The Toy Fair 2017 coverage continues with Hasbro’s Star Wars presentation. Once again, we have the fine folkels over at MU Review and Kastor’s Korner to thank for the images. Cause when it comes to Hasbro and Toy Fair, ya boy is always a bridesmaid, but never a bride. Make sure you check out both sites for more complete Hasbro coverage.
With 2017 being the 40th anniversary of “Star Wars” (not to mention Kenner’s Star Wars product as well), Hasbro has big plans for the Black Series line. Namely, all 12 of the original 3.75 inch line reproduced as six inch figures. Broken up into two waves, the lineup is set to include: Luke, Han, Leia, R2 and Obi-Wan in the first wave and Stormtrooper, Death Squad Commander, Tusken Raider, Jawa and C-3PO in the second. Darth Vader will also be tucked in their, as well. He’ll come with a special display stand for all 12 figures to gather on. The figures will ship on specially designed “throwback” Kenner cards, inspired by the original packaging.
Included in the 40th anniversary line, will also be Luke Skywalker (X-Wing pilot) and R4D4. They’ll be exclusive figures available only at Celebration and Entertainment Earth, respectively.
But, that’s not all for the Black Series line this year. Several new figures are coming like: Lando, Qui-Gon and Finn Ertay.
Hasbro is introducing a line of pre-posed figures called the Centerpiece Collection. And while these figures are comparable to the old “Star Wars: Unleashed” line, the detailing is ratcheted up to the next level. In scale to the Black Series figures, the two pieces shown at the presentation were Vader, wielding his lightsaber, surrounded by Stormtroopers and Luke facing two troopers on Hoth. No retail or ship dates for either piece.
For the role players out there (and you know who you are), Hasbro has you covered with a Force FX Obi-Wan Lightsaber and the piece I’m sure to be getting, Poe Dameron’s X-Wing helmet (complete with surround sound effects built in).
And…what about “Star Wars: The Last Jedi?” Well, Hasbro (along with everyone else) is holding those cards very close to their collective chests. Nothing is set to be revealed until Force Friday, September 1st 2017.