Exclu News – SDCC’18
The Hasbro panel just kept on giving yesterday at SDCC as we got new additions to the revived Vintage Collection alongside the yearly preview of new characters hitting the Black Series line with a surprise announcement included for good measure.
Firstly we got confirmation that we’ll get more Rebel’s characters in 6″ in the form of Ezra Bridger and Chopper to accompany the previously released Kanan, Ahsoka, Sabine & Hera but theres still no sign of Zeb to round out the set but surely at this stage its just a matter of time. We also learned that we would see 3 Solo : A Star Wars Story characters join the line namely Moloch and Simian-esqe character Rio played by John Favreau on screen. Alongside these are the Imperial Patrol Trooper and Bespin Escape Leia who really shines thanks to the advancements in facial sculpting that Hasbro have employed in recent waves. Rounding out the 6″ glams is General Veers and the Battle Damaged Captain Phasma which we have already seen released in various countries as a TRU Exclusive.
We also got word that will come as welcome news to many newer Black Series collectors as Hasbro will introduce “The Archive” as a line extension with the purpose of re-releasing initial wave figures in newly designed packaging with the intention of enabling collectors to pick the characters up for retail price as opposed to the often inflated second hand market prices. The first figures to be re-released are Boba Fett, Bossk and IG-88 with the Star Wars Celebration Luke Skywalker (X-Wing) joining the line-up. As we get more information of this we’ll be sure to update you.
And finally we got the promotional look at the next helmet coming to the Black Series collection in the form of the Imperial Shock Trooper which looks to be another solid addition to the slowly expanding line.
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Last modified: July 21, 2018