The Six Inch Show #t6is We share news and info on Star Wars Black Series, Marvel Legends and more. Customs, toy photography, reviews and insights. Hosted by FLYGUY from www.FLYGUY.net & Matt from Instagrams @starwarstheblackseries
Star Wars action figures are growing up with their audience. After 35 years of fantastic plastic standing tall in pop culture at 3¾ inches, Hasbro has released the Star Wars Black Series in a new set of 6-inch figures that will feature more articulation and an increased attention to detail. Priced at $19.99 USD each, and with eight six inch figures in 2013 (plus one exclusive) Hasbro are drawing on core characters from the original Star Wars trilogy of films while also bringing in key players from the prequels.
The first wave of four, includes Luke Skywalker in his X-Wing Fighter flight suit, fan-favorite droid R2-D2, bad guy Darth Maul and an Imperial Sandtrooper.
"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.
Hasbro has had success with the scale before with the 6-inch Marvel Legends figures based on Marvel Comics heroes and villains. In terms of Star Wars, though, the Black Series will act as a transitional point between the 3¾-inch toys — "which is rooted in the childhood memories of generations of now-grown kids," DePriest says — and the 12-inch Sideshow Collectibles figures for adult collectors.
The current "vintage"-style line of 3¾ figures will go on hiatus with the same style of figures also continuing under the Black Series 3¾ inches banner.
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