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NYCC 2018 : Star Wars Black Series Reveals - Aphra, 000, BT-1, Luke and Rocket Trooper



Hasbro certainly spread out their new product reveals across NYCC 2018, with a final panel on the final day revealing another five Black Series 6 inch figures for 2019 release.


While the long overdue prequel reveals were held back (perhaps for MCM London or Paris Comic Con), there was a surprise in that the much loved comic book character Doctor Aphra would be joining the 6 inch line, and of course you can't have Doctor Aphra without her droids BT-1 and 0-0-0.


The figures are not a direct scale up from the 3.75 inch releases and have their own tooling. Aphra will include a removable flight helmet, while 0-0-0 has alternative "murder hands" and the protocol droid body has been adjusted to include articulated elbows.


There were also two further exclusive figures confirmed for 2019, the first of which we had seen before in one of the Hasbro Star Wars diorama displays - the slicked back hair Luke Skywalker in Stormtrooper disguise. This amended look for Luke is as per his appearance in the Trash Compactor. The figure will include removable helmet and Stormtrooper weapon. This figure is exclusive to Target in the US.


We also get a new Rebels character, but not Zeb sadly. This is the Imperial Rocket Trooper as seen across a number of Rebels episodes. The figure borrows heavily from the Stormtrooper sculpt with updated arm piece, helmet and backpack. He comes with a blaster more akin to the Clone Wars era.

This figure is another Gamestop Exclusive in the US. For UK customers we expect both these exclusives to be offered via the usual stores.

It was confirmed that both Luke Stormtrooper disguise and the Rocket Trooper would include the triangular foot stands we see in the promotional images. These are apparently a trial to see if this is something Hasbro should include in all packs - and potentially make available to collectors as bulk sets?



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