The Black Series

SDCC Exclusives - Expect HasbroToyShop.com To Announce the Time Tuesday

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, July 25, 2016

Update: August 9!  Be there!

Correction: While we don't have a time or date yet, we're told to expect HasbroToyShop.com to post the date of sale for its remaining SDCC 2016 exclusives Tuesday.   This would include any remaining 6-inch Jyn Erso (standard figure with photos, unique packaging), Obi-Wan Kenobi (unique packaging and electornic accessory), and Rilo Kiley (Kylo Ren helmet, unmasked head, unique package, Vader helmet, base, flag).   At press time I do not have a confirmation that variant head Kylo Ren is or isn't coming out down the road - so you may want to keep reloading to get these, whenever that time may be.

No 3 3/4-inch figures were sold at the show.  (For Star Wars.) 

Vote For Real - Fan's Choice Hasbro SDCC The Black Series

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, July 19, 2016

It's that time - you have to vote now, as that's the headline at StarWars.com's article Vote Now for the Next Black Series Figure!!    Darth Talon, Starkiller, Jaina Solo, Mara Jade, and Captain Rex all made 5 out of our Top 6 so I'm quite astonished to see that reflected on the official site's final voting.   I won't tell you who I voted for, but if you click here now you can see the current results when you place your vote.

Black Series 6-inch Astromech Droids - NOT At Comic-Con

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, July 8, 2016

Toys R Us will have an exclusive Black Series 6-inch set of Star Wars Droids during San Diego Comic-Con, but will not be at Comic-Con.  As I work for Entertainment Earth and will be working on the booth for the show, I reached out to me for confirmation - and I can confirm this item will be sold online.  (I also assume at stores later.)  The droids are identified as R2-A3, R5-K6, and R2-F2 on the packaging.

Entertainment Earth Booth #2343 will be selling a number of other items for Toys R Us as well as their own exclusives, including some other Star Wars and Hasbro items. Click here to see the droid item at Toys R Us' web site.

Vote Star Wars - The Black Series Fan's Choice Poll Returns

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, July 6, 2016

We're back with Fan's Choice!  Hasbro has asked for your input on the next new action figure.  It's going to be just like last year - you can leave a comment below or email me at this address, (it's over) and I'll tally the results.   Like last year we got Sabine Wren and Darth Revan, this is your chance to vote for a future 6-inch The Black Series action figure. 

Additional notes added July 7: Please do not request figures that have already been released or announced.  Please do not send duplicate entries.   Please do not send a list of characters - only one will be counted.

Here are the rules per edict of Hasbro:

SDCC: Hasbro SDCC and Celebration Exclusives Revealed

By Mike — Friday, July 1, 2016

Hasbro unveils Black Series awesomeness for the 2016 Summer Conventions. A TBS 6 inch series Kylo Ren will be offered at Celebration Europe at the Forbidden Planet booth while a TBS 6 inch Obi-Wan Kenobi pack will be at the Hasbro booth at San Diego Comic-Con! Read on for more!

 

It's Back: Toys R Us Exclusive Snowtrooper Officer Action Figure

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, June 28, 2016

It's back!  The Toys R Us exclusive 6-inch Snowtrooper Officer action figure had a new production run and is showing up in stores all over Phoenix, AZ - and perhaps in your town, too!   No obvious changes were spotted, but if you missed it here's your chance to snag one at a reasonable price.   I saw them at two different stores so far this week, and it's only Tuesday.   Happy hunting! 

Kmart Star Wars Exclusive Rey Figure Hitting Retail Stores Now

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, April 16, 2016

She's out!  Kmart's Rey (Starkiller Base) 6-inch The Black Series action figure is making the rounds and is being placed on shelves as I write this.  Might your one or two remaining stores have them?  You'll have to go look, because the product finder on their web site isn't working properly.   Each figure is $24.99, assuming of course you find one.  I located one at one of the final Mart of K outposts in Phoenix, AZ this afternoon.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,255: Constable Zuvio (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Hey, it's Constable Zuvio!  He has a magnificent paint job on his armor, and we know absolutely nothing about him in the movie yet.  Well.  With that, I'm taking a FOTD break because I actually would like to see the movie before commenting any more on these - so read on, for what it's worth.

Kmart Star Wars Kylo Ren Exclusive - In Stock Now! Maybe!

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Here it is - again!  The 6-inch Kmart exclusive Kylo Ren (Starkiller Base) is in stock as of my writing this - you can get it picked up at stores for free, or get it shipped.  It's $5 more than the regular version, but sports unique deco on the feet, a base, different hands, and a different lightsaber.  I just ordered mine - if you want one, click here to check availability.

Update: Don't use Paypal on the Kmart.com web site right now, as it seems to be causing problems. 

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,246: Imperial Shock Trooper (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, November 26, 2015

I'm pretty stoked whenever we get a Stormtrooper with marks of some sort, so last week's Walmart-only Imperial Shock Trooper was a treat.   The mold is good, and the Shocktrooper markings from the Battlefront game make it even cooler.  Want to know more?  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,245: Darth Vader (Emperor's Wrath, The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Fresh from the drug store chain, Darth Vader (Emperor's Wrath) is out and about with improved armor deco, a retooled arm, and a new head.   It's a decent figure - but it's still basically the same Vader from last year with a few modifications.   Want to see more about this 6-inch figure?  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,239: Poe Dameron (Jacket 6-Inch Black Series, The Force Awakens)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Check out Target's 6-inch Poe Dameron - probably in stores now unless it sold out.   I got mine online for $10 off, which is where you want to be - it's a good figure, but the likeness on Oscar Isaac toys as of yet could use some work.  (He's a tough face to capture.)   Should you get this one?  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,238: First Order Snowtrooper Officer (6-Inch Black Series, The Force Awakens)

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, November 16, 2015

I haven't seen the First Order Snowtrooper Officer in stores since I got mine last month, but hey - it's new!  This exclusive takes a plain Snowtrooper (which isn't out yet) and adds a pauldron, thus making it a better figure than the regular release is likely to be.  If you can get it, it's pretty slick - so good hunting.  Read on!

Amazon - New Stormtrooper Exclusive 6-Inch Set Shipping Now

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, November 7, 2015

UPDATE: Amazon re-opened pre-orders for this week!  $79.99 with free shipping.  Order it before they pull it down again!

UPDATE #2: Amazon pulled new orders down again. Check back for more.

It's here!  Or it'll be here tomorrow, Amazon tells me.  If you pre-ordered the  Star Wars The Black Series 6-Inch Stormtrooper 4-Pack [Amazon Exclusive]  back in September you might have it as early as tomorrow (Sunday).  It appears Amazon is not currently taking more orders for this set, but you can click here to check availability in case it comes back.   It was originally $79.99 when pre-orders went up September 4.

Target Exclusive 6-Inch Black Series Poe and Stormtrooper - Free Shipping, $10 Off

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, November 1, 2015

If you're like me, you're a) cheap and b) don't have the Target exclusive  Star Wars The Force Awakens Black Series 6in Figure Set  just yet.   Right now it's in stock for $39.99 and it ships free - plus if you use the code BESTGIFT during checkout, you get $10 (25%) off.  I just placed my order, and if you don't have yours yet it's as good of a time as any to do so.  Click here to check availability.

Thanks for the tip, Phil!