There has been rumors circling around for a few days that Gentile Giant has been sculpting some 6 inch Star Wars action figures for Hasbro but no one knew if they were true or not. Now Hasbro has just come out and announced that the Star Wars Black Series is a real thing – a true 6 inch Star Wars action figure line.
These figures are going to be priced at $19.99 each and eight figures are planned for 2013. The first 4 figures that have been announced for wave 1 are:
- Luke Skywalker (X-Wing Fighter Flight Suit)
- Darth Maul
- Imperial Sandtrooper
These figures should be hitting store shelves in August of 2013!
“We consider them the best figures that Hasbro’s ever produced for Star Wars that meets the sensibilities of romancing the character as well as the playability and poseability that fans really appreciate,” says Derryl DePriest, Hasbro vice president of boys marketing.
The press release mentions Marvel Legends a whole lot. We should expect similar articulation, though I wonder if we can expect a BAF like the Marvel Legends too? I think that’s just expecting too much from Hasbro though.@ActionFigFury on Twitter and be sure to "like" us on Facebook for the best Toy News, Action Figure News, Reviews, Articles and more!