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Postby Golden Wolf » Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:46 am

I copied & pasted this from my Email

Hasbro Star Wars 6-Inch a Reality – Announces Black Series on USAToday.com
Posted: 29 Jan 2013 08:53 AM PST
Yes, the rumors of 6-inch Star Wars figures are true, and it looks like Hasbro has given the nod to Gentle Giant.

I thought we would have to wait for Toy Fair in a couple of weeks for confirmation, but Hasbro announced the Star Wars Black Series on USAToday.com. While the article says that the line will focus on the original trilogy, the first wave of four figures will include Episode 1 baddie, Darth Maul. Rounding out the first wave due in August are X-Wing Luke (shown at the right), R2-D2, and an Imperial Sandtrooper, with a planned retail price of $19.99 each. Hasbro is planning a second wave of four figures before the end of the year.

Although Hasbro referenced Marvel Legends, it does not look like the Black Series will incorporate the Build-A-Figure concept. Could you imagine a 6-inch scaled Rancor?

I’m sure there will be lots more questions, but at top of mind for me right now are these two. First, with the line launching so close to San Diego Comic-Con, will we see an SDCC exclusive to really kick this line off? And second, Hasbro always announces a huge vehicle at Toy Fair – could it be something in the 6-inch scale this time around?


Hasbro unveils ‘Star Wars’ Black Series action figures

New toys are on a bigger scale and will focus on characters from the original movie trilogy.

After 35 years of fantastic plastic standing tall in pop culture at 3¾ inches, Hasbro is releasing the Star Wars Black Series this year, beginning a new set of 6-inch figures that will feature more articulation and an increased attention to detail.

Priced at $19.99 each, eight figures are planned for 2013 — Hasbro will primarily draw characters from the original Star Wars trilogy of films while also bringing in key players from the prequels.



The first wave of four, due out in early to mid-August, includes Luke Skywalker in his X-Wing Fighter flight suit, fan-favorite droid R2-D2, bad guy Darth Maul and an Imperial Sandtrooper.

“We consider them the best figures that Hasbro’s ever produced for Star Wars that meets the sensibilities of romancing the character as well as the playability and poseability that fans really appreciate,” says Derryl DePriest, Hasbro vice president of boys marketing.

Hasbro has had success with the scale before with the 6-inch Marvel Legends figures based on Marvel Comics heroes and villains. In terms of Star Wars, though, the Black Series will act as a transitional point between the 3¾-inch toys — “which is rooted in the childhood memories of generations of now-grown kids,” DePriest says — and the 12-inch Sideshow Collectibles figures for adult collectors.

The current “vintage”-style line of 3¾ figures will also continue under the Black Series banner.

Whether it’s holding a blaster or a lightsaber, Luke Skywalker is ready for action in his X-Wing Fighter outfit as part of the ‘Star Wars’ Black Series.(Photo: Hasbro)

In creating something new and different with Star Wars, the color black became an inspiration for toy designers, DePriest says. “It’s one of the main colors of Star Wars all the way back to the beginning, and it’s the approach that Lucasfilm has taken with their collector-oriented product line. We’re bringing that simplicity and essence and focus on the character now to the toy aisle.”

The Black Series appeals to those newbies who want to start a series from the start as well as those hardcore collectors who gobble up anything having to do with the words “Jedi” or “Empire” and “are looking for something new and their interest isn’t as piqued by the 15th cantina alien we have yet to do,” DePriest says. “We realize folks want their iconic characters delivered up in a new way.”

With Star Wars: Episode VII coming from new Star Wars director J.J. Abrams in a couple of years, as well as comics, novels and other media adding to the universe George Lucas started in 1977, it’s a good time to figure out different scales and toys for the next generation of Star Wars fan, according to DePriest.

Before then, however, the Black Series also gives a chance for parents to connect with their own little Star Wars fans.

“Our focus here is the adult collector, the dad,” DePriest says. “We know they have their own generation of youngsters they like to share the adventure with. It can be something for dad, and the 3¾ world can be something for the kids to share.”

via Hasbro unveils ‘Star Wars’ Black Series action figures.
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Re: 6 inch starwars figures announced !

Postby Darththomas » Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:16 am

Soo excited to see these properly :D =P~ now i'll be even more skint
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Re: 6 inch starwars figures announced !

Postby CAb00se » Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:42 pm

Oh Thank The Maker!! Its about darn time!!! \:D/
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Re: 6 inch starwars figures announced !

Postby Darththomas » Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:09 pm



Yup =P~ , sign me up for bankruptcy and possibly a divorce :lol: especially when the mrs sees I just drooled over a farmboy!
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Re: 6 inch starwars figures announced !

Postby barefootabe » Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:52 pm

awesome! i want boba and a clone trooper..and han solo... :-k
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Re: 6 inch starwars figures announced !

Postby Galactape » Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:34 pm

Just what we've been waiting for! Finally, a good line of SW 6" figs.
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Re: 6 inch starwars figures announced !

Postby Spoon » Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:14 am

And to think, I was considering getting into Marvel Universe. That picture looks like an old school Toy Biz Marvel Legend. These should be hot. If they are all of high quality and packaging, worth $19.99. That also probably means they will be 24.99-29.99 at TRU. :lol:

These will be the first toy line I ever pre-order. Being a Marvel Legends fan/collector, I have high hopes for these. Also looks like I'm going to have to make space to store the packaging. I don't save anything that is more intended to be ripped open a la Marvel Legends.

So many possibilites with this line. Variants. BAF, BAVehicle, Alternate/swapable pieces. Can also finally got some dope 6 inch scale Sci-Fi accessories to use with other figures or customs.
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Re: 6 inch starwars figures announced !

Postby Galactape » Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:52 am

Spoon wrote:And to think, I was considering getting into Marvel Universe. That picture looks like an old school Toy Biz Marvel Legend. These should be hot. If they are all of high quality and packaging, worth $19.99. That also probably means they will be 24.99-29.99 at TRU. :lol:

These will be the first toy line I ever pre-order. Being a Marvel Legends fan/collector, I have high hopes for these. Also looks like I'm going to have to make space to store the packaging. I don't save anything that is more intended to be ripped open a la Marvel Legends.

So many possibilites with this line. Variants. BAF, BAVehicle, Alternate/swapable pieces. Can also finally got some dope 6 inch scale Sci-Fi accessories to use with other figures or customs.
SDCC Exclusive = Head 'splode, people be bankrupt.

I have heard, that they are gonna be Disney exclusives.
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Postby therapist » Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:48 pm

Galactape wrote:
Spoon wrote:And to think, I was considering getting into Marvel Universe. That picture looks like an old school Toy Biz Marvel Legend. These should be hot. If they are all of high quality and packaging, worth $19.99. That also probably means they will be 24.99-29.99 at TRU. :lol:

These will be the first toy line I ever pre-order. Being a Marvel Legends fan/collector, I have high hopes for these. Also looks like I'm going to have to make space to store the packaging. I don't save anything that is more intended to be ripped open a la Marvel Legends.

So many possibilites with this line. Variants. BAF, BAVehicle, Alternate/swapable pieces. Can also finally got some dope 6 inch scale Sci-Fi accessories to use with other figures or customs.
SDCC Exclusive = Head 'splode, people be bankrupt.

I have heard, that they are gonna be Disney exclusives.


Where did you hear this? No offense but you tend to believe everything. Heck you believed that disney was buying hasbro and you posted that AFTER it had been confirmed false.

I mean I don't care either way because Im at disneyland once a week and I know where about 10 disney stores within 20 mi utes of me are. Not only that but my mom is best friends with the manager of the closest Disney store :lol:

But yeah until anything is confirmed I wouldn't panic just yet.
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Re: 6 inch starwars figures announced !

Postby Galactape » Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:22 pm

Therapist wrote:
Where did you hear this? No offense but you tend to believe everything. Heck you believed that disney was buying hasbro and you posted that AFTER it had been confirmed false.

I mean I don't care either way because Im at disneyland once a week and I know where about 10 disney stores within 20 mi utes of me are. Not only that but my mom is best friends with the manager of the closest Disney store :lol:

But yeah until anything is confirmed I wouldn't panic just yet.

I did hear Disney was buying Hasbro, I didn't hear Hasbro refused till after I posted. So that was just a mistake. I read it on one of the sites, I will check which one, and get back too you. My Disney store closed, so you definitely have an advantage on me there. I do have afew ways too get them though, if the rumor I heard is correct anyway.
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Re: 6 inch starwars figures announced !

Postby Galactape » Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:31 pm

I just checked, it was a old post on Rebel scum, they also said Hasbro wasn't doing the figs, so it's probably lay inaccurate. Point to Therapist.
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Postby HeartBreakKid » Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:44 am

ohhh a Sandtrooper an a droid for him to not be looking for!
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