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Toy Fair 2018 : Hasbro Star Wars Black Series


The following gallery of images show the Toy Fair 2018 images for the Hasbro Star Wars Black Series.

As well as the Solo (A Star Wars Story) figures and the Porg 2-pack, the following figures were announced for 2018

Admiral Holdo, with soft goods Tobias Beckett from Solo (Woody Harrelson) Hoth Leia w/ goggles and hydro-spanner Mimban Storm Trooper from Solo (Walmart Exclusive) Commander Wolffe (Gamestop) Zuckuss (Toys R Us Exclusive) Droid 3 pack of R2-X2, R5-D8, R2-D2 (Amazon) Gamorrean Guard w/ articulated jaw (Target Exclusive)

It is sad to see that over half of these are exclusives to US retailers, and especially when they aren't niche characters but big elements of the Original Trilogy like the Gamorrean Guard and Zuckuss. The biggest worry is the Gamorrean as the Target exclusives in the past have been the hardest to get into UK and this is a figure many will go big for Army building.

Looking at the droid 3-pack we originally assumed the R5 unit was R5-D4. It has since been revealed this is actually R5-D8. If you checkout the legs you will see the blue is missing. R5-D8 was the droid used by Jek Porkins in the battle of Yavin.

Also announced was number 3 in the Black Series Centrepiece collection. This one is Kylo Ren and is based on his attack on Jakku at the start of The Force Awakens where he stops the laser beam from Poe. While the first two statues had obvious "additions" in terms of existing figures you could add to the diorama, this one seems odd unless the intention is to add First Order Troopers behind Kylo - although there does not appear to be room?

We've added these into our Star Wars Black Series 2018 page for reference and await wave details. At this stage we are fairly sure Beckett will be codename Artemis from Solo.

Photo sources (where known)...

From 4-LOM to Zuckuss

TheToyInsider (Instagram)



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