Toy Fair 2017: Star Wars Black Series gets new retro packaging for 40th Anniversary from Hasbro

in Entertainment, Merchandise, Movies, Movies & TV, Star Wars, Toys

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More Star Wars news coming out of Toy Fair 2017 in New York over the weekend. This time around we’ve got a repackaging of the popular Black Series of six-inch action figures from Hasbro, made to look like the original cardboard-and-plastic-bubble cases the first line of Star Wars toys were sold in back during the late 1970s through the mid-80s.

The first wave of this nice-looking set (due out this spring) includes the already-released figures of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia, R2-D2 and Obi-Wan Kenobi. You can also get Darth Vader in a “Black Series Legacy Pack” that nicely recreates the diorama of the “Early Bird” first-ever release of Star Wars toys in 1977/78.

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The second wave of toys, coming later in the year, will include more figures that were already available in the previous-style Black Series packaging such as Chewbacca, C-3PO, and a Stormtrooper. Fortunately there are some new offerings here as well: the Tusken Raider and Jawa figures have not been available in this six-inch line before.

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As then as far as exclusives go, Hasbro will be offering the Luke in X-Wing pilot gear figure in this new packaging only at Star Wars Celebration in Orlando. And R5-D4 will be a GameStop exclusive.

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Stay tuned to Inside the Magic for further updates on the 40th Anniversary of Star Wars!

News via Entertainment Weekly / Slashfilm.

All images Copyright Hasbro / Lucasfilm / Entertainment Weekly.

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