The Black Series

ICYMI: Walmart.com Restocks Star Wars The Black Series Carbonized First Order Jet Trooper

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, March 29, 2020

3759 Did you miss Walmart's exclusive Star Wars The Black Series Carbonized Collection First Order Jet Trooper Toy 6-inch Scale Collectible Action Figure? That's a mouthful, and I only saw it in stores a couple of times.  Walmart.com has it now for $20.88, much cheaper than the roughly $25 it cost me last fall.  Get it while you can!

Toy Fair 2020 - Hasbro Star Wars Black Series Snowspeeder

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, February 22, 2020

Big vehicles! The surprisingly Snowspeeder with Dak Ralter is the highlight of The Black Series 6-inch collection this year - and there's a lot of good stuff. After 2 waves of The Empire Strikes Back reissues and improvements on 40th anniversary cards, a Probot, the baby The Child, and some other odds and ends, a $120 vehicle-with-new-character-figure seemed impossible. Yet, here it is.

Toy Fair 2020 - Hasbro Mandalorian and Baby Yoda Goodies

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, February 22, 2020

Is it Man... or The Mandalorian? Neither - The Child has taken over Star Wars! Collectible figures, action figures, a board game, plushes, 2 kinds of electronic doll things, and more are on deck this year as is The Darksaber. Other character announcements were sadly in short supply, but at least it looks like the future of Star Wars is, indeed, the children.

The Bounty Collection (previously/also Baby Bounties) collectible figures will be sold in 2-packs and individually - packaging hunters, take note. If you like variants this is for you.

Toy Fair 2020 - The Hasbro Star Wars Live Tweetening

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, February 22, 2020

If you go to a good site, they'll no doubt put together great galleries with insightful, useful commentary - but since I was unable to squeeze in most of the areas where the good collector stuff was, we don't have pictures of everything.  I'm working on galleries now of some nifty new toys and we also have a text dump of my tweets from the Hasbro Media Day presentation.

Highlights: Walmart has retro Kenner for The Empire Strikes Back, pretty much a lot of it all leaked early, The Vintage Collection showed 2 figures (one reissue, one resculpt), and while there's a lot of interesting product - in every definition of the word - long-time collectors are unlikely to be feeling that this is Their year, even if it's an diverse batch of stuff. 

Target Restocking The Mandalorian Carbonized Graphite Edition

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, January 8, 2020

If you missed it - like I did - Hasbro did another run of the Star Wars The Black Series Carbonized Collection The Mandalorian Toy Figure (Target Exclusive) for US Target stores.   It's $24.99, and I would go as far as to say it looks good enough to  be worth the five bucks.   I saw a few out and about today, so check your local stores - and don't trust the in-store inventory checkers online, go look.  My store said they had none online, and sure enough, there it was.  Good hunting!

Best Buy Got the Star Wars The Black Series Heavy Infantry Mandalorian Deluxe Action Figure

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, November 23, 2019

3734 Best Buy scored one of the best exclusives of the year - now on their web site and probably out of stock - with the new Star Wars - The Black Series Heavy Infantry Mandalorian Deluxe Action Figure.  This appears in The Mandalorian streaming series, and since we are not considering product announcements to be spoilers unless it has a specific feature (i.e., decapitation) we're going to go ahead and post it here. 

Ad: Star Wars Sith Trooper at Entertainment Earth

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Star Wars The Black Series Sith Trooper 6-Inch Action FigureAd: New and from the next movie, the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker The Black Series Sith Trooper 6-Inch Action Figure is available for order today!

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SDCC 2019 - Hasbro Tatooine is our Star Wars Diorama

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, July 19, 2019

3722 Jabba's palace in 6-inch scale, complete with a Rancor, and the Barge in 3 3/4-inch scale, were on display in full force! Packed with modern and classic figures as well as what we have been informed were custom figures, there's not a lot of new product here - but the diorama itself is pretty spectacular.  Check it out!

SDCC 2019 - Hasbro Breakfast Star Wars Gallery

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, July 19, 2019

3712 So how was the Hasbro breakfast here in San Diego? Awesome.  But for Star Wars? There's nothing you haven't already seen. Hasbro showed off its Hyper Real Darth Vader and Black Series X-Wing Helmet along with a couple of Comic-Con exclusives.  We snapped a few photos, but you've seen these before.  New reveals were promised in this afternoon's panel, so stay tuned for more!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,591: Luke Skywalker (Stormtrooper, The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, June 4, 2019

At a Target near you - most likely near Menswear, possibly near golf stuff and BBQ tongs - is this pretty great Luke Skywalker (Stormtrooper, The Black Series 6-Inch)  upgrade.  We first saw the head sculpt previewed at HasCon in a diorama with no real fanfare, and now we have it on the Stormtrooper Luke body complete with commlink, whiter plastic armor, and a lot of dirt.  Let's say it's dirt.  Let's not think about what brown smudges in a space station's sewer really are.  Read on!

Ad: Amazon's Exclusive Emperor Palpatine with Throne - Order Now

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, April 12, 2019

Ad: Amazon's Exclusive Emperor Palpatine with Throne - Order Now! this 6-inch figure includes alternate heads and the throne from  Return of the Jedi. It is $39.99 and due in October.  Order here today!

Toy Fair 2019 - Hasbro Star Wars: The Black Series

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, February 16, 2019

Star Wars: The Black Series! The 6-inch line showed very little you hadn't seen (or seen hinted at) before. The presentation had Doctor Aphra and her droids, plus the previously seen Chopper and Ezra Bridger. More surprising were 20th Anniversary Episode I "vintage" packaging for Celebration in Chicago.

Ad: New Hasbro Star Wars Black Series General Grievous at Entertainment Earth

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Ad: Order and Pre-Order Hasbro Star Wars at Entertainment Earth! New Star Wars The Black Series General Grievous Action Figure is ready to fight the Jedi with four lightsabers and a cloth cape!

 

Star Wars The Black Series General Grievous Action Figure

Ad: Black Series 6-Inch Hoth Leia and Han Exclusive 2-Pack at Entertainment Earth

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Star Wars The Black Series Hoth Princess Leia Organa and Han Solo 6-Inch Action Figures - Exclusive Ad: The first 6-inch international exclusive is available in the USA at Entertainment Earth! Order the Star Wars The Black Series Hoth Princess Leia Organa and Han Solo 6-Inch Action Figures - Exclusive today! A limited quantity are available for the US market, and when they're gone they're gone! Order yours here.

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!