Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Toy Fair 2013 : Star Wars Black Series

If there's one thing action figure fans have been screaming for more years than I can remember, it is 6 inch super-posable Star Wars action figures...beautifully sculpted...expertly painted and no skimping on the accessories. Today, Hasbro ticks 1 dream off our toy bucket list.

(Approximate retail price: $19.99; Ages: 4 & up; Available: Fall 2013)
In 2013, Hasbro takes collectible STAR WARS action figures to the next level with the introduction of the BLACK SERIES action figure line! For the first time ever, Hasbro is introducing a 6-inch scale of the greatest characters from the STAR WARS universe.  This exceptional collection of figures features incredibly accurate design and a high level of articulation. Each sold separately.

There will be 8 Star Wars Black Series 6-inch action figures available in 2013, with the first wave—Luke, R2-D2, Darth Maul and a Sandtrooper—hitting in August.

Super Posable? Check
Excellent Sculpt? Check
Great Paint Job? Check Check

For the 20 dollar price tag, there should be THREE TIMES as many accessories, a stand and a comic book. I know we are collectors and therefore willing to pay more for our toys, but that doesn't mean you SHOULD make us pay more. Adjust that price tag and you've got gold.

So...are they really going to charge $20 for a 6 inch scaled R2-D2?! I know you were thinking it.

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  1. I hope the R2D2 has lights and sounds but with full head movement. That Luke sculpt looks superb though.

    1. It would have to for 20 bucks no? Since they can do that at 3 and 3 quarter inch for 10, I'd say it would have to have full movement, wheels on his bottom, lights, sounds, the little arm attachments to plug in and maybe a pop up lightsaber!

    2. Now what about the rockets in his legs that were super useful in Episodes II and III that he somehow forgot he had in the Original trilogy?

    3. They wouldn't be cannon to the original trilogy.