The Black Series

Celebration Orlando Line Issues - How To Get X-Wing Luke

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Back in 2013 Hasbro released the very first 6-inch The Black Series figures to mixed reviews - they were great, but a lot of fans opted out and that lead to cheap clearance prices on Amazon within a few months.   Fast-forward to today, and people are upset they missed a few of those early figures.  Hasbro is reissuing X-Wing Pilot Luke Skywalker for Star Wars Celebration this weekend, and there's a big process about how to line up to get yours.

The Force Awakens Toys Continue for The Last Jedi

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Sci-fi supersite io9 posted a preview of a new 6-inch The Black Series Rey's Speeder!  This sizable, $60 vehicle should be out later this year and will undoubtedly be on display in Orlando at Star Wars Celebration this weekend.

Rogue One Blu-Ray, Black Series AT-ACT Driver In Stores Now

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Today's the day!  Without too much fuss, Target's exclusive AT-ACT Driver has joined the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story DVD and Blu-Ray at retail today.   It's worth noting Target has an exclusive deluxe Blu-Ray set with bonus content as well, and the price may vary. The tag said $29.99 but it rang up $27.99.  Go figure.

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If you want to see if the 6-inch AT-ACT Driver figure is in your area, check DPCI 087-06-1115. 

Ad: Star Wars The Black Series 40th Anniversary Display Diorama with Darth Vader 6-Inch Action Figure

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, April 1, 2017

GameStop Hasbro 6-Inch R5-D4 Pre-Orders Live Now

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, March 31, 2017

Reader PSW alerted us to GameStop's pre-order page for the exclusive vintage/40th Anniversary 6-inch R5-D4 figure being live now.  The action figure is currently $22.99 before shipping charges, which start at around $5.99.   It is believed this item will also be distributed to retail stores, so you can order online now or keep an eye open for it locally.  It is expected mid-April.

Hasbro Toy Fair: The Black Series Centerpiece 6-Inch Scale Star Wars Statues

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, February 18, 2017

3291 I'm not going to lie to you - I'm not a fan of The Black Series Centerpiece concept.  Statues are made by so many companies, so a 1:12 scale (6-inch) non-articulated figure on a display base with places to pose your other action figures on a shelf isn't particularly delightful to me.  It's kind of antithetical to the whole action figure motif - it stands there, it looks good, and it should be in the $50-$60 ballpark.

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

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, February 18, 2017

3282 If you love The Black Series 6-inch action figures, goodish news - you don't have a lot new to buy.  Most of the figures from the non-vintage packaging were revealed at Comic-Con last year in San Diego, so the most interesting things here are packaged samples of Hera Syndulla, Qui-Gon Jinn, Lando Calrissian, the Emperor's Royal Guard, and of course the Tusken Raider.

Hasbro Toy Fair: 40th Anniversary 6-Inch Star Wars Action Figures

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, February 18, 2017

3265 The secret is out - and has been out - but the 40th Anniversary Collection has a big launch that's more of a big relaunch.  Fans have been clamoring for "the original 12" in every expression possible, so now it's being completed with the 6-inch action figures.  This means we're getting a mix of retools, repacks, and new figures.  If you missed R2-D2

Poe Dameron's Helmet: Now at Affordable Prices, from Hasbro

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, February 15, 2017

3249 One of the surprise hits of The Black Series has been a series of higher-end fancy-boxed toy helmets from Hasbro.  The Stormtrooper and Kylo Ren editions were strong sellers, and they look nice on a shelf.  (My nose is too big to enjoy them.)   This year, the latest release is Poe Dameron's Black Squadron helmet.  Could this mean a white and blue variant is coming as someone's exclusive?  I'd bet money on it. I love these things.  But that's me - what does Hasbro have to say?

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES POE DAMERON ELECTRONIC HELMET
(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $79.99/Available: 2017)
Put on this deluxe helmet from THE BLACK SERIES and get ready to take flight as skilled X-WING fighter pilot POE DAMERON. Experience battle like never before with a surround sound speaker system that amplifies X-WING and TIE FIGHTER vehicle sounds and transmits communications from loveable sidekick BB-8. This unique helmet features exquisite deco and movie-accurate detail, putting collectors right in the middle of the action.

Star Wars Goes Metal - Again

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, February 9, 2017

If you're very old, you may remember Hasbro's Titanium Series Forged Figures a few years ago - die-cast metal (and plastic) figures packaged in plastic domes for about $15.  The format is back, taking a cue from Unleashed and the 3 3/4-inch 2002 Saga line with swooshes and blast effects - and cool display stands.   Hasbro says:

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STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 3.75-INCH TITANIUM SERIES Figure Assortment
(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $14.99/Available: Spring 2017)
This highly detailed scale of action figures allows fans to recreate epic scenes from STAR WARS EPISODE IV: A NEW HOPE. Inspired by the 40th Anniversary of the first STAR WARS film, each iconic figure represents a notable character, including DARTH VADER, HAN SOLO, LUKE SKYWALKER, PRINCESS LEIA, and OBI-WAN KENOBI, in impeccable movie-real design. Each figure features a dynamic, double-sided backdrop and character-specific accessory, allowing fans to recreate iconic moments. Even better, collect each individual backdrop to piece together a bigger STAR WARS scene. Each figure sold separately. Available at most major retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com.

Hasbro's New Star Wars The Black Series Centerpiece Collection

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, February 9, 2017

3244 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.

Ad: Pre-Order Star Wars Black Series Wave 9 at Entertainment Earth

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, November 21, 2016

Star Wars The Black Series 6-Inch Action Figures Wave 9 Case Ad: It's coming soon! Pre-Order Star Wars The Black Series 6-Inch Action Figures Wave 9 Case from Entertainment Earth! This wave includes 6-inch action figures of Princess Leia Organa, Sabine Wren, Darth Revan, a Snowtrooper, the AT-AT Driver, and Obi-Wan Kenobi - the same figure from SDCC, but without the bonus accessories.  Pre-orders for this case ship free in the USA. Get yours now!

Target Star Wars The Black Series Rogue One Hasbro Exclusives In Stores Now

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Target's Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Hasbro exclusive sets are in stores as of today.   A 12-inch 6-pack, a 3 3/4-inch 7-pack, and a 6-inch 3-pack are there now.  The Black Series set includes a repack of Jyn Erso along with a plussed up Imperial Death Trooper with more gear and the jacketed version of Cassian Andor.  The Eadu head looks a smidgen better - but they're out there now if you need them.

NYCC: Once You Go Black Series You Never Go Back Series

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, October 6, 2016

Hasbro sent along new The Black Series reveals from New York Comic Con!  Rogue One: A Star Wars Story releases await you including a new Darth Vader, Director Krennic, a Scarif Stormtrooper, Baze Malbus, and Chirrut Imwe.  Neat stuff!  Hasbro's photographers sure love negative space.

Ad: We're All Clones! New Black Series Clone Trooper Exclusive at Entertainment Earth

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, September 30, 2016

Star Wars Black Series 6-Inch Clone Troopers - EE ExclusiveAd: They're here! Order Star Wars The Black Series Clone Troopers of Order 66 6-Inch Action Figures - Entertainment Earth Exclusive - with Free Shipping from Entertainment Earth! Spectacular battle damage and squad deco from the 2005 film Revenge of the Sith are all here, and pre-orders are open now for this fantastic set of Clones and blasters. These legions and battalions aren't available in this size anywhere else, so get your armies built - order a few sets today! Or maybe just one.