The Black Series

Sighted - Star Wars TRU Exclusive 6-Inch Snowtrooper Officer

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, October 9, 2015

2965 For $19.99, Toys R Us is now receiving cases of the First Order Snowtrooper Officer.  I saw several at a Phoenix area Toys R Us, so it's possible if you missed the online pre-order you might just stumble on them over the next week or two.  Update: note this one has a TRU silver sticker - some don't.  Good hunting!

It seems that the figure is very similar to the basic version other than the pauldron, but we'll know for sure once it starts to ship in the next month or three.

Are you finding anything interesting?  Let us know!  Leave a comment or send us an email - we're hearing a lot of buzz, and we love getting confirmations.

Sighted - Big TIE Fighter, Now at TRUs for $169.99

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, October 9, 2015

Surprising no one, the Black Series 6-inch TIE Fighter is huge.  Really, really huge.  I saw a pair of them today at a Phoenix area Toys R Us for $169.99 a pop.

NYCC: Official Star Wars Black Series Shots

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, October 7, 2015

We got 5 hi-res pictures from Hasbro!   The First Order TIE Pilot, Snowtrooper, General Hux, Resistance Trooper, and Atsy (and not Han Solo) are all here, after the jump, for you.

NYCC: Star Wars Old Man Han Solo, More Revealed

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Hasbro's busy! While we're not in New York, others are and we can link to their sites.  Of note, ToyArk has shots of many new 6-inch figures and the Transformers sites are loading up on new Titans.  (Titans are now, of course, very small toys - the Headmasters. Galvatron, Skullcruncher, etc. Great time to be alive, but I digress.)

For Star Wars, a 6-inch Han Solo is coming - as is Ello Atsy, a TIE Fighter Pilot, Hux, and others.  Click here to see a gallery at ToyArk.

Walmart Exclusive Black Series Star Wars 3 3/4-Inch In Stores Now, Maybe

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, September 27, 2015

2936 That first trio of The Black Series 3 3/4-inch action figures are hitting Walmarts now - that's the good news.  I spied two of them personally yesterday, neither of which seem to be significantly altered from previous releases.

Each figure is $12.93, and comes boxed.   Darth Vader is a repack of the classic 500th Darth Vader mold, and now we know the dome is not glued down - the sample I saw was floating around freely in the box, the figure loose and the helmet wedged down below.   Chewbacca appears to be a repack of the 2004 Original Trilogy Collection Vintage figure, which was $9.99 (and cheaper) and also repacked several times since then.  I was not able to confirm if Luke has any changes, as he was not available at the stores I examined.

Amazon - New Stormtrooper Exclusive 6-Inch and 3 3/4-Inch Sets

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, September 3, 2015

Amazon listed two (so far) new exclusive sets on 9/3.   They are:

Star Wars The Force Awakens 3.75-Inch Figure Troop Builder 6-Pack - actually has 7 figures. Captain Phasma is joined by uniquely armored Stormtroopers and Snowtroopers.  The fact that it is not actually a six pack once again robs me of Black Flag jokes.

Star Wars The Black Series 6-Inch Stormtrooper 4-Pack - This is the rumored "evolution" set. Each figure is unique - Stormtrooper has dirty deco, Episode 7 Stormtrooper has a unique pauldron, the Episode III Clone Trooper debuts in this set, and the AOTC yellow Clone Captain is new.

Walmart Gets More Star Wars Waves of 3 3/4-Inch The Black Series

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, September 3, 2015

There's always hope!  Walmart has 3 figures up for grabs now and more are coming.  Tonight you can order Luke Skywalker (dirty boot redeco recolor of 2012 Vintage Blu-Ray Jedi Luke), Darth Vader (repack, possible redeco of the 500th Vader mold), and Chewbacca (possible redeco of 2004 Vintage Chewbacca.)  I'm in the middle of a series of large crises so I'll update this with facts (or your comments) as time permits.   As you wait, click below to see the figures at

Upcoming releases include the unreleased Ceremonial Leia, Kylo Ren, and a First Order Stormtrooper.

Ad: New Hasbro Star Wars Exclusives at Entertainment Earth

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, September 3, 2015

Ad: Entertainment Earth added two new Hasbro Star Wars exclusives to its all-new The Force Awakens shop! The first-ever Crimson Stormtrooper figure is in a new all-Empire The Black Series boxed set, and from The Force Awakens comes a Desert Assault Walker with a swell Sandtrooper-inspired First Order Stormtrooper Officer.


Star Wars Desert Assault Walker with Figure - Entertainment Earth Exclusive Star Wars Black Series 6-Inch Action Figures - Entertainment Earth Exclusive

SDCC 2015: Hasbro Official Images

By Mike — Sunday, July 12, 2015

Some official photos of 2016 product revealed on Thursday have been added to our SDCC Image Bank that include The Black Series, Saga Legends, and Titanium vehicles. Captain Rex appears to have suffered from lack of eating healthy gluten free meals at the Clone Cafeteria. 

SDCC15: Hasbro 2016 Reveals and Episode 7 Teaser Diorama

By Mike — Saturday, July 11, 2015

If there's one thing you can bet on for Hasbro Star Wars in 2016, it's that you're gonna need a heck of a lot more room. We have uploaded photos featuring Hasbro's The Black Series 2016 reveals yesterday that include a couple of new Star Wars Rebels additions to the 6 inch assortment and a vehicle that can also serve as a coffee table or T.V. stand it's so freakin huge.

Hasbro Star Wars Panel - Adam's Impressions As They Happened

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, July 10, 2015

Editor's note: Adam wrote this up as he sat in the panel.  As such, it makes about as sense as you might expect for first-impressions as they happen.

Argle bargle panel! It's dark, it's noon, and I'm sitting near the back of a partially filled conference room. Jeff Labovitz is starting the talk with a bunch of other people whose names are too far away for me to see with all the heads in the way.

SDCC15: Hasbro SDCC Press Breakfast and Booth

By Mike — Friday, July 10, 2015

Hasbro plans on the big reveals after their SDCC panel today at 12 PT. While the bulk of Episode 7 product won't be officially released until Force Friday in September, we've been told there will be some exciting reveals today. Be sure to check back for our report.

Vote! Fan's Choice Black Series 6-Inch Ballot Live

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, July 2, 2015

It's time!  The article has it all: Poll: Vote for the Next Star Wars: The Black Series 6-inch Figure.

At press time Darth Revan is winning with more than twice as many votes as Sabine at #2.   Also, registration is not required to vote - so just go click on someone if you want Revan, or someone else. 

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,162: Stormtrooper (First Order - The Black Series 2015 SDCC)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, July 2, 2015

Guess what - next week your sneak preview figure goes up for sale in San Diego!  It's today's Figure of the Day.  Read about Stormtrooper (First Order) right now, or don't.  It comes in a neat slipcase with a booklet hidden in the back.  I've got many pictures for you if you read on!

Toys R Us Jabba the Hutt - Star Wars Gangster Gets New Hasbro Mold

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, June 30, 2015

My pal who I will call Juan Nonymous sent along sample shots of the Jabba's Rancor Pit gift set Jabba the Hutt in comparison with the 2010 model from Walmart.  This new-for-2015 version is a 100% new mold with new deco, meaning it is... say it with me...

"Just different enough to make you mad."   Well, not Jabba, Jabba's new and interesting.  The rest of the set is as interesting as your collection isn't - it's great stuff if you don't got it yet.  This set will be sold at the Entertainment Earth Booth at Comic-Con next week, on Toys R, and probably retail stores too.  Want to see more images?  Check after the jump.