Saturday, February 16, 2019

Hasbro Unveils New Retro 'Star Wars' Line, Black Series Celebration Exclusive, and More

By: Dominic Jones
It's that time of the year again, New York Toy Fair, where collectors all around the world get their first glimpse at some of the upcoming merchandise.  Toy manufacturer Hasbro was on hand, and they revealed several new Star Wars products.  The big announcement out of Toy Fair was the Retro Kenner 3.75" line of figures, where Hasbro will be releasing figures that based on the original Star Wars figures that were first released back in 1977.  In addition, they revealed their Star Wars Celebration exclusive black series figures, new playsets from The Vintage Collection, and a new 8" Hyperreal Darth Vader.

In the Retro line, fans can expect Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Chewbacca, Han Solo, a Stormtrooper, Grand Moff Tarkin, and a re-release of the "Escape From Death Star" board game. You can see pictures of the figures (and their packaging) in the tweets from Jedi News' Justin LaSalata below,

Hasbro also unveiled their Star Wars Celebration Chicago exclusive Black Series 6" figures, which will be The Phantom Menace Obi-Wan and Darth Maul with the cardback made to look like the original 1999 nostalgic Maul packaging.  Obi-Wan will also be released in the regular Black Series packaging (Maul was already released back in the first wave of Black Series figures in 2013).  You can see pictures of these figures below,

Source: Justin LaSalata (Twitter)
Star Wars Celebration Chicago takes place at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois from April 11th-15th.  Tickets are available here.

Hasbro also unveiled two new playsets that are being released as part of the Vintage Collection. The first is called the Jabba's Palace Adventure Set, and it comes with Han Solo and Ree Yees 3.75" scale action figures. The second is Jabba's Skiff, both from Return of the Jedi.  Check out pictures of the set below,

Hasbro also revealed a new 8" scale Hyperreal Darth Vader figure, which will retail for $79.99.  Check out pictures below,

Hasbro also made a couple of other announcements during their presentation at Toy Fair today.  The first being that famous HasLab Sail Barge will be shipped to fans who purchased one in Canada and the US on March 4th.  They also announced that they will be bringing back the Fan Vote in 2020 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back.  In the vote, fans will be able to select which character they would like to see made in the 6" Black Series line.

Huge shout out to Jedi News and Justin LaSalata for their excellent coverage of Toy Fair.

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