Season one of Star Wars Rebels drew to close earlier this week with the finale episode "Fire Across The Galaxy". The episode itself ended with two jaw dropping appears by classic Star Wars characters. Ahsoka Tano and Darth Vader both made big entrances in the episode, thus setting them up for what we can assume will be big roles in the second season. The toy wizards at Hasbro are looking to keep up the ongoing animated series and, and shortly after the episode aired they unveiled the action figures for Ahsoka and Vader in their new animated forms. USA Today provided us with our first look at the figures, which you can see above. Our friends at Making Star Wars also received the following message from Hasbro confirming their size and when they will be released:
"Hi, Star Wars fans. In celebration of the Star Wars Rebels Season One finale, Hasbro is thrilled to introduce the return of two incredible fan favorites: Darth Vader and Ahsoka Tano. Seen for the first time in their unique Rebels styling, these 3.75” figures are a significant addition to Hasbro’s already extensive line of Star Wars Rebels action figures and role play toys. The figures will be available Fall 2015."
I have to say, these both look like excellent figures, and I can't wait to buy them. Curiously Ahsoka's Lightsabers here look green, contrary to the images we've seen from the series, and confirmation from Dave Filoni, that they are indeed white in color. It could mean that the figure is based on earlier concepts for Ahsoka in Rebels, and could change prior to it's release.
Let's hope Hasbro can end their distribution troubles so all of us can have a chance to get our hands on these!
Sources: USA Today, Making Star Wars
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