Connect with us
Star Wars Black Series: 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' Darth Vader and Commander Appo revealed

Star Wars

Star Wars Black Series: ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Darth Vader and Commander Appo revealed

The Target exclusive figures will go up for preorder July 14 with an expected arrival this fall.

On Thursday, Hasbro revealed two new Star Wars Black Series figures based on their characters’ appearances in the Disney+ Obi-Wan Kenobi series.

The good news is that both of these look fantastic. The bad news is that they’re also Target exclusives and will be priced at $27.99. Preorders are scheduled to open on July 14 at 9:00 AM ET with an expected arrival this fall.

Let’s take a look at both offerings and see if they’re worth going through the torment of Target’s preorder system.

Darth Vader (Duel’s End)

Star Wars Black Series: 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' Darth Vader and Commander Appo revealed Star Wars Black Series: 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' Darth Vader and Commander Appo revealed Star Wars Black Series: 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' Darth Vader and Commander Appo revealed Star Wars Black Series: 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' Darth Vader and Commander Appo revealed Star Wars Black Series: 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' Darth Vader and Commander Appo revealed

The official description from Hasbro:

STAR WARS fans and collectors can imagine scenes from the STAR WARS galaxy with this premium 6-inch STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES DARTH VADER (DUEL’S END) figure, inspired by the character’s appearance in the STAR WARS: OBI-WAN KENOBI live-action series. As the momentous battle between Darth Vader and Obi-Wan Kenobi nears its end, Kenobi peers past the armored visage of his former apprentice to see what Anakin Skywalker has become. Fans and collectors can display this fully articulated figure featuring premium battle-damaged deco and multiple points of articulation in their collection. Includes figure and Lightsaber accessory.

If this wasn’t a Target exclusive, then it would be an immediate preorder. That being said, if I see one at retail (which tends to have the same odds as a Target preorder shipping before it’s canceled), then I can’t see myself passing it up. That battle-damaged facial sculpt is stunning.

Commander Appo

Star Wars Black Series: 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' Darth Vader and Commander Appo revealed Star Wars Black Series: 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' Darth Vader and Commander Appo revealed Star Wars Black Series: 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' Darth Vader and Commander Appo revealed Star Wars Black Series: 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' Darth Vader and Commander Appo revealed Star Wars Black Series: 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' Darth Vader and Commander Appo revealed

The official description from Hasbro:

STAR WARS fans and collectors can imagine scenes from the STAR WARS galaxy with this premium 6-inch STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES COMMANDER APPO figure, inspired by the character’s appearance in the STAR WARS: OBI-WAN KENOBI live-action series. A Clone Trooper in service to the Galactic Republic, Appo participated in several critical battles against the Separatists. He accompanied Anakin Skywalker to Coruscant’s Jedi Temple as part of Order 66. Fans and collectors can display this fully articulated figure featuring premium detail and multiple points of articulation in their collection. Includes figure and 3 entertainment-inspired accessories including a removable helmet.

I can’t be the only Star Wars fan whose pupils dilated upon reading “the character’s appearance in the STAR WARS: OBI-WAN KENOBI live-action series.” This obviously means we have to obsessively rewatch the Order 66 scenes from the series and see if we can find Commander Appo in them.

It won’t be easy considering both his live-action appearances have him wearing the same armor as the rest of the 501st. While this figure is mostly screen accurate (despite needing a darker shade of blue paint), it would’ve been worth the extra $3 if Hasbro included Appo’s commander accessories — or even just his helmet with the Avatar arrow that he wore during the Battle of Umbara.

If you’re looking to army build a 501st display with this one, you’d be advised to wait for the figure to go on clearance.

Join the AIPT Patreon

Want to take our relationship to the next level? Become a patron today to gain access to exclusive perks, such as:

  • ❌ Remove all ads on the website
  • 💬 Join our Discord community, where we chat about the latest news and releases from everything we cover on AIPT
  • 📗 Access to our monthly book club
  • 📦 Get a physical trade paperback shipped to you every month
  • 💥 And more!
Sign up today
Comments

In Case You Missed It

'Uncanny X-Men' #1 variant covers give new looks at Wolverine, Gambit and more 'Uncanny X-Men' #1 variant covers give new looks at Wolverine, Gambit and more

‘Uncanny X-Men’ #1 variant covers give new looks at Wolverine, Gambit and more

Comic Books

Ubisoft Star Wars Outlaws The Crew Ubisoft Star Wars Outlaws The Crew

Ubisoft continues to lose the trust of gamers after Star Wars Outlaws and The Crew controversies

Gaming

‘Hellboy: The Crooked Man’ director Brian Taylor confirms film did not use AI ‘Hellboy: The Crooked Man’ director Brian Taylor confirms film did not use AI

‘Hellboy: The Crooked Man’ director Brian Taylor confirms film did not use AI

Comic Books

'Ultimate Spider-Man' #5 to kick-off 'The Rise of Doctor Octopus' 'Ultimate Spider-Man' #5 to kick-off 'The Rise of Doctor Octopus'

‘Ultimate Spider-Man’ #5 to kick-off ‘The Rise of Doctor Octopus’

Comic Books

Connect
Newsletter Signup