I’m up to the fourth and final release in the second wave of Hasbro’s 6-inch Black “Force Awakens” figures. This time, I’m checking out the Guavian Enforcer. I won’t get into specifics, but I will say that unlike Constable Zuvio, these guys not only had some screen time, but amazingly enough were actually mentioned by name. In fact, with two of the figures in this wave now in my collection I can finally recreate one of the cooler scenes from the film. But I’ll save the super spoilery picture for last.
There’s the in-package shot. I don’t have a lot to say, except the red and black on this guy matches the packaging new Black Series boxes pretty dead on. The back gives you a little snippet about how these guys work for the Guavian Gang. If that’s a name that strikes fear, I’m guessing that in a galaxy far, far away, guavas are something very different than in our galaxy.
I didn’t know what to make of this guy before seeing the movie, but I really dig the design. The crimson suit features all sorts of texture and wrinkles as well as a wash to bring out that lovely detail. He wears a high belt of pouches across his stomach and a complex network of belts and straps around his waist. I’m not sure what’s going on with the cable pumping something either into or out of his left knee, but who cares? It looks cool. The back of the suit has a subdued circuitry-like pattern etched into it. There’s also some decent texture on the boots. If I had one complaint about The Enforcer’s design is that the feet are kind of small.
The head is just crazy. Is it a robot or a mask? I’m sure the whole history of these guys has already been published in some book somewhere. If not, it will be soon enough. There’s a little silver dry brushing to show a worn slash across the front. The recessed machinery that’s exposed around the center dot of the mask looks great. The articulation here is right in line with what the 6-inch Black Series has been offering lately. The arms are ball jointed at the shoulders, elbows, and wrists. The legs are ball jointed at the hips, have swivels at the thighs, and double hinges in the knees. The ankles are hinged and have lateral rockers. There’s a ball joint in the torso and again at the neck. He’s pretty fun to pose!
The Guavian Enforcer does his enforcing with two beefy guns. One looks like a big pistol, while the other looks like a drum-fed grenade launcher. He can hold them in either hand. The sculpts are decent and they’re both painted in a matching gray and silver.
What else can I say, other than I like this figure a lot. Next to Phasma, he’s my favorite figure in the wave, but then there wasn’t a whole lot of competition here. I’m sure Hasbro hoped to sell him based on speculation alone before the movie was released, but even afterwards, I think the design is cool enough to make him a fairly popular figure. And like I said earlier, now I can finally recreate this awesome scene…
“Make your escape, Solo. I, Zuvio will hold off Darth Guava’s deadly enforcers. You must get Qui-Gon’s remains back to the ship so McCoy can revive him with midichlorians from the magic Tribble blood!”