If you liked Unleashed figures from 2002-2007, you're going to love the more expensive, heavier, and electronic boxed The Black Series Centerpiece Collection. The roughly 6-inch scale statues are...well, let's let Hasbro take it away:
STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES CENTERPIECE Figure
(Ages 14 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $49.99/Available: Fall 2017)
Showcase some of the most incredible STAR WARS battle scenes like never before! Each CENTERPIECE Figure Dramatic Moments collection features iconic scenes enhanced with premium light and sound effects. Look for the LUKE SKYWALKER figure inspired by the battle from STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK. Each figure sold separately. Available at most major retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com.
It's Grand Admiral Thrawn! It's the first time he's been sold on an individual card this century, and it's his debut figure from Star Wars Rebels.
He has a holster, a blaster, and a giant rocket launcher - maybe it's not exactly what you saw on TV, but at least they got the blue right. And he has a nice paint job. And dark blue hair. Read on!
What a difference a few weeks makes! Not long ago, I was seeing Walmart's exclusive Death Trooper just sitting around in big numbers. Now? Not so much. The super-articulated 3 3/4-inch figure has two blasters, no holsters, and better than normal articulation. It's good. Read on!
Not one, but four new 3 3/4-inch figures were revealed by Hasbro to us today! Admiral Raddus, Lt. Sefla, Fenn Rau, and Galen Erso are all now revealed in their packaging. You might have seen some of these before elsewhere, but if you haven't? It's new to you! Pictures after the break.
From the press release:
STAR WARS 3.75-INCH FIGURE Assortment
(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $7.99/Available: Spring 2017)
Enter the world of STAR WARS and launch into action and adventure! Each 3.75-inch figure features five points of articulation and comes with their iconic battle accessories. Characters include heroes and villains from ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY such as JYN ERSO, K-2SO, IMPERIAL GROUND CREW, GALEN ERSO, and IMPERIAL STORMTROOPER, STAR WARS REBELS characters including KANAN JARRUS (Stormtrooper Disguise) and SABINE WREN, and KYLO REN and REY (JAKKU) from STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS. Each figure sold separately. Available at most major retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com. Compatible with the HASBRO STAR WARS STUDIOFX App.
There is another two-pack! Hasbro sent along this block of copy and two shots of what looks to be the action figure set of the season.
From the press release:
STAR WARS 3.75-INCH DELUXE FIGURE 2-PACK Assortment
(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $14.99/Available: Spring 2017)
Pick a side in the galactic battle between good and evil! Choose between the IMPERIAL DEATH TROOPER and REBEL COMMANDO PAO or the SCARIF STORMTROOPER and MOROFF from ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY, or relive the events from STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS with POE DAMERON and the FIRST ORDER SNOWTROOPER. Each 3.75-INCH DELUXE FIGURE 2-PACK comes with 2 figures and multiple accessories, including a dual-projectile launcher. Each pack sold separately. Available at most major retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com. Compatible with the HASBRO STAR WARS STUDIOFX App.
IMPERIAL DEATH TROOPER 12-INCH ELECTRONIC DUEL FIGURE
(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Fall 2017)
Bring ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY to life with this 12-inch electronic figure! Jump into action with the elite IMPERIAL DEATH TROOPER, by squeezing the figure’s legs to activate authentic battle sounds. Each figure sold separately. Requires one 1.5V AA battery. Available at most major retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com. Compatible with the HASBRO STAR WARS STUDIOFX App.
Hey kids, it's Unkar Plutt! This 2016 figure has a removable hand and a claw replacement - serious toy stuff. You might even be able to find this figure at a store near you still, as he wasn't necessarily the most popular bad guy in the movie - get him if you can. Read on!
Today it's the swell Sergeant Jyn Erso (Ground Crew Disguise) figure! This is interesting - it seems Jyn's body is the same as the regular ground crew figure, only with a different head and some new accessories. It's great! Read on.
Previously known as the Shock Trooper, the 6-inch version of this figure said Coruscant Guard on the box. The red and white Clone has marvelous paint applications including big scratches and awesome scuffing that make it look like it had seen some action. It's also part of a swell four-pack. Read on!
Rounding out the main group of Rogue One heroes, it's the pilot! Bodhi Rook is fairly loaded with gear, including a cool blaster and a backpack that actually looks like the gizmo in the movie. You can take his vest off, but the goggles are part of his head. I haven't seen this one in stores yet - so will you want to order yours online? Read on!
Hey, it's C-3PO! This is the Walgreens one and it's fantastic. I hope you got one to go with the R2-D2 I also hope you got. You can probably find one in a local store if you hit a few stores in your locale, but for now just enjoy this review. Read on!
This 212th Attack Battalion Utapau Trooper is one of four figures in the Entertainment Earth exclusive 4-pack available now. It sports some of the best battle-damage I've ever seen on a Hasbro action figure, plus it's exactly as articulated as previous Clone Trooper action figures. I love the little chips and dings in the orange areas, plus the dirt and scrapes are no slouch. Read on!
Today we look at Finn! But he's different - this is the one from the 2-pack with Phasma that just came out and you didn't get yet. His jacket is a different color and some details are just a tiny bit different. You know what that means - it's different enough to make you mad. Check it out, and read on!
Special thanks to Hasbro and their PR team for sending us this first look at Galen Erso, a character from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. (If you haven't seen it yet and consider this a spoiler, a month out, that's on you.) He includes a blaster and a Mouse Droid, which is a pretty nifty extra for those of us looking to populate that Death Star playset. The one we hope to get some day. Hopefully. Well, take a look - we've got a packaged shot and an unpackaged shot after the break.
You might not want another Captain Phasma, but this 3 3/4-inch one is interesting - it comes from Vietnam and not China, meaning we're talking new molds here. The deco is different, the height has changed, and some of the sculpted details were tweaked - but she has basically the same pose and design. Finn's even more interesting, but he's on tap for next week. Read on!