This morning Hasbro announced their next Black Series Amazon exclusive: NED-B & Purge Trooper Carbonized 2-Pack. This set, like previous Cabornized figures, are metallic/shiny repaints of previously released figures. At $75, this set averages the price of each of these figures to $37.50 which is a hefty price for both a basic and a deluxe figure. NED-B previously retailed last year for $33.99 and the Purge Trooper for $24.99. The yearly rate of inflation on Star Wars action figures has many fans and collectors feeling fed up and or frustrated with Hasbro’s pricing strategies of late.
Amazon is known for placing items on clearance when they are left with surplus stock so time will tell if this particular set is successful, but then again it will not be for a while as this set won’t ship until September of this year.
Hasbro has provided us with the official images and information below:
STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES NED-B & PURGE TROOPER CARBONIZED 2-PACK
(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $74.99 / Available: September 2023)
Though he isn’t programmed to speak, towering loader droid NED-B finds other ways to express himself and prove his loyalty to those he deems worthy. Handpicked from the stormtrooper legions for their aptitude and allegiance, Purge Troopers serve the Inquisitorius, hunting down Jedi and other Force-sensitive beings. STAR WARS fans and collectors can imagine scenes from the STAR WARS galaxy with these premium 6-inch scale NED-B & PURGE TROOPER figures. Fans and collectors can display these fully articulated figures featuring a sleek metallic finish and premium detail with multiple points of articulation.
Includes 2 figures and 2 entertainment-inspired accessories. Available for pre-order 2/28 at 1pm ET exclusively at Amazon. Check www.amazon.com/hasbrocollectors frequently to shop more Star Wars and all of Hasbro’s latest reveals!