Today Hasbro announced the creation of it’s new 6″ line of Star Wars figures that will be a “jumping point” for collectors to move from the 3 3/4″ line to Sideshow’s 1/6″ scale figures. Each new figure will cost $19.99 with the current plan of 8 figures being released this year. The first 4 will be available in August and will be Luke Skywalker X-Wing Pilot, R2-D2, Darth Maul, and an Imperial Sandtrooper. They have not announced who the other four characters will be for this year. The original article states that they’re to be based on the “Original trilogy” but that can’t be the case if Darth Maul is in fact in the mix. I think they must be viewing this line as belonging to the original saga vs. the new Disney films.
Also stated in the announcement is that the popular Vintage line of 3 3/4″ figures will be produced under the “black label” as well. It sounds as though that line will remain more adult-collector centric and the standard 3 3/4″ line might get redone to be less articulated and more kid friendly…we’ll keep you updated as more info comes our way.
Anyways – initial photos of our 6″ Luke Skywalker are stunning! These figures have got to be considered the replacement for the Unleashed line that so many collectors miss a great deal. Read more about these exciting figures HERE!