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Star Wars Black Series Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary Action Figure Assortment (Toy Fair 2020)

Hasbro has confirmed the contents for its Star Wars Black Series Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary line.

Like the 40th Anniversary line for A New Hope, the Empire collection will feature 6 inch Black Series figures on vintage inspired blister cards. The assortment of figures includes direct repacks, some updates via the face print technology and a handful of new figures.

Wave 1 will land in Spring and is a 5 figure wave. This wave includes repacks of Leia Hoth, Han Solo (Bespin) and the AT-AT Driver. Yoda is essentially a repack of the Archive line with that version having had a face print upgrade over the original. Luke in Bespin fatigues will also include a head sculpt upgrade using the face print technology.

The second wave brings us another direct repack with the Tie Fighter Pilot. Lando (Bespin) and R2-D2 are repacked with paint updates - Lando getting face print while R2 is redecorated to his muddy Dagobah look.

The two new figures are from Hoth, with a new Luke Skywalker in his Snowspeeder flight suit - a perfect fit to the Snowspeeder also announced.

The final figure is the Hoth Rebel Trooper. This figure brings a new feature to the Black Series with a second face plate to give the figure two distinct looks. Coupled with the goggles and scarf accessories Hasbro have confirmed the Hoth Rebel Trooper can achieve 6 different looks. The new face plate is hidden away in the Troopers backpack.

I hope that the case assortments are sufficient to take into account the army building nature of the Rebel Trooper. It is unclear if the new figures will get a boxed release in the future?

Checkout our Star Wars Black Series 2020 page to see what else is coming this year...


(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Spring 2020)

Imagine the biggest battles and missions in the Star Wars saga with figures from STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES! With exquisite features and decoration, this series embodies the quality and realism STAR WARS devotees love. Commemorate the 40th Anniversary of STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK with figures from STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES, featuring movie-inspired design and detail, and vintage packaging with original Kenner branding! STAR WARS fans and collectors can display these highly poseable figures, featuring premium deco inspired by characters in STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, in their action figure collections. Characters in this assortment include LUKE SKYWALKER, PRINCESS LEIA ORGANA, HAN SOLO, LANDO CALRISSIAN, YODA, R2-D2, and more. Each figure sold separately. Available at most major retailers.

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