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Star Wars Celebration: New Black Series and Vintage Collection reveals

Prepare to add even more Star Wars preorders to your shopping cart.

If you’re a Star Wars toy collector, then this year’s Celebration included a ton of great new items that will be coming our way. It might be frustrating to add even more preorders to the list, but some of these are too good to pass up — even at the recently inflated price points.

We’ll kick things off with the 3.75″ scale Vintage Collection first:

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Obi-Wan Kenobi (Wandering Jedi)

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This figure was already a must-buy, but the addition of a LOLA pretty much seals the deal. The portrait and sculpt also look amazing — especially the way they sculpted Obi-Wan’s shirt.

Obi-Wan Kenobi will retail for $14.99. It will be available for preorder on June 1 at 1:00 PM EDT from most major retailers with an expected arrival in Fall 2022.

Dark Trooper

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I would love to army build these incredible-looking figures, but the $27.99 price point is absurd — even with the locker accessory.

The Dark Trooper will be available for preorder on June 1 at 1:00 PM EDT from most major retailers with an expected arrival in Spring 2023.

Jedi Survivor Multi-Pack

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A 3-pack featuring some of the characters from the upcoming game Star Wars Jedi: Survivor (which also got an intriguing teaser at Celebration). It includes a  KX-series Security Droid, MagnaGuard, and Riot Scout Trooper. Even if you aren’t a gamer, this is a great character selection.

The set will retail for $50.99 (bleh) and be sold through Hasbro Pulse and fan channel (i.e. toy specialty) retailers. It will be available for preorder on June 1 at 1:00 PM EDT with expected arrival in Fall 2022.

R2-SHW (Antoc Merrick’s droid)

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If you own an Antoc Merrick figure and X-Wing set, then this is a must-buy. Otherwise, it’s an easy pass unless you’re a hardcore astromech collector — especially with a $16.99 price point.

The figure will be sold through Hasbro Pulse and fan channel (i.e. toy specialty) retailers. It will be available for preorder on June 1 at 1:00 PM EDT with expected arrival in Spring 2023.

Rebel Soldier (Echo Base Battle Gear) 4-pack

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I’ve been pretty hard on Hasbro the last few months (and with good reason), but I gotta hand it to them for this army builder pack. Now we finally have one to help build out our Empire Strikes Back/Echo Base displays. The set will also retail for $44.99, which is a wonderfully reasonable and welcome price point.

Rebel Soldier (Echo Base Battle Gear) 4-pack will be sold exclusively through Hasbro Pulse. It will be available for preorder on June 1 at 1:00 PM EDT.

Vintage Collection Pipeline Reveals

Star Wars Vintage Collection

  • Paz Vizsla (The Mandalorian Season 2): FINALLY!
  • Starkiller: Hopefully with a better portrait.
  • Hunter (The Bad Batch) YES! Please get us the rest of the team soon!

Before we jump into the 6″ scale Black Series reveals, it was announced that previously revealed Black Series Obi-Wan Kenobi (Wandering Jedi) will come with a LOLA accessory, as well. Definitely a nice little surprise for the folks who already preordered one.

Now onto the new stuff!

Aayla Secura

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I thought this figure would be a must-buy, but I’m not so sure after seeing the portrait. This will definitely be one I need to see in person before making a purchase — especially at a $24.99 retail price point.

If you’re ready to preorder, though, then Aayla Secura will be available for preorder on June 1 at 1:00 PM EDT from most major retailers with expected arrival in Spring 2023.

Darth Maul (The Clone Wars)

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This figure, on the other hand, can’t get in my shopping cart fast enough. We’ve been waiting for the Clone Wars: Season 7 version of Darth Maul for a while now and Hasbro totally delivered.

The figure will retail for $24.99. It will be available for preorder on June 1 at 1:00 PM EDT from most major retailers with expected arrival in Spring 2023.

Grand Inquisitor

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No offense at all to actor Rupert Friend, but I’m not quite ready to embrace his version of the Grand Inquisitor over the character’s appearance in Star Wars: Rebels. That said, it is an excellent recreation of the live-action likeness.

The figure will retail for $24.99. It will be available for preorder on June 1 at 1:00 PM EDT from most major retailers with expected arrival in Spring 2023.

Fifth Brother (Inquisitor)

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This figure, on the other hand, looks enough like actor Sung Kang and the animated version of the character that it can work for multiple displays.

The Fifth Brother will retail for $24.99. It will be available for preorder on June 1 at 1:00 PM EDT from most major retailers with expected arrival in Spring 2023.

Inquisitor (Fourth Sister)

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First off, I have no idea why Hasbro reversed the naming of this figure/character from her Fifth Brother counterpart. Also, I’m going to need to see an actual prototype instead of a digital render before making a purchase — and the portrait is going to need to look a lot more like Rya Kihlstedt.

The Fourth Sister will retail for $24.99. It will be available for preorder on June 1 at 1:00 PM EDT from most major retailers with an expected arrival in Spring 2023.

Riot Scout Trooper

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A great looking figure, but I’m not a big enough fan of the video games (Jedi: Fallen Order and Jedi: Survivor) to buy one — especially at the $27.99 retail price point.

The Riot Scout Trooper will be sold exclusively through GameStop. It will be available for preorder on June 1 at 1:00 PM EDT with an expected arrival in Spring 2023.

Magistrate Greef Karga

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The Season 1 version of Greef Karga was an easy pass, but this figure might have to go in the shopping cart. Definitely a huge improvement in every aspect — especially the portrait.

Magistrate Greef Karga will retail for $24.99. It will be available for preorder on June 1 at 1:00 PM EDT from most major retailers with an expected arrival in Spring 2023.

Obi-Wan Kenobi & Darth Vader (Concept Art Edition)

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If this was a single release of the Ralph McQuarrie version of Darth Vader, then it would be an absolute must-buy. The concept art version of Obi-Wan, on the other hand, is a definite pass. Unfortunately, the two-pack will retail for $55.99, making it hard to justify purchasing both figures just to get one.

The set will be a ShopDisney exclusive. It will be available for preorder on June 1 at 1:00 PM EDT from most major retailers with an expected arrival in Spring 2023.

HasLab: Black Series Reva (The Third Sister) Force FX Elite Lightsaber

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We already discussed this one earlier in the week, but here’s Hasbro’s official description of the project. It will cost $499.99 and needs 5000 backers/units sold by July 11, 2022 to go into production. You can pledge to the campaign here.

The Most Cutting-Edge Star Wars HasLab Project Yet …

Star Wars fans, get ready: The Black Series is introducing a HasLab project like no other!

You’ve seen how we’ve brought iconic Star Wars scenes to life with detailed LED Force FX Elite sabers. But this HasLab project is bringing fans something entirely new: The Black Series’ first integrated double-bladed Force FX Elite LIGHTSABER™. This roleplay item comes with the features you love—including progressive ignition, blaster deflect, battle clash effect, and more. With the coordinated attack technology in the hilt and both blades installed, LED animation and effect sequences play out across the entire 6.5 feet lightsaber! Battle the Jedi™ with both blades at play or just one—you’re in control.

This crowdfunded project will run from May 27th 2022 7:30PM ET to July 11th 11:59PM ET. If successful, the project will begin shipping Fall 2023.

Black Series Pipeline Reveals

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Not my cup of tea, but I know plenty of Star Wars fans who will be thrilled to get these figures.


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