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Star Wars Live Stream : Black Series Reveals, press release

Hasbro held another livestream on Monday the 22nd of June with the Star Wars team of Patrick and Emily.


Reveals for the Black Series started with the confirmation that the Hoth Rebel Trooper, recently released on the Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary Cardback, will be repacked into the new Phase 4 Galaxy Collection packaging later this year.


STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH REBEL TROOPER (HOTH) 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 REBEL TROOPER (HOTH) Figure, inspired by STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK. STAR WARS fans and collectors can display this highly poseable (4 fully articulated limbs) figure, which features premium deco and comes with 4 REBEL TROOPER (HOTH)-inspired accessories, in their STAR WARS figure and vehicle collection. Includes figure and 4 accessories. Available for pre-order at Hasbro Pulse, Amazon, and Entertainment Earth.



A third full wave of 40th Anniversary Empire Strikes Back figures were confirmed. They include the incoming Darth Vader on a Vintage Cardback and a re-release of the Empire Chewbacca - previously seen in the 2-pack with C-3PO - also on Vintage card. The Snowtrooper gets a re-release with some updated decor according to Emily, which is more screen accurate.



The fourth figure is Boba Fett, re-released again but now on a Vintage card. This is the ESB movie Boba as seen in Phase 1 and last years Archive repack and NOT the Kenner coloured one from SDCC. The final figure is Dagobah Training Luke as a single release. This was of course the fans vote last year and while he is coming in a 2-pack with Yoda, this single release allows fans another opportunity to get him. He will come on a brand new card design as this figure of course was never released in the original Kenner line.


STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 40TH ANNIVERSARY 6-INCH Figure Assortment

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Fall 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 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 wave include BOBA FETT, CHEWBACCA, DARTH VADER, IMPERIAL SNOWTROOPER (HOTH), and LUKE SKYWALKER (DAGOBAH). Each figure sold separately. Available for pre-order at Hasbro Pulse, Amazon, Walmart, and Entertainment Earth.



The live stream finally confirmed the winner of the Star Wars Black Series Archive Fans Vote. And it was little surprise that Clone Commander Cody won the overall vote and will repacked in the Archive Collection come 2021.


All of these new reveals will be added to my Star Wars Black Series Database over the next couple of days. Pre-orders for most (not Cody) will go up online at 4pm UK time on the 23rd June, thats 11am EST via Hasbro Pulse and the other retailers listed for the US.




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