On Thursday, Hasbro followed up its surprise Vintage Collection box set reveal with some new figures for the 6″ scale Black Series line. The good news is that these all look really good. The bad news is that they’re are all exclusives and cost even more than you’d expect.
Each figure is scheduled to go up for preorder this afternoon at 1:00 PM EDT from their respective retailers. Let’s take a look at this high priced wave and see if it’s worth the extra cash.
Captain Rex (Bad Batch)
Normally, a weathered Captain Rex with a soft goods cloak that mirrors his appearance in the Bad Batch would be a no brainer. Unfortunately, the figure’s retail price is listed as $31. Making matters worse if the fact that it’s a Walmart exclusive–although in their defense, they do have the figure’s price listed as $29.99 on the product page.
It could just be a mistake, but even if the price is slightly lower, that’s still pretty expensive. Yes, this version of Rex looks fantastic. I’m just not sure I’m ready to support that price point on a figure whose preorder has a decent chance of getting canceled anyway.
Crosshair looks even more intimidating and badass with his realistic facial portrait. Combine that with the gorgeous looking armor, and the $26.49 retail price (or the $24.99 listed price) feels a bit more reasonable for an exclusive item.
Unfortunately, this one is also coming from Walmart, so it’s a crapshoot whether or not your preorder will actually go through.
Clone Trooper (212th Battalion)
I don’t really have the money or space to build 6″ scale figures. If you do, however, then these guys will go great with your Black Series Commander Cody. It’s also priced significantly lower than the other figures ($22.99) and a Walgreens exclusive, who somehow makes their exclusive figures much easier to find than the ones at Walmart or Target.
The final set of reveals are some rereleases featuring updated deco and old school Power of the Force cardbacks. I’m not a big fan of packaging (especially for Black Series figures), but these are great if you still need these characters in your collection and/or you’re feeling nostalgic for the first Star Wars toys made after the original Kenner line.
Each figure will retail for $26.49 (ugh) and will available for preorder from Hasbro Pulse and ShopDisney.com.
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