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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.

Posted by Goldenwolf
on Thursday, January 31, 2013
User Comments
Spoon -
Saturday, September 7, 2013
These figures are great and I can't wait for wave 2. I'm loving everything from the packaging, sculpts, paint and accessories. I'd love to see this amount of care put into Legends.

I'm looking to get a fourth Sandtrooper and then save up for wave 2. Wave 3 will be expensive with Stormtroopers. I'll have to piclk up at least four of those and then two more to customize with Han and Luke heads. I see some people are making Jedi Luke figures with the Darth body. I would, but I expect them to make that figure, hopefully in a wave with Vader, Emperor and wither Ewoks or Imperial Guards. Not that I don't expect Stormtrooper Han and Luke figures to be released, I just don't know how much different they will be outside of paint apps and accessories. Those are also two of my favorite costumes in the movies.
Purity -
Thursday, September 5, 2013
I didn't for a while either. Here's a few pictures and links with the differences.

Here's two discussion stating the differences
http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f25/what ... jobs-6568/
http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f25/boba ... otj-36807/



Empire Strikes Back




Return of the Jedi

http://www.sideshowtoy.com/collectibles ... oy-901089/



Purity -
Thursday, September 5, 2013
I feel the same way. ROTJ is much better to me too.
Purity -
Thursday, September 5, 2013
That would be cool. I just hope those accessories are good quality. Little plastic lightning bolts can make a good figure look really cheap if they aren't done right. Though if they match the accessories of the rest of these figures, there shouldn't be much to worry about.

Also, my vote is for Sandtrooper! Its probably just because he has no face, but he is almost good enough to pass for real with good camera tricks.


Yeah, I think they would be if they made them. Like you said, the accessories made already are top notch, plus, just look at the 3 3/4 figures' force effects. They were awesome! I'm sure they'd be the same if not better!

Yeah, I hear you. The face sculpt on Maul is spot on though. The sculpt and paint on the rest of the figure is also amazing. I think Maul could also looks quite lifelike if you were to photograph him and photoshop the shine from the plastic. But, again, the Sandtrooper is basically the same. That paint, that sculpt, those accessories, man it's great! So, that's my reasoning for why it's a tie.
AnunC8 -
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
That would be cool. I just hope those accessories are good quality. Little plastic lightning bolts can make a good figure look really cheap if they aren't done right. Though if they match the accessories of the rest of these figures, there shouldn't be much to worry about.

Also, my vote is for Sandtrooper! Its probably just because he has no face, but he is almost good enough to pass for real with good camera tricks.
AnunC8 -
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
I really want a good Vader figure too. I've been waiting for a decent scale/quality Darth, so naturally, he won't be out until like wave 17, haha.

they had an R2 and a Maul at my store, but I passed on them for now. I was even gonna pass on Luke temporarily, but my girlfriend decided to surprise me!

I wish they had been in 7" scale to go with my other figures, but I'm not gonna complain. this series was completely out of the blue for me, and they blow the 3" figures out of the water.
Purity -
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Grabbed the last Sandtrooper and a Darth Maul yesterday! Man, this line is so great! I love both of them! I can't decide which is better. I'm curious to see how other Jedi and Sith will be released. Not sure what the chances are on it, but I'd love to see some Force accessories. For instance, Force lightning, Force push, possibly even a base so the figures can Force jump. I also want to see some gunfire accessories as well. I'd even be happy if they just released a pack filled effects.
AnunC8 -
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Just picked up the pilot outfit Luke and the Sandtrooper last night. I am really happy with them.

The Luke head sculpt isn't perfect, but it is dang close. I'm looking forward to seeing what fan-repaints can do with them.


The Sandtrooper is my fave so far though. It just looks awesome, and comes with a pike of weapons. I'm really tempted to pick up two more and get a little squad going, haha.
Purity -
Monday, August 19, 2013
I sooooo want wicket! I loved the Ewok movies as a kid!....don't judge me!!!!
Haha! I know right! I love the little guys! They were such a great a great inclusion. I was fortunate to find a vintage collection Wicket a couple years back and it's one heck of a figure. I'm looking forward to how they'll do on a black series version. Haha, no judgement here!
Therapist -
Monday, August 19, 2013
I sooooo want wicket! I loved the Ewok movies as a kid!....don't judge me!!!!
Purity -
Sunday, August 18, 2013
I picked up Artoo at Target and am very happy but wish 2 things were added to make me feel it's worth the price. 1 Sound effects and 2 I really wanted a blast off effect just like the 30th anniversary 04 r2d2 figure. And personally, I prefer my R2D2 a little less clean with a little wear. But, those are mainly nitpicking things and the figure is truly awesome! I can't wait for Boba (couldn't get the SDCC one) ewoks (primarily Wicket, and if they make her, Aayla Secura.
AnunC8 -
Sunday, August 18, 2013
I never thought I'd be excited for a Sandtrooper...
CAb00se -
Monday, August 12, 2013
it's not unlike Hasbro to release several versions of popular characters ( snakeyes, storm shadow, spiderman, wolverine, captain america, punisher, just to name a few), hell the entire line of 3.75 star wars only has about a coupple a dozen or so Bobba Fetts... I think with the new black series, we could see some interesting things happen, and frankly I can't wait for what they have in store for us... I don't think repaints or variants are out of the question at all.
Caboose
Therapist -
Sunday, August 11, 2013
Luke already is getting two figures in three waves. Boba Fett is one of the most popular and Iconic characters in all not only Star Wars but ALL fiction...youd be surprised buddy
Group customs -
Sunday, August 11, 2013
Boba is only being released with the current paint apps. I doubt they will release him 3 different times.
Therapist -
Sunday, August 11, 2013
you know... I never realized there was a difference in Boba between films. Does anyone have any pics to point out the differences?
poison_shadow -
Saturday, August 10, 2013
So do these feel like quality products? Sturdy, well built, that kind of thing.

I'm eager to get into this line but I'm undecided how to start. I like the looks of that X-Wing Luke more than I thought I would, though in my mind his Bespin/Dagobah look has always been the most iconic (probably because Empire is my favorite movie) so I wonder if I should just wait for that one? I definitely don't want more than one version of each character...

Which is what makes me wonder if I should pick up Boba Fett when he is first released at retail or wait for the inevitable ROTJ repaint, as the latter is my favorite version though the waiting may get to me.

Decisions, decisions. Either way, I'm glad they're doing a 6" line.
Group customs -
Friday, August 9, 2013
I have all 4 except the Sandtrooper where I have 4. They are awesome! Boba is great too!
Therapist -
Friday, August 9, 2013
Luckily I will be happy with two imperial gaurds. They never really did that much for me. If I was as in to the expanded universe as my wifey and daughter then maybe. But as it stands I just need two to stand directly behind vader and the emperor as I amass an army of storm troopers.

Yeah plus all the new modling really makes these things stand out. If R2 had lights or lights and sounds I would have been fine with the price buuuut Im a bit of a hypocrite cause when Yoda comes out I will GLADLY pay the cost for him interested to see how they handle ewoks
Spoon -
Friday, August 9, 2013
I sangged all four and I am in LOVE with them they came out great looking. R2 feels a LITTLE overpriced due to the size but as a whole they are fantastic. I am thinking of army building the Sand Trooper

Yeah, you and everybody else Just wait until Imperial Guards or Storm Troopers hit. Storm Troopers should come in a two pack. I love the packaging and even though they are a bit pricey compared to other 6in, it seems like they put in the effort and they come with accessories.
Therapist -
Friday, August 9, 2013
I sangged all four and I am in LOVE with them they came out great looking. R2 feels a LITTLE overpriced due to the size but as a whole they are fantastic. I am thinking of army building the Sand Trooper
Spoon -
Friday, August 9, 2013
These should be hitting stores now. I haven't seen them yet, but others have and TRU was running a buy one, get one half off.

Anybody have one? I hear they are really nice.
Thor the Mighty -
Saturday, July 27, 2013
Overall I will probably buy Fett, Vader, Maul, Bespin Luke, Han Solo and Leia.
Purity -
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Thanks for letting me know. Cool idea! Yeah I'll pick some up at some point.
HulkSmashedMe=( -
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
This is the cheapest I've found them thus far and I ordered 2 Mauls and 2 Lukes. Hoping to head swap a Luke on a Maul and make a Grandmaster Skywalker.

http://www.hasbrotoyshop.com/SearchResu ... 1373423750
Purity -
Friday, June 28, 2013
Anyone know the erlease date and whether or not they'll be in stores? (I assume they will be, but it's possible they won't)
Group customs -
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Foxdie -
Sunday, April 7, 2013
I can't wait for these!
Patient X -
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
I'm *really* looking forward to this line! I've been hoping since the mid-2000s that Hasbro would eventually do a "Marvel Legends style" Star Wars line, and I finally have my wish! I just hope it's successful enough that we see a wide array of figures, and not a dozen Lukes, Darth Mauls and Clone Troopers.
Purity -
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
EEEEEEEEYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYESSSSSSSSSSSS! I've just heard this news(a little late, I know) But finally! I'm so excited now! The one problem I've always had with Star Wars figures is now solved! This line will definitely get me back into collecting SW figs again! Man I hope this line soars in sales so we get large waves in the future.
HeartBreakKid -
Monday, February 11, 2013
ohhh a Sandtrooper an a droid for him to not be looking for!
Group customs -
Friday, February 1, 2013
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.
Group customs -
Friday, February 1, 2013
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.
Therapist -
Friday, February 1, 2013
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

But yeah until anything is confirmed I wouldn't panic just yet.
Group customs -
Friday, February 1, 2013
I have heard, that they are gonna be Disney exclusives.
Spoon -
Friday, February 1, 2013
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.

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.
Group customs -
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Just what we've been waiting for! Finally, a good line of SW 6" figs.
Therapist -
Thursday, January 31, 2013
barefootabe -
Thursday, January 31, 2013
awesome! I want boba and a clone trooper..and han solo...
Darththomas -
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Yup especially when the mrs sees I just drooled over a farmboy!
CAb00se -
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Oh Thank The Maker!! Its about damn time!!!
Darththomas -
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Soo excited to see these properly now I'll be even more skint
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