As most collectors already know, there is certainly no shortage of awesome merchandise on the market based on the highly popular ‘Star Wars’ franchise. Between figures, playsets, vehicles, and prop replicas, Hasbro has made sure to keep their ‘Star Wars’ fan base quite well fed over the years. So why should this year be any different? This week at San Diego Comic-Con 2018, Hasbro announced a variety of new ‘Star Wars’ collectibles that will be hitting the shelves later this year that are sure to keep fans excited about revisiting some of their favorite characters from all throughout the vast ‘Star Wars’ saga.
We’re going to start things off simple and move onto the bigger fancier stuff a bit later; suffice to say that everything here is awesome. The first thing Hasbro is showcasing are the new additions to their simpler ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ assortment of 3.75″ figures! This line is the more kid-friendly batch of lightly articulated figures. The newest additions to the line include Mudtrooper Han Solo, Tobias Beckett, Val, Rio Durant, L3-37, and Quay Tolsite! They have also announced two all new scaled play-sets based on some of the pivotal moments in the recently released film! The two playsets are based on Vandor and the Kessel Run Mine.
Solo 3.75″ Scale Figures
Solo 3.75″ Scale Play Sets
Kessel Run Mine
Next, we’ve got a number of new fan favorite characters being added to the recently relaunched 3.75″ ‘Star Wars: The Vintage Collection’! This line is aimed towards collectors and gives us highly detailed sculpts and a healthy amount of articulation, as well as vintage style packaging. The newest additions to the ‘Star Wars: The Vintage Collection’ include characters from ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’, ‘Rogue One’ and a number of fan favorites from the sequel trilogy and even the now ‘Legends’ Expanded Universe! New characters coming to the line include Enfys Nest, Death Star Dunner, Elite Praetorian Guard, Imperial Stormtrooper, Darth Revan, Lando Calrissian (‘Solo’), and a Scarif Stormtrooper! There will also be a deluxe Tie Fighter vehicle with Pilot.
Death Star Gunner
Elite Praetorian Guard
TIE Fighter with Pilot
And finally, we come to the 6″ scale “Star Wars: The Black Series’! This line is highly popular among collectors and is still considered the ‘youngest’ scale of figures for the ‘Star Wars’ brand. This line has a couple of surprises to it, with a solid selection of new figures being announced, as well as the reveal of several of the lines older and harder to find figures receiving a reissue to give collectors another chance at them!
Fans can anticipate a variety of figures from all throughout the ‘Star Wars’ saga, even two more figures to help round out the cast of the recently ended ‘Star Wars: Rebels’ television series! New figures coming to the line include ‘Battle Damaged’ Captain Phasma, Chopper, Cronos, Ezra Bridger, General Veers Imperial Patrol Trooper, and ‘Bespin’ Princess Leia!
Captain Phasma – Battle Damaged
Imperial Patrol Trooper
Princess Leia – Bespin
As mentioned previously, Hasbro is bringing back some of the lines most popular characters that people may have missed out on the first time around, so if you’re late to the ‘Star Wars: The Black Series’ party you will finally have a chance to grab some of your favorite characters like Boba Fett, Bossk, IG-88, and X-Wing Pilot Luke Skywalker!
Luke Skywalker X-Wing Pilot
While not actually a figure, there will also be a life sized 1:1 scale Shock Trooper Replica Helmet that is part of the ‘Black Series’ prop replica line!
Shock Trooper Replica Helmet
What do you think of all the newest ‘Star Wars’ offerings from Hasbro? Which figures are you excited about most, and who do you want to see them make next? Let us know in the comments section below and be sure to stay tuned to ScienceFiction.com for all the latest San Diego Comic-Con 2018 news!