Star Wars Celebration 2017 was filled with plenty of memorable moments, from the cast and creators appearing on stage with one another to commemorate four decades of movies and stories set in a galaxy far, far away to the highly anticipated (and now highly scrutinized) teaser trailer for Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi to the announcement that Star Wars Rebels would come to an end in season 4, there was a little something for everyone – including the toy collector. As was expected, Celebration had plenty of merchandise on hand for attendees and those keeping tabs via the internet all weekend, and Hasbro didn't disappoint, revealing 14 new figures at the celebration.
Hasbro has been making waves (and happy fans) with its recent additions the Black Series of actions figures. The 6" highly detailed and articulated figures are recreations of popular Star Wars moments, and the toy company delivered some must haves earlier in the week by showing off the new Rey and Luke Skywalker figures, each with their own desert-friendly mode of transportation. While the promise of new figures for two of the most sought-after characters from the series is certainly tantalizing, Hasbro wasn't done there, dropping a first look at several more figures that will likely have fans loosening their purse strings later this year.
Here's what Hasbro has lined up for the Black Series later in 2017 (images in the gallery below):
STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES X-34 LANDSPEEDER & 6-INCH LUKE SKYWALKER (SDCC Exclusive)
(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $89.99/Available at Comic-Con International in San Diego)
STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH GRAND ADMIRAL THRAWN (SDCC Exclusive) (Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $49.99/Available at Comic-Con International in San Diego)
STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH JAINA SOLO Figure (Fan Figure Vote 2016 Winner) (Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Fall 2017)
STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH TARKIN Figure (Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Fall 2017)
STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES CLONE COMMANDER GREE (Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $24.99/Available: Summer 2017) Available exclusively at Toys “R” Us.
STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH INFERNO SQUADRON PILOT Figure (Battlefront) (Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Fall 2017) Available exclusively at Game Stop.
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Hasbro also announced that it will launch a new series of figures in 2018, called the Vintage Collection.
"We’re also thrilled to introduce THE VINTAGE COLLECTION Line – a new 3.75-inch highly articulated line of figures in Spring 2018; available at most major retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com. Fans will help kick off this launch by voting on a figure for the new line in the 2017 Fan Figure Vote."
With Disney and Lucasfilm planning new Star Wars films, TV shows, and video games for the foreseeable future, expect the toy line inspired by those products to continue to expand and to find ways to cash in, both on fans nostalgia and excitement for what's to come.
- Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) release date: May 25, 2018
- Star Wars 9 / Star Wars: Episode IX (2019) release date: Dec 20, 2019
- Star Wars 8/Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) release date: Dec 15, 2017