In a series of exclusive reveals today, Hasbro unveiled some upcoming exclusive Star Wars toy packs that collectors (including myself) have been dying to see.
501st Legion Arc Troopers Vintage Collection 3.75″ Scale Figures Special Set
First up is the Star Wars: The Clone Wars – 501st Legion Arc Troopers Vintage Collection 3.75″ Scale Figures Special Set, which was revealed on CNET.com.
The clone trooper 3-pack includes Fives (!), Echo (!!), and Jesse (!!!) all decked out in their badass-looking ARC trooper armor. That alone would be enough to get me to buy the set, but the figures also have removable helmets featuring the soldiers’ unique tattoos and hairstyles.
I understand a lot of folks weren’t happy/satisfied with the recent Vintage Collection offerings and that this still won’t be enough. But can we at least all agree that it’s great to be getting these three clone troopers in super articulated/realistic form? I was prepared to make peace with only one of them (Fives) even though I’d always wanted Echo and Jesse. Now we get all three!
If you just want the Fives figure, it will be single-packed in an upcoming wave. How can you pass the other ARC troopers, though? I certainly can’t.
This beautiful set of plastic will be exclusively through Hasbro Pulse in September for $50. Is that too expensive for three figures? Yes. Will I still be buying this the moment it goes on sale? YES.
Return of the Jedi – Black Series 6″ Scale Heroes of Endor Set
Over at Yahoo, Hasbro revealed the Heroes of Endor set for its 6″ scale Black series line.
The set will contain Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa, and Han Solo as they appeared during their time on Endor in Return of the Jedi.
The Heroes of Endor will be available at your favorite online toy retailer in September for $109.99. This set may be a pass for me, but it’s a great deal for those who want to build the 6″ scale Return of the Jedi collection.
Black Series 6″ Scale Wampa
It also comes packaged in a vintage Kenner-style box for those of you who are into that sort of thing.
The figure will be available exclusively through Hasbro Pulse in September for $29.99. I’m happy with my blood-faced one, but this is a great chance for those who missed out (or don’t want an Empire Strikes Back Luke Skywalker) to add a giant wampa to their Hoth shelf.