You can now find Hasbro's Black Series 6" Luke Skywalker (Death Star Escape) in the database. The figure is brand new and can only be purchased at Target stores in the United States. To learn more about the figure have a look here:
Barnesandnoble.com has marked down Black Series 6" action figures drastically. There are some downsides, most of them are sold out online, but if you give it a shot you might just get lucky. Black Series 6" Dewbacks and Rey's Speeders are marked down to $14.99 each, they are sold out online, but you can check your local store availability and pick it up there. 15 bucks for a Black Series Dewback or Rey's Speeder? Wow!
The new Black Series 6" Archive figures are marked down to $4.99 each, again they are sold out online, but you can check store availability in your area online.
They also have the fantastic Black Series FX Kylo Ren lightsaber marked down to $49.98 and the FX Obi-Wan Kenobi lightsaber is marked down to $43.74, and both are available online!
It looks as if Target.com moved the Vintage Collection Han Solo (Stormtrooper), the Black Series 6" Luke Skywalker (Stormtrooper) and the Star Wars Retro Collection to in-stock at 12am EST. The Retro Collection sold out online within a few minutes and Target removed the figures entirely from their website. The Vintage Collection Han Solo (Stormtrooper) is readily available with in-store pick up, but the Black Series Luke Skywalker figure appears to be limited in availability with most stores in our area (Seattle) only carrying one or none at all.
Update: The Black Series 6" Luke Skywalker (Stormtrooper) sold out.
We don't know why Target decided to make this coming Sunday special for Star Wars action figure collectors, but this coming Sunday May 12th 2019, is the day when the street date will be lifted for several new Star Wars figures.
We have a list of figures which should be on store shelves and the corresponding DPCI numbers so you can ask a customer service manager to help you spend your money, have a look!
Happy May The Fourth!
If you've missed the previously Toys'R'Us exclusive Black Series 6" Clone Commander Gree figure then you get a second chance! Entertainment Earth is now taking pre-orders for this figure which will ship later this year, have a look!
Here is a Black Series 3.75" action figure set which a lot of collectors missed out on. In late 2017, right before the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Amazon Italy sold an exclusive cinema box set which included a Black Series 3.75" Han Solo figure.
The set featured the Hasbro and Black Series logos. The box included two movie theater tickets to see The Last Jedi, a BB-8 colored car charger, a BB-8 colored micro USB cable, BB-8 colored headphones, two headphone attachments for different ear sizes and the Han Solo figure. The set was limited to 500 pieces only and cost 49,99 Euros, which is currently $56.08 in the U.S. Needless to say, with only 500 sets made, and availability restricted to only Amazon Italy, this is the rarest of all Black Series 3.75" sets made. This was the last puzzle piece to our full Black Series 3.75" archive, have a look here for all figures made in this series: Star Wars Black Series 3.75" toy line.
To find out more about the figure and for our photo gallery have a look here: Black Series 3.75" Han Solo (Special Cinema Box), Amazon Italy exclusive
We've added the two Black Series 6" Star Wars Celebration Chicago 2019 exclusive figures of Darth Maul and Obi-Wan Kenobi to the database. To learn more about each figure have a look here please:
You can now find the Black Series 6" Han Solo (Mimban) #78 in the database. Take a look at the entry to learn more about the figure.
Lots of Star Wars action figures have gone up for pre-order at Entertainment Earth and Amazon over the past 12 hours, check 'em out:
ReedPop! and Lucasfilm have announced their lottery plans for Star Wars Celebration Chicago 2019! Instead of sleeping on the floor overnight or standing in line for hours to buy exclusive Star Wars figures you will now be able to enter a lottery system. Read on to learn more about it.
Hasbro has released more information through the Hasbro Pulse Instagram account about the Black Series 6" Fan Vote 2019 results. Have a look at the chart below. The Black Series Luke Skywalker (Dagobah) figure will be out next year for the 40th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back!
The final vote for the Black Series 6" fan vote is now active on the Hasbro Pulse Instagram page, make your voice heard. The characters which have made it into the final TOP 10 are listed below.
For a look at what Black Series 6" action figures Hasbro has already made from The Empire Strikes Back have a look here.
You can now find Hasbro's Black Series 6" Archive Boba Fett figure in the database. This includes all the figure information and photo gallery with comparison images to the previous two Boba Fett figures. Check it out and learn more about the Black Series Archive Boba Fett!
Entertainment Earth has begun charging credit cards for Black Series General Grievous pre-orders, which means that they'll be shipping ahead of the estimated April ship date! This will be the first Black Series figure in the DELUXE line which is taller than a basic Black Series figure.
You can now find the brand new Black Series PADMÉ AMIDALA action figure in the database. Take a look at the photo gallery, read up on all the figure information and check out all Padmé Amidala action figures in Hasbro's 3.75" and 6" scales to date.
A new set of four new Black Series 6" figures will be available at Disney Parks this year. The 4-pack will include Kylo Ren, a Mountain Trooper, Commander Pyre and a Mouse Droid. Out of the four figures two are exclusive to the set, Commander Pyre and the Mountain Trooper. At this point we don't know yet how this version of Kylo Ren and the Mouse Droid will be distributed outside of the Disney Parks.
We've added a Black Series 6" sub-section for the Black Series Archive line to the database. The archive line, which shipped to stores in January 2019 for the first time, includes re-issues of previously available Black Series figures. Even though the figures are re-releases in this series, Hasbro took the opportunity to improve some of them through their Photo Real Face Printing technology. The first figure to make it into our database is Luke Skywalker (X-Wing Pilot), have a look!
For a full list of Black Series 6" figures from Hasbro have a look here: Star Wars The Black Series
You can now find the brand new Black Series Dryden Vos action figure in the database. The figure turned out great and Hasbro implemented a hidden easter egg which isn't mentioned on the packaging. Have a look at the database entry and learn more about the Black Series Dryden Vos figure!
Our community has voted and the results for Hasbro's next Star Wars Black Series 6" action figure based on the Empire Strikes Back are in, have a look at our TOP 10 and find out how the fan vote continues!
Hasbro's brand new wave of Star Wars Black Series 6" action figures has been found on store shelves. The wave includes 6" figures of Vice Admiral Holdo, Dryden Voss, Han Solo (Mudtrooper), Battle Droid, Mace Windu and Padme Amidala from Episode II. Read on for more!
Hasbro has invited our community to vote for the next Black Series 6" action from The Empire Strikes Back. Next year will mark the 40th anniversary of Episode 5 and Hasbro wants to know what Black Series figure they should make, so they need our help. It's easy to vote here on J.B., simply follow the link, read the rules and cast your second vote!
Entertainment Earth is now taking pre-orders for the highly anticipated next wave of Black Series 6" figures. The wave includes highlights such as Mace Windu, an Episode 1 Battle Droid, Padme Amidala from Episode II, Vice Admiral Holdo, Dryden Voss and Han Solo in Mudtrooper disguise. Check it out and get your order in!
Originally the up-coming Black Series 6" General Grievous action figure was listed with a ship date of March 2019 which has now been pushed back by a month into April. It's not too late to get your pre-order in at Entertainment Earth though.
With Star Wars Celebration Chicago taking place (we'll likely see some exclusives there) and the next wave of Vintage Collection figures shipping, April is shaping up to be a very busy month for Star Wars action figure fans!
We've just received a notification from Entertainment Earth informing us that following items are now available on their website:
If you've been collecting for the last year you know that the Kessel Mine playset and the Vintage Collection Imperial Tie Fighter were previously exclusive to Walmart and that Captain Phasma and Zuckuss can also be found at Disney Stores. It's troubling to see how exclusive Star Wars toys are being swapped around behind the scenes these days. Great for us however is that Entertainment Earth is a specialty collectors shop which means minty mint packaging and customer service.
New images of the up-coming Black Series General Grievous figure have shown up online today. The figure will cost $29.99, it will not be exclusive to any store, and it will be the first released figure in The Black Series' new XL assortment. We'll keep you posted on the main page once the figure goes up for pre-order, meanwhile check out those fantastic images:
By Christian "Criz Bee" Bortz
Here is a look at everything that we know thus far for The Black Series 6" line for 2019. We predict that we'll see most of the figures before the Summer is over, because Disney/Lucasfilm and Hasbro will certainly gear up for Star Wars: Episode IX in the Fall with figures based on the new Star Wars movie.
Let's take a look at what has been revealed so far.
Hasbro announced during New York Comic Con 2018 that a new format will join The Black Series family called Black Series XL. This gives us fans the opportunity to get figures in the Black Series which are bigger and taller. This is similar to the Gamorrean Guard and Moloch figures which are currently exclusively available at Target stores. With the bigger format however comes a bigger price, which will be $29.99. We don't know yet if those figures will be numbered.
The very first figure which we can look forward to is the fan-favorite General Grievous from Star Wars: Revenge Of The Sith. The figure will come with a premium soft-goods cape which has pockets on the inside for all the lightsaber hilts. General Grievous will have two arms which can be extended out into a four arm battle stance and Hasbro will include four lightsabers and one droid blaster. The figure will be out in Spring 2019.
We've taken a close look at every single Star Wars Black Series 6" figure released in 2018, we took pictures of every figure from every angle, we wrote down what we liked about each one and what we didn't like, we discussed every database entry with you, our readers, and we talked about most of them on our Toy Run podcast. So here are our favorite TOP 10 Black Series Star Wars figures from 2018!
Rio Durant was released just recently but he has become one of our favorite Black Series figures in 2018. Hasbro gave the figure four movable arms, four elbows and four wrists, but most importantly the figure has the correct height and just looks like the character in the movie. It has a working holster, comes with two blasters and removable goggles. It's an overall well executed figure and the Ardennian compliments Beckett's crew perfectly!
Entertainment Earth will sell a limited number of Black Series 6" European Convention exclusive 2-packs starting at 9am PST on November 6th, 2018. The set will cost $49.99 and feature an exclusive Han Solo (Hoth) figure with brown coat. The set also comes with exclusive accessories and a Princess Leia (Hoth) figure. Get your set here!
The Disney Store has new Black Series 6" figures for sale today including Black Series Zuckuss, Stormtrooper with Blast Effect and the battle damaged Captain Phasma from Episode 8! Originaly all three figures were going to be Toys'R"us exclusives in the United States, but with TRU having gone out of business earlier in the year, those Black Series figures needed a new home!
You can find all three figures on the Disney Store website and if you spend more than $75 you can use promo code SHIPMAGIC. for free shipping: Zuckuss, Stormtrooper at #24.95, Captain Phasma for $19.95, or pick them up in your local store (please call ahead to make sure they have them)
We've received the press release from Hasbro including press images. Now we know that the Black Series 6" Mace Windu figure will be available in Spring 2019 in the main line. The Vintage Collection Poe Dameron figure will be released in the main line during Fall 2019.
Mace Windu is an all new figure and the figure's likeness is based on Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, have a look at the comparison images below. Even though the Vintage Collection 3 3/4" Poe Dameron figure is a re-release of the 3 3/4" Black Series figure, it will be updated with the new face printing technology. This release feels boring because the Walmart exclusive 3 3/4" Black Series figure has been peg warming for a long time but keep in mind that the Vintage Collection is just as much about the packaging as it is about the figure.
During Lucca Comic and Games in Italy Hasbro revealed new figures! The first one is The Vintage Collection Poe Dameron (re-release of the Black Series 3 3/4" figure) but now with photo real face deco and The Black Series 6" Mace Windu with soft-goods Jedi robe!
We'll post proper images of the figures once we get them, please check back!
Our friends at GuerreStellari.net reached out to let us know that they will be live streaming the Hasbro Star Wars panel from the Lucca Comics & Games festival from Italy today. We expect two new reveals from the convention, one for The Vintage Collection and one from The Black Series. The panel is at 16:00 UTC Italian time (+1 CET - Central European Time), which is 8am Pacific Standard Time (11am on the East Coast). You can watch the live stream on their Facebook page and make sure to check back here for the official press release and press photos.
During their panel at MCM London Comic Con Hasbro revealed two new Star Wars figures for 2019! The 3 3/4" Vintage Collection will get R2-D2 and The Black Series 6" line will get an Episode I Battle Droid! Thanks to FanthaTracks.com for covering the panel! We'll upload the press images once we've received them, please stay tuned.
Our friends over at FanthaTracks.com are covering MCM London Comic Con in detail and they published the first images of what Star Wars Resistance 3 3/4" action figures are going to look like in their packaging. We also get a good look at IG-88 and Luke Skywalker (X-Wing Pilot) from Hasbro's The Black Series Archive line for 2019.
We expect two new reveals on Sunday during Hasbro's panel, one for The Black Series 6" line and one for the 3 3/4" The Vintage Collection. We'll post the press images once we get them so stay tuned to J.B. for all the info, and make sure to follow our friends at FanthaTracks.com on social media!
Hasbro has sent press images to media outlets of their newly announced Black Series 6" Padme Amidala and the 3 3/4" Vintage Collection Chewbacca. Both figures will be available in Spring 2019, they are part of the main lines and not exclusives.
During Paris Comic Con 2018 Hasbro announced two new figures coming! Look for Padme Amidala from Attack Of The Clones in the Black Series 6" line and Chewbacca in the 3 3/4" The Vintage Collection in 2019!
Pic credits to renaudramone on Instagram!
Today the official Star Wars Show on YouTube featured a brief look at Hasbro's up-coming Star Wars Black Series Archive Collection, and the official Star Wars website published an article to go with it. If you've been reading JediBusiness.com, then you are familiar with almost everything mentioned in the article except for how many figures in total we'll see in the Black Series Archive line in 2019. Steve Evans, Design Director at Hasbro for Star Wars, had this to say:
Of the more than 160 Black Series figures already released or announced, Evans says the Archive line will be limited to a select few, with just seven being released in 2019. “We want to make sure that we only bring back the figures that are really wanted, really needed and will benefit from this,” he says.
Hereby Steve Evans confirmed to StarWars.com that we'll see a total of seven Black Series 6" figures released in the Black Series Archive line in 2019. This means we already know everything coming in the Black Series Archive series for all of 2019. The links will take you to the official press images:
We've added the Black Series 6" European Convention Exclusive Han Solo (Hoth) & Princess Leia (Hoth) 2-pack to the database. The 2-pack first debuted at Noris Force Con in Germany on Sept. 21st and will it will later be sold at MCM Comic Con London, Paris Comic Con and the Luca Comic & Games festival in Italy. A limited number of sets will be made available on November 6th, 2018 through HasbroToyShop.com. To learn more about each figure have a look here:
We are five years into Hasbro's The Black Series 6" line and are very happy with the quality and the constant improvements made to the figures. We've seen the photo real face printing technology being added and we've just recently seen the first figures with an improved neck, which allows for a wider range of head movement. The quality of the figures is fantastic, they look great on display and the line is a ton of fun to collect.
Currently The Black Series is a mix of characters from all Star Wars entertainment without a dedicated sub-line to place an exclusive focus on current Star Wars media. Hasbro is trying to make everybody happy across the board by covering as much ground as possible by mixing in current media into the basic Black Series assortment. By doing that however, many of the side or even main characters (in different outfits) will not get produced or take a long time to make it onto collector's shelves.
So we are asking, do we need dedicated sub-lines for CURRENT Star Wars media?
Let's take a look at what Hasbro has released and what we still would love to see from recent movies:
Hasbro is making harder to find figures from The Black Series available again (we ran a story about it a few months ago) and two of the three are scheduled to ship this month! Entertainment Earth has them up, take a look:
Black Series Darth Revan (not mint, but cheaper!)
Black Series Captain Rex (single boxed version with photo real face printing technology)
Black Series Sabine Wren (from Star Wars: Rebels)
We've added Hasbro's 6" Princess Leia Organa (Bespin Escape) from The Black Series to the database. The figure is currently a Target exclusive in the United States, here is all the information about the figure:
We've added Hasbro's Black Series 6" Admiral Piett to the database. The figure is an online exclusive and can be purchased through online retailers Entertainment Earth, BigBadToyStore among others. For all the information about this figure have a look here:
You can now find Han Solo (Bespin) from Hasbro's Black Series 6" toy line in the database. The figure is a re-release of the fantastic Han Solo (Exogorth) set from earlier in the year. Read all about it here:
Entertainment Earth has following Star Wars figures up for pre-order!
Full case of brand new Black Series 6" figures including Val, Rio Durant etc... (1 of each in the case!)
Hasbro Star Wars Figure Reveal & Details ROUND-UP! Check it out!
I am writing this here sitting at the airport waiting to board my plane back to Seattle, if I miss anything feel free to leave a comment below and I'll update the list. So, here it goes:
Patrick Schneider from the Hasbro Star Wars team will travel to Paris Comic Con, England's MCM convention and Italy's Luca Comics and Games convention to talk about Star Wars action figures. Don't expect huge new reveals but there will be a few new things ...
Thank you to the Hasbro team for a fantastic weekend with lots of great reveals!
Here is the audio which we captured during Hasbro's media event on October 4, 2018 about Star Wars The Black Series 6" figures! Hasbro revealed the impressive General Grievous 6" and Tartakovsky Clone Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi action figures, along with three new entries into the Black Series archive line! Listen to Hasbro's Steve Evans and Patrick Schneider explain some of the figure details, availability, price points and the introduction of the Black Series XL line for Spring 2019!
Hasbro invited select media outlets to a Hotel in Manhattan this morning to present new Star Wars toys. The presentation included Star Wars lightsaber fx products, new The Black Series 6" action figures, Star Wars Resistance 3 3/4" figures and never-before-seen packaged versions of some The Vintage Collection action figures. Here is what we have learned:
The Black Series 6" General Grievous figure will be released
exclusively at Target stores in Spring 2019 for $29.99 in a new Black Series XL line. His arms come apart so that he can be displayed with all four arms stretched out. The back of the soft-goods robe didn't have the skull emblem on it, but this might change by the time it's released (they weren't sure if it's not on the cape because it was a prototype fabric).
The Black Series 6" General Kenobi in his Tartakovsky Clone Wars outfit will be released exclusively at Walgreens stores during Spring 2019.
Hasbro's Black Series 6" archive series will include a re-release of Anakin Skywalker from Episode 3, but this time with the new face printing technology. And just like the first release it will also include a second head sculpt. Yoda will also be re-released and it's the first creature in the Black Series 6" line to feature face printing technology (the very first creature to feature face print tech by the way is the Jabba The Hutt figure which comes with the Sail Barge, but that of course goes with 3 3/4" figures). The third figure shown was the Biker Scout, which is a straight re-release of the Biker Scout with Speeder Bike.
Hasbro also had Jabba's Sail Barge on display and pictures don't do it justice, it looks amazing in person. Expect more videos from Hasbro about its creation leading up to its release in February. They also revealed Princess Leia (in Boushh Disguise) on its card, together with Klaatu, Yakface and the Rogue One Scarif Stormtrooper. Klaatu looks outstanding on the card, especially because there is no warning on the front which gives the artwork more room to breath.
The Vintage Collection Gamorrean Guard will be re-released next year, the packaging and numbering will be identical to the previous release.
A big surprise was the reveal of Star Wars Resistance action figures in the 3 3/4" line which will be available in Spring 2019. It's going to be its on dedicated line with its own packaging. No vehicles were shown.
We'd like to say thank you to Hasbro for inviting us to the event and stay tuned for more coverage from New York Comic Con this weekend! Now make sure to check out the photo gallery (we'll be updating it over the coming days).
Hasbro has released new information about their European The Black Series Star Wars figure exclusives!
Kids and fans alike can imagine the biggest battles and missions in the STAR WARS saga with new, 6-inch scale figures from THE BLACK SERIES! With exquisite features and decoration, this series embodies the quality and realism that STAR WARS devotees love. These HAN SOLO and PRINCESS LEIA ORGANA figures are carefully detailed to look like the characters from STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, featuring premium detail and multiple points of articulation. Includes two 6-inch figures and four accessories. Limited quantities of this item will be available at other select conventions and may be available at select online retailers after the convention in the relevant market (including HasbroToyShop.com where available). Good while supplies last.
Fans will be able to purchase this exclusive set at Noris Force Con (Germany) for £49.99, followed by MCM London Comic Con (England), Comic Con Paris (France), and Lucca Comics & Games (Italy) in limited quantities while supplies last.
Hasbro has revealed two new Star Wars action figures during Fan Expo Canada! The first reveal was Captain Phasma in The Vintage Collection and the second reveal was Dryden Voss in The Black Series 6" line. Both figures will be out next year, have a look at the press images below:
Chinese online retailer Robotkingdom is currently taking pre-orders for a brand new Hasbro Black Series 6" multipack. The set includes Princess Leia Organa (Hoth Outfit) and Han Solo (Echo Base Gear). Princess Leia appears to be a re-release of the basic, and still up-coming, single boxed Black Series Princess Leia figure while Han Solo looks to be new.
Even though Hasbro has released a Han Solo (Hoth Outfit) figure before in the Black Series line together with a TaunTaun, this new version has a new head (it may utilizes the new face printing technology), different jacket, different paint application and it has a scarf and fur around the collar.
This set is likely the European/German Noris Force Con exclusive set which was hinted at by the organizers of the convention early in the Summer. Hasbro mentioned that there will be an exclusive European convention set as well, and that it will make it's way to the United States eventually. Unfortunately we don't have any other details to share at this time.
British retailer ForbiddenPlanet.com has revealed new information about the up-coming Black Series 6" Dengar and Imperial Patrol Trooper figures. Besides a handful of new images they also revealed that Dengar will be available on December 3rd, 2018 and the Imperial Patrol Trooper will be out on October 26th, 2018. Expect to see both figures at around the same time in the United States.
Entertainment Earth has an amazing sale on their website! Starting at midnight tonight PST, until Wednesday at 11:59pm PST they have an entire case of wave 14 of Black Series 6" figures for only $50 (down from $174.99)! This case includes figures of fan favorite Jaina Solo, the Praetorian Guard, Maz Kanata, Luke Skywalker Jedi Master, Rose, Snoke , Rey (Jedi Training) and Kylo Ren. This incredible sale brings the price down to $6.25 for each figure. This is an amazing deal when you consider that Jaina Solo typically goes for $20+ by itself! So check out this crazy sale, it only lasts 24 hours!
Thanks to Toy Run Podcast listener Rafael Pineda for attending the Unboxing Toy Convention in Mexico City and for providing the images of the Hasbro booth below for our readers. Have a look and check out what Hasbro's set-up looked liked at the Mexican convention!
We've published statistics for The Black Series 6" line, The Black Series 3.75" line, The Rogue One 3.75" Collection, The Last Jedi 3.75" Collection and the SOLO: A Star Wars Story 3.75" Collection! In the stats you can see where Hasbro's focus was, how many figures did they release in total? How many were exclusives? What stores sold exclusive figures? How many figures were released based on a certain movie and how much did it cost do purchase one of each figure?
You can find those stats with each toy line section, just pull up the page and scroll towards the bottom. We'll be rolling out more stats for other toy lines over the coming months, please stay tuned and have fun comparing toy line stats!
Our friends at FanthaTracks.com had the chance to meet Julian Glover, the actor who portrayed General Veers in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, and surprise him with a Black Series 6" General Veers action figure! Check out Julian's sincere reaction and make sure to subscribe to the FanthaTracks.com YouTube channel!
Anthony Breznican at Entertainment Weekly has revealed the 2018 San Diego Comic Con exclusive Black Series 6" sets with Han Solo (Bespin Outfit) and Mynock titled Han Solo Exogorth Escape, and the Kylo Ren vs. Rey set in a Centerpiece diorama. The Starkiller Base Centerpiece set has a steam function and a light-up backdrop which will make for a cool looking display.
The Han Solo Exogorth Escape set will cost $34.99 and the Starkiller Base Centerpiece diorama will cost $109.99. For the full reveal take a look at the Entertainment Weekly article. As always, a very limited number of sets will be available after the convention through HasbroToyShop.com and several international conventions later in the year.
You can now find figure information, photo galleries and voice samples of following figures in the database:
We've also added the currently international exclusive Black Series 6" Stormtrooper with blast accessories to the database:
Fans of Hasbro's The Black Series 6" line have been asking for display stands for quite some time and we are happy to report that the wait is over. We don't know how Hasbro will distribute those display stands yet, but we are hopeful that future single packed figures will include them and maybe they will make them available in bulk, so people with larger collections can pick them up easier.
The display stand is 4 1/2" long, 2" deep and 0.5" high and it has two pegs, one on each side. It's long enough to give figures in dynamic poses room and stability. The middle piece, which says Star Wars on it, can be flipped around. This then turns the stand into a floor panel which looks cool. Multiple display stands can be hooked into each other on one side, so you can have an entire row of figures stand next to each other.
Have a look at the images below!
Toy Run listener and community member Dami An shared some images of a new Black Series 6" Stormtrooper figure with blast effect accessories. Apparently this figure is listed on a Hasbro distributor website with an estimated ship date of July 2018.
Thank you to Dami An for sharing this info!
We've received high-res images from Entertainment Earth of their exclusive Black Series 6" Captain Piet figure. This never before released 6" Black Series figure will come with a removable Imperial hat and a blaster pistol. For this figure Hasbro used their brand new photo real face printing technology, check out the face, it looks great! Have a look at the images below and don't forget to pick up your figure at Entertainment Earth.
You can now pre-order the Entertainment Earth exclusive Captain Piet action figure on EE's website! This figure will only be available through EE so if you like the original trilogy, make sure to get one of those figures!
Quick reminder! The Hasbro Black Series 6" Chewbacca figure, which is exclusive to Target stores, is available in stores now. The figure was first revealed by Hasbro on April 9th this year and costs $19.99. If you can't find the figure on shelves ask customer service if they can help you and tell them the DCPI number: 087 - 06 -9531.
We've reveived several reports of collectors finding the Black Series Porgs at Target stores for $5.99 each. If you are still looking for them a trip to your local Target store might be worth it. They've also put out a nice display box which is sitting right in the middle of all the Star Wars toys.
Hasbro keeps the fan community engaged by offering a chance to do a live unboxing at Hasbro HQ for a brand new Black Series 6" item! Read below and watch the video.
From the Hasbro Pulse Instagram page:
We want a Star Wars fan to be the first person to reveal our newest Hasbro Star Wars Black Series product! Submit your video for a chance to win! NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. ENTER BETWEEN APRIL 13-18, 2018, ONE WINNER WILL BE SELECTED, MUST BE 18+, OPEN TO U.S. RESIDENTS ONLY, FOR OFFICIAL RULES, GO HERE. #Hasbroblackseriesunboxingcontest
Hasbro keeps the fan community engaged by offering a chance to do a live unboxing at Hasbro HQ for a brand new Black Series 6" item! Read below and watch the video.
From the Hasbro Pulse Instagram page:
We want a Star Wars fan to be the first person to reveal our newest Hasbro Star Wars Black Series product! Submit your video for a chance to win! NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. ENTER BETWEEN APRIL 13-18, 2018, ONE WINNER WILL BE SELECTED, MUST BE 18+, OPEN TO U.S. RESIDENTS ONLY, FOR OFFICIAL RULES, GO HERE. #Hasbroblackseriesunboxingcontest
We want a Star Wars fan to be the first person to reveal our newest Hasbro Star Wars Black Series product! Submit your video for a chance to win! NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. ENTER BETWEEN APRIL 13-18, 2018, ONE WINNER WILL BE SELECTED, MUST BE 18+, OPEN TO U.S. RESIDENTS ONLY, FOR OFFICIAL RULES, GO HERE. https://www.hasbro.com/hasbroofficialrules #Hasbroblackseriesunboxingcontest
This morning Hasbro announced a brand new Chewbacca figure for their Black Series 6" line. The figure will be available in Spring 2018 exclusively at Target stores. The price stays the same as regular Black Series figures at $19.99. Good luck on your toy runs!
You can now find Clone Captain Rex Black Series #59 from Hasbro in the database. This was the very first figure used by Hasbro to introduce the Photo Real face printing technology. For all the details about the figure, including comparison pictures with the 2017 Hascon Clone Captain Rex figure have a look at the database entry please!
Now that we've had some distance from 2017, we thought it would be fun to take a look back at the Black Series 6" figures and see which ones our favorites were from the past year. Check out our TOP 10 Black Series 6" figures from 2017!
You can now find Hasbro's Black Series 6" Luke Skywalker with Landspeeder in the database. This is the regularly released version, for a comparison of the figure and the landspeeder with the San Diego Comic Con exclusive version from 2017 have a look at the database entry please!
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is out on BluRay/4K disc today and StarWars.com has released three different slip covers which you can use for your case. Simply download them from the StarWars.com website and print them at home. Have a look at the covers below.
You can now find Hasbro's 6" Black Series Rey (Jedi Training) #44 in the database. This particular figure is a varient with a wound painted onto Rey's right arm. Have a look at the database for more information!
We've added Luke Skywalker (with Ahch-To base) from Hasbro's 6" Black Series to the database. The figure is currently a Target exclusive in the United States. Have a look at the database entry for more information:
It's always fun when we learn new details about Star Wars movies through Star Wars action figures! This time we found out that Lando Calrissian is carrying a blaster which was first given to Stormtroopers in the original Star Wars! Check out the comparison pictures (thank you to Tom Berges for providing a picture of a prop replica)!
We've just had the opportunity to compare the Black Series 6" 40th Anniversary Death Squad Commander figure to the single boxed regular release. Both figures have different heads, the first one was painted, the new one features Hasbro's photo real technology where the paint is printed onto the figure.
The new Death Squad Commander looks phenomenal in person, the eye doesn't catch the pixely print, the camera however does. As you can see, by printing the paint onto the figure it's possible to include more colors instead of just a single brush stroke (look at the eye brows). Below are some comparion pictures of both figures, have a look!
Titan Magazines is currently running a promotion for the United States where you get a free Hasbro 3.75" Black Series die cast figure if you sign up for a one year subscription. The figures are chosen randomly. If you live in the UK you will receive a Black Series Jyn Erso (Eadu) figure.
For pricing and additional details have a look at the official Titan magazine website please.
You can now find Hasbro's 6" Black Series Supreme Leader Snoke in the database. This figure was released exclusively at Gamestop and ThinkGeek stores, for more information about the figure have a look at the database entry please:
During the panel at MCM London Comic Con this past weekend, Hasbro revealed new Star Wars The Black Series 6" figures that will be available in Spring 2018. The 2-pack will retail for $5.99. We currently have no images of the figures packaged and can't comment on their actual size. We believe that the price point indicates that the porgs will be in-scale with the rest of the Star Wars: The Black Series 6" figures, but we don't know yet if they will be released as part of the numbered and individually boxed Black Series figures. We will post more information about the Porgs as it becomes available, please stay tuned.
You can now find Hasbro's 3.75" The Black Series Stormtrooper Executioner in the database. The figure is available exclusively at Walmart stores, have a look:
You can now find Hasbro's The Black Series 6" Clone Commander Gree figure in the database. The figure was released during San Diego Comic Con as a Toys'R'Us exclusive (sold at SDCC through Entertainment Earth's booth). To learn more about the figure have a look here:
We've added Hasbro's The Black Series 6" Darth Vader #43 and Stormtrooper #48 to the database. Both figures are re-releases and less exciting, but if you don't have them yet you might want to consider picking them up. Both are well done figures and essential on a collection shelf! You can learn more about each figure here:
You can now find the Gamestop/ThinkGeek and Barnes'N'Noble shared exclusive Hasbro The Black Series 6" Guards 4-Pack in the database. To learn more about each figure have a look here please:
StarWars.com's Dan Brooks has published an interview with Hasbro's Steve Bono and Steve Evan's about up-coming Star Wars action figures for The Black Series 6" line. You can look at official press images on J.B., and you can read the entire interview on the official website.
When asked about the new up-coming DJ figure from The Last Jedi and its incredible likeness to Benicio DelToro, Steve Bono replied: "This process is inkjet printing where the color is sprayed onto the face, much like you would print a picture from a copier. They’re able to capture a lot more subtlety, a lot more color, and it’s not just one color at a time."
Walmart has begun clearancing out the Black Series 6" Rey with Rey's Speeder and Luke Skywalker with X-34 Landspeeder. They are marked down from $59 to $45 (we've also heard of reports closer to $20) and the Black Series Centerpieces are marked down to $35 from $49 (we also received one report which showed them marked down to $10!). Check out the pictures below and good luck on your toy runs!
Have you been to Barnes'N'Noble bookstore lately? They carry almost the entire range of Hasbro Star Wars action figures, including the Force Link 3.75" line, the Black Series 6" line, 12" electronic figures, 3.75" 2-packs, vehicles in the 6" and 3.75" scales ... they also carry Hasbro's Force FX Lightsaber line. If you haven't been there in a while it's time to do a quick stop and check it out, and if you have a Barnes'N'Noble membership they'll knock 10% your purchase!
Fredy Meyer in the Pacific Northwest has currently a buy 1 get 1 free promotion on all Star Wars toys. Star Wars action figures are priced slightly higher at this retail chain, but it's still a phenomenal deal. The sale is good for 12" figures, 3.75" figures, The Black Series 6" line, vehicles and role play items.
This brings regular figures to about $5 each, the A-Wing and Canto Bight speeder to about $17 each and Black Series 6" figures to about $12 each. Happy Hunting!
Amazon has Hasbro's regular The Black Series 6" Praetorian Guard in-stock currently for $21.99, check it out!
You can now find Hasbro's 2017 San Diego Comic Con Edition of Grand Admiral Thrawn (The Black Series 6") in the database. For our full photo gallery and a closer look at the figure have a look at the database entry please:
You can now find the Hasbro The Black Series 6" San Diego Comic Con 2017 exclusive Luke Skywalker with Landspeeder in the database. For all the information about this beautiful set have a look at the database entry please:
You can now find Hasbro's The Black Series 6" figures of General Leia Organa, Admiral Ackbar and the First Order Officer in the database. For more information about each figure please have a look at the database entries:
You can now find Hera Syndulla from Hasbro's The Black Series 6" line in the database. To learn more about the figure have a look at the database entry please:
Hasbro has released official images of up-coming Star Wars action figures in the 3.75" The Last Jedi toy line, the 6" The Black Series toy line and the Vintage Collection for 2018. They also included hi-res images of the up-coming Black Series Darth Vader helmet! Have fun browsing around!
You can now find the San Diego Comic Con 2017 exclusive 2-pack of The Black Series 6" line with Luke Skywalker (Jedi Master) and Rey (Jedi Training) in the database. You can learn more about each figure here:
Just right after Force Friday weekend Toys'R'Us has put The Black Series 6" figures on sale! If you buy one you will get one free and they will honor purchases from the past weekend. So head on over to your local Toys'R'Us, pull out your phone and show them your receipt, and then pick out some more Black Series 6" figures for free! The deal is good until September 17, happy hunting!
Chris Hamilton and Danny Rojas have found new The Last Jedi 3.75" super articulated figures at their Walmart stores in Forida and California. The case includes 3 of each figure, which are Luke Skywalker (Jedi Master), First Order Stormtrooper Executioner and the Praetorian Guard. Keep in mind that the street date for those figures is November 1st, 2017. Check out the pics below and good luck on your Toy Runs!
Io9.com/Gizmodo.com have revealed new Star Wars action figures in Hasbro's 6" The Black Series line!
Supreme Leader Snoke will retail for $35 and it will be exclusive to Gamestop this Fall.
The Elite Praetorian Guard will cost $20 and will be exclusive to Amazon.com
A 4-pack of figures titled "Guardians Of Evil" is a shared exclusive at Barnes'n'Noble, Gamestop and Disneystores! The set is an evolution set which shows he history of the Royal Guards from the prequels, the original trilogy to the sequels. The set will cost $80.
Walgreens will have the spirit of Obi-Wan Kenobi, the figure will cost $20.
We've also heard rumors of Admiral Ackbar and a Force Awakens First Order Officer 2-pack coming to Toys'R'Us stores soon ..
For the full release head on over to IO9.com!
Pledge loyalty to the Republic and head into battle with the revered 6-inch CLONE CAPTAIN REX Figure from the STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES line! Featuring customized armor decos with distinctive blue markings inspired by the Star Wars: The Clone Wars series, this collector grade figure includes 28 points of articulation, four blasters, premium packaging, and a removable helmet revealing this fan-favorite character’s incredibly sculpted face. Rescues, droid attacks, and the most exciting missions from a galaxy far, far, away are brought to life with this authentic figure. STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH CLONE CAPTAIN REX Figure will be for sale during HASCON 2017. Following the convention, a limited number will be available on HasbroToyShop.com.
HASCON Exclusive Products Include:
Multi-Convention Exclusive Products Available at HASCON Include:
HASCON guests will also have the opportunity to purchase a new early release TRANSFORMERS Generations Titans Return Arcee Special Edition Set and Star Wars: The Black Series 6-Inch Clone Captain REX Figure, which will be available for purchase for the first time at HASCON before landing at other major retailers.
Rebelscum.com has posted a great photo gallery of Hasbro's booth at San Diego Comic Con. Among the pictures were a Black Series 6" Luke Skywalker in Stormtrooper disguise with wet hair and a Farmboy Luke Skywalker figure with blast shield and Jedi training remote. Could we see those two figures on store shelves soon? We'll ask Hasbro on Friday, stay tuned to JediBusiness.com for all the info!
Hasbrotoyshop.com set up space holder pages for Hasbro's Star Wars The Black Series 6" exclusives which contain additional images, an online sale date and pricing.
Each 2017 San Diego Comic Con exclusive will be available online on 8/14/2017.
Luke Skywalker with Landspeeder will retail for $89.99. The set includes the following:
Grand Admiral Thrawn will retail for $49.99. The set includes the following:
Luke Skywalker (Jedi Master) & Rey (Jedi Training) will retail for $49.99. The set includes the following:
JediInsider found images on a Facebook group which revealed another possible San Diego Comic Con exclusive! This time around it seems it will be a 2-pack for The Black Series 6" line which includes a new version of Rey and the hotly anticipated Jedi Master Luke Skywalker figure! According to the post the 2-pack will cost around $50. Check out the images!
Toys'R'Us has set up a landing page on their website for their 2017 San Diego Comic Con and Toys'R'Us in-store exclusives. The Black Series Commander Gree 6" figure, which was revealed during Star Wars Celebration Orlando earlier this year, is also listed with details about its availability:
You'll only find these items at Toysrus.com and at the Entertainment Earth Booth #2343 at the summer's largest comic convention in San Diego, CA! Get our exclusives in San Diego and online starting Thursday, July 20!
J.B. reader Wayne Eggert has shared some images with us of variations he's found in figures from Hasbro's 6" 40th Anniversary Collection.
I thought I would share the variations in the new sandpeople figures. In addition to the color difference on the heads, the pouches on the dark head version are painted a flat reddish brown while the pouches on the other are unpainted glossy light brown. The dark head seems to have been produced over many waves and the lighter head on possibly the last lot only. I've seen several of each, but all the light heads have been from the same lot (70961) where there are a wide range of lots on the dark head.
Similarly, the flat reddish brown pouches have been only on the Sand People with dark heads while the light brown have been exclusive to the lighter head version. This could be because of a mixed production since all the pictures I've seen of the main run Black Series Raider have all had light heads. If it goes back to dark heads in a later run, this could wind up being the rarest 40th anniversary figure.
You can now find Hasbro's 6" 40th Anniversary Collection Tusken Raider in the database. The figure is identical to the regularly released Tusken Raider, except for the packaging and date imprints on the bottom of the feet. Check it out:
We've added all five Hasbro 3.75" Star Wars action figures from the 40th Anniversary Titanium Series to the database. Here is a complete write-up about all five figures, the price, the accessories, the display stands and more, check it out:
We've uploaded Hasbro's Press Photos which were released during Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017. You've seen them here before, but they are now archived on the articles/events/galleries page.
Gamestop.com announced that a new Star Wars: Battlefront II Elite Trooper Deluxe Figure Bundle, which will include the game and the Black Series Inferno Squadron Pilot figure in one set, it will cost $102.99.
In addition to the bundle, the 6" The Black Series action figure of the Inferno Squadron Pilot, which is based on the game and featured on the video game's packaging, will also be available individually. The figure will cost $19.99 and will be available exclusively at Gamestop/ThinkGeek stores during the Fall of 2017.
Here is a press photo of the figure, and don't forget to watch the new trailer below!
Entertainment Earth to the rescue! The company has added new Hasbro 6" Black Series figures to their website. All the figures are currently available for pre-order at regular prices, take a look:
Let's take a look at Hasbro's The Black Series 6" figures on the secondary market. Most Black Series 6" figures can be had for regular retail price even years after their release, but there are some figures which have increased in value gradually.
Currently the top spot goes to the Boba Fett/Han Solo in Carbonite 2-pack which was a San Diego Comic Con exclusive in 2013. The demand for some of those figures is pretty amazing, even bootleg versions seem to be making quite a bit of money on the secondary market (Darth Maul!).
Many of the figures listed below have doubled in value, if not more, check it out:
2) Luke Skywalker (X-Wing Pilot), 1st release and 40th Anniversary Collection
4) Darth Maul
You can now find Hasbro's 6" 40th Anniversary Collection Han Solo in the database. For all the details about Han take a look here please:
We've updated the database with Hasbro's 6" 40th Anniversary Collection Luke Skywalker action figure. For more information about the figure have a look at the entry please:
You can now find Hasbro's 6" Black Series 40th Anniversary Collection Princess Leia in the database. For this release Hasbro re-worked the previous head sculpt and sold Leia on a vintage Kenner inspired cardback, here are all the details:
You can now find Hasbro's 6" 40th Anniversary Collection Darth Vader (Legacy Pack) in the database. The figure comes single carded, but packed-in together with a cardboard backdrop which pays homage to Kenner's Early Bird Kit from 1977 and Kenner's second mail-away, the Star Wars Action Stand from 1978. Check out the database entry here:
Fellow Star Wars action figure collector Mark Schroeder found wave 2 of Hasbro's 6" 40th Anniversary Star Wars figures at his local Walmart in Washington State. The figures included in the second wave are the Jawa, Tusken Raider, Death Squad Commander, Chewbacca, Stormtrooper and C-3PO.
IO9.com exclusively announced Hasbro's 6" Black Series Rey with Rey's Speeder this morning.
The Speeder features two opening panels to see the inner detailing of the craft itself, and nine points of articulation—including the base (sculpted to make it look like the Speeder displacing dust and air as it floats) that can let you pose and tilt the vehicle.
Some Walmart stores across the United States have rolled back their prices on Hasbro Star Wars toys! The U-Wing Fighter and the Imperial Tie Striker can be found for $19.99 each, The Black Series 6" figures are marked down to $9.84, super articulated 3.75" Star Wars figures and 12" figures have been reduced to $5.84 each. Check out the pictures below!
Gizmodo.com gives us our first look at up-coming Star Wars action figures by Hasbro for the 40th anniversary. The article states that Hasbro will be releasing figures based on the 40th annivesary throughout the year, not just during Spring and Summer.
Most surpring is that the 3.75" figures (which are made out of metal) will be released under the Black Series banner for $15 each, even though they are not poseable. They will be released together with a display stand which can hold a backdrop picture (each figure will come with two different backdrops, a movie scene and a character picture). The Black Series 6" figures will also get static versions along with a display stand which features sounds and light effects ($50 each).
For the full reveal, head on over to Gizmodo.com.
In early January 2017 JediBusiness.com reader Toby Laurie purchased a Hasbro The Black Series 6" figure on Ebay, and when he received it he noticed that Han Solo's hair was the correct gray color. Originally Hasbro released Han Solo with a light brown hair color, but told us during an interview at Star Wars Celebration Europe, that the hair color would be corrected.
"I bought it off eBay! Never seen it anywhere else and one this one! I've checked the box and the sellotape is original by all accounts" and "it was an English seller as the packaging is the UK version without the design blight hazard label on the front!"
So keep your eyes peeled when you are out on a toy run looking for figures!
Thanks for your report Toby!
You can now find the Toys'R'Us exclusive The Black Series 6" astromech droid 3-pack in the database. The set included figures of Wedge Antilles astromech droid, Biggs Darklighter's astromech droid and Garven Dreis' astromech droid. For more information about each droid have a look here please:
Now that 2016 is over it's time to look at our favorite Hasbro Star Wars action figures from The Black Series 6" line! What do you think? Do you agree with the list?
It appears as if super articulated 3 3/4" figures from Hasbro's The Black Series are shipping to Walmart stores again. We've come across several Captain Phasma, First Order Stormtrooper and Rey figures at multiple locations. If you are still missing those figures, or want to army build the Stormtrooper, make sure to check out your local Walmart store!
You can now find The Black Series 6" Clone Troopers Of Order 66 in the database! The set is exclusive to Entertainment Earth, you can learn more about the set here:
You can order a set a set here: Entertainment Earth Clone Troopers Of Order 66 - The Black Series 6"
You can now find Hasbro's The Black Series 6" action figures of the Snowtrooper and the AT-AT Driver in the database. Learn more about each figure here:
We've received official word about up-coming Walmart exclusive Star Wars products. Among the items announced are highly anticipated super articulated 3 3/4" Star Wars action figures of the Scarif Stormtrooper and Cassian Andor, both from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The Scarif Stormtrooper in particular is interesting because it's a "generic" trooper, which means you can army build it to have an entire squad of Imperial troopers on your display shelf. For fans of super articulated Star Wars action figures those are a must-have! Look for both of these figures on Walmart shelves starting December 1st.
You can now find Hasbro's re-issue of the Emperor's Royal Guard (3 3/4" scale) from The Black Series Walmart exclusive line in the database. Learn more about this over the top cool figure here:
Do you remember people finding The Black Series 6" Anakin Skywalker action figures in Chewbacca packaging? It looks like packaging errors are back. JediBusiness.com reader Tommy Lopez found a Jyn Erso (Jedha) action figure in Cassian Andor (Eadu) packaging. The box was still sealed sitting on a retailer's shelf.
We do get asked quite often how much something like this is worth, and the answer is, not much more than its retail price. Keep in mind that Hasbro's 6" The Black Series boxes can EASILY be tampered with. The tape can very easily be peeled off to open the box without any visual damage to the packaging and a different figure, including its plastic housing, can be inserted without any trouble.
It sure makes for a unique collectible and a cool find, but don't expect to make money off of those random factory errors.
Thanks for reaching out Tommy!
You can now find The Black Series 6" Target exclusive 3-pack with the Imperial Death Trooper Specialist, Captain Cassian Andor and Sergeant Jyn Erso in the database. For a closer look at each figure have a look at the individual entries please:
Walmart has put on their boxing gloves and gets ready to beat the competition with a drop in price for Hasbro's The Black Series 6" action figure line. They reduced the price from $18.84 to $16.82 for the basic assortment. Now if they could only stock the exclusive Scarif Stormtrooper!
Hasbro's The Black Series 6" line of action figures has shown up at ROSS stores again. This time the First Order Stormtrooper and Rey with BB-8 were found at $8.99. The downside? Look at the paint applications on all the figures. The Stormtrooper had black spots up and down the armor while BB-8 had an entirely clean body with a super dirty head. Is it worth buying figures this cheap and compromising on the quality? Your call! Happy Hunting!
Your mileage will vary, but Kendall Pope reported in that he found The Black Series Target exclusive 6" Poe Dameron with FN-2199 on clearance for $11.98! Our local Target carries them at full price still, but it might be worth to take it up to the scanner next time to check the price!
Thanks for the report Kendall!