Star Wars Black Series jumps back and forth between classic characters and whatever the movie of the moment is, many times splitting waves between the two. In 2016, the fans voted Jaina Solo winner of the fans choice award, and she’s now out and about ready for your shelves in the latest case. Based on the now non-canon Legends extended universe from before Disney picked up Star Wars and continued the lore, Jaina Solo is the daughter of Han Solo and Princess Leia. She and her twin brother Jacen Solo both wield Force powers and train in the Jedi ways. Jaina is also a great pilot. This version of Jaina has her in all black with a Rebel Alliance helmet and flight gear, blaster on the hip, and purple lightsaber. Let’s take a look along with some additional thoughts after the break courtesy of Dorkside Toys!
Today is the day, Star Wars The Last Jedi hits theaters in it’s nationwide release! To celebrate, we are taking a look at the Amazon Exclusive version of the Elite Praetorian Guard. This version comes with a unique helmet and two different weapons. He features the plastic skirting on the lower half, as does the standard release. Only the Guardians of Evil 4 pack version came with soft goods. As you will see inside, you can easily pop the lower half off and replace with a standard release skirt if desired so they are all uniform (or vice versa). If you are looking to collect all versions of these guards, then grabbing two will be necessary as both weapons were present at the same time. This helps fill the ranks and leaves only the Guard with the chained whip to be done by Hasbro.
So read on, check out this version and some additional bestie shots of Star Wars Black Series The Last Jedi figures we’ve done up till now. May The Force Be With You, enjoy the movie this weekend!
Today we are taking a look at Star Wars The Last Jedi Black Series Supreme Leader Snoke with Throne. This was a Gamestop exclusive in the States and has started shipping. He’s one of many store exclusives to drop for The Last Jedi and will work in conjunction with the Wal-Mart Kylo Ren Throne Room set, the base from Kylo’s set will connect to this throne. All in all the set is cool, but the softgoods are an issue again. Not horrible, but not “it”. There are some good points including paint and articulation, which we will discuss after the break. Read on to check our thoughts and over 60 HD pics!
Also of note, this is the 1000th full gallery here on Toyark! When we share out on social many times folks only see 1 or 2 pics of any given figure. But we always do anywhere from 20 to 100 pics, sometimes more if it’s a big set or a full wave. We like to show off the figure from all angles, it’s weapons, close ups, and fine details. And the awesome hero shots too. So, Supreme Leader Snoke here is number 1000 of doing it like that! You can browse our selection of galleries here: The Toyark Galleries – Random Photo Shoot. We call it “Random Photo Shoot” because back in the day we didn’t focus on figure photography heavily, just here and there. And what we did shoot wasn’t epic or necessarily new. It was literally random. You can see our focus change & our skill sets grow by starting at the back and working forward. It’s been a fun ride, and we hope to do 1000 more!
Today we wrap up Star Wars Black Series TLJ Wave 2 with a look at the Elite Praetorian Guard. This is the standard release featuring a single blade, with an exclusive version featuring double blades and a different helmet dropping in the Guardians of Evil 4 pack. This version also has a plastic skirt where the 4 pack version had a cloth skirt. The Guards are instantly iconic characters coming out of the new movie, hopefully they kick ass on screen and live up to their awesome looks. We’ve taken some shots to show off his skills, and tossed in some more Kylo Ren from wave 1 as well! Read on to check it courtesy of Dorkside Toys!
Next up at our look at wave 2 of Star Wars Black Series The Last Jedi figures is Maz Kanata. While Maz may not be the one everyone was waiting for, she is a very well done entry into the line. Sculpt, paint and it’s complexity and accessories are all top notch. She features moving glasses, a blaster, and comes with the chest seen in The Force Awakens that opens and closes and has the Anakin lightsaber inside! Read on to check out what she can do courtesy of Dorkside Toys!
Wave 2 of Star Wars Black Series The Last Jedi figures are making their way out in greater numbers and today we begin our look at them with shots of Finn in First Order Officer Disguise, Leia in her General outfit from The Force Awakens, and Poe Dameron in his TLJ Captain look. All of them have pretty good likenesses for Black Series, and Poe’s beard is handled way better than the first go around. The star of the show is Finn in his Officer outfit, which went from an “eh” to a “yeah baby” after that trailer dropped. Read on to check out over 40 shots courtesy of Dorkside Toys!
The second Black Series vehicle to drop during Star Wars The Last Jedi toy releases is the retail edition of Luke Skywalker and his X-34 Landspeeder. This was Luke’s ride while on Tatooine before going off planet in A New Hope. The figure and vehicle were released at San Diego Comic Con 2017 as an exclusive, which we did an in depth gallery for here. This is the same thing, with some changes, both major an minor, to the figure and vehicle. Read on to check out what’s different and see over 40 HD images courtesy of Dorkside Toys!
The second Star Wars Black Series Centerpiece features Luke Skywalker on Hoth, emerging from a downed At-At foot in the heat of battle, lightsaber drawn. It features a static Luke Skywalker statue, an At-At foot with moving “toes”, an explosion piece with LED flickering lights, and two snowy floor bases that you can use to position 6 Inch Black Series figures around. It’s a perfect fit for the previously released At-At pilot and Snowtrooper figures to work with. And as with the first Centerpiece, you can remove the statue and swap in a pilot Luke figure instead. We’ve done up 30+ images to show of what can be done courtesy of Dorkside Toys after the break!
One of the many retailer exclusives announced for Black Series Star Wars The Last Jedi was the Guardians of Evil 4 pack. This shows the evolution of the Royal Guards through the different eras. It includes the Senate Guard in blue from the Prequels, the Imperial Royal Guard in red from the OT, the Emperor’s Shadow Guard in black from Legends, and finally the Elite Praetorian Guard in red from The Last Jedi. All 4 come window boxed in the current black and red packaging style. It’s exclusive to Gamestop in the US. We have our copy in hand and have done up a set showing them off. Read on to check out 75 HD images!
Star Wars Black Series vehicles are back in the mix with 02 Luke and his X-34 Speeder and 03 Rey and her Speeder. They join the 01 Tie Fighter from a couple years ago. These are much more reasonable for collectors without warehouse level display space though. Today we are taking a look at Rey and her Speeder from The Force Awakens. The set comes with Rey in scavenger gear, including a removable face wrap. The vehicle has netting, a chunk o junk to slap on the side to recreate a successful run, moving pedals and joysticks for steering, a display stand so it can hover, and multiple panels that open to reveal the inner workings of the ride. Overall it’s a really well done piece. Read on to check out some additional thoughts and over 60 HD images courtesy of Dorkside Toys!