Hasbro has revealed a first look at exclusive figures of Daisy Ridley's Rey and Mark Hamill's Luke Skywalker from Star Wars: The Last Jedi that will be on-sale at San Diego Comic-Con, towards the end of this week.
The final looks at the wave of exclusive merchandise for what has become one of the biggest movie and TV conventions in the world will be available over the next couple of days, with convention-goers either already in San Diego in anticipation or packing their things for the travels. We've seen dozens of exclusives from different companies like Funko Pop! and Mattel, and now Hasbro has joined the fray with new looks at the figures they'll be selling to the public of two major characters from the highly anticipated The Last Jedi.
Courtesy of Star Wars fan site MakingStarWars.net, The Last Jedi figures will be sold as a part of Black Series of collectibles from the franchise. Rey is labeled as a Jedi in training, sporting a blue garment that looks the traditional garb of the knights. She comes complete with Luke's lightsaber that she recovered at Maz Kanata's place and her quarterstaff from her time on Jakku. Luke, rightfully labeled as Jedi Master, is wearing is the same cloaked white outfit that he wore at the end of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, with a distinct emphasis on his disheveled "Jeff Bridges beard" and metal hand.
The Black Series of Star Wars figures are an elite source of collectible items that have grown in number throughout the years. There are officially 22 items on sale in the line on the franchise's official Hasbro page, but this has been a source of San Diego Comic-Con exclusives in the past. In 2015, the series introduced a look at one of the First Order Stormtroopers that would be featured in The Force Awakens, and last year on sale was an unmasked Kylo Ren from the film plus a figure of Felicity Jones' Jynn Erso from anthology film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
There's an expectation that with the San Diego Comic-Con exclusive label that these figures will most likely never go on sale to the public, so diehards will have to work as scavengers like Rey on third party sites to acquire them from the people lucky enough to purchase them. As for how many will be available from Hasbro for those going to the convention, there are no official specs currently known. The previous figures in the series have cost anywhere in the wide range of $1.50 to $150, so depending on the specific merchandise (plus the fact that this is an exclusive), you might be laying down some money to acquire these figures of the legendary Jedi master and his new apprentice in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
- Star Wars 8/Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) release date: Dec 15, 2017
- Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) release date: May 25, 2018
- Star Wars 9 / Star Wars: Episode IX (2019) release date: Dec 20, 2019