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Hasbro Star Wars Fan-First Reveal Live-Stream - New Vintage Collection Bespin Carbon Freeze Playset And New Vintage Collection Haslab Project Announced + More

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Hasbro for one of their Fan First events showed off new products for their Vintage Collection line. Check out images below. You can buy two of two of them and connect them. It will come with a Classic Imperial Stormtrooper on a classic EBS cardback.

They announced a new VC Bespin Escape Princess Leia. Leia's images are digital renders and be out in the Fall along with the Bespin Playset. Both will be up for pre-order at all major etailers tomorrow.

They announced a new Rogue One Chirrut Îmwe Vintage Collection figure that will use photo real technology.

For Black Series they showed off new packaging and use color waves based on the movies. The sides feature artwork for each movie in the color code. They Rebel Soldier joins the regular Black Series line. This figure was previously offered in the ESB 40th Anniversary line. The figure will be up for pre-order tomorrow.

Third wave of ESB 40th Anniversary line includes Boba Fett. They have done two versions with one featuring a yellow pill on the packaging that will be a regular release. The second version with orange color pill on the packaging was offered as a SDCC exclusive last year.

Chewbacca also joins the wave. This is the same figure from the recent 2-pack with C-3PO.

The Snowtrooper from 2016 gets a release with some updates. They toned down the yellow on the cape.

Darth Vader gets some new updates for ESB. The lapels are under the shoulder armor and new tooling on the belt and chest box with some different colors on the buttons. Green buttons switched to blue. The carback pays tribute to the Kenner Collection that had the Vader flipped horizontally. The filmout on the new cardback will be filliped horizontally.

The final figure for the wave is the Dagobah Luke re-released as single figure and on a new ESB cardback.

This wave will be up for pre-order at all major etailers tomorrow.

They announced a Child Bopit game.

The Fan Choice Winner is Clone Commander Cody which will be re-released on the Archive line.

Hasbro will be doing a Vintage Collection Haslab project this year. Look for it to launch in Aug or September.

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Carbon freeze playset finally confirmed/revealed!! (too bad they didn't do this month for the 40th anniversary,with all of the ESB product)

I want one!! (well, ok, 2 to connect), I hope it's  not as fragile as it looks though...

I hope we eventally see the window and gantry, a some point...

 

Other than that, a couple of nice figures, some Black Series repacks, and some vague teases.

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The Haslab project better be a Deathstar.

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Shown below are the official images and details for all the Star Wars products Hasbro revealed today during their live-stream event.

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 40TH ANNIVERSARY 6-INCH Figure Assortment
(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Fall 2020)
Imagine the biggest battles and missions in the Star Wars saga with figures from STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES! With exquisite features and decoration, this series embodies the quality and realism STAR WARS devotees love. Commemorate the 40th Anniversary of STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK with figures from STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES, featuring movie- inspired design and detail, and packaging with original Kenner branding! STAR WARS fans and collectors can display these highly poseable figures, featuring premium deco inspired by characters in STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, in their action figure collections. Characters in this wave include BOBA FETT, CHEWBACCA, DARTH VADER, IMPERIAL SNOWTROOPER (HOTH), and LUKE SKYWALKER (DAGOBAH). Each figure sold separately. Available for pre-order at Hasbro Pulse, Amazon, Walmart, and Entertainment Earth.

STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION CARBON-FREEZING CHAMBER Playset
(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $49.99 Available: Fall 2020)
Celebrate the legacy of STAR WARS, the action-and-adventure-packed space saga from a galaxy far, far away, with this premium 3.75-inch scale STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION CARBON-FREEZING CHAMBER Playset. This playset comes with a STORMTROOPER action figure and HAN SOLO in Carbonite block, and combines with an additional set to create the full scene from STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (Additional set sold separately). Featuring original Kenner branding and premium detail inspired by STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, this collectible 3.75-inch scale playset makes a great gift for STAR WARS fans and collectors. Includes playset, figure, and HAN SOLO in Carbonite. Available for pre-order at Hasbro Pulse, Amazon, and Entertainment Earth.

STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION 3.75-INCH CHIRRUT IMWE Figure
(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $12.99/Available: Fall 2020)
Featuring premium detail and design across multiple points of articulation and inspired by ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY, this collectible STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION 3.75-INCH CHIRRUT IMWE Figure makes a great gift for STAR WARS fans and collectors. Highly poseable with realistic detail and original Kenner branding, this figure can be displayed in action figure and vehicle collections. Includes figure and accessory. Available for pre-order at Hasbro Pulse, Amazon, Walmart, and Entertainment Earth.

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH REBEL TROOPER (HOTH) Figure
(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx.Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Fall 2020)
Fans and collectors can imagine scenes from the STAR WARS Galaxy with this premium STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH REBEL TROOPER (HOTH) Figure, inspired by STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK. STAR WARS fans and collectors can display this highly poseable (4 fully articulated limbs) figure, which features premium deco and comes with 4 REBEL TROOPER (HOTH)-inspired accessories, in their STAR WARS figure and vehicle collection. Includes figure and 4 accessories. Available for pre-order at Hasbro Pulse, Amazon, and Entertainment Earth.

STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION 3.75-INCH PRINCESS LEIA ORGANA (BESPIN ESCAPE) Figure
(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $12.99/Available: Spring 2021)
Featuring premium detail and design inspired by STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, this collectible STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION 3.75-INCH PRINCESS LEIA ORGANA (BESPIN ESCAPE) Figure makes a great gift for STAR WARS fans and collectors. Making its first-ever appearance in THE VINTAGE COLLECTION line, this figure is highly poseable with realistic detail, including a photoreal face, and can be displayed in action figure and vehicle collections. Includes figure and accessory. Available for pre-order at Hasbro Pulse, Amazon, and Entertainment Earth.

BOP IT! STAR WARS: THE MANDALORIAN THE CHILD EDITION
(HASBRO/Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $14.99/Available: Fall 2020)
This edition of the BOP IT! game is designed to look like THE CHILD, (the adorable character fans call “BABY YODA”) as seen on THE MANDALORIAN live-action TV series on Disney Plus. The BOP IT! STAR WARS: THE MANDALORIAN THE CHILD EDITION game features gameplay like the original, but with an intergalactic twist. This electronic game commands players to take 3 actions in the voice of THE MANDALORIAN and they need to respond correctly and as quickly as possible. If a player gets it right, they get another chance, but if they don’t, then they’re out! The commands get faster the longer they continue, and players will hear the sounds of THE CHILD as they play. The game unit features 2 modes: Solo and Pass-it, so kids can play alone or with friends. Requires 2 x 1.5V AAA batteries, included. Includes BOP IT! STAR WARS: THE MANDALORIAN THE CHILD EDITION and instructions. Available exclusively at Walmart.

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If Hasbro is going to re-release the snowtrooper I would highly suggest changing that thick rubber skirt to a cloth version. As it is now,it limits posability and throws the balance of the figure off. If they were to do this, I would get another one. I simple color change from the original wont be enough for me to spend another $20.

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While it’s annoying sometimes as a collector I can understand rereleasing figures just to give people a second chance at them or to make main characters available again for new collectors.  That said, what I don’t get is rereleasing these exact same figure Rereleases/repack so close together.  This exact Chewbacca and Luke just came out in 2-packs and this exact Vader and Hoth rebel are getting 2 releases within months of one another.  Why?  Why not just release this Vader on the 40th card and then in a couple of years when that figure can no longer be found at retail then release it again in a standard box.  Why have both on the shelf at once?  

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It feels like the Hasbro Star Wars lines are a bit stalled.  With Black series between 40th repacks, carbonized repacks with new paint apps, and new multi colored black series packaging waves of figures (rebels, etc) where it’s mostly repacks with only one or two figures that are actually new, there’s a lot coming out but very very little of it is actually new instead of a packaging/paint variant.  
 

I’m not sure how much of this has to do with Hasbro not wanting to invest as much in tooling, how much might have to do with world events perhaps just making it easier to get “new” product out there if all you have to develop is new packaging, or how much of it has to do with a broad decrease in interest following a series of movies that seemed to lose steam year over year, but whatever it is I feel like I’m definitely seeing/feeling fading excitement for this line based on them keep going back to the exact same figures over and over with little room spacing in between.  And while one could argue the most fan demanded figures have been done, we’ve yet to touch any of the Ep IV cantina scene outside of Greedo, have barely touched Jabba’s Palace, are only now getting our first Ewok, and as much as I’m not a big fan of the prequels we really do need Jar Jar for that lineup.  Of course almost all of these require significant retooling which is one thing we’re not seeing much of.  But without that and if sticking to this current course of trying to sell and hype their audience on mostly packaging alone I see this line continuing to lose excitement and support.  

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As far as the vintage collection goes, I know Hasbro seems to be only putting so much effort behind these figures because the sales aren’t at the level they want but from my own observation that seems to have a lot to do with poor distribution when it comes to the figures and prices that are extreme when it comes to vehicles/playsets.  

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On 6/22/2020 at 12:53 PM, JayC said:

The Haslab project better be a Deathstar.

That would be great but given the anniversary and other areas of focus I’m guessing the Bespin Control Room (Luke/Vader battle at the end of Empire).  Also it would accompany this freeze chamber.  That’s my guess although like you I think I’d prefer a Deathstar.  Also though with the world economy being what it is this year I’m wondering if they wouldn’t be better off saving the Deathstar for a better financial year as I suspect that would be more expensive than Bespin.  

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On 6/22/2020 at 12:53 PM, JayC said:

The Haslab project better be a Deathstar.

When they do the Deathstar what would make the most sense to me is to do it in multiple parts spread out over years.  Make the Deathstar be multiple sections representing different scenes and areas of the base that can then either stand on their own or be stacked/connected together to form one massive playset.  This way you can sell and develop each one individually breaking up the costs and payments and giving the customers who may not have the funds/interest to spend that much options to still buy specific pieces (that way it’s not an all or nothing scenario).  Also by having them be stand alone sections/scenes that can either be displayed separately or combined together you give collectors more options on how to display it based on what will work best for their specific collection room/space.  Also doing it this way I imagine the final product once all the different sections are finished could potentially be larger and more detailed than it would if we did it all at once.  

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So none of the Black Series figures are actually new...they're just repackaged.   I find myself wishing they were doing a similar carbon freeze chamber diorama in 6" scale.  Just a full floor, maybe with lights would be enough.

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