Hasbro Obi-Wan Wednesday Reveals – Week 2

The Black Series 6-inch figures and Jedi Forge lightsabers are Hasbro’s offerings for this week’s “Obi-Wan Wednesdays.” Also, pre-orders for many of the figures announced at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim went live at 1PM EST. You can see those figures HERE and HERE.

Thanks to Hasbro and Rogers & Cowan PMK for the press release and images!

OFFICIAL PRODUCT IMAGES

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH BEN KENOBI (TIBIDON STATION) Figure

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $27.99/Available: Spring 2023)

Fans and collectors can imagine scenes from the STAR WARS galaxy with this premium STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH BEN KENOBI (TIBIDON STATION) figure inspired by the STAR WARS: OBI-WAN KENOBI series. OBI-WAN KENOBI is set years after the dramatic events of STAR WARS: REVENGE OF THE SITH where Kenobi faced the corruption of his friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker turned Sith Lord Darth Vader.

Fans and collectors can display this fully articulated figure featuring poseable head, arms, and legs, as well as premium deco, in their collection. This STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES figure comes with 3 entertainment-inspired accessories. Available for pre-order 6/2 at 1 p.m. ET exclusively on Target.com. Visit starwars.com for more Obi-Wan Wednesdays product reveals!

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES DARTH VADERFigure

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $24.99/Available: Spring 2023)

Fans and collectors can imagine scenes from the STAR WARS galaxy with this premium STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES DARTH VADER figure inspired by the STAR WARS: OBI-WAN KENOBI series. OBI-WAN KENOBI is set years after the dramatic events of STAR WARS: REVENGE OF THE SITH where Kenobi faced the corruption of his friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker turned Sith Lord Darth Vader.

Fans and collectors can display this fully articulated figure featuring poseable head, arms, and legs, as well as premium deco, in their collection. This STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES figure comes with 3 entertainment-inspired accessories. Available for pre-order 6/2 at 1 p.m. ET on Hasbro Pulse and most major retailers. Visit starwars.com for more Obi-Wan Wednesdays product reveals!

STAR WARS: LIGHTSABER FORGE DARTH VADER EXTENDABLE LIGHTSABER

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $16.99/Available: Fall 2022)

Harness the power of the Force with the STAR WARS LIGHTSABER FORGE DARTH VADER EXTENDABLE LIGHTSABER, featuring entertainment-inspired design and deco.

This customizable lightsaber features entertainment-inspired design and an extendable red blade that flicks open and collapses down. This set includes blade, cap, cover, and core that are compatible across the entire Star Wars Lightsaber Forge line to create 1000s of amazing combinations. (Total combinations includes all Lightsaber Forge products. Each sold separately and subject to availability.) Available for purchase 8/1 exclusively on Walmart.com. Visit starwars.com for more Obi-Wan Wednesdays product reveals!

STAR WARS: LIGHTSABER FORGE OBI-WAN KENOBI JEDI MASTER SET

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $44.99/Available: Fall 2022)

Harness the power of the Force with the STAR WARS LIGHTSABER FORGE OBI-WAN KENOBI JEDI MASTER SET, featuring character-inspired design and deco. This electronic lightsaber set features 8 parts – the blade, cap, cover, core, extra cap, extra cross-guard cap and 2 mini-blades.

With pieces that are compatible across the entire Star Wars Lightsaber Forge line, kids can mix-and-match to create, customize, and master 1000s of combinations. (Total combinations includes all Lightsaber Forge products. Additional Lightsaber Forge products each sold separately. Subject to availability.)  Available for purchase 8/1 exclusively on Target.com. Visit starwars.com for more Obi-Wan Wednesdays product reveals!

MORE Star Wars Celebration Hasbro Announcements – Black Series Archive

If Hasbro’s Star Wars panel wasn’t jam-packed enough yesterday, here are more reveals from the Hasbro team in the form of the latest wave of Black Series figures for the Archive line. We’re particularly fond of one of these re-releases >wink<.

Although technically re-releases there are a few important changes to some of these figures with a more accurate Photo Real paint app for Han Solo and shorter legs for Princess Leia as Bouush. All figures are available for pre-order on June 1, 2022.

Thanks to Hasbro and Rogers & Cowan PMK for the press release and images!

HASBRO STAR WARS CELEBRATION MAY 28 PRODUCT REVEALS
STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES ARCHIVE 6-INCH PRINCESS LEIA ORGANA (BOUSHH) Figure

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $24.99/Available: Spring 2023)

Kids and collectors alike can imagine the biggest battles and missions in the STAR WARS saga with STAR WARSTHE BLACK SERIES ARCHIVE 6-INCH PRINCESS LEIA ORGANA (BOUSHH). This 6-inch-scale figure is detailed to look like the Princess Leia Organa (Boushh) character from STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI, featuring premium detail and multiple points of articulation. With Han frozen in carbonite in Jabba’s Palace, the Princess and her friends planned a rescue mission. Leia, disguised as bounty hunter Boushh, snuck quietly to Han’s carbonite slab.

Fans and collectors can display this fully articulated figure featuring poseable head, arms, and legs, as well as premium deco, in their collection. This STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES ARCHIVE figure comes with 3 entertainment-inspired accessories. Available for pre-order 6/1 at 1PM ET at Hasbro Pulse, and most major retailers.

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES ARCHIVE 6-INCH GRAND MOFF TARKIN Figure (HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $24.99/Available: Spring 2023)

Kids and collectors alike can imagine the biggest battles and missions in the STAR WARS saga with STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES ARCHIVE 6-INCH GRAND MOFF TARKIN figure. This 6-inch-scale figure is detailed to look like the Grand Moff Tarkin character from STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE, featuring premium detail and multiple points of articulation. An ambitious, ruthless proponent of military power, Wilhuff Tarkin became a favorite of Emperor Palpatine and rose rapidly through the Imperial ranks.

Fans and collectors can display this fully articulated figure featuring poseable head, arms, and legs, as well as premium deco, in their collection. This STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES ARCHIVE figure comes with 1 entertainment-inspired accessory. Available for pre-order 6/1 at 1PM ET at Hasbro Pulse, and most major retailers.

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES ARCHIVE 6-INCH HAN SOLO Figure (HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $24.99/Available: Spring 2023)

Kids and collectors alike can imagine the biggest battles and missions in the STAR WARS saga with STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES ARCHIVE 6-INCH HAN SOLO figure. The 6-inch-scale figure is detailed to look like the Han Solo character from STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, featuring premium detail and multiple points of articulation. The exploits of Han Solo are legendary – he’s been a smuggler, captain of the Millennium Falcon, and hero of the Rebel Alliance. Solo once again finds himself in the center of the action.

Fans and collectors can display this fully articulated figure featuring poseable head, arms, and legs, as well as premium deco, in their collection. This STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES ARCHIVE figure comes with 1 entertainment-inspired accessory. Available for pre-order 6/1 at 1PM ET at Hasbro Pulse, and most major retailers.

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES ARCHIVE 6-INCH CHEWBACCA Figure (HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $24.99/Available: Spring 2023)

Kids and collectors alike can imagine the biggest battles and missions in the STAR WARS saga with STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES ARCHIVE 6-INCH CHEWBACCA figure. The 6-inch-scale figure is detailed to look like the Chewbacca character from STARS WARS: A NEW HOPE, featuring premium detail and multiple points of articulation. Faithful First Mate and co-pilot Chewbacca has loyally stood by his captain’s side through the twisting fortunes of a galaxy in turmoil.

Fans and collectors can display this fully articulated figure featuring poseable head, arms, and legs, as well as premium deco, in their collection. This STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES ARCHIVE figure comes with 1 entertainment-inspired accessory. Available for pre-order 6/1 at 1PM ET at Hasbro Pulse, and most major retailers.

Hasbro Star Wars Celebration Anaheim 2022 Reveals

Hasbro revealed a space cruiser full of new figures, toys, games and more at Star Wars Celebration yesterday, including many new characters from the Disney Plus series, Obi-Wan Kenobi (which premiered the day before). Hasbro also officially revealed its next Haslab project: The Black Series Reva (The Third Sister) Force FX Elite Lightsaber.

Thanks to Hasbro and Rogers & Cowan PMK for the press release and images!

Here’s Hasbro’s official press release:

Rounding out Day 2 of Star Wars Celebration, Hasbro and the Star Wars team revealed all-new Black Series, Vintage Collection, Retro Collection action figures, collectibles and more during the Hasbro Star Wars panel! Also, Hasbro and Star Wars are bringing fans an entirely new HasLab project: The Black Series’ first integrated double-bladed Force FX Elite LIGHTSABER™. This roleplay item comes with the features you love—including progressive ignition, blaster deflect, battle clash effect, and more. With the coordinated attack technology in the hilt and both blades installed, LED animation and effect sequences play out across the entire 6.5 feet lightsaber! Crowdfunding is open NOW and will run from May 27th 2022 7:30PM ET to July 11th 11:59PM ET – you can check out the HasLab project on Hasbro Pulse.

Below are the latest reveals available for pre-order June 1 at 1PM ET. Enter your email on Hasbro Pulse to be notified when these items launch next Wednesday.

STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION 3.75-INCH OBI-WAN KENOBI (WANDERING JEDI) Figure(HASBRO/Age 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $14.99/Available: Fall 2022)

Featuring premium detail and design across multiple points of articulation, as well as original Kenner branding, this collectible STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION 3.75-INCH OBI-WAN KENOBI (WANDERING JEDI) Figure is inspired by the character in the STAR WARS: OBI-WAN KENOBI series. OBI- WAN KENOBI is set years after the dramatic events of STAR WARS: REVENGE OF THE SITH where Kenobi faced the corruption of his friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker turned Sith Lord Darth Vader. Highly poseable with realistic detail, this 3.75-inch-scale figure can be displayed in action figure and vehicle collections. Includes figure and 6 accessories. Available for pre-order 6/1 at 1PM ET at Hasbro Pulse and most major retailers.

STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION 3.75-INCH REBEL SOLDIER (ECHO BASE BATTLE GEAR) Figure 4- Pack
(HASBRO/Age 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $44.99/Available: Spring 2023)

Featuring premium detail and design across multiple points of articulation, as well as original Kenner branding, these collectible STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION 3.75-INCH REBEL SOLDIER (ECHO BASE BATTLE GEARfigures are inspired by characters in STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKE BACK. Drawn from many homeworlds and species, Rebel troopers were the Alliance’s front-line soldiers in the war against the Empire. Highly poseable with realistic detail, this 3.75-inch-scale figure can be displayed in action figure and vehicle collections. Includes 4 figures and 14 accessories. Available for pre-order 6/1 at 1PM ET at Hasbro Pulse.

STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION 3.75-INCH R2-SHW (ANTOC MERRICK’S DROID) (HASBRO/Age 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $16.99/Available: Spring 2023)

Featuring premium detail and design across multiple points of articulation, as well as original Kenner branding, the collectible STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION 3.75-INCH R2-SHW (ANTOC MERRICK’S DROID) figure is inspired by the character in ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY. Astromech droids are a series of versatile utility robots generally used for the maintenance and repair of starships and related technology. The R2 unit is a popular example of these droids. Highly poseable with realistic detail, this 3.75-inch-scale figure can be displayed in action figure and vehicle collections. Includes figure and accessory. Available for pre-order 6/1 at 1PM ET at Hasbro Pulse and additional fan channel retailers.

STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION 3.75-INCH DARK TROOPER Figure (HASBRO/Age 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $27.99/Available: Spring 2023)

Featuring premium detail and design across multiple points of articulation, as well as original Kenner branding, the collectible STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION 3.75-INCH DARK TROOPER is inspired by the character in STAR WARS: THE MANDALORIAN and comes with a locker for Dark Trooper storage. Hulking Imperial combat droids with gleaming black armor and powerful jet boots, the Dark Troopers are a powerful design. Highly poseable with realistic detail, this 3.75-inch-scale figure can be displayed in action figure and vehicle collections. This action figure comes with 5 entertainment-inspired accessories, including an alternate pair of hands and blaster effects that connect to the bottom of each foot. Available for pre- order 6/1 at 1PM ET at Hasbro Pulse, and most major retailers.

STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION 3.75-INCH REBEL SOLDIER (ECHO BASE BATTLE GEAR) Figure 4- Pack
(HASBRO/Age 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $44.99/Available: Spring 2023)

Featuring premium detail and design across multiple points of articulation, as well as original Kenner branding, these collectible STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION 3.75-INCH REBEL SOLDIER (ECHO BASE BATTLE GEARfigures are inspired by characters in STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKE BACK. Drawn from many homeworlds and species, Rebel troopers were the Alliance’s front-line soldiers in the war against the Empire. Highly poseable with realistic detail, this 3.75-inch-scale figure can be displayed in action figure and vehicle collections. Includes 4 figures and 14 accessories. Available for pre-order 6/1 at 1PM ET at Hasbro Pulse.

STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION 3.75-INCH GAMING GREATS STAR WARS: JEDI: SURVIVOR MULTIPACK
(HASBRO/Age 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $50.99/Available: Fall 2022)

Featuring premium detail and design across multiple points of articulation, as well as original Kenner branding, the STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION 3.75-INCH GAMING GREATS STAR WARS: JEDI SURVIVOR MULTIPACK is inspired by the STAR WARS: SURVIVOR video game. Riot Scout Troopers are deployed wherever the Empire needs to put down insurrections. Imperial Security Droids, also known as KX-series Security Droids, are commonly used in service to the Galactic Empire. The elite IG-100 MagnaGuard served as bodyguards to the highest-ranking Separatist leaders. All are formidable opponents. The set includes Riot Scout Trooper, KX Security Droid, and MagnaGuard action figures.

Highly poseable with realistic detail, this 3.75-inch-scale figure can be displayed in action figure and vehicle collections. Includes 3 figure comes with 6 entertainment-inspired accessories. Available for pre- order 6/1 at Hasbro Pulse and fan channel retailers.

STAR WARS: RETRO COLLECTION 3.75 INCH MULTI-COLORED LUKE SKYWALKER (SNOWSPEEDER) PROTOTYPE Edition Figure
(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $14.99/Available: Spring 2023)

Inspired by the original 1970s Kenner STAR WARS action figures, this STAR WARS: RETRO COLLECTION 3.75 INCH MULTI-COLORED LUKE SKYWALKER (SNOWSPEEDER) PROTOTYPE Edition Figure features premium design and five points of articulation. This figure’s vibrant, multi-colored prototype deco is sure to add a bright pop of color to any fan’s STAR WARS collection. Luke Skywalker was a Tatooine farmboy who rose from humble beginnings to become one of the greatest Jedi the galaxy has ever known. Beautifully rendered retro packaging captures a colorful pop art style and includes throwback STAR WARS branding and a Kenner Toys logo. Imagine the excitement of the ‘70s when the STAR WARS original trilogy had just begun. Includes figure and 2 accessories. Available for pre-order 6/1 at 1PM ET exclusively at Target.com.

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH AAYLA SECURA Figure
(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $24.99/Available: Spring 2023)

Fans and collectors can imagine scenes from the STAR WARS galaxy with this premium STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH AAYLA SECURA figure, inspired by her character in the STAR WARS: ATTACK OF THE CLONES movie. Aayla Secura was a cunning warrior and Jedi Knight during the rise of the Clone Wars as well as a master of the emotional detachment, which was necessary in the Jedi Order.

Fans and collectors can display this fully articulated figure featuring poseable head, arms, and legs, as well as premium deco, in their collection. This STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES figure comes with 1 entertainment-inspired ac

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH DARTH MAUL Figure
(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $24.99/Available: Spring 2023)

Fans and collectors can imagine scenes from the STAR WARS galaxy with this premium STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH DARTH MAUL figure inspired by the STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS series. A deadly, agile Sith Lord, Darth Maul was a formidable warrior and scheming mastermind. He wielded an intimidating double-bladed lightsaber and fought with a menacing ferocity.

Fans and collectors can display this fully articulated figure featuring poseable head, arms, and legs, as well as premium deco, in their collection. This STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES figure comes with 1 entertainment-inspired accessory. Available for pre-order 6/1 at 1PM ET at Hasbro Pulse, and most major retailers.

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH GRAND INQUISITOR Figure (HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $24.99/Available: Spring 2023)

Fans and collectors can imagine scenes from the STAR WARS galaxy with this premium STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH GRAND INQUISITOR figure inspired by the STAR WARS: OBI-WAN KENOBI series. OBI-WAN KENOBI is set years after the dramatic events of STAR WARS: REVENGE OF THE SITH where Kenobi faced the corruption of his friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker turned Sith Lord Darth Vader.

Fans and collectors can display this fully articulated figure featuring poseable head, arms, and legs, as well as premium deco, in their collection. This STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES figure comes with 1 entertainment-inspired accessory. Available for pre-order 6/1 at 1PM ET at Hasbro Pulse, and most major retailers.

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH INQUISITOR (FOURTH SISTER) (HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $24.99/Available: Spring 2023)

Fans and collectors can imagine scenes from the STAR WARS galaxy with this collectible STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH INQUISITOR (FOURTH SISTER) figure, inspired by the character in STAR WARS: OBI-WAN KENOBI series. The series is set years after the dramatic events of STAR WARS: THE REVENGE OF THE SITH where Kenobi faced the corruption of his friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker turned Sith Lord Darth Vader.

Fans and collectors can display this fully articulated figure featuring poseable head, arms, and legs, as well as premium deco, in their collection. This STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES figure comes with a lightsaber accessory. Available for pre-order 6/1 at 1PM ET at Hasbro Pulse, and most major retailers.

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH FIFTH BROTHER (INQUISITOR) Figure (HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $24.99/Available: Spring 2023)

Fans and collectors can imagine scenes from the STAR WARS galaxy with this premium STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH FIFTH BROTHER (INQUISITOR) figure inspired by the STAR WARS: OBI-WAN KENOBI series. OBI-WAN KENOBI is set years after the dramatic events of STAR WARS: REVENGE OF THE SITH where Kenobi faced the corruption of his friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker turned Sith Lord Darth Vader.

Fans and collectors can display this fully articulated figure featuring poseable head, arms, and legs, as well as premium deco, in their collection. This STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES figure comes with 1 entertainment-inspired accessory. Available for pre-order 6/1 at 1PM ET at Hasbro Pulse, and most major retailers.

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH GAMING GREATS RIOT SCOUT TROOPER Figure (HASBRO/Age 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $27.99/Available: Spring 2023)

Fans and collectors can imagine scenes from the STAR WARS galaxy with this collectible STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH GAMING GREATS RIOT SCOUT TROOPER figure, inspired by the character in STAR WARS JEDI: FALLEN ORDER II video game. Riot Troopers are deployed wherever the Empire needs to put down insurrections. Armed with batons and heavy shields, there are few opponents who can penetrate their defenses, or stand against their brutal strikes.

Fans and collectors can display this fully articulated figure featuring poseable head, arms, and legs, as well as premium deco, in their collection. This STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES figure comes with 2 detachable entertainment-inspired accessories. Available for pre-order 6/1 at 1PM ET exclusively at GameStop.

STAR WARS THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH JON FAVREAU (PAZ VIZSLA) Figure

Celebrate the creator of Star Wars: The Mandalorian with this Jon Favreau figure, dressed as the iconic Paz Vizsla, whom he voices, bringing his passion and vision to a galaxy far, far away. Kids and collectors can 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 that Star Wars devotees love. Star Wars The Black Series is figures, vehicles, and roleplay items from the 40-plus-year legacy of the Star Wars Galaxy, including comics, movies, and animated series. (Additional products each sold separately. Subject to availability.) The 6-inch-scale Black Series figure is detailed to look like Jon Favreau as the Paz Vizsla character from Star Wars: The Mandalorian, featuring premium detail and multiple points of articulation. Includes: Figure and 2 accessories.

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH MAGISTRATE GREEF KARGA (HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $24.99/Available: Spring 2023)

Fans and collectors can imagine scenes from the STAR WARS galaxy with this premium STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH MAGISTRATE GREEF KARGA figure, inspired by the STAR WARS: THE MANDALORIAN series. Once an expeditor for the Bounty Hunters Guild, Greef Karga ran the trade on Nevarro. Now Magistrate of Nevarro, Greef is cleaning up that rough-and-tumble world.

Fans and collectors can display this fully articulated figure featuring poseable head, arms, and legs, as well as premium deco, in their collection. This STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES figure comes with 1 entertainment-inspired accessory. Available for pre-order 6/1 at 1PM ET at Hasbro Pulse, and most major retailers.

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH OBI-WAN KENOBI & DARTH VADER (CONCEPT ART EDITION) Figures
(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $55.99/Available: Spring 2023)

Fans and collectors can imagine scenes from the STAR WARS galaxy with these premium STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH OBI-WAN KENOBI & DARTH VADER (RALPH MCQUARRIE Edition) figures. George Lucas reached out to Ralph McQuarrie to help visualize the galaxy he only saw in his head. The artwork this duo created not only helped convince studios to fund STAR WARS, but McQuarrie’s style crafted the visual design of the entire galaxy to come. `Fans and collectors can display these fully articulated figures featuring poseable head, arms, and legs, as well as premium deco, in their collection. These STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES figures come with 2 entertainment-inspired accessories. Available 6/1 at 1PM ET at ShopDisney.com

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES ARTILLERY STORMTROOPER PREMIUM ELECTRONIC HELMET(HASBRO/Ages 14 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $131.99/Available:Spring 2023)

Imagine donning the signature helmet of one of the evil Empire’s specialized troopers with STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES ARTILLERY STORMTROOPER PREMIUM ELECTRONIC HELMET, inspired by STAR WARS: THE MANDALORIAN live-action TV series on Disney Plus. The item features highly-detailed deco, a TV series-inspired design, adjustable fit, and an electronic voice changer that distorts the wearer’s voice to sound like an Artillery Stormtrooper.

This roleplay item with premium deco, realistic detail, and series-inspired design is a great addition to any STAR WARS fan’s collection. Available for pre-order 6/1 at 1PM ET at Hasbro Pulse, and additional fan channel retailers. X3 1.5v AAA ALKALINE BATTERY Required (not included).

STAR WARS L0-LA59 (LOLA) INTERACTIVE ELECTRONIC FIGURE

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $38.99/Available: Late Summer 2022)

The STAR WARS L0-LA59 (LOLA) INTERACTIVE ELECTRONIC figure lets kids and fans alike bring home a beloved droid companion. Standing around 5 inches tall, this STAR WARS toy features design and deco inspired by the OBI-WAN KENOBI live-action series on Disney+. Press the button on L0-LA59’s head to activate droid sounds and lights in her eye and mouth. Plus, pose the panels on her head, open and close her mouth, and tilt her head from side to side. Available for pre-order 6/1 at 1PM ET at Hasbro Pulse, and most major retailers.

STAR WARS L0-LA59 (LOLA) ANIMATRONIC EDITION

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $89.99/Available: Fall 2022)

The STAR WARS L0-LA59 (LOLA) ANIMATRONIC EDITION lets kids and fans alike bring home a beloved droid companion. This toy features design and deco inspired by the OBI-WAN KENOBI live-action series on Disney+. Touch the censor on L0-LA59’s head to activate more than 45 different light, sound, and movement combinations through 3 modes of play. Unlock Companion Mode by attaching L0-LA59’s legs, Hover Mode by attaching her stand, or On the Go Mode by removing her from either base. She even responds to background noises with a series of lights, sounds, and movements. Kids ages 4 and up will love this adorable animatronic droid, which makes the perfect addition to any fan’s Star Wars collection. Includes figure and 2 stands. X4 1.5V AA LR6 ALKALINE BATTERIES Required (not included). Available for pre-order 6/1 at 1PM ET at Hasbro Pulse, and most major retailers.

Classic Monopoly gameplay gets a STAR WARS twist inspired by the power of the dark side across STAR WARS films. In this MONOPOLY: DISNEY STAR WARS DARK SIDE EDITION board game for families and kids, players recruit as many infamous villains as they can. The more contracts they have, the more Imperial Credits they can collect. Activate a character’s special ability by acquiring the Force Lightning ring, plot against opponents with Dark Side cards, and jump to hyperspace on the board by landing on a Ship space. The last player with Imperial Credits when all other players are bankrupt wins. The game includes 6 zinc Monopoly tokens depicting infamous STAR WARS characters: Darth Vader, Kylo Ren, Asaj Ventress, The Emperor, Darth Maul, or the Grand Inquisitor. MONOPOLY GAME: STAR WARS DARK SIDE EDITION will be available to purchase 7/1 at most major retailers.


HasLab Star Wars The Black Series Reva (The Third Sister) Force FX Elite Lightsaber

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Hasbro Pulse Boba Fett Throne Room Behind the Scenes Video

Hasbro Pulse posted a very cool video on social media yesterday highlighting some of the details of their exclusive “Boba Fett’s Throne Room”. If you are headed to Star Wars Celebration Anaheim you will be able to check out the play set at the Hasbro booth. To pre-order the $229.99US set, follow this link to Hasbro Pulse’s website.

A week after Celebration wrapped up Hasbro also posted a “Behind the Build” look at the upcoming play set:

OPENING Star Wars FIGURES LIVE ON INSTAGRAM

I did a thing.

I spent the day in the Star Wars room going through my carded collection as it was time to reduce that particular focus to make room in the collection. I ended up posting 12 or so figures on Facebook Marketplace and another dozen or so I chose to open up. So I did my first ever Instagram live unboxing. I also talked about why I was reducing my collection and it felt good to be talking about it. Enjoy!

Changing As A Collector

I feel like I should insert a Simpson’s Troy McClure joke here: “Hi, I’m Mike MacDonald (Mike Tarkin, Mac….). You may know me from such podcasts as The Sandcrawler.” Why is that important for you to know? Well, from 2016 to around September 2021 the Sandcrawler podcast and website was a very big part of who I was as a Star Wars collector. It was where I talked with my friend, Dengar Dan, about recent purchases and to bounce ideas off of each other and generally screw around while recording. I would like to thank everyone (on behalf of myself and Dan) that supported The Sandcrawler, either by listening to the podcast or helping to contribute to the website. We never expected much from our show when we started yet we ended up with a pretty good-sized audience and made friends with more than a few of you and for that we will always be grateful.

Throughout the first half of 2021 we both began to feel that something was wrong either in the Star Wars collecting world in general or within ourselves as collectors. We also both had to deal with how busy we became after the first Covid pandemic and worldwide lockdown in 2021. The decision to end The Sandcrawler was pretty much based on the fact that we were both becoming busier in our real lives and that lack of product, distribution issues and higher prices were causing us to feel “less than enthused” about Star Wars collecting. We closed things down and I’ve spent the past six months or so trying to come to terms with my Star Wars fandom and my Star Wars collecting.

We all know about the crazy wait times and higher costs for Star Wars figures these days. Reporting on Hasbro announcements and their multi-months release schedule became depressing for me. Also, I’m Canadian and prices have become nearly impossible to rationalize. A single carded Star Wars The Vintage Collection figure currently costs anywhere from $19.99 to #21.99 (pre-tax). Vehicles and play sets are equally expensive (Tantive IV Corridor=$69.99, General Merrick’s X-wing-$185). I understand that prices for virtually EVERYTHING have been rising over the past two years but buying an action figure has always taken second place to real life expenses and I found myself simply not buying as many figures as I used to. When you’re doing a podcast and can’t comment on a particular Star Wars figure because it was too expensive to buy or too far down the road for it’s release date, the podcast suddenly becomes a, excuse the phrase, bitch-fest. Star Wars collecting has always been fun and through most of 2021 it stopped being fun.

After we ended the podcast the first thing I did was to go through my checklist of multiple pre-orders and began cancelling. I also made a few general collecting decisions. I was determined to get back that feeling of joy I had when buying action figures. The first pre-order I cancelled was for the reissued Rogue One figures from The Black Series. Rogue One is probably my favourite Star Wars movie and I planned on getting the entire crew in one big order. Instead I decided that Black Series had never been a priority for me (I have some, less than 15) and I would whenever possible focus on my scale of choice: 3.75 inch. I then cancelled the “Bad Batch” themed 4-pack of clone troopers since none of the figures were actual members of the Bad Batch team. The 4-pack was basically repaints of existing clone figures and I have a ton of clone troopers already. There were other figures that I would normally have bought multiples of for army building like the Offworld Jawa, Hoth Rebel Soldier and Remnant Stormtrooper but because of the cost I either settled for a few extras or in some cases passed on the figure altogether.

I also decided that whenever possible I would stop collecting carded figures and only buy figures that I could find use for in my collection. I was already primarily an opener and I felt that the expense of keeping a carded figure seemed a luxury and wasteful. At the time I had roughly 100 carded figures so I began opening and/or selling off ones that I felt were no longer worthy of staying on the card. Since The Vintage Collection first hit in 2010 I had wanted to have modern carded versions of the first 21 figures released during the original Kenner run of figures. After twelve years there were still holes in that collection of Original 21 and as I’ve said because of the cost I couldn’t justify continuing to buy carded figures. This was a tough decision as Hasbro released an updated Tusken Raider and two droids; Power Droid and Death Star Droid. All Original 21 figures and all candidates for multiple purchases since I could easily army build the Tusken Raider and as a big fan of droids I would have at least bought one carded and one opener of both. Instead I cancelled my Tusken Raider pre order and opened both droids. I’m glad I did as I really love that new take on the Power Droid. Another focus I had was to have at least one carded version of each line or sub-line. That focus went out the window after buying a few of the Gaming Greats line. I decided they weren’t worth keeping carded and stored in a closet so i donated them to my company’s Christmas toy drive. I’ve probably reduced my carded collection to about 60 now and will reduce it further. It’s not easy to always stick to this new approach and I’ve already broken my new rule when I picked up the Droids TV show versions of R2D2 and C3P0. What can I say? I collect with my heart first. I never owned figures from this line back in the 80’s and I really love how colourful and bright the artwork is. They look great in my Kenner display.

It’s disappointing to have to make these decisions but in the long run it helped me to realize that I’ve never been a completist collector and that it would be more than ok to have holes in the collection.

With no podcast and website to maintain I thought what I needed to do was to basically scale back (BIG TIME), my Star Wars fandom. And it was a good thing for a little while as I had more time for just chilling in the Star Wars room with no agenda or schedule. I did a few projects like expanding my rebel base display (pics of my room are available here and I plan on adding more) and creating a custom Kenner Star Wars wall display. At the same time I was posting photos on social media as usual. What also began to happen is I would hear from people that they missed The Sandcrawler and a lot of the content from the accompanying website so I decided to basically make a scaled down version of that. Sort of a “same great taste, half the calories” sort of thing.

I’ve returned to posting Hasbro/Star Wars news and even live tweeted their May the Fourth event. Hasbro’s new PR team, Rogers & Cowan PMK was kind enough to add my new site to their list of Star Wars sites so folks can expect to find glam shots and product information in the News section.

I’ll also continue the tradition we started at TheSandcrawler.net of full-sized photo-based reviews of Star Wars figure collectibles (an epic saga should be viewed WIDESCREEN whenever possible, not in a little Instagram square) and will slowly add posts about the goings on in my Star Wars room.

So thanks for visiting my corner of the galaxy, I’m excited to see what the future brings!

Mike Tarkin

May 4, 2022

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Ewan McGregor Reveals Black Series Obi-Wan Kenobi (Wandering Jedi) Figure on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Thanks to Hasbro Pulse/R&C PMK for the following press release and images.

Following tonight’s reveal of the new Star Wars: The Black Series Obi-Wan Kenobi (Wandering Jedi) figure from Hasbro during Ewan McGregor’s appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, we wanted to share additional details on the figure. Inspired by McGregor’s character in the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series, the figure will be available for pre-order at Hasbro Pulse and most major retailers on May 11.

STAR WARS:THE BLACK SERIES OBI-WAN KENOBI (WANDERING JEDI) FIGURE

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $24.99 /Available: Spring 2023)

STAR WARS fans and collectors can imagine scenes from the STAR WARS galaxy with this premium THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH OBI-WAN KENOBI (WANDERING JEDI) figure, inspired by the character in the STAR WARS: OBI-WAN KENOBI series. Obi-Wan Kenobi is set years after the dramatic events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith where Kenobi faced the corruption of his friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker turned Sith Lord Darth Vader. It also features the great articulation we have come to expect from Black Series, including the butterfly joints which allow more dynamic posing and articulation.

Fans and collectors can display this fully articulated figure, featuring premium deco and poseable head, arms, and legs, in their collection. This STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES figure also comes with 3 entertainment-inspired accessories. Available for pre-order 5/11 at 1:00 PM ET at most major retailers, including Hasbro Pulse.