In the United States, the Star Wars The Black Series toy line debuted officially on August 1, 2013. This series was the continuation of the much loved The Vintage Collection, which was aimed entirely at collectors. The figures released in this line featured a higher point of articulation and more detailed sculpts than the Saga Legends line, which was on store shelves at the same time.
The first few shipments of wave 1 suffered packaging issues where the bubbles weren't secured well onto their cardbacks, which caused them to fall off when the figures were taken in hands. An issue Hasbro fixed quickly thereafter.
Here is a look at the Star Wars The Black Series basic figure assortment. Originally the basic line was supposed to have 31 figures but the last two were cancelled in the United States. Figure #30 was supposed to be an AT-RT Driver figure and #31 was going to be a Republic Trooper. The Republic Trooper was eventually released internationally in 2017!
The first six figures in re-designed packaging (with Tie Fighter Pilot on the cardback) were found on store shelves in the middle of November 2014. Even though the look of the packaging changed and the numbering started at #01 again, the name The Black Series stayed. Here is a look at Star Wars figures from Star Wars The Black Series basic assortment.
Here is a list of Star Wars The Black Series 3 3/4 inch exclusives from 2014/2015.
Here is a list of 3 3/4 inch Star Wars The Black Series action figures. In the United States this collector focused series was exclusively available at Walmart.
Here is a look at The Black Series 3 3/4" action figures which were available outside of Walmart.
Hasbro released five Star Wars action figures in the 3.75" Black Series line to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of Star Wars: A New Hope and four figures based on Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The figures in the Black Series TITANIUM SERIES consisted of a mix of metal and plastic parts and each figure came with a display stand, weapons, pegs and a reversible backdrop.
The most rare and hard-to-come-by Black Series 3.75" set is the Amazon Italy exclusive Black Series Special Cinema Box from Fall 2017. Click on the figure to find out more about it.
Here are some fun stats based on the figures pictured on this page!
Out of 116 figures released 52 were exclusives, which shows a focus of 44.83% on exclusives and 55.17% on regularly available figures. Retail stores which sold exclusive Star Wars figures included Amazon Italy, Entertainment Earth, Toys'R'Us and Walmart. One or more figures were also sold at a variety of stores outside of the United States.
If you have purchased one of each figure pictured here on this page when it was released at regular MSRP in the United States, or one of each multipack / convention exclusive, you've spent a total of $1496.24. This averages out to $12.90 per figure.
|8||Attack Of The Clones||6.90%|
|6||Revenge Of The Sith||5.17%|
|22||A New Hope||18.97%|
|14||Empire Strikes Back||12.07%|
|28||Return Of The Jedi||24.14%|
|13||The Force Awakens||11.21%|
|4||The Last Jedi||3.45%|
|4||Rogue One: A Star Wars Story||3.45%|
|10||Star Wars: The Clone Wars||8.62%|
|7||Comic Books, Video Games etc...||6.03%|