Hasbro makes some of the most sought-after action figures and roleplay accessories. In front of a packed room at Star Wars Celebration, the toy company announced its upcoming products. Since the panel was one of the first in-person presentations in the past few years, they were eager to share what they've been cooking up.
Arriving this summer is the Star Wars Monopoly Dark Side edition. Instead of purchasing different properties on the board, you collect various villains from the universe. It also contains six zinc characters for the tokens.
For the first time in the six-inch The Black Series collection will be two concept figures: The Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader designs from Ralph McQuarrie. They are packaged together and will be released this fall.
With the release of the Obi-Wan Kenobi series, many of the new items were centered around the Disney+ original. One character Hasbro expects fans to fall in love with is LO-LA59. They have several different varieties of the adorable droid. There will be an electronic version that lights up coming out this fall. She will also be joining Grogu in the 2.25-inch The Bounty Collection and have an animatronic edition with lights and authentic character sounds. Both are scheduled to launch in Spring 2023.
Though the Obi-Wan Kenobi (Wandering Jedi) The Black Series figure was previously announced, it was revealed one of his accessories will be LO-LA59. Joining the line are the villains from the show, the Grand Inquisitor, Fourth Sister (Inquisitor), and Fifth Brother (Inquisitor). All four figures are expected to be released next spring. Obi-Wan is also receiving 3.75-inch scale figure in The Vintage Collection packaged with the tiniest LO-LA59.
On the heels of the Star Wars: Jedi Survivor teaser trailer, Hasbro showed an upcoming three-pack containing characters from the video game: Riot Scout Trooper, Magnaguard, and KX Security Droid. They will be done in The Vintage Collection style and the packaging has the retro Kenner look. Riot Scout Trooper will be added to The Black Series as well and will be a GameStop exclusive. All the figures will hit retailers the Fall of 2022.
Other new six-inch figures fans can expect are Ayala Secura, Darth Maul from Clone Wars season 7, and Magistrate Greef Karga.
There will be three new additions to The Vintage Collection line arriving next spring. The Dark Trooper comes with its cold storage container. If you purchase multiple figures, you can actually connect the container and build your own squad. Speaking of building squads, expand your Hoth army with a four-trooper pack. Then for those who own the Antoc Merric's X-wing fighter, your set can soon be complete with the release of his astromech droid, R2-SHW.
To give collectors an idea of long-term plans, several characters were teased. For The Vintage Collection, they plan to make Paz Vizsla (The Mandalorian), Starkiller (The Force Unleashed), and Hunter (The Bad Batch) figures. The Black Series will be drawing inspiration from The Old Republic with Darth Malak and Bastila Shan.
The panel ended with a few roleplay items. The appetizer was the Artillery Droid helmet. The worn-out paint is a nice touch. The biggest reveal was HasLab's next project: Star Wars The Black Series Reva (The Third Sister) Force FX Elite Lightsaber. It can extend to up to six feet in length and has light up display and realistic sounds. The campaign launched shortly after with a price of $499.99 and a target of 5,000 backers.
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