The Star Wars Black Series and Vintage collection is unveiled – AIPT

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On Saturday, Hasbro wrapped up the second/final day of PulseCon 2022 with a reveal slate for the Star Wars Black Series (6″ scale) and Vintage Collection (3.75″ scale toyline). Let’s take a look at what was shown and suggested during the panel starting with the Vintage Collection.

The following figures will cost $24.99. They’re available now for pre-order from your favorite retailers with an expected arrival in May 2023.


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Not a number I’m interested in yet, but it looks really nice.

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Same treatment with this character/figure. That said, I could easily see her becoming a fan favorite if Andor continues to ramp things up as the series seems to be. Also, this portrait might need some work before the figure hits store shelves.


The next figure isn’t available for pre-order yet, but Hasbro better make sure there’s enough stock when it does – we’ve been waiting a while to get this figure in this scale.

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ULTIMATELY! I really wish they would reveal the whole squad at once, but at least we’ve got the ball rolling with a great figure. It should be available in summer 2023.


The final reveal of the Vintage collection might be the most unique and fun troop creation pack ever released, especially if you’re a musician.

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Although I could only find individual promo photos for six figures, this pack actually contains seven Bith figures that swing on fantastical instrument accessories. It’s also priced at $89.99 (plus tax and shipping), which makes each one cost around $13. Considering how cool/unique this set is, this is a pretty good deal.

The Modal Nodes set is a Hasbro Pulse exclusive. It’s currently available for pre-order, with an expected arrival in April 2023.


Hasbro PulseCon 2022: Star Wars Black Series and Vintage Collection Unveiled

  • ROTJ Vader Redeemed (Nice)
  • ROTJ Wooof (Also nice and definitely the one I need for my barge)
  • ROTJ Saelt-Marae/Yakface (already, but happy for those who need it)
  • ROTJ Nikto Skiff Guard (Same deal here)
  • ROTJ Klatoonian/Kithaba Skiff Guard (Latest is still good, but an update couldn’t hurt)
  • ROTJ Weequay (YES YES THANKS TO THE MANUFACTURER YES!!!)
  • ROTJ Endor Bunker Playset (Will have to see inside before deciding, but definitely a good idea)
  • Bob Fett Tusken Warrior Book (must buy)
  • Bad Batch Howzer with the right name/map (Does this make my Ballast figure more valuable?)

Now let’s take a look at what’s been revealed for the Star Wars Black Series line of toys. The following figures will retail for $24.99 and are currently available for pre-order from your favorite online retailers. They are expected to arrive in August 2023.

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It’s definitely a better deal than the exclusive Andor/B2EMO 2-pack. He also looks really good.

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The character has barely had enough of an impact so far for me to want a figure of her. That said, it has a nice sculpt/portrait.

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This figure, on the other hand, quickly began to grow on me. Customizers will also love having such a great Stellan Skarsgård head to buy at retail.

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Good God, it’s a beautiful figure. I had planned to completely skip anything from Andor, but this one might be the exception,


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It’s good that they are reissuing this figure, considering how difficult it is to obtain. As for me, I’m still trying to get this guy into the Vintage collection – not sure I like the character enough to overpay for a 6″ scale version as well.

However, if you want one, the figure is available for pre-order now with an expected arrival in March 2023.


Next came a plethora of repaints/updates to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Return of the Jedi. The figures will retail for $24.99 and come in oversized retro packaging. They should arrive in stores in April 2023.

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Okay.

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Unless I’m missing something, this figure is exactly the same as the Black Series Archive figure which is readily available just about anywhere. The only reason to choose this version is the packaging.

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The face portrait is maybe a little better than the previous version (with the cape), but not enough to overpay this edition.

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On the other hand, this one definitely sports a better portrait than the previous version. Enough to replace it? It’s a tough call, but not enough to make me pay more for extra wrapping.


Excited yet? Otherwise (which is completely understandable), the Return of the Jedi 40th Anniversary Black Series figures featured at least one new character in the lineup.

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I’ve never been interested in Ewoks on this scale, but this is a great build for those who are. It’s also nice that Hasbro tried to make up for a small total price by providing a bunch of cool weapon accessories. It’s still too expensive, but at least the company has shown some awareness of creating value for its customers.


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  • ROTJ Luke Skywalker (Supposedly a revamped version, but still hard to get excited about)
  • ROTJ Jedi ransomed Vader (Meh)
  • ROTJ R2-D2 (A newly tooled version and one we needed to release again for a while)
  • ROTJ Imperial Guard (I already have mine, but happy for those who need it)
  • Boba Fett Pyke Trooper Book (Nice)
  • Boba Fett Cad Bane book (I like my version of Clone Wars)
  • Boba Fett Tusken Chieftan Book (YES)
  • Role Play: Luke Skywalker Green Lightsaber (Cool)
  • Role play: phase II clone trooper helmet (very cool)

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