Star Wars Toys: More prequel characters are coming to Hasbro’s The Black Series line


New in Star Wars toys, prequel characters are finally starting to get the love they deserve in the form of new Hasbro The Black Series action figures.

Over recent weeks, Hasbro has taken advantage of various comic cons across Europe to announce the pending release of a series of new Black Series figures, including multiple prequel favorites.

The announcement consisted of 6-inch figures and additions to the 3.75-inch figures of The Vintage Collection.

The headliners of these new figures are Mace Windu and Padme Amidala, who are both making their first appearance in the popular Black Series 6-inch line. Both figures utilize Hasbro’s new Photo Real effects which have taken Star Wars action figures to a new level this past year by making these toys look remarkably like the characters they are meant to depict.

Windu is featured with his iconic purple lightsaber and a removable, cloth Jedi robe. Amidala is portrayed in her white Attack of the Clones Geonosis gear with an accompanying blaster.

For collectors who enjoy army building, the prequel punchline Battle Droid is also set to join the line. All three figures are set to be available in the Spring of 2019.

Photo credit: Hasbro

Also announced recently were additions to The Vintage Collection, which tries to recreate the magic of the classic Kenner line with its retro style packaging and 3.75-inch figures. The new figures include A New Hope era Chewbacca set for a spring 2019 release, a slightly weathered R2-D2 coming in summer 2019, and Poe Dameron in his X-Wing flight suit debuting in fall 2019.

Photo credit: Hasbro. The Vintage Collection’s R2-D2 with a slightly weathered look.

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The Vintage Collection’s Poe Dameron is ready to jump in his X-Wing. Photo credit: Hasbro

Hasbro has been on quite a roll lately with the Black Series line and these new figures look to continue that pattern. The Vintage Collection is still working to bring in fans with many characters being reissues of previously released figures but in new packaging. We will see if this next wave gets more fans to pay the $13 price tag to start a new collection of Star Wars toys.

Which figures are you most excited to pick up next year? And who do you hope Hasbro adds to the Black Series next?