San Diego International Comic Con 2016 began as normal with their Preview Night on the night before the con. During the event, Hasbro’s Design Director Steve Evans posted a few enhancements to The Black Series line that were made over the last week since Star Wars Celebration Europe London.
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Both Han Solo and Princess Leia appear to have paint alterations from their appearances last week. Leia, of course, was highly critiqued during Celebration Europe and was actually pulled from Hasbro’s display. Han’s hair color was brought up during TOY RUN’s interview (Episode 20) with Evans at Celebration to which he replied, “I’ll have to make some calls.” While his deco change is evident his release date is not.
Stephen Hayford added the first reveal of the day on Preview Night:
Entertainment Earth provided the next big reveal of the day as the announced their latest exclusive which features 6 different Astromech droids. The droids included are R2-A5, Jabba’s Bartender, R2-Y9, QT-KT, R7-D4, R2-C2. To preorder this set which is due out this Fall, head on over to Entertainmentearth.com.
On the morning of the convention, Hasbro hosted a press-only event Preview Breakfast to which we were invited. At the event, Hasbro provided attendees with an early look at some of the product that would be on display during the con including an up close look at the three SDCC exclusives.
On Friday of the convention, Hasbro held their annual Star Wars panel where they announced both new 6″ Black Series and 3 3/4″ product. The new product shown included the following:
3 3/4″ Basic Figures —————————–
- Fenn Rau
- Grand Admiral Thrawn
3 3/4″ Multi-packs ———————————-
- Squad Leader – Poe vs Snowtrooper (name confirmation)
3 3/4″ Vehicles ———————————-
- Jyn Erso
- Driver or Trooper
- Black Astromech Droid
- Hera Sydulla (helmet confirmation)
The Black Series
6″ Basic Figures ——————————-
- Emperor’s Royal Guard
- Hera Syndulla
- Lando Calrissian
- Qui-Gon Jinn
- Tusken Raider
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