Hasbro Unveils New Return of the Jedi Anniversary Black Series Figures

Bring Home the Galaxy is back this week and Hasbro has revealed several new additions to The Black Series as part of the multi-week holiday gift-giving event. These new Return of the Jedi 40th Anniversary figures from The Black Series include: Chewbacca, Paploo, Emperor Palpatine, Bib Fortuna and Stormtrooper. The figures all come in retro, Kenner-inspired packaging as the figures first appeared in 1983.

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

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES PAPLOO

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

Commemorate the 40th Anniversary of STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI with this PAPLOO figure from The Black Series, featuring classic design and packaging! This premium 6-inch PAPLOO figure is inspired by the character’s appearance in STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI. Fans can display this figure which features premium detail, multiple points of articulation and movie-inspired spear accessory, in their collections. Includes figure and 1 entertainment-inspired accessory. Available for pre-order 11/30 at Hasbro Pulse and other major retailers. Visit starwars.com for more Bring Home the Galaxy product reveals!

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES BIB FORTUNA

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

Commemorate the 40th Anniversary of STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI with this BIB FORTUNA figure from The Black Series, featuring classic design and packaging! This premium 6-inch BIB FORTUNA figure is inspired by the character’s appearance in STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI. Fans can display this figure which features premium detail and multiple points of articulation. Includes figure and 3 entertainment-inspired accessories. Available for pre-order 11/30 at Hasbro Pulse and other major retailers. Visit starwars.com for more Bring Home the Galaxy product reveals!

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES CHEWBACCA

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

Commemorate the 40th Anniversary of STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI with this CHEWBACCA figure from The Black Series, featuring classic design and packaging! This premium 6-inch CHEWBACCA figure is inspired by the character’s appearance in STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI. Fans can display this figure which features premium detail and multiple points of articulation. Includes figure and bowcaster accessory. Available for pre-order 11/30 at Hasbro Pulse and other major retailers. Visit starwars.com for more Bring Home the Galaxy product reveals!

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES STORMTROOPER

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

Commemorate the 40th Anniversary of STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI with this STORMTROOPER figure from The Black Series, featuring classic design and packaging! This premium 6-inch STORMTROOPER figure is inspired by the character’s appearance in STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI. Fans can display this figure which features premium detail and multiple points of articulation. Includes figure and blaster accessory. Available for pre-order 11/30 at Hasbro Pulse and other major retailers. Visit starwars.com for more Bring Home the Galaxy product reveals!

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES EMPEROR PALPATINE

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

Commemorate the 40th Anniversary of STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI with this EMPEROR PALPATINE figure from The Black Series, featuring classic design and packaging! This premium 6-inch EMPEROR PALPATINE figure is inspired by the character’s appearance in STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI. Fans can display this figure which features premium detail and multiple points of articulation. Includes figure and cane accessory. Available for pre-order 11/30 at Hasbro Pulse and other major retailers. Visit starwars.com for more Bring Home the Galaxy product reveals!

DIORAMA WORKSHOP: ECHO BASE BACTA TANK DIORAMA FEATURE

Big thanks to Diorama Workshop for featuring my Echo Base-Bacta Tank diorama! Diorama Workshop is an indispensable resource for Star Wars diorama builders. I’ve been using Frank’s FREE templates and print outs for years and it’s a thrill to be featured!

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MCM LONDON COMIC CON: HASBRO STAR WARS THE VINTAGE COLLECTION REVEALS

Details for each figure can be found beneath the photos. Pre-orders begin November 1!

STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION PAZ VIZSLA  

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

Fans can celebrate the legacy of STAR WARS, the action-and-adventure-packed space saga from a galaxy far, far away, with premium 3.75-inch scale STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION PAZ VIZSLA figure. This Paz Vizsla action figure is inspired by the character in THE MANDALORIAN live-action series on Disney+. Paz Vizsla is a brawny warrior encased in the strongest beskar armor. A descendant of the esteemed House Vizsla, he comes from a long line of leaders spanning the centuries. The figure features premium detail and design across product and packaging inspired by the original Kenner line, as well as the entertainment-inspired collector grade deco. Includes figure and 1 entertainment-inspired accessory. Available for pre-order 11/1 at 1PM ET at Hasbro Pulse and other major retailers. 

STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION SPEEDER BIKE  

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $44.99 / Available: Spring 2023) 

Fans can celebrate the legacy of STAR WARS, the action-and-adventure-packed space saga from a galaxy far, far away, with premium 3.75-inch scale STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION SPEEDER BIKE vehicle and scout trooper figure. This Speeder Bike vehicle and Scout Trooper action figure is inspired by the speeder bikes and trooper seen in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. Speeder Bikes are common throughout the galaxy, with manufacturers turning out both civilian and military models. Scout Troopers were lightly armored compared with other Stormtroopers, which allowed them to move more quickly and easily in a range of environments. The vehicle and figure feature premium detail and design across product and packaging inspired by the original Kenner line, as well as the entertainment-inspired collector grade deco. Includes figure, vehicle and stand.  Available for pre-order 11/1 at 1PM ET at Hasbro Pulse and other major retailers. 

STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION WOOOF  

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $16.99 / Available: Spring 2023) 

Fans can celebrate the legacy of STAR WARS, the action-and-adventure-packed space saga from a galaxy far, far away, with premium 3.75-inch scale STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION WOOOF figure. This Wooof action figure is inspired by the character in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. One of Jabba the Hutt’s most adept pilots, Wooof was a smuggler on Tatooine. The figure features premium detail and design across product and packaging inspired by the original Kenner line, as well as the entertainment-inspired collector grade deco. Includes figure and 4 entertainment-inspired accessories.  Available for pre-order 11/1 at 1PM ET at Hasbro Pulse and other major retailers. 

STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION SAELT-MARAE  

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $16.99 / Available: Summer 2023) 

Fans can celebrate the legacy of STAR WARS, the action-and-adventure-packed space saga from a galaxy far, far away, with premium 3.75-inch scale STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION SAELT-MARAE figure. This Salt-Marae action figure is inspired by the character in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. Also known as Yak Face, Saelt-Marae was a centuries-old Yarkora who fed information to both the Galactic Empire and the Rebel Alliance before aligning himself with Jabba the Hutt and his criminal empire. The figure features premium detail and design across product and packaging inspired by the original Kenner line, as well as the entertainment-inspired collector grade deco. Includes figure and 1 entertainment-inspired accessory.  Available for pre-order 11/1 at 1PM ET at Hasbro Pulse and other major retailers. 

STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION NIKTO (SKIFF GUARD)  

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $16.99 / Available: Summer 2023) 

Fans can celebrate the legacy of STAR WARS, the action-and-adventure-packed space saga from a galaxy far, far away, with premium 3.75-inch scale STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION NIKTO (SKIFF GUARD) figure. This Nikto action figure is inspired by the character in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. The red Nikto were a humanoid alien species hailing from the planet Kintan. While they were found from world to world, several were in the employ of Jabba the Hutt on Tatooine. The figure features premium detail and design across product and packaging inspired by the original Kenner line, as well as the entertainment-inspired collector grade deco. Includes figure and 3 entertainment-inspired accessories.  Available for pre-order 11/1 at 1PM ET at Hasbro Pulse and other major retailers. 

STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION KITHABA (SKIFF GUARD)  

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $16.99 / Available: Summer 2023) 

Fans can celebrate the legacy of STAR WARS, the action-and-adventure-packed space saga from a galaxy far, far away, with premium 3.75-inch scale STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION KITHABA (SKIFF GUARD) figure. This Kithaba action figure is inspired by the character in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. Kithaba, a Klatoonian servant of Jabba the Hutt on Tatooine, escorted the Rebels to meet their fate at the Great Pit of Carkoon. The figure features premium detail and design across product and packaging inspired by the original Kenner line, as well as the entertainment-inspired collector grade deco. Includes figure and 3 entertainment-inspired accessories.  Available for pre-order 11/1 at 1PM ET at Hasbro Pulse and other major retailers. 

HASBRO 1027 LIVESTREAM – STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION ARTILLERY STORMTROOPER

Hasbro’s 1027 livestream revealed a bunch of new figures but only one for The Vintage Collection:

STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION ARTILLERY STORMTROOPER


(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $14.99 / Available: Summer 2023)
Fans can celebrate the legacy of STAR WARS, the action-and-adventure-packed space saga from a galaxy far, far away, with premium 3.75-inch scale STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION ARTILLERY STORMTROOPER figure. This Artillery Stormtrooper action figure is inspired by the character in the STAR WARS: THE MANDALORIAN live-action series on Disney+. Specialized soldiers in the Imperial forces, artillery stormtroopers carry specialized indirect fire weapons like mortars onto the battlefield. The figure features premium detail and design across product and packaging inspired by the original Kenner line, as well as the entertainment-inspired collector grade deco. Includes figure and 1 entertainment-inspired accessory. Available for pre-order now at HasbroPulse.com.

StarWars.com Announces “Bring Home The Galaxy” Holiday Season Program

The official Star Wars website is already getting in the holiday mood today as it announced “Bring Home the Galaxy.” Launching today, new products will be revealed every Tuesday at 8am/11am ET through December 13, 2022. CLICK the above image to see all the offerings from Bring Home the Galaxy!

STAR WARS RETRO COLLECTION; RETURN OF THE JEDI 40TH ANNIVERSARY

Announced for WEEK 1 of the BRING HOME THE GALAXY promotion are six new figures for the Retro Collection. This wave of figures honours next year’s 40th Anniversary of Return of the Jedi. Pre-sales begin tomorrow, October 19 at 1PM via Hasbro Pulse and most major retailers.

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

STAR WARS RETRO COLLECTION LUKE SKYWALKER (JEDI KNIGHT)

(HASBRO/Age 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $11.99/Available: Summer 2023)

Luke Skywalker was a Tatooine farmboy who rose from humble beginnings to become one of the greatest Jedi the galaxy has ever known. Inspired by the original 1970s Kenner STAR WARS action figures, this STAR WARS: RETRO COLLECTION 3.75-INCH LUKE SKLYWALKER (JEDI KNIGHT) figure is inspired by the character’s appearance in STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI in honor of the film’s 40th anniversary. Fans and collectors can display this figure, with multiple points of articulation, in their action figure and vehicle collection. Includes figure and 2 entertainment-inspired accessories. Available for pre-order October 19 at 1pm ET at Hasbro Pulse and most major retailers. Visit starwars.com for more Bring Home the Galaxy product reveals!

STAR WARS RETRO COLLECTION THE EMPEROR

(HASBRO/Age 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $11.99/Available: Summer 2023)

Scheming, powerful, and evil to the core, Emperor Palpatine restored the Sith and destroyed the Jedi Order. Inspired by the original 1970s Kenner STAR WARS action figures, this STAR WARS: RETRO COLLECTION 3.75-INCH THE EMPEROR figure is inspired by the character’s appearance in STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI in honor of the film’s 40th anniversary. Fans and collectors can display this figure, with multiple points of articulation, in their action figure and vehicle collection. Includes figure and 1 entertainment-inspired accessory. Available for pre-order October 19 at 1pm ET at Hasbro Pulse and most major retailers. Visit starwars.com for more Bring Home the Galaxy product reveals!

STAR WARS RETRO COLLECTION HAN SOLO (ENDOR)

(HASBRO/Age 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $11.99/Available: Summer 2023)

Han Solo volunteered to lead the mission to destroy the new Death Star’s shield generator on the forest moon of Endor, where he and his strike team encountered Scout Troopers and Ewoks. Inspired by the original 1970s Kenner STAR WARS action figures, this STAR WARS: RETRO COLLECTION 3.75-INCH HAN SOLO (ENDOR) figure is inspired by the character’s appearance in STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI in honor of the film’s 40th anniversary. Fans and collectors can display this figure, with multiple points of articulation, in their action figure and vehicle collection. Includes figure and blaster accessory. Available for pre-order October 19 at 1pm ET at Hasbro Pulse and most major retailers. Visit starwars.com for more Bring Home the Galaxy product reveals!

STAR WARS RETRO COLLECTION LANDO CALRISSIAN (SKIFF GUARD)

(HASBRO/Age 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $11.99/Available: Summer 2023)

Lando Calrissian changed from a schemer to a leader. When his old friend Han was held captive by Jabba the Hutt, Lando joined Princess Leia in a mission to rescue him. Inspired by the original 1970s Kenner STAR WARS action figures, this STAR WARS: RETRO COLLECTION 3.75-INCH LANDO CALRISSIAN (SKIFF GUARD) figure is inspired by the character’s appearance in STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI in honor of the film’s 40th anniversary. Fans and collectors can display this figure, with multiple points of articulation, in their action figure and vehicle collection. Includes figure and 2 entertainment-inspired accessories. Available for pre-order October 19 at 1pm ET at Hasbro Pulse and most major retailers. Visit starwars.com for more Bring Home the Galaxy product reveals!

STAR WARS RETRO COLLECTION PRINCESS LEIA (BOUSHH)

(HASBRO/Age 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $11.99/Available: Summer 2023)

To break into Jabba the Hutt’s palace and save Han Solo, Princess Leia disguised herself as the late bounty hunter Boushh. Inspired by the original 1970s Kenner STAR WARS action figures, this STAR WARS: RETRO COLLECTION 3.75-INCH PRINCESS LEIA (BOUSHH) figure is inspired by the character’s appearance in STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI in honor of the film’s 40th anniversary. Fans and collectors can display this figure, with multiple points of articulation, in their action figure and vehicle collection. Includes figure and 2 entertainment-inspired accessories. Available for pre-order October 19 at 1pm ET at Hasbro Pulse and most major retailers. Visit starwars.com for more Bring Home the Galaxy product reveals!

STAR WARS RETRO COLLECTION BIKER SCOUT

(HASBRO/Age 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $11.99/Available: Summer 2023)

Biker Scouts weaved through the Endor forest at breakneck speed, trying to outrun the Rebels and warn the shield generator station of the enemy’s presence. Inspired by the original 1970s Kenner STAR WARS action figures, this STAR WARS: RETRO COLLECTION 3.75-INCH BIKER SCOUT figure is inspired by the character’s appearance in STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI in honor of the film’s 40th anniversary. Fans and collectors can display this figure, with multiple points of articulation, in their action figure and vehicle collection. Includes figure and blaster accessory. Available for pre-order October 19 at 1pm ET at Hasbro Pulse and most major retailers. Visit starwars.com for more Bring Home the Galaxy product reveals!

Generation X-Wing Podcast Episode 350 – Andor Episode 1-4 Part 1

I had the pleasure of joining the guys from Generation X-Wing to talk about the first four episodes of the Star Wars Disney Plus series, Andor. This is part one of that discussion with part two coming later this week. Click the above image to listen!

Hasbro Pulse Con 2022 – Star Wars The Vintage Collection

Day Two of Hasbro Pulse Con 2022 featured the Star Wars panel and there were a ton of announcements which, if you’re a fan of The Black Series you will probably be happier than fans of The Vintage Collection. Pre-Orders began same day for most of the figure reveals and as of this writing 24 hours later, many are still availble.

STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION CASSIAN ANDOR
(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $14.99 / Available: Summer 2023)

Fans can celebrate the legacy of STAR WARS, the action-and-adventure-packed space saga from a galaxy far, far away, with premium 3.75-inch scale STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION CASSIAN ANDOR figure. This Cassian Andor action figure is inspired by the character in the STAR WARS: ANDOR live- action series on Disney+. In an era filled with danger, deception, and intrigue, Cassian Andor embarks on a path that will turn him into the rebel hero who will challenge the evil Galactic Empire. The figure features premium detail and design across product and packaging inspired by the original Kenner line, as well as the entertainment-inspired collector grade deco. Includes figure and 1 entertainment-inspired accessory. Available for pre-order today on Hasbro Pulse in the US, Canada, and select European markets at 6pm ET. Also available at Amazon, GameStop, Entertainment Earth, Dorkside Toys and BigBadToyStore.

STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION VEL SARTHA
(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $14.99 / Available: Summer 2023)

Fans can celebrate the legacy of STAR WARS, the action-and-adventure-packed space saga from a galaxy far, far away, with premium 3.75-inch scale STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION VEL SARTHA figure. This Vel Sartha action figure is inspired by the character in the STAR WARS: ANDOR live-action series on Disney+. In an era filled with danger, deception, and intrigue, Cassian Andor embarks on a path that will turn him into the rebel hero who will challenge the evil Galactic Empire. The figure features premium detail and design across product and packaging inspired by the original Kenner line, as well as the entertainment-inspired collector grade deco. Includes figure and 1 entertainment-inspired

accessory. Available for pre-order today on Hasbro Pulse in the US, Canada, and select European markets at 6pm ET. Also available at Amazon, GameStop, Entertainment Earth, Dorkside Toys and BigBadToyStore.

STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION THE MODAL NODES
(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $89.99 / Available: Spring 2023)

Fans can celebrate the legacy of STAR WARS, the action-and-adventure-packed space saga from a galaxy far, far away, with premium 3.75-inch scale STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION THE MODAL NODES figure multipack. This Figrin D’an and the Modal Nodes action figure multipack is inspired by the characters who make up the iconic Cantina Band in STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE. This 7-piece ensemble of Bith musicians was a common sight at the Mos Eisley Cantina, playing swinging instrumentals for the watering hole’s staggering patrons. These figures feature premium detail and design across product and packaging inspired by the original Kenner line, as well as the entertainment-inspired collector grade deco. Includes 7 figures and 7 musical instrument accessories. Available for pre-order today in the US, Canada, and select European markets at 6PM ET exclusively at Hasbro Pulse and ShopDisney.

STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION HUNTER (HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/ More info to come!)

Fans can celebrate the legacy of STAR WARS, the action-and-adventure-packed space saga from a galaxy far, far away, with premium 3.75-inch scale STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION HUNTER figure. This Hunter action figure is inspired by the character in the STAR WARS: THE BAD BATCH animated series on Disney+. The Bad Batch, technically known as Clone Force 99, is the result of Kaminoan experiments to create a specialist unit of clone commandos. Hunter, their leader, is a strong and stoic soldier with extraordinarily keen senses that give him an edge when tracking down his targets. The figure features premium detail and design across product and packaging inspired by the original Kenner line, as well as the entertainment-inspired collector grade deco. Includes figure and 5 entertainment-inspired accessory. More details to be announced soon!

Hasbro also highlighted the previously revealed The Mandalorian: The Rescue Set Multipack with pre-orders available exclusively through Hasbro Pulse.


Hasbro also announced a few PIPELINE REVEALS for The Vintage Collection. We are very excited to see the Female Tusken Warrior from Book of Boba Fett as well as the Endor Bunker from Return of the Jedi. The remainder of the pipeline reveals for the Vintage Collection were also from Return of the Jedi: Darth Vader, Weequay, Wooof, Yakface, Nikto and Kithaba. Vader will apparently be a retool while the others are reissues.

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

HASBRO PULSECON 2022 HAS BEGUN!

Head over to Hasbro Pulse’s YouTube page for the start of PULSECON 2022!

Join us for #HasbroPulseCon! Hasbro Pulse Con promises YOU a one-of-a-kind experience, celebrating ALL our iconic brands through engaging brand panels, exclusive content drops, over 55 new product reveals, celebrity appearances, the long awaited launch of Selfie Series, and much more!