SDCC 2018: Hasbro Reveals New Star Wars Figures And Reissues Some Oldies

by Gary Catig

Hasbro is a toy company that has licenses of key franchises including Marvel, My Little Pony, and Transformers.  During San Diego Comic Con, they held a panel that covered their new slate of Star Wars action figures.

For the more basic Forcelink line of 3.75” limited articulation toys, they will put out Tobias Beckett, Rio Durant, Han Solo Mudtrooper, Val, L3-37, and Quay Tolsite from Solo: A Star Wars Movie.  Also, from the film will be two play sets, Kessel (with Han Solo) and Vandor-1 (with Chewbacca).

Some exciting news with regards to their Vintage Collection is that all the figures will be made with Photo Real technology.  This digital printing process allows more detailed and consistent painting of the faces. The figures fans can expect are Enfys Nest, Yak Face, Klaatu, Scarif Stormtrooper, Elite Praetorian Guard, Darth Revan, Storm Trooper (Rogue One), Lando Calrissian (Solo), and Death Star Gunner. There will also be a Walmart exclusive Tie Fighter.

There will be a large variety of figures coming from the larger 6” Black Series.  Imperial Patrol Trooper, Rio Durant, Ezra Bridger, and Chopper will be available.  Also, they have partnered with specific vendors to sell exclusives. These will be Captain Phasma (Quicksilver Baton) and Zuckuss for The Disney Store, Moloch and Princess Leia (Bespin Escape) for Target, and General Veers for Walgreens.

More good news for collectors is that Hasbro is reissuing some of those hard to find older figures that sell high on the secondary market.  An offshoot from the Black Series will be the Archive collection and the toys will be updated using Photo Real technology as well.  The first four coming will be Boba Fett, Bossk, IG-88, and Luke Skywalker (Xwing Pilot).  This will be an excellent chance to pick up the bounty hunters people have missed.

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.

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