Min-Na Wen Unveils Star Wars ‘Fennec Shand’ Figure
This one is for all Star Wars fans. Even though I like The Mandalorian Continued, Boba Fett’s Book came out with the hope that the Star Wars saga would continue for a few more years. Do you remember Fennec Shand from the show?
Hot Toys recently unveiled the Television Masterpiece Series Fennec Shand 1:6 Scale Figure based on his character. Chinese-American actress Min-Na Wen succeeded with her role as Fennec Shand, a mercenary who helps Boba Fett recover his lost Mandalorian armor.
The Fennec from Hot Toys is hot…
The live-action series The Book of Boba Fett is planned. Sideshow and Hot Toys released Fennec Shand Sixth Scale Collectible Figure. Hot Toys released a statement:
In anticipation of the release of the new live action series The Book of Boba Fett, Sideshow and Hot Toys are thrilled to present the new Fennec Shand 1/6th scale collectible figure!
The collectible figure includes a newly developed head sculpt with stunning likeness, removable helmet, beautifully tailored costume, blaster rifle, blaster pistol, dagger blade, drink bottle, bag with credits and a themed display.
The Fennec Shand Box
According to the sideshow’s website, the Fennec Shand Box promises to bring the character to life. Sideshow describes the features as follows:
- The newly developed head sculpt featuring an authentic and detailed likeness of Ming-Na Wen as Fennec Shand in Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fett
- Highly accurate facial expression, makeup and skin texture
- Newly sculpted brown hair sculpture with orange woven bands and braided ponytail (embedded with bendable wire)
- Body with over 28 points of articulation
- About 28cm tall
- Seven (7) pieces of interchangeable gloved hands including:
- One (1) pair of fists
- One (1) pair of relaxed hands
- One (1) pair of blasters holding hands
- One (1) dagger holding the right hand
- Each head sculpt is specially hand painted
- One (1) black color vest with collars
- One (1) black colored underwear
- One (1) pair of black colored gauntlets with orange line patterns
- One (1) black belt (capable of revealing mechanical details around the waist)
- One (1) black belt with accessories
- One (1) pair of boots in black color with orange line patterns and weathering effects
- One (1) blaster rifle with belt and detachable dagger
- One (1) gun
- One (1) helmet with mask
- One (1) beverage bottle with a woven bag
- One (1) string bag
- Three (3) credits
- Specially designed figure stand with Star Wars logo and character nameplate
The character of Fennec Shand
If you’re not a Star Wars fan, don’t read this. The story is long and unfolds in parallel lines. You’ll have to watch the entire series and movies to understand Star Wars. As for Fennec Shand, she is not a former character and was introduced in 2019. FYI, Min-Na Wen herself has been an ardent Star Wars fan since childhood and was introduced in “Chapter 5 : The Gunslinger” from The Mandalorian.
Fennec Shand was nearly killed in Chapter 5: The Gunslinger of The Mandalorian. However, she was saved by Boba Fett in Chapter 14: The Tragedy. His body parts have been replaced with cybernetics. Since then, the mercenary has become the right arm of Boba Fett and has assisted him in various adventures.
In The Book of Boba Fett, Shand and Boba come into conflict with several enemies trying to take over Tatooine. They befriend the Mandalorian once more to defend their new empire from crime. If you haven’t watched Boba Fett, now is the time. However, it would be nice if you watched The Mandalorian first to come to some understanding.
About Min-Na Wen
The 58-year-old actress began her acting career with soap operas. She appeared in the 1985 children’s television series “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood”. She also provided the voice of the main character in the 1998 film Mulane. It won her an Annie Award.
Wen received positive reviews for his badass character as Fennec Shand. Wen is also well known for her critically acclaimed Disney roles such as Melinda May/The Cavalry in the ABC superhero drama series. Agents of SHIELD (2013-2020).
As for the Star Wars franchise, it was a dream come true when she starred in The Mandalorian (2019-2020), The bad batch (2021) and Boba Fett’s Book (2021-2022). Wen also had starring roles as Chun-Li in street fighter (1994), Detective Ellen Yin in The Batman (2004-2005) and Camille Wray in Stargate Universe (2009-2011).
Wen is known for playing stoic characters. In 2019, she was honored as a Disney Legend. was honored as a Disney legend. She is set to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2022. Take a look at her awards and nominations:
|1998||Annie Award||Outstanding Achievement in Voice Acting, Female||Mulane||Won|
|1999||Online Film and Television Association Award||Best Family Actress||Mulane||Won|
|1999||Online Film and Television Association Award||Best Voiceover Performer||Mulane||Appointed|
|2001||Film Actors Guild Award||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series||Emergencies||Appointed|
|2014||Audience Award||Favorite Actress in a New TV Series||Agents of SHIELD||Appointed|
|2015||TVLine Performer of the Week||Show in “Melinda”||Agents of SHIELD||Won|
|2016||Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Award||Favorite TV Actress – Family Show||Agents of SHIELD||Appointed|
|2019||Disney Legend||Film, Television and Animation – Voice||Se||Honored|
|2021||1st Hollywood Critics Association Television Award||Best Supporting Actress in a Streaming Series, Drama||The Mandalorian||Appointed|
|2021||from the BBC 100 women||Entertainment and sports||Se||Honored|
|2022||Hollywood walk of fame||Television||Se||Honored|
Recently released collectible figures are worth buying. The collectible figurine brought Fennec Shand to life. The beautifully crafted figure is priced at $270 and is available for pre-order now from Sideshow. Are you buying it?