OMEGA — KAMINO
STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES (HASBRO)
“Born and confined to the cloning facility on Kamino, young Omega serves as assistant to Chief Medical Scientist Nala Se. Offered an opportunity to escape, Omega joins the Bad Batch on their adventure”
Let’s just keep this Black Series week going, continuing off of yesterday’s specifically Bad Batch focus, with another member of that particular team. I noted yesterday that the team got two additional members after their initial appearance. The first was Echo, the clone they rescued during their mission in The Clone Wars. For their own show, they took fellow “defective” clone Omega under their wing. In light of losing one of their members to Order 66, Omega winds up stepping into a far more integral role for the team as a whole, and is in many ways the focal point of the show. Season 2 looks to only be building on that more, so, you know, pretty important. Certainly important enough to justify an action figure, and that’s what I’m looking at today.
THE FIGURE ITSELF
Omega is figure 10 in the Bad Batch sub-set of Black Series‘ Phase IV incarnation, placing her before Echo chronologically, though they’re side by side in terms of actual release. She’s the other of the two Bad Batch figures in the set, which makes sense. The figure stands 4 1/4 inches tall and she has 29 points of articulation. Quite an impressive selection of articulation for a figure as small as she is, and the range is all pretty solid too. Omega is sporting an all-new sculpt, specifically based on her design from the earliest episodes of the show, when they’ve just fled Kamino. It’s a good starting point for her, but also allows some room for additional designs later down the line. Omaga is notable for being our first time getting a kid in this line…well, a human one, anyway. Obviously, with their experience on smaller scale lines, Hasbro handles a smaller figure just fine, and it does a nice job of paving the way for young Anakin and Boba, should the demand be there. The sculpt is pretty solid; she definite sticks close to the animation model, more like Hunter did. It works a bit better here, since she’s already supposed to be a bit further removed from the others in terms of design anyway. It captures the spirit of the character pretty well, and the details are all nice and sharp. The paint work on Omega is nicely handled. It’s a bit brighter and bolder than other figures in the line, which is a nice change of pace. Omega is packed with her Zygerrian energy bow, rebreather mask, and Ruby, the pet lizard that the Batch transports. The bow is only in its fully extended version, with no option to collapse, likely due to the logistics of making something like that work. All of the accessories are rather on the simple side, but at least they help her to feel like a pretty decent value, even with the smaller stature of the core figure.
THE ME HALF OF THE EQUATION
You can’t really have the rest of the Batch without Omega. I was quite a fan of Omega’s inclusion in the show, and I’d been hoping to see her turn up sooner than later. I’m glad that she and Echo showed up together to fully round out the team in one swoop. Obviously, there’s some room for more variants with more stuff, but this figure’s a good start, and rounds out the line-up very nicely.
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