Pre-Orders 8/30/2023 at 1pm ET
Hasbro held another livestream this morning on the Hasbro Pulse YouTube channel where they announced new figures for Star Wars: The Retro Collection, Star Wars: The Vintage Collection and Star Wars: The Black Series!
For The Vintage Collection the team announced that they will be releasing Morgan Elsbeth, HK-87 and General Hera Syndulla from the Ahsoka TV series. Morgan Elsbeth and HK-87 will be out this Fall. Hera Syndulla will mark the 300th single carded figure in the Vintage Collection and it'll be released in Spring 2024. The team wanted to make sure that you understand that this Hera Syndulla figure is based on the live-action Ahsoka TV series, and not on Star Wars: Rebels which is included with the Haslab Ghost. Preorders go live on 8/30/2023 at 1pm ET, check the links on the top of the page please.
Pipeline reveals for The Vintage Collection included: Chopper (based on live action Ahsoka), Jango Fett (deluxe), Rex (Star Wars: The Bad Batch), Darth Vader (A New Hope), Stormtrooper (ANH, re-release), R2-D2, Luke Skywalker (X-Wing Pilot) -> again? <-, and a newly sculpted Princess Leia Organa from A New Hope. There is also a 2-pack coming to the Fan channel (specialty shops) which will include HK-87 and Jedi Revan.
The first figure shown for the 6" scale was Chopper from Star Wars: Rebels. Chop is a rerelease of the previous Chopper figure from 2020. For this release the Star Wars team changed the mural art on the packaging when compared to the previous release which is a bit of a head scratcher since the figure itself has stayed unchanged. Next up was Professor Huyang, the Jedi droid which can be seen in the Ahsoka TV series and which originated in the Clone Wars animted show. The droid will have a backpack with attached arms wich are articulated. The Black Series will also see the release of Ezra Bridger, Morgan Elsbeth, HK-87 and Inquisitor Marrok. All the figures shown will be available in the Fall of 2023, pre-order links are posted further up on this page.
The Star Wars team announced several figures as being in development for the Black Series 6" line, including Hammerhead and a multipack of figures including R5-D4 together with 3 Pit Droids (Target exclusive).
For the Retro Collection Hasbro announced an entire wave of figures based on the Ahsoka TV series! The wave will include Ahsoka Tano, Sabine Wren, Hera Syndulla, Chopper, Morgan Elsbeth, HK-87 and Marrok. Look for those figures to be on shelves in the Fall of next year in 2024.
There were no pipeline reveals for the Retro Collection.
It's nice to see the focus being on the Ahsoka TV series because that's what our focus is currently on with the show being released every Tuesday. The figures shown looked very nice across all three collector lines and hopefully Hasbro will get them into collector's hands quickly.
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