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Star Wars Black Series, packaging update for 2nd Half of 2020

Updated: May 29

We are about to enter a new era for the Star Wars Black Series, with a big packaging change coming in the 2nd half of 2020.


The Phase 3 Red & Black boxes, that have run since 2015 and The Force Awakens, will cease and a new design will come into play featuring colour coding of the figure in association with the movie. Return of the Jedi releases will be green, Empire Strikes Back are Blue, Mandalorian releases are orange, Clone Wars are yellow and Rebels are purple.



The numbering of general releases is not stopping but will be more subtle on the rear of the box. The numbering will also be done by movie, so Ackbar for example will be ROTJ #01 while Vader will be ESB #01. I've updated the Black Series Database with the new Phase 4 figures and the numbering as we know it so far.


The right hand spine of the box will be a coloured illustration of the character. Releases from the same movie will combine side by side to create a wider montage.


"The new Star Wars: The Black Series packaging featured below welcomes a new era for collectors and fans, featuring several new details and colorways. Each colorway represents a Star Wars entertainment property and helps fans to collect figures based on their favorite Star Wars movies and series. The side of the new Star Wars: The Black Series packaging also highlights new character art for each figure. The combination of the colorways and character art allows fans to create amazing montage-style displays of their favorite Star Wars characters."


This new 4th Phase of packaging will start with the next wave made up of Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker Snowspeeder Pilot from Empire, Admiral Ackbar and Teebo from Return of the Jedi, the Beskar Mandalorian and new Stormtrooper from The Mandalorian and the Kamino Clone Trooper from the Clone Wars.



STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH DARTH VADER Figure

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

Fans and collectors can imagine scenes from the STAR WARS Galaxy with this STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH DARTH VADER Figure, which is detailed to look like the character from STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK. Featuring premium deco and multiple points of articulation, STAR WARS fans and collectors can display this highly poseable (4 fully articulated limbs) figure in their action figure and vehicle collection. Includes figure and accessory. Available for pre-order at Amazon, Walmart, GameStop, Hasbro Pulse, and Entertainment Earth.



STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH LUKE SKYWALKER (SNOWSPEEDER) Figure

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

Fans and collectors can imagine scenes from the STAR WARS Galaxy with this quality STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH LUKE SKYWALKER (SNOWSPEEDER) Figure, inspired by STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK. This figure comes with 2 LUKE SKYWALKER (SNOWSPEEDER)-inspired accessories that make great additions to any STAR WARS collection. STAR WARS fans and collectors can display this highly poseable (4 fully articulated limbs) figure, featuring premium deco, in their action figure and vehicle collection. Includes figure and 2 accessories. Available for pre-order at Amazon, Walmart, Hasbro Pulse, and Entertainment Earth.



STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH IMPERIAL STORMTROOPER Figure

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

Fans and collectors can imagine scenes from the STAR WARS Galaxy with this STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH IMPERIAL STORMTROOPER Figure, inspired by The Mandalorian series on Disney Plus and featuring quality detail and multiple points of articulation. STAR WARS fans and collectors can display this highly poseable (4 fully articulated limbs) figure, featuring premium deco, in their action figure and vehicle collection. Includes figure and accessory. Available for pre-order at Amazon, Walmart, GameStop, Hasbro Pulse, Entertainment Earth



STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH THE MANDALORIAN Figure

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

Fans and collectors can imagine scenes from the STAR WARS Galaxy with this premium STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH THE MANDALORIAN Figure is carefully detailed to look like the character from THE MANDALORIAN live-action TV series on Disney Plus. Featuring premium deco and multiple points of articulation, STAR WARS fans and collectors can display this highly poseable (4 fully articulated limbs) figure in their action figure and vehicle collection. Includes figure and 3 accessories. Available for pre-order at Amazon, Walmart, GameStop, Hasbro Pulse, and Entertainment Earth.



STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH TEEBO (EWOK) Figure

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

Fans and collectors can imagine scenes from the STAR WARS Galaxy with this STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH TEEBO (EWOK) Figure, which is detailed to look like the character from STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI. Featuring premium deco and multiple points of articulation, STAR WARS fans and collectors can display this highly poseable (4 fully articulated limbs) figure in their action figure and vehicle collection. Includes figure and 3 accessories. Available for pre-order at Amazon, Walmart, GameStop, Hasbro Pulse, and Entertainment Earth.



STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH ADMIRAL ACKBAR Figure

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

Fans and collectors can imagine scenes from the STAR WARS Galaxy with this STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH ADMIRAL ACKBAR Figure, designed to look like the character from STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI and featuring premium detail and multiple points of articulation. STAR WARS fans and collectors can display this highly poseable (4 fully articulated limbs) figure, featuring movie-inspired deco, in their action figure and vehicle collection. Includes figure and accessory. Available for pre-order at Amazon, Walmart, GameStop, Hasbro Pulse, and Entertainment Earth.



STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH CLONE TROOPER (KAMINO) Figure

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

Fans and collectors can imagine scenes from the STAR WARS Galaxy with this STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH CLONE TROOPER (KAMINO) Figure, inspired by the STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS series and featuring quality detail and multiple points of articulation. STAR WARS fans and collectors can display this highly poseable (4 fully articulated limbs) figure, featuring premium deco, in their action figure and vehicle collection. Includes figure and 2 accessories. Available for pre-order at Amazon, Walmart, GameStop, Hasbro Pulse, and Entertainment Earth.




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