Star Wars Black Series SDCC 2023 Reveals

During SDCC Hasbro showed off some new figures in the Black Series line and I have to say I was rather disappointed with what they revealed as most of them were just repaints. Firstly a lot of the reveals were Holiday figures which were repaints of various Black Series figures repainted in Christmas colors like wearing jumpers or dressed as a nutcracker. The repainted Ewok & Mandalorian Trooper look pretty cool though.

We are getting Pre-Vizla in the Black Series line and he looks pretty good aside from the re-use of the Jango Fett body which is a bit disappointing as he’s been a highly anticipated figure in the line. We are getting a Mandalorian-based R2-D2 which is a reworking of the upcoming ROTJ R2 which is correctly scaled. I like all the little additions which the ROTJ version comes with.

With Ashoka coming soon to Disney+ later this month it makes sense to release some figures from the upcoming series and I have to say I am rather happy with these. An Ashoka figure was expected and she doesn’t look that much different from the Mandalorian version which was released about two years ago. I think she has a different head and it would have been nice if they included a cloak with her as well as she’s often seen wearing one. Saying that I’d still consider getting another Ashoka for my display.

The Here and Sabine figures look fantastic and I really like their looks in live-action. I missed out on most of those Rebels re-releases with the photo-real heads and these will more than make up for those, till they are eventually re-released for new collectors of the Black Series. The likeness is very spot on for both of these figures and I was really impressed with the Ashoka figure when it was first released. I really love how they make the outfits look a bit different from their Rebels counterpart with Hera now sporting an aviator jacket and thigh holster for her blaster and Sabine having a different paint scheme to her armor, colored grips to her pistols as well as a hook on her belt to store her lightsaber.

I’m definitely getting the Ashoka-themed figures and the new R2 and Pre-Vizla when they are more available closer to their release later this year/early next year. I should note that they are the only figures that are up for pre-order are Visla and R2 so we’ll have to wait for the others.

They were a few pipeline reveals which were a Droideka, Super Battle Droid, and a B1 droid with C3-PO’s head. Hopefully, we’ll get some more exciting reveals at Hasbro Pulse Con next month.

By Samuel Demchy-Cooper

Samuel is from the UK. He is an avid film fan and critic and a very passionate action figure collector. Basically he's a bit of a nerd. He collects mostly NECA, Mcfarlane's The Walking Dead line, Hasbro: Star Wars Black Series, Marvel Legends and some Play Arts Kai. He would love to collect even more high end figures someday. He also does digital art, collect films on Blu-Ray, and is a voice artist.

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