretty much every joint you'd expect from a Black Series figure and most of it is functional. Yeah, his cloak and robe do impede his movement a bit, but not enough that it detracts from the figure. Bib's not doing high kicks or anything. There are also well thought out cuts on the sides of his blue robe so you can put him in wider stances if you want to.
* Bib Fortuna's robes are removable but doing so really shows off that there are some weird proportions with the sculpt, especially in the arms. You can also see a bit more that the metal bits of his robe look flatter and plainer than they should with no shininess to them. They're supposed to be metallic and a bit more elaborate.
* It's a good idea to give Bib Fortuna's portrait and lekku a wash to bring out some detail but I think there's way too much blue here. It almost looks like he's been hanging out with Dr. Tobias Funke too much. The blue on his forehead is definitely overdone.