Check out our hands on review of the Hot Toys Echo sixth scale figure from The Bad Batch Disney+ Series.
Just in time to celebrate the release of The Bad Batch Season 2 comes our review of Echo from Clone Force 99, The Bad Batch, from Hot Toys. This sixth scale figure is a human interpretation of Echo from The Bad Batch animated series and the scale really brings out the detail from the series. Echo’s knowledge of proper military tactics and strategy provides valuable insight, while his socket-arm and cybernetic implants give him the unique ability to interact with computer systems. This figure is amazing with an awesome packout so let’s check him out in more detail!
“It’s ironic. Clones wanted names instead of numbers, yet now people are signing up to be given numbers.“
Former ARC Trooper Echo joined the Bad Batch towards the end of the Clone Wars after his rescue from the Techno Union. During his years as a soldier in the Grand Army of the Republic, Echo proved to be among the bravest clones, integral in the defense of Rishi Station and Tipoca City. As part of Clone Force 99, Echo’s knowledge of proper military tactics and strategy provides valuable insight, while his socket-arm and cybernetic implants give him the unique ability to interact with computer systems. for barreling through any obstacle thrown his way and serves as the resident demolitions expert — a job he performs with much enthusiasm.
Box and Art
The box front features a stunning pose and is of the actual figure itself! It shows a helmeted shot of Echo holding his pistol with an unhelmeted version in the ribbon that goes around the bottom of the box. The back of the box features text and credits! The sides of the box feature a wraparound of Echo in a different pose where he is holding his jack hammer and it is a raised ribbon, which is on a slightly different plane than the box.
Inside of Box and Packout
Inside of the box you will find Echo shielded in plastic and his impressive packout. You will also find another photograph of the figure and a teaser of Hunter so it is great to see them putting in more figures to these inner box art covers.
The figure aesthetic and color scheme are fantastic! The proportions of the figure are spot on and he comes packed with one droid arm that has a computer interface at the end and a regular arm. The buck is painted and weathered and the sixth scale really makes the details pop!
The helmet is very angular and has some weathering effects. It features the 99 symbol in the center a a glossy visor. The is also a splash of red on the teeth. There is a sock piece that slips over the neck so when you have the helmet on you won’t see the skin color on the neck.
The Lobot style computer piece slips out of the helmet but is painted slighted darker than the one that comes on Echo’s human head sculpt
Echo’s unhelmeted head sculpt features the same Lobot style computer in the back of his and is painted slightly differently than the one that slides out of his helmet. He does feature electrode pieces around his head and a very stern expression on his face! The skin texturing and color are well done and you get a more realistic take on Echo than what you would see in the animated series.
The armor features a skull on the upper left of his chest, a red line running down the middle, and the scratched up battle worn look like the rest of his armor pieces. The scratches are in a multitude of colors and are black, white, and gray. He also has an ab piece that gives him some definition. The back of his armor has square looking design that features a magnet for when you want to display him with his backpack.
His right droid arm with the computer interface makes him look more machine’like, and if you have scene the last season of the Clone Wars, you can get the backstory on how Echo is more machine than man, similar to Darth Vader. this arm can swap out for some other display options, which we will cover in the accessory seciton. The left arm features a gauntlet with a communicator and a pleather piece connecting his lower arm to his upper arm.
He comes with a leathery style floating utility belt with dark gray pouches and some sculpted brown plastic pouches on the back side. The kama is fabric aside from the red pleather stitching, which ads a nice splash of red and defines the piece with some really nice lines. The is also a holster on the left side, which can hold his ARC Trooper pistol.
his legs are all armored up and the upper thighs have some sliding pieces that allow for articulation of the knees. There are large circular discs at his knees, which harkens back to C-3PO’s design, which ads more of the droid effect to Echo. The boots are standard Clone Trooper issue with the gray armor plating.
Echo comes with a plethora of accessories, which include:
- One pair of articulated robotic legs with metallic painting and weathering effects
- Five interchangeable mechanical right arms including:
- One utility arm with two interchangeable hands (pistol holding hand, relax hand)
- One grasper arm with articulated pincers (equipped with detachable wire)
- One jackhammer arm (with retractable function)
- One manipulator arm
- One computer interface arm
- Three pieces of interchangeable gloved left hands including:One (1) pistol holding hand
- One gesture hand
- One relaxed hand
The backpack features a magnet so you can attach it to Echo. It has two canisters on the sides, a panel, and some yellow stripes for some color.
On the top you have two antennae that are real metal and removable and only fit a certain way in the backpack. It has a chalky scratched up look with some weathering.
His droid arm has a rusty look with some gold accents. It also has a telescopic extension that you can place at the elbow to make it look like it is extending. There is some rust on certain sections of the extension and this particular arm has a standard peg and a swap out hand with a trigger finger.
His utility arm comes with tools that are extended and two interchangeable hands can also fit on this piece too!
The tools on the piece look like a saw, a pincer, and a tool with a blue screen.
His grasper arm comes with articulated pincers (equipped with detachable wire) and has a claw like appearance with multiple points of articulation and jointed pieces. The wire is poseable so you can get some different looks or angles for your display.
The jackhammer arm (with retractable function) has a fantastic paint app to it. It looks absolutely filthy and grimy with a lot of rust accents. The arm does extend and retract, making it one of the cooler pieces in his packout. The pistons inside the arm are also painted in that rust style.
The ARC Trooper Blaster pistol has some weathering effects with a nice gun metal finish with some weathering effects.
The figure base is the standard Star Wars style that features his name plate and on the floor of the stand, it features an etched version of his helmet and the Bad Batch Logo. This is a sticker overlay that you can choose to put on or not! The base of the display stand that has Imperial style flooring that has a brown tint to it.
With the multitude of attachments and accessories, you can put Echo is many different poses and display options.
Where to Buy
You can purchase Echo from the Sideshow website or by clicking the image below!
Be sure to also check out our Star Wars Hot Toys Shop Page, where you can find links to purchase all your favorite 1/6 scale figures!