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The Black Series

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,748: The Mandalorian (Beskar Armor, The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Complete with signet and jet pack, The Mandalorian (Beskar Armor, The Black Series 6-Inch) matches his look at the end of season one and, so far, the beginning of season two.   It's a retool of the first figure from 2019, but there's enough different that you're going to want one.   Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,747: Darth Vader (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, October 30, 2020

Sold in both 40th anniversary packaging and the new standard The Black Series boxes, Darth Vader (The Black Series 6-Inch) is partially new parts and partially old parts from a few years ago.  No respect, I swear.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,746: Heavy Battle Droid (Gaming Greats, The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, October 29, 2020

If you like repaints with extra guns, this Heavy Battle Droid (Gaming Greats, The Black Series 6-Inch) is perfect.  Complete with Imperial and First Order tech, this uniquely painted Trade Federation trooper is just a little bit more interesting than your average droid. And as a GameStop exclusive, it's sold out unless they somehow find more in a bin somewhere. Read on!

Amazon's Star Wars Black Series Speeder Bike Revealed

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, October 26, 2020

3872 Amazon posted its  Star Wars The Black Series Speeder Bike Scout Trooper and The Child Toys 6-Inch-Scale The Mandalorian Collectible Figure and Vehicle Set (Amazon Exclusive) today for $49.99, and this is an ad link where we might get a few pennies if you click it and order. (So please do.)

The set appears to be the 2014 Speeder Bike set with a new stand, new deco on everything, and a new satchel with a baby in it.  I

Target's Galaxy's Edge Commander Pyre, R5-P8 Available for In-Store Pick-Up

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, October 24, 2020

3869 If you missed pre-orders a few days ago (or wanted to save on shipping) today is your lucky day!  Target.com added in-store pick-up Star Wars: The Black Series Commander Pyre and R5-P8 action figures from its Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge collection.  Click here for availability, they're currently $24.99 a piece.

Target's Galaxy's Edge R5-P8 and Commander Pyre 6-Inch Star Wars Black Series Coming This Weekend?

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, October 19, 2020

3867 Today Target.com listed Star Wars The Black Series Commander Pyre and Star Wars The Black Series R5-P8!  Commander Pyre is a rerelease of the figure sold at the theme parks last year (see Commander Pyre, FOTD #2,622) and looks largely the same.  The multi-pack at Disney parks also included a MSE droid.   R5-P8 is a debut - and the 6-inch scale action figures are supposedly hitting stores on Sunday. 

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,739: Imperial Stormtrooper (The Mandalorian/Rogue One, The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, October 16, 2020

Whatever you think he comes from, the design docs make sure Imperial Stormtrooper (The Mandalorian/Rogue One, The Black Series 6-Inch) covers a couple of bases.  It's a new mold! There's.... an unfinished head under the helmet? The articulation is closer to that of a very good 3 3/4-inch figure. And you  will want dozens.  Read on!

Walgreens Finder - Star Wars: The Black Series Clone Trooper Lieutenant

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, October 14, 2020

3866 Is it accurate? I don't know! But my friend Phil hipped me to the return of the Star Wars The Black Series Phase I Clone Trooper Lieutenant page on Walgreens.com which comes complete with store tracking info.  I was in a store a couple of times over the last week and found one, once - but it was out of stock last night, and says "in stock" now.  Click here to check availability and if it's correct, who knows.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Scout Trooper The Black Series Action Figure Up for Grabs

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, October 5, 2020

3864 GameStop has a new pre-order up:  Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Scout Trooper The Black Series Action Figure Only at GameStop.  It's the one that came with the bike a few years ago, but with more gear and a higher price.

New at GameStop - Darth Nihilus figure from The Black Series

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, September 9, 2020

3860 New pre-order notice:  Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Darth Nihilus The Black Series Action Figure Only at GameStop.  The 6-inch action figure is $24.99 and is due around October 26.  It includes a lightsaber and unlike most figures these days, has cloth elements.  Click here to see if you can still order one.

Walgreens Exclusive Star Wars: The Black Series Clone Trooper Lieutenant

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, August 23, 2020

3844 In "if this doesn't make you nervous, nothing will" news, Walgreens Exclusive Star Wars: The Black Series Clone Trooper Lieutenant!  This completes the Attack of the Clones quartet of ranking officers and is expected to be in stores next month.  (There are other non-Star Wars Hasbro exclusives coming too... but those haven't been announced yet.)  It's the repaint you expected, and a handy addition to your Clone gaggles.

Star Wars GameStop Exclusive The Black Series Jedi Fallen Order Purge Trooper with Electrostaff

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, August 23, 2020

3842 GameStop got The Black Series Jedi Fallen Order Purge Trooper with Electrostaff!  Who's surprised? The last version sold out quickly and hopefully will show up again somehow, some day, for those who missed out.  This new version is up for pre-order now for $24.99.  (Protip: shipping is free when you buy 2. That's what I did.  You can trade it for the one you miss later.)

Hasbro Star Wars FX Emperor Palpatine Lightsaber

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, August 23, 2020

3828 The Star Wars FX Emperor Palpatine Lightsaber - or Darth Sidious Lightsaber, really - is $249.99 and coming out later this year.  It's one of the fancier models, like the Darth Revan one due to ship pretty soon.  The lightsaber blade is indeed removable, and it includes a display stand.

You can order one at sponsor Entertainment Earth or affiliate, Amazon.

Target Getting Star Wars Galaxy's Edge The Black Series Captain Cardinal

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, July 21, 2020

3819 Coming soon to Target, Galaxy's Edge The Black Series 6-inch Captain Cardinal Action Figure.  Or "Who?"

The world is changing, and Star Wars fandom has quietly changed from the 1990s original-trilogy focused marketing to kids of the 1970s - which arguably peaked with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - to an attempt to try to make it a franchise for all people.  Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.  The young-skewing Resistance series just sort of got swept under the rug - and it feels like The Rise of Skywalker is joining it.   To promote the era of the First Order, there are lots of comics, lots of books, and a giant theme park experience that a lot of people just plain can't go see right now.  Captain Cardinal is part of that.  It's a new generation of fan, and one that the olds probably didn't have the time to read up on before being shown this shiny new figure.

Basically a red Stormtrooper in a cape, the figure has two blasters and even though I have not and probably will not read the novel from which he came, I can say it's a cool figure.  I'll buy a red Stormtrooper.  Heck, that's something I pushed hard to do a few years ago.  But I digress - Hasbro says:

Target Getting Star Wars Galaxy's Edge The Black Series DJ R-3X

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, July 21, 2020

3816 You might recognize this one from a gift set last year.   Star Wars Galaxy's Edge The Black Series DJ R-3X seems identical to the gift set version [FOTD #2,618] except packaging and the other figures that are now missing from the box.  It's a nice droid - lots of deco, lots of moving parts, and it's colorful too!  I'd get it if you can.  It's $24.99.  Hasbro wrote: