Coming hot off of the weekend’s Comic Con Paris reveals, Hasbro gave preview of two additional figures coming in 2019. At the MCM London Comic Con panel, Hasbro showed off the upcoming Battle Droid figure for The Black Series and a Vintage Collection R2-D2.
Hasbro’s Star Wars Design Director Steve Evans has stated that 2019 would focus on the prequels and this reveal is inline with those comments. The R2-D2 coming to The Vintage Collection is the same Build-a-Droid (BAD) figure included in the upcoming SOLO: A Star Wars Story figure droid 2-pack as seen here:
This particular Artoo, includes 5POA (a removable dome, removable legs, and jointed feet) which is an odd choice for a collector line like The Black Series which includes a premium price tag. The famous Astromech will be released on an A New Hope card to the delight of many Vintage Collection collectors.
Hasbro has provided us with official press photos of each figure.
HASBRO STAR WARS LONDON COMIC CON REVEALS 2018
Star Wars: The Black Series 6-inch Battle Droid Figure
(HASBRO/Available: Spring 2019)
Star Wars: The Vintage Collection R2-D2 Figure
(HASBRO/Available: Summer 2019)