SDCC 2017 Exclusive Black Series Thrawn & Landspeeder Photos!

I apologize profusely for the lack of updates during Star Wars Celebration Orlando–it turns out to be a lot more difficult providing coverage of this convention while experiencing it than I expected! I’ll be posting all my photos and impressions throughout the coming week, but for now, let’s talk about two of the biggest reveals from the show: the SDCC 2017 Exclusive Star Wars Black Series Thrawn figure and Luke’s Landspeeder set!

Star Wars Black Series Thrawn Figure Celebration Orlando

First, let’s talk about what’s probably the single most headline-worthy Star Wars reveal of Star Wars Celebration 2017–the 6″ Grand Admiral Thrawn Black Series figure!

Although the classic Thrawn fans have loved for over two decades was stricken from the record as part of “Legends” EU continuity when Disney purchased Star Wars, the character was brought back into the fold as part of Dave Filoni’s “Rebels” animated series last year. And now that Grand Admiral Thrawn is officially canon again, what better time than now to cash in with some merch, right?

SDCC 2017 Exclusive Thrawn Black Series FigureAnd so, as one of the two known Hasbro SDCC 2017 exclusives (it’s almost certain a third Episode VIII The Last Jedi exclusive will be added) this year, Hasbro has smartly chosen a deluxe version of Grand Admiral Thrawn!

Close-Up of Grand Admiral Thrawn Black Series FigureNow, if you’re not going to San Diego Comic-Con 2017 and you’re not fast enough to snag one on Hasbro Toy Shop after the show, don’t worry too too much. A regular release of Thrawn will be coming in the future as well, so the primary antagonist of the Rebels series won’t be available just to those going to SDCC.

SDCC 2017 Hasbro Thrawn Box BackBut if you are going to Comic Con, this is definitely the version that you want! Not only will the SDCC Thrawn include an awesome pop-out throne room diorama made from his box, but he also includes a Jedi Temple Guard mask, Commander Gree’s helmet and even a Ysalamari creature figure!

SDCC 2017 Exclusive Black Series Luke's Landspeeder BoxMeanwhile, Hasbro will also be doing an early–and better–release of the Black Series Luke’s Landspeeder as well for SDCC 2017.

Close-Up of SDCC 2017 Exclusive Landspeeder Black Series Vehicle

Whereas the mass market retail version of the Landspeeder has got less paint deco on it than many collectors had been hoping for, the 2017 SDCC Exclusive Landspeeder will have all the paint apps on it that fans are crying out for.

They weren’t obvious anywhere in the packaged sample of the San Diego Comic Con Landspeeder, but presumably the SDCC edition of Luke’s X-34 Landspeeder should also come packaged with Luke’s beloved floppy hat, goggles and poncho.

Luke Skywalker Landspeeder SDCC Exclusive 2017 In BoxThe SDCC 2017 Hasbro exclusive Star Wars toys will be available online at Hasbro Toy Shop following the event in July 2017. I’ll send out alerts via the Star Wars Toy News Facebook and Twitter Pages once the items go up for order, but you’ll have to be fast: the SDCC Star Wars exclusives tend to sell out in under an hour once they appear!

Thought on this year’s Hasbro Star Wars Black Series SDCC exclusive items, collectors? Are you willing to fight the hordes and/or pay the big bucks for the better versions of Thrawn and Luke Skywalker with Landspeeder, or are you content to wait for the easy(-ish) to find mass retail versions?

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SDCC 2017 Exclusive Black Series Thrawn & Landspeeder Photos! — 2 Comments

  1. Actually in a recent tweet Hasbro officially stated that these will be show exclusives only and there will be no online sale after SDCC. I was lucky to get into SDCC this year but only for Sunday. Hasbro does a ticket process instead of pre-order (stupid to me)and will only give away these items on Thursday (again, not fair and stupid). There is suppose to be an unexclusive version of both in the Fall (figure only and less detailed speeder)