Toys have been a staple of what Star Wars is, and how George Lucas made his millions, since Star Wars released in 1977. Well, over 30 years later and toys are still a central part to Star Wars fans and Hasbro is continuing to produce products with their new 6-inch Black Series of figures.
Set to start releasing in 2013 Hasbro is ready to launch their first wave of 6-inch figures with four different characters: X-Wing suited Luke Skywalker, Darth Maul, R2-D2, and an Imperial Sandtrooper. Hasbro has said that they plan this Black Series line to mainly feature characters from the original trilogy, but will dip into the prequels for a few characters. Hasbro is focusing on greater points of articulation while not losing any detail with this line of figures.
If you are a collector of the current 3-3/4 inch figure line don’t worry, Hasbro will continue to create figures of that scale under the Black Series banner as well.
A price tag of a reasonable $19.99 for such a great looking figure is a deal that can’t be past up. I can tell you that I’m already planning on purchasing three out of the four announced figures.