May 4 has passed, but there are still many star wars outings to look forward to. These include the latest additions to the prestigious star wars: The Black Series toyline. Hasbro has announced five action figures and two role-playing replicas on star wars Day under the Black Series banner, though many of them won’t be available until next year. Nonetheless, here are the seven recently announced toys, their recommended retail prices, release windows, and where to pre-order them.
Princess Leia (Ewok Village) Minifigure Pays Homage to a Classic Reveal
Hasbro released a Black Series version of Leia Organa in her Endor camouflage uniform from Episode VI: Return of the Jedi in 2020, but this is the first Black Series figurine of the princess wearing the Ewok dress she wore when she learned that Luke Skywalker was her brother. The outfit has previously been represented by Kenner’s “Power of the Force” toyline, but it’s always great to see figures based on not-so-active scenes. The figure looks a lot like Carrie Fisher and comes with a Rebel blaster and an Ewok spear. The figure costs $24.99 and will be available from January 2023, but it can be pre-ordered at HasbroPulse.com, BigBadToyStore.com, EntertainmentEarth.com, GameStop.com and most other major toy retailers.
New Republic Security Droid Figure Recalls The Mandalorian’s Prison Break
When Dinn Djarin embarked on a tense prison break in season 1, episode 6 of The Mandalorian, he found himself at odds with the security droids representing the same New Republic that the Rebel Alliance had sought to establish. This appears to be not only the first Black Series action figure of this droid, but its very first official figure – neither Hasbro’s Vintage Collection nor LEGO have immortalized the mechanical post-Imperial Guardian in plastic. This highly detailed figure of the fearsome droid comes with a blaster. The figure costs $24.99 and will be available from January 2023, but can be pre-ordered from HasbroPulse.com, BigBadToyStore.com, EntertainmentEarth.com, GameStop.com and most other major toy retailers.
Figrin D’an Figure represents the most catchy song of a new hope
As if it wasn’t already ingrained in everyone’s mind star wars Fan, this posable figure of alien jazz musician Figri D’an will serve as a reminder of the iconic jingle that accompanied Luke and Obi-Wan’s fateful trip to the Mos Eisley cantina in Episode IV: A New Hope. The figure comes with D’an’s flute-like Kloo horn and what appear to be other instruments. Figrin D’an and his band, the Modal Nodes, have been depicted in toys before – for example, Hasbro’s 30th Anniversary Commemorative Modal Nodes five-pack from 2006 – but this is the first time the musicians of Bith are represented by the six-inch Black Series toyline. The figure costs $24.99 and will be available from January 2023, but can be pre-ordered from HasbroPulse.com, BigBadToyStore.com, EntertainmentEarth.com, GameStop.com and most other major toy retailers.
Nalan Cheel Figure Joins Tatooine Regulars
Cheel’s similar face and uniform means the assortment of alien instruments that come with the figure might be the biggest thing that sets her apart from her fellow Modal Nodes. Perhaps these additional instruments were included so fans could use multiples of these two figures to recreate the entire Modal Nodes group. Perhaps because of those larger instruments — and the various replacement hands provided for Cheel to play them — this figure is a bit more expensive than the others at $38.99. It’s also exclusively available for pre-order on HasbroPulse.com and has an earlier release date of October 2022.
Clone Trooper (187th Battalion) Figure Will Make Fans Want To Order 66
Another exclusive figure is Walgreens exclusive 187th Battalion Clone Trooper. This figure is based on the anime series Star Wars: The Clone Wars, but its design seems to fit in nicely with the more realistic characters. The figure appears to be the first to depict the clone battalion that fought alongside Mace Windu in the series, although there have already been Hasbro action figures depicting the reconstituted Legends equivalent of the battalion, the 187th Legion. The figure comes with a blaster accessory. It costs $22.99 and will be available from fall 2022 but does not appear to be available for pre-order yet on Walgreens’ website.
The Obi-Wan Kenobi Force FX Elite Lightsaber Isn’t So Uncivilized
This replica sword is similar to the Black Series A new hope Obi-Wan Kenobi Force FX Elite Lightsaber since the wise Jedi had managed to keep the same saber since the events of Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. The saber’s heavy metal hilt and dynamic removable blade make it a high-end collector’s item. The lightsaber costs $278.99 and will be available from January 2023. It can also be pre-ordered at BigBadToyStore.com, EntertainmentEarth.com, GameStop.com and most other major toy retailers, but unfortunately it already seems be sold out at Hasbro. Impulse.
Darth Vader’s premium electronic helmet heralds the return of the Sith
This wearable Darth Vader helmet is, of course, similar to the Black Series Darth Vader Premium electronic helmet that Hasbro released in 2018. However, this helmet is based specifically on the appearance of the Sith Lord in the new Obi Wan Kenobi Disney+ series, faithfully reproducing both its fearsome exterior and intricately detailed interior. The helmet pieces magnetically attach and replicate Vader’s unmistakable breathing sounds. The headset costs $131.99 and will be available from January 2023 but can be pre-ordered at HasbroPulse.com, BigBadToyStore.com, EntertainmentEarth.com, GameStop.com and most other major toy retailers.
In other Black Series news, Ewan McGregor reacted to his new Black Series Obi Wan Kenobi features in an interview with comedian Mike Birbiglia on Jimmy Kimmel Live!. McGregor criticized the likeness, saying some Obi-Wan toys looked more like actor Richard Chamberlain than he did. The quality of the likeness is subjective, but many fans agree that the digitized faces of the Dark Series characters greatly enhance the often awkward but still oddly endearing likenesses of the early ones. star wars toys.
This variety of characters from the black series seems to mainly embody the secondary characters whose unrecognized presence populates the star wars galaxy. The exception is the Princess Leia figurine, which pays homage to the iconic character of Carrie Fisher as well as the work of Return of the Jedi costume designers Aggie Guerard Rodgers and Nilo Rodis-Jamero. Role-playing accessories could be useful for cosplayers and collectors, but their high price could be considered prohibitive. Even so, these latest entries in the Black Series seem to confirm Hasbro’s reputation for high-quality collectibles.
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