On Tuesday, StarWars.com revealed four new figures for Hasbro’s Black Series line. Instead of just a regular wave, however, this one features realistic versions of characters from Star Wars: The Clone Wars. They will also be packaged in oversized versions of the 2008 Clone Wars figure packaging to celebrate Lucasfilm’s 50th Anniversary.
The good news is that the figures look great (with maybe one exception). Unfortunately, they’re also going to be exclusive to Target, meaning you’ll have no chance of preordering them online unless you happen to be a scalper running a bot. If you still want to give it a try, however, then you’ll have to wait–no item pages have gone up on Target’s website yet. All we know right now is that figures will retail for $24.99 (ugh) and should be available this summer.
In the meantime, let’s check out what we’ll all be scrambling to find in stores or on eBay a few months from now.
Oh yeah…this one is a definite buy.
Clone Pilot Hawk
I love the way clone trooper pilots look and Hawk is one of my favorites. That being said, I also like to have my pilots posed in or at least near a gunship. Unless Hasbro plans to make a 6″ scale Black Series version of the vehicle one day, that’s never happening.
Still, this one looks cool enough that I’d have a hard time passing it up.
It should also be noted that Hawk doesn’t come with a removable helmet due to its odd shape. That’s totally fine since the overwhelming majority of us will be posing him with it on, anyway.
I like my 2019 Clone Commander Obi-Wan just fine, but this is a decent substitute for folks who missed him. The figure’s facial portrait also makes it look like he’s judging you, which is exactly what you’d want and expect from General Kenobi.
Maybe it’s due to an attempt at transferring the animated likeness into a realistic one, but that facial sculpt is just not working. Hopefully Hasbro does some tweaking before this one starts going out to warehouses. If they do, I’ll probably buy it.
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