IG-88 (The Empire Strikes Back) The Black Series 6" 2019

IG-88 The Empire Strikes Back The Black Series 6"


  • Toy Line: The Black Series 6"
  • MSRP: $19.99 USD
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  • Scale: 6"
  • Retailer Exclusive: No
  • Variation Pictured: No
  • Date Stamp: 83111
  • Released: 2019
  • Joint Count: 19
  • Joint Details: 1 Swivel neck, 2 swivel shoulders and 2 ball-jointed shoulders, 2 ball-jointed elbows, 1 upper body swivel joint (allows for back and forth movement), 1 upper body swivel joint (allows for sideways movement), 2 swivel hips, 2 swivel thighs, 2 swivel knees, 2 swivel joints above the ankles (allows for sideways movement), 2 swivel ankle joints (allows for up and down movement)
  • Accessory Count: 4
  • Accessory Details: Vibro Blade, Blaster, Blaster Rifle, Removable Bandolier


  • This 6" IG-88 action figure was released in January 2019 single carded in the Black Series Archive series
  • IG-88 is a re-paint of the 2015 Black Series IG-88 figure
  • Even though Hasbro re-used the previous mold for this figure, the paint application does look quite different with brass highlights on the front and back
  • Use the comparison tool to look at both figures side-by-side: IG-88 comparison
  • Here is a high-res image of both figures standing side by side: Black Series IG-88 IG-88 came with 4 accessories, a vibro blade, a blaster, a blaster rifle and a removable bandolier with attached holster in the back
  • The vibro blade can be stuck into two little holes which are on the back of the bandolier, and the holster can house the Imperial blaster perfectly
  • The bandolier can be plugged into a hole on top of IG-88's right shoulder which allows it to stay in place (this works very well)
  • Hasbro put small holes into the back of each blaster which can be plugged into the pegs on both arms (again, this works very well, have a look: IG-88's blaster I and IG-88's blaster II
  • IG-88 is sculpted beautifully with lots of wires and details on the front and the back and even the vibro blade has scratch marks and dents in it
  • IG-88's red eyes are present but they seem to be too far on the inside of the head when compared to the movie counterpart
  • The joints are extremely well hidden on this figure and don't distract from the appearance
  • IG-88 stands almost 7" tall (17.78 cm), which is taller than a regular Black Series figure, but it's still not tall enough
  • The droid feels too skinny when compared to the movie scenes from The Empire Strikes Back
  • We found it to be quite difficult to pose and balance the figure out without falling over after a few minutes
  • Despite some shortcomings it's evident that Hasbro put a lot of effort into this Black Series IG-88 figure and the end result is a very detailed, good looking and well executed action figure


A battered war droid who has become a bounty hunter, IG-88 answers Darth Vader's call to capture the Millennium Falcon after The Battle Of Hoth.


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