Back at Toy Fair Hasbro announced several store exclusives, and one of them was the Imperial AT-ACT Driver from Rogue One. He’s a mix of parts from the Scarif Stormtrooper and the Hovertank Pilot in an off white armor with blue-gray accents. I really dig the new Troopers from Rogue one, and Hasbro’s Black Series versions of them have been great. Sharp molds, good balance for posing, classic feel in a new design. This guy fits right in and can easily be troop built along with the rest. Read on to check out our in hand shots, he’s dropping now at Target stores in the States!
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To coincide with the 40th Anniversary of Star Wars A New Hope, Hasbro is releasing (and re-releasing) 6 inch versions of the original 12 figures from 1977. To round this all out, Darth Vader gets a new mold and comes packed inside a “Legacy Pack” which is a 6 Inch scale reproduction of the original display stand released in the 70s. When all the 40th Anniversary packaging figures are out, you’ll be able to fully realize a 6 Inch scale reproduction of that setup. Wave 1 of the 40th packaging figures officially dropped this week, though a small batch was released back at Toy Fair 2017. Today we are looking at the diorama and Darth Vader, who dropped on Tuesday officially. Read on to check out over 60 shots!
During Toy Fair 2017 Hasbro announced that they would be celebrating the 40th anniversary of the original Star Wars movie (and toys) with the release of the original 12 figures in classic blister packaging, but at the Black Series 6 Inch scale. On top of that, they announced right in the panel that the first 5 were already in stock and ready to ship! I busted out my phone and grabbed them before even leaving the auditorium, and they actually showed up early this week. Man I wish things were always that easy.
We wanted to share some clear pics of the figures in package. All of these look to be dead on re-issues of the original figures, including recent releases like Luke and Ben. The only notable difference is the new head sculpt on Princess Leia. It’s significantly less beefy, and the paint on it this go-around does it justice. This keeps in line with the Black Series style of inspired head sculpts rather than pure accuracy, and gives Leia her proper due.
We’ll bust them all out of package soon, but for now, enjoy some close ups while they’re still in their plastic prisons!
Star Wars Black Series may be going old school with the 40th anniversary celebration later this year, but we still have some non-ANH figures to get to before that kicks off! Today we’re taking a look at the latest 2 Rogue One figures to drop – Baze Malbus and Chirrut Imwe. Arguably breakout stars from the film, their Black Series figures shine as they are complex and layered. Both face sculpts are above average for Black Series levels, which coupled with their unique sculpts head to toe make them winners. Let’s take a closer look after the break courtesy of Dorksidetoys!
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Star Wars Black Series Wave 9 (Ep VII 2016 Wave 5) saw the release of the SDCC 2016 Obi-Wan Kenobi exclusive in standard packaging. The figure is unchanged from what we can tell, just missing the fancy box and extra light up table accessory. Slight variance in the paint on the head is there, but that could be a figure to figure, run to run difference, not necessarily a deliberate change. Either way, it’s still a great figure and it’s good that he’s more widely available now. Instead of re-shooting, we’ve remixed our original set of pictures from SDCC 2016. We invite you to look at the originals as well here. Read on for the remixed pics courtesy of Dorksidetoys!
Today we’re going to take a look at 2 new Black Series figures at once, the AT-AT Pilot and Snowtrooper. Both make their first appearance in The Empire Strikes Back during the opening Hoth sequence. Both are solid entries into the Black Series trooper ranks and help fill out the OT line up. Let’s take a closer look after the break courtesy of Dorksidetoys!
Next up in our look at the most recent Black Series wave is Sabine Wren from Star Wars Rebels. Sabine, along with Kanan and Ahsoka last year are Black Series interpretations of the characters, a little less cartoony than their appearances on the show. All three have been fantastic entries into the line. Let’s take a look at Sabine and her colorful armor after the break courtesy of Dorksidetoys!
Darth Revan was the Fan’s Choice winner from 2015, and he is finally here! He comes from the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic video game series where he is a former Jedi who leaves the order and fights in the Mandalorian Wars, hence the Boba Fett inspired mask. It gets crazy from there, but this guy is good, evil, Mandalorian with a helmet, and has 2 lightsabers. Nuff said. The figure came out fantastic with a molded hood, soft goods of higher quality and in the right places, a sheen based paint, and standard decent Black Series articulation. It is a beauty and worth the pick up. Read on to check out 50 shots of him kicking ass!
Well, this is weird. What’s even more weird – I opened the case to start shooting Star Wars Black Series Wave 9, pulled them out and looked them over, then set aside to start shooting later that afternoon. Planned to start with Princess Leia, as she was #30, the lowest number in this wave. That was last Tuesday, the day Carrie Fisher passed away. Had to time out for a bit. I think it’s important we carry on and celebrate those that impact our lives after they’re gone whenever possible. Today we’ll try to do that in a small way with this gallery. Carrie Fisher was a key character in an influential movie that touched the lives of millions. Her work and story is a benefit to us all. This figure wasn’t planned as a tribute, but it can be, a token representation to help remember and celebrate her life. Read on to check it out.
Star Wars Rogue One is set to drop tonight and today we’re taking a look at the exclusive Star Wars Rogue One Troopers – Scarif Stormtrooper and Hovertank Pilot. The Scarif Stormtrooper is the non-commander level Scarif Trooper and is exclusive to Wal-Mart. The Hovertank Pilot is Scarif-esque, and is exclusive to Toys R Us (both in the states). Both are superb entries into the Black Series 6 Inch line up, what the best of Black Series can offer. Solid articulation, great sculpts, detailed paint, able to hold poses. Along with the Scarif Stormtrooper Squad Leader and K-2SO, Rogue One has produced some of the best Black Series figures in a while. Let’s take a look at both after the break with over 60 high res images!