SDCC ’18 Exclusives: Star Wars Villains Spin Out Into Hasbro And Gentle Giant Figures

by Gary Catig

Star Wars has been present at San Diego Comic Con since 1976 when it was still small enough to be held at a hotel. Over 40 years later, the franchise still has a strong presence at the pop culture show. With the con next month, exclusives have gradually been revealed and Star Wars fans will not be disappointed.

First off, from Hasbro, will be a Doctor Aphra Comic Figure Set. The set will include three figures, Dr. Aphra, BT-1, and Triple Zero. All three characters first appeared in Marvel’s Darth Vader series and were popular enough to spin off into Star Wars: Doctor Aphra.

STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION DOCTOR APHRA COMIC SET

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $49.99/Available at Booth #3329 at Comic-Con International in San Diego)

Celebrate the legacy of STAR WARS with premium, highly-detailed 3.75-inch scale figures and vehicles from THE VINTAGE COLLECTION! Imagine the adventures of the STAR WARS comic universe with these 3.75-inch-scale DOCTOR APHRA, 0-0-0 (TRIPLE ZERO), and BT-1 (BEETEE) figures that feature premium deco across multiple points of articulation and design inspired by the DOCTOR APHRA comics. Includes 3 figures and 3 accessories. Each set sold separately. The STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION DOCTOR APHRA COMIC SET will be for sale at San Diego Comic-Con 2018. Limited quantities of this item will be available at select conventions and select online retailers after the convention in the relevant market (including HasbroToyShop.com where available). Good while supplies last.

Gentle Giant will have their own Star Wars SDCC exclusive. To celebrate the 35th anniversary of Return of the Jedi, the toy company will be selling a giant-sized Boba Fett based off the original figure from the movie.

Celebrating the 35th Anniversary of Star Wars: The Return of the Jedi comes The Return of the Jedi edition Jumbo Boba Fett! Gentle Giant Ltd. is proud to present this fan-favorite character as our 2018 Comic Con exclusive Jumbo! In 2010 Gentle Giant Ltd. Released the first 12” Jumbo Star Wars figure, 8 years and over 60 figures later the Jumbo line is still going strong and delighting fans by up-sizing their favorite vintage figures to the massive Jumbo scale! The circle is now complete with the very limited edition Comic Con 2018 release of Boba Fett on The Return of the Jedi backer card for the very first time! This new card release features the Return of the Jedi logo and a jumbo photo of Boba Fett in action on Jabba’s sand skiff on Tatooine, just like the vintage counterpart!

Gary Catig

Gary Catig is west coast raised, east coast educated, and has a touch of southern charm. He has spent most of his adult life making science fiction a reality as an engineer conducting research in the military, microprocessor, and biotechnology fields. While currently living in San Diego, he enjoys all facets of pop culture including but not limited to comics, TV, movies, and music.