SDCC 2016: Star Wars Black Series Lando! Hera! Qui-Gon!

Star Wars Black Series Tusken Raider Six Inch Figure SDCC 2016

With the exception of the awesome newly-revealed Hot Toys Star Wars figures, SDCC 2016 has been pretty slow as far as Star Wars toy news goes. But this afternoon was the long-awaited Hasbro Star Wars panel, and while there weren’t a ton of new Black Series figures to show, what was there does not disappoint: 6″ Black Series Lando Calrissian, Hera, Tusken Raider, Emperor’s Royal Guard and more!

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SDCC 2016 Hot Toys Force Awakens Luke Skywalker Figure!

Hot Toys SDCC 2016 Episode VII Luke Skywalker 12 Inch Figure

It’s true that absence makes the heart grow fonder–and in the case of collecting, it also makes collectors’ hearts grow more ravenous! The omission of an old Luke Skywalker figure from virtually every Star Wars: The Force Awakens toy line was sorely felt, but tonight at the San Diego Comic-Con 2016 Preview Night, Hot Toys finally filled the hole in many folks’ hearts: the Hot Toys Force Awakens Luke Skywalker figure has now been revealed! And hey… he even brought some Episode VII droids along for the ride…

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SDCC 2016: Exclusive Astromech Droids 6-Pack Revealed!

Star Wars Droids 6 Pack Entertainment Earth Exclusive

When I was a youngin’ fresh out of college and just seriously getting into hardcore collecting a decade ago, Entertainment Earth released two five-packs of Star Wars Astromech Droids that made my heart sing and my smile light up like no multi-packs had ever done before in my life. And now, many years later, EE is bringing joy to my 3 3/4″ Astromech Droid-collecting life once again: the Entertainment Earth Exclusive Star Wars Astromech Droids 6-Pack is now up for order!

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SDCC 2016 Exclusive Black Series Jyn Erso Figure Revealed!

SDCC 2016 Exclusive Jyn Erso Figure Packaged Box

Way back at New York Toy Fair 2016 in February, Hasbro reps told the press that we would likely be seeing the first Rogue One figure sold at SDCC 2016. But seeing as how Preview Night is tonight and we hadn’t heard about any exclusive as of this morning, Hasbro must have been mistaken, right…? Wrong!! Coming out of hyperspace totally unexpectedly, the Rogue One Black Series Jyn Erso 6″ figure will be available early in special packaging at SDCC 2016 this week!

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Rogue One Black Series Jyn Erso 6″ Figure Revealed!

Star Wars Black Series Jyn Erso Figure Packaged

The biggest Star Wars convention of 2016 has officially arrived: Star Wars Celebration Europe in London, England! Now, I’m not gonna lie: I was a little bit underwhelmed by the Rogue One movie panel, but that may just be a disconnect between me and this offshoot standalone movie. Even so, there was one thing about the Rogue One panel that got my heart pumping: the premiere of the single new Star Wars Black Series 6″ figure debuting at Celebration Europe: the 6″ Black Series Jyn Erso figure!

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