The Black Series

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By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, November 6, 2018

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Lucca Comics and Games - New Star Wars Black Series Reveal

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, October 31, 2018

3690 Also revealed today, Mace Windu!  This 6-inch The Black Series figure has that hyper-real likeness on the face so you know you're getting Samuel L. Jackson at his L. Jacksoniest.   

Particularly notable is an uncommon accessory at this size - a Jedi cloak!  We don't get a lot of these, but there have been a few fan-made ones over the last few years.  I haven't tried any myself, but I'm hopeful these will turn out better than some of the oddball 3 3/4-inch scale ones since 2006.  Even if it's not great, the rest of the figure looks phenomenal.  I'm excited.  I'm looking forward to 2019!

Paris Comic Con Reveal - The Black Series Padme Amidala

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, October 26, 2018

3686 It only took five years for The Black Series to get its very first Padme Amidala!  This version is from Attack of the Clones, and is expected to drop in stores in 2019.   No other details - or any other upcoming AOTC costumed figures - are available at this time.

Star Wars Archive Collection - 6-Inch Black Series Biker Scout Redeco/Reissue Action Figure

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, October 24, 2018

3682 The Scout Trooper, better known to olds as the Biker Scout, was released with a Speeder Bike a few years ago as part of an ill-fated, but awesome, $40 figure-with-vehicle/creature packs.  These Archive Collection releases will be the first time you can buy this figure sans vehicle, but you may have one already.  You can add to your squad this way without buying more bikes if you're so inclined.  It's worth noting this figure has not been sold in a traditional box yet, so who knows if or when this will ever happen.

Star Wars Archive Collection - 6-Inch Black Series Anakin Skywalker Redeco/Reissue Action Figure

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, October 24, 2018

3678 Continuing Hasbro's Archive Collection - a series of 6-inch action figure reissues of popular (expensive/rare) older The Black Series items - is Anakin Skywalker.  He has his Darth Vader Sith-infused-anger face too, and they're amazing.  The portraits are significantly better than they were a few years ago, so if you missed the orange box version you might actually be better off.  Anakin includes 2 heads and a lightsaber, and should be in a store online or near you - but let's be honest, probably online - in 2019.

Star Wars Archive Collection - 6-Inch Black Series Yoda Redeco/Reissue Action Figure

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, October 24, 2018

3677 Once you go Black Series, something vaguely offensive here!   Hasbro will be slotting some redeco and reissue figures in, the first of which should be out in a few months.  They're carded instead of boxed, and some have enhanced facial paint applications.  You've already seen Boba Fett, X-Wing Luke, Bossk, and IG-88, but now you can see Yoda.

NYCC 2018: Star Wars The Black Series Marvel Action Figures for 2019

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, October 7, 2018

3672 After debuting as 3 3/4-inch figures, Hasbro now has 6-inch versions for you on the horizon!  Doctor Aphra will be jointed by 0-0-0 and BT-1 in summer 2019. That's a long ways off, but at least we know they're coming.  

For the uninitiated, these characters are found in the pages of Marvel's Darth Vader and Doctor Aphra comic books.

Clear some space and check out these new photos!

NYCC 2018: Star Wars The Black Series Exclusive Action Figures for 2019

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, October 7, 2018

3668 In 2019, Target will get a new version of Luke Skywalker in Stormtrooper Disguise - note the slicked-back hair.   Slickback emeritus come complete with helmet, communicator, blaster, and what may well be some sort of sewage deco.  Delicious.

Joining him is GameStop's Rocket Trooper, which you probably also don't recognize.  The classic Stormtrooper body got a new helmet and a few other modifications for its release next year.

NYCC 2018: The Black Series 6-Inch Action Figures

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, October 4, 2018

3651 Hasbro didn't have a lot new to reveal at New York Comic Con so far, but we got a few new shots of things you might have missed.  A deluxe General Grievous will join an utterly stunning Walgreens Exclusive Obi-Wan Kenobi from Clone Wars, 2003-style.  (Nicely done, Steve, I'm jealous.)  Both are 2019 items - expect Grievous in the first half and Kenobi late in 2019.

Toys R Us Canada has Exclusive Stormtrooper, No Known US Release

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, June 11, 2018

3593 Toys R Us will survive in Canada, and they have this exclusive Stormtrooper.  It's a lot like our other troopers with a stand and some flame accessories, and it's CAN$49.99.    A standard figure is CAN$29.99, so it's $20 extra for two painted flame pieces, a new blaster, a couple of black paint splotches, and a grey display base.   We'll post more about when or if this becomes available elsewhere.

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By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, May 3, 2018

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Toy Fair Gallery - Hasbro Star Wars Black Series 6-Inch Action Figures

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, February 17, 2018

3512 Uploading pictures takes a while, and there are a bunch of them.   New The Black Series action figures include: Gamorrean Guard (Target exclusive), Astromech Droids R5-D8 & R2-X2 & R2-D2 (Amazon), Hoth Leia, Commander Wolffe (Gamestop/Disney/Barnes & Noble shared), Zuckuss (Toys R Us), Skiff Guard Lando, Han Solo, Qi-Ra, Lando Calrissian (Solo), Tobias Beckett, Range Trooper, and a Mimban Stormtrooper (Walmart).  That's a lot of stuff.

The Porg 2-pack is a value-priced item.  Available very, very soon. (Very soon.)

Toy Fair Gallery - Hasbro Star Wars Black Series Prop Replicas

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, February 17, 2018

3510 Hasbro has two new "prop" toys this time around.  One is a giant Darth Vader helmet replica, and it's huge.  It was displayed in a big round glass case, but the actual toy will come in a black cardboard box.

The other toy is The First Order's Riot Baton, used by Stormtroopers in the sequel trilogy.  It expands, flips, spins, and is generally awesome.

Presumably you'll want more pictures, and we do have some of those after the jump.

Toy Fair Gallery - Hasbro Star Wars Black Series Centerpiece Kylo Ren

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, February 17, 2018

3508 Hasbro's The Black Series Centerpiece Kylo Ren is the best figure in this line.  Vader is OK.  Luke, not so hot.  But Kylo Ren is perfect.   The figure replicates the moment from The Force Awakens where he shows off by freezing a blaster bolt in the air, raising the tension of the theaters by 100%.   I've been dying to post a picture of this, so I hope you dig it as much as I do.

It's no Sail Barge, but none of the statues of Kylo Ren have captured this introductiory moment of awesomeness from 2015.   If you see it in person, you're going to love it - and even though it's a Hasbro product, it's comparably awesome to other statue products in the marketplace right now.

Walgreens Exclusive Spirit of Obi-Wan Already on Sale?

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, November 15, 2017

3463 The new Star Wars  Obi-Wan Kenobi (Force Spirit) hit in September, and our pal Phil is already finding them for $14.99!  I haven't even seen these in all stores in my area yet, but they are making the rounds.   In most major cities you can throw a rock and hit a Walgreens, or two.  

If you're lucky you might also find some basic figures from the newer waves next to this Force Spirit.   Happy hunting!