STAR WARS: RETRO COLLECTION (HASBRO)
Originally introduced in the second season of Rebels, the Fifth Brother is a character that’s never been all that deeply explored, despite now having been in two different shows. Like, I’ve watched all of his canon appearances, and I couldn’t really tell you much about the guy beyond that’s he’s got that fancy hat thing going on. I suppose that’s a pretty respectable thing in Star Wars, though, since distinctive looks tend to be a character’s biggest selling point. Did wonders for Boba Fett. Anyway, let’s look at this guy and his fancy hat.
THE FIGURE ITSELF
The Fifth Brother is the fifth figure in the Kenobi-inspired series of Hasbro’s Star Wars: Retro Collection. He’s the third of the three Inquisitors included in this assortment, and marks the Fifth Brother’s third figure, following up on a small-scale figure from Rebels and a Black Series figure from Kenobi. The figure stands about 3 3/4 inches tall and he has 5 points of articulation. His sculpt is all-new, though it certainly has its share of similarities with the Grand Inquisitor. That makes sense, of course, since they’re kind of in the same profession and all. That said, they’re totally unique from each other when it comes to the actual parts break down. He’s a little bulkier than the Grand Inquisitor, which makes sense, and allows for the uniform to sit just a little bit differently. His head, and his face in particular, gets quite a bit of sculpted detail, moreso than the others in the set. It gives him quite a distinguished look. The Fifth Brother’s paint work is pretty much on par with the other Inquisitors in the set. Still feels like a bit too much for a proper vintage paint scheme, but honestly, it still works out pretty well, and I do appreciate the internal consistency. The Fifth Brother is packed with his Inquisitor Saber, which is the same one included with the Grand Inquisitor. It makes sense, since they have more or less the same weapon in the show, and it’s definitely the way Kenner would have handled things on a proper vintage figure.
THE ME HALF OF THE EQUATION
I don’t have much attachment to this guy. I mean, honestly, does anybody? Well, somebody does somewhere, I’m sure. Like, just statistically, right? Anyway, I wasn’t invested enough to get the Black Series figure, but since I was planning to pick up the rest of the series, this guy was along for the ride. He’s not a bad figure. Not my favorite or anything, but I can see the appeal.
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