Today Hasbro provided us with the latest preorders which go live tomorrow, February 8th. The two new items include one Vintage Collection figure and one Black Series. Both figures are from The Mandalorian and the Vintage Collection figure revealed is a Din Djarin in the Imperial disguise he wore on Morak during Season 2. The second figure announced today is the highly desired Darktrooper. This droid, which has been highly desired since its debut, will be released as a deluxe figure at a higher price point due to the figure’s size.
Speaking of prices, as rumored a few weeks ago, these figures include a slightly higher retail price than their equivalents from 2021. For example, from 2018-2021 the MSRP for TVC figures was $12.99 yet each of the presales offered in 2021 for 2022 were pre-sold at $13.99. And now we are seeing figures offered for preorder in 2022 for later this year pre-sale for $14.99. This would be the second 7% increase in about a year’s time. With no new Star Wars films on the horizon, this means the likelihood of seeing a cheaper more mainline series unlikely as they usually accompany film releases. We’d be in favor of a TVC jr. line which includes a line of less articulated figures full of aliens, droids and, troop builders for a pricepoint more akin to Spin Master’s 3 3/4″ DC Superhero lines.
Below is the press release and official images Hasbro has sent over for these latest pre-sales:
STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION 3.75-INCH DIN DJARIN (MORAK) Figure
(HASBRO/Age 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $14.99/Available: Fall 2022)
STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION 3.75-INCH scale classic figures and vehicles feature vintage-inspired packaging and original Kenner branding. This STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION DIN DJARIN (MORAK) figure is inspired by the character in THE MANDALORIAN and comes with 2 entertainment-inspired accessories that make a great addition to any STAR WARS collection. Highly articulated with fully poseable head, arms, and legs, the figure can be displayed in action figure and vehicle collections and features premium detail and design across multiple points of articulation. Available for preorder beginning 2/8 at 1pm EST. See StarWars.com for more details.
STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH DARK TROOPER Figure
(HASBRO/Age 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $33.99/Available: Spring 2023)
THE MANDALORIAN fans and collectors can imagine scenes from the STAR WARS galaxy with this premium BLACK SERIES 6-INCH DARK TROOPER figure, inspired by THE MANDALORIAN. This STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES figure comes with 5 entertainment-inspired accessories that make a great addition to any STAR WARS collection. Fans and collectors can display this fully articulated figure featuring poseable head, arms, and legs, as well as premium deco, in their collection. The figure is detailed to look like the DARK TROOPER character from THE MANDALORIAN and features premium detail and multiple points of articulation. Available for preorder beginning 2/8 at 1pm EST. See StarWars.com for more details.