It’s a great day for Star Wars fandom. The official reveals from the Hasbro Star Wars panel at SDCC 2019 ran the range from a revamped 5 inch Galaxy of Adventure line to the second figure in the Black Series HyperReal line, to a new Black Series 1:1 Prop replica !
Full galleries, official product info, and pre-order links from Hasbro on each product below. I also put in my two stupid cents.
You can pre-order these awesome products here:
Boba Fett Black Series 1:1 Replica Helmet
Black Series HyperReal Bespin Luke Skywalker
No pre-order info yet, but it looks like HyperReal Luke and the Boba Fett helmet are going live tomorrow at least. We’ll update you.
Black Series HyperReal Bespin Luke Skywalker
One reveal I did not expect to see was HyperReal Bespin Luke Skywalker. I’m happy to see it, don’t get me wrong. I’m probably in the quiet minority (hopefully majority) who is actually excited to get our hand on the figure and see what the HyperReal line is all about. It was just earlier than I expected. We posted Hasbro’s interview about the new HyperReal line earlier in the week. In that interview, Star Wars senior brand manager, Patrick Schneider hinted that Bespin Luke would be coming:
Bespin Darth Vader needs someone to spar with,’” Schneider teases. “Our vision is that these figures won’t live in isolation.”
I didn’t expect to see Bespin Luke in 8 inch scale until after Darth was on the shelves, though.
Galaxy of Adventures
This is looking a lot like a relaunch of a failed 3.75″ brand. The original Galaxy of Adventures figures premiered around Christmas last year, were packed in those little bank drive-through pneumatic tubes, and came with a comic coiled up inside. They always did seem weird because the packaging art and comic illustration didn’t match the figure appearance.
What is even stranger is that the new Galaxy Adventure line announced in the official product info below looks a little like Disney’s Toy box figures:
Then, of course, we can’t help but point out that Disney Toy Box was a repurposing of the Disney Infinity art direction:
This is all to say that the kid-facing Star Wars figures are becoming very confusing and convoluted.
Black Series 1:1 Boba Fett Helmet Replica
What can I say? If Hasbro keeps the quality up where it has been with other Disney property prop replicas, I’ll be happy.
A long time ago I bought an older electronic boba fett helmet release to take to a child’s birthday party. My plan was to play with it with the kids and then take it home to add to my collection. That day I learned a valuable lesson: you can’t take a toy to a child’s birthday and claim it isn’t a present. That will not work and you won’t leave with that toy. At least not with both that toy and your dignity.
Official Press Photos and Product Info
STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES HYPERREAL 8-INCH LUKE SKYWALKER Figure
(HASBRO/Age: Adult/Approx. Retail Price: $79.99/Available: Fall 2020)
Featuring super realistic detailing and articulation, along with an exterior skin and interior skeletal structure for seamless posing, STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES HYPERREAL figures let fans recreate galactic scenes with a faithfulness to the STAR WARS entertainment that includes the STAR WARS comics, movies, and animated series. This highly detailed LUKE SKYWALKER figure captures the minute physical features of the imposing character inspired by STAR WARS: EPISODE V THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK. This figure features movie-inspired detail, interior skeletal structure with seamless joints, and 28 points of hyper-articulation for realistic posing that allow fans to create almost lifelike poses and scenes for display in their collection. Includes figure, 13 accessories, and figure stand. Available for pre-order at Hasbro Pulse beginning at 5:30pm PT on Saturday, 7/20/2019.
STAR WARS GALAXY OF ADVENTURES 5-INCH Figure Assortment
(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: Starting at $9.99/Available: Fall 2019)
STAR WARS fans new and old can discover the exciting action from the STAR WARS saga with figures, Lightsabers, and more from STAR WARS GALAXY OF ADVENTURES! These 5-inch scale action figures feature multiple points of articulation and design, and include detail inspired by STAR WARS movies and entertainment. Recreate exciting adventures with fan favorites like HAN SOLO, CHEWBACCA, DARTH VADER, C-3PO, and more! Each pack contains a 5-inch scale STAR WARS figure. Each figure sold separately. Available at most major retailers.
STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES BOBA FETT PREMIUM ELECTRONIC HELMET
(HASBRO/Age: Adult/Approx. Retail Price: $119.99/Available: Spring 2020)
Commemorate STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK with STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES PREMIUM ELECTRONIC HELMET! This role-play item with highly-detailed deco, movie-inspired design, interior padding, adjustable fit, and electronic lights is a great addition to any STAR WARS fan’s collection. Featuring a flip-down viewfinder with flashing LED lights and an illuminated rangefinder HUD, fans can imagine yourself as the most infamous bounty hunter in the Galaxy! Requires 1 1.5V AAA battery, not included. Available for pre-order at Hasbro Pulse beginning at 5:30pm PT on Saturday, 7/20/2019
Right when I think there can’t possibly be more later, there’s more later! DrunkWooky out!