The Star Wars The Black Series Carbonized line is ready to return with new figures! In honor of the 40th anniversary of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, we’ve taken the opportunity to apply the Carbonized treatment to some of the galaxy’s most iconic characters: a classic Stormtrooper and the notorious bounty hunter Boba Fett.
So what exactly makes these figures stand apart from their traditional Black Series counterparts? If you ask Associate Product Designer Eric Franer, it’s all about offering familiar characters in a whole new way. “For the Carbonized line,” said Eric, “we wanted to get uniquely painted versions of some of our most popular figures. The metallic paint allowed us to get something unique both on the figure and for the packaging.”
Standard Black Series action figures utilize molded colors that then have additional painted detail applied over them. This is not the case with Carbonized figures. Instead, every single last piece is painted with a shimmering metallic finish, leaving no trace of molded colors anywhere to be seen.