The Black Series

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.

Ad: New Admiral Piett 6-Inch Black Series Star Wars Figure at Entertainment Earth

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, May 3, 2018

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 Star Wars The Black Series Admiral Piett 6-Inch Action Figure - Exclusive

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!

Amazon's Star Wars Black Series Exclusive Praetorian Guard, Stormtrooper In Stock Now

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, November 10, 2017

3461 Amazon's new exclusives are here early!   Amazon's Star Wars The Black Series Elite Praetorian Guard (with Heavy Blade) has a unique helmet and two distinctive weapons you won't find in other exclusives or the individual figures.  Grab yours here.

The Star Wars The Black Series First Order Stormtrooper with Gear includes a figure with a new helmet for The Last Jedi in addition to some new and previously seen accessories like the riot baton, riot shield, ammo pouch, jet pack, and more.  Click here to order it.


Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,416: Luke Skywalker (Jedi Master, The Black Series, The Last Jedi)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, October 11, 2017

If you were lucky, you also found Luke Skywalker (Jedi Master, The Black Series) 3 3/4-inch figure during the Force Friday II weekend memorial toy launch and BBQ at a Walmart near you... and it probably didn't ring up, either.   Well, they're in circulation and it's a pretty good figure - it has articulation and a cloth cloak, while the cheaper, more findable one has less articulation and a really good plastic cloak.  Which should you buy?  Both, but read on!

NYCC 2017 - Hasbro Star Wars The Black Series 6-Inch Action Figure Reveals

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, October 6, 2017

3428 The big figures are in this season, so we're happy to see new guys and more importantly, new old guys.    There are new movie characters, there are original trilogy characters, and one of my absolute favorites is getting a big upsizing!    In today's reveals, you'll find 5 new 6-inch action figures which could be in your hands over the next year.

Revealed - Star Wars: The Black Series Action Figure - Rey (Jedi Training) on Crait

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, September 19, 2017

New at Toys R Us, the exclusive  Star Wars: The Black Series Action Figure - Rey (Jedi Training) on Crait has been revealed!  She's due in November for $34.99.  The figure is a new one, more or less, with added cloth elements and a display base.

HasCon - Star Wars The Black Series Prototypes for the Landspeeder

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, September 10, 2017

3416 I had some time, so I threw up some more prototype pictures of the Landspeeder.  Maybe you didn't see them, maybe you did, but here they are again with more angles.   A panel for The Black Series was rescheduled from the web times, and I caught a livestream of it.  As far as I can tell, there were no product reveals in the stream - so let's gawk over this Landspeeder some more!

HasCon - New 12-Inch Yoda, Black Series Rose, More Dewback

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, September 9, 2017

3411 I just snapped a few more (or better) shots of items the other day.   Maybe you've seen these, but if not here's another look.  (No, not another Luke.)

The Titan Hero Series Yoda is a great mishmash of his design from The Empire Strikes Back and the prequels, including his snake and cane from the Kenner era plus a lightsaber from the not-as-old era.  I've felt that these 12-inch scale figures have been generally great - their only real shortcoming is my preferene for Original Trilogy-era characters, of which there have been precious few at this size.  The production sample of Yoda looked so incredible that for $10, I'd strongly recommend everybody give him a good look when he hits stores in a little while.