With the release of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘ only a few months away, the ‘Star Wars’ brand is as alive and well as it was when the original trilogy was hitting theaters nearly four decades ago! The team at Hasbro have announced a bunch of cool new items for both kids and collectors alike this week at San Diego Comic Con 201,5 and we’re here to give you the rundown!
First up are some awesome announcements for the Star Wars Black Series 6″ scale toyline! While the verdict still isn’t in as to who won the fan vote contest just yet (at least at the time of this writing), we have received word of a few great new additions to upcoming waves of the line! We’re getting figures of fan favorites like Luke Skywalker (Farmboy outfit from ‘A New Hope’), Jango Fett (Attack of the Clones), Ahsoka Tano (realistic version of the character from the ‘Clone Wars’ animated series), and Kanan (realistic version of the character from the ‘Rebels’ animated series)!
On top of all of these great new figures, we’re getting our first ever full scale vehicle for the 6″ scale Star Wars Black Series with the reveal of an all new ‘First Order TIE Fighter’ with Pilot! Unless you count the Speeder Bike from last year (which is pretty tiny by most peoples standards), this is the first large scale vehicle we have seen released for this line! It includes an exclusive 6″ scale First Order TIE Pilot to drive the vehicle properly into your collection!
STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES FIRST ORDER SPECIAL FORCES TIE FIGHTER 6-Inch Scale Vehicle
(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $169.99/Available: Fall 2015)
The largest vehicle ever produced by Hasbro for STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES, this incredibly detailed Star Wars: The Force Awakens vehicle features movie-accurate wings and cockpit! The FIRST ORDER SPECIAL FORCES TIE FIGHTER is scaled to the 6-inch STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES figures and comes with an exclusive 6-inch FIRST ORDER TIE FIGHTER PILOT ELITE to steer the starfighter into battle. Other figures sold separately.
If the 6″ scale Black Series figures aren’t really of interest to you, Hasbro still has a few new tricks up their sleeves for you! They have announced an all new toyline based around vehicles of the ‘Star Wars’ universe, simply titled ‘Star Wars Black Series Titanium Series Vehicle Assortment’! The title is pretty self explanatory, but these guys are a smaller scale assortment of Star Wars made of titanium that will look great displayed on your shelf or desk! Quite a few classic vehicles have been revealed for the line so far, and at the low cost of just $4.99 each MSRP, it’ll be an easy call to collect these great looking Star Wars vehicles!
STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES TITANIUM SERIES Vehicle Assortment
(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $4.99/Available: Fall 2015)
Assemble your own fleet of STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES TITANIUM SERIES premium vehicles based on the epic Star Wars films. These collectible vehicles include an X-WING, B-WING, DARTH VADER’S TIE ADVANCED, LUKE’S LANDSPEEDER, SLAVE I and more! Each pack includes one vehicle and one collector stand. Each sold separately.
Hasbro has also announced new editions of their popular Force FX Lightsabers that are set to release later this year! The new assortment takes things back a bit with classic versions of the lightsabers belonging to Darth Vader and Yoda.
Finally, while the next full wave has yet to be seen, Hasbro has given fans a sneak peek at some of the upcoming figures in their 3.75″ scale ‘Star Wars Rebels’ toyline! We can expect to see the new Inquisitor and Captain Rex appearing at retail sometime later this year.
With all of this great stuff coming our way in the next few months from Hasbro, and a new ‘Star Wars’ film hitting theaters in just a few months, it’s a great time to be a Star Wars fan! Be sure to stay tuned to ScienceFiction.com for all the latest SDCC 2015 updates!