Although Hasbro had been dropping nuggets of information all week long (including the reveals of Gree, Thrawn, Rey’s Speeder and Luke’s Landspeeder), they saved two of the biggest and most delectable treats to debut at the Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017 Hasbro panel. Coming to the Fall 2017 Star Wars Black Series: Jaina Solo and Grand Moff Takin 6″ figures!
While there’s still debate to this day as to whether or not Jaina Solo’s victory was legitimate (no, seriously–I was still hearing discussion about that very topic today–almost two years after the fact!), there’s one thing that is certain: the Hasbro Star Wars Black Series Jaina Solo figure is finally ready to roll out this fall!
Even though Jaina Solo is now part of the non-canon “Legends” universe, she still has tens of thousands of fans thanks to the dozens of Star Wars books that she appeared in.
Even so, being a character who’s mainly in books, there’s little reference available for Jaina, so Hasbro had to do something really cool when designing this figure: imagining what the actual genetic offspring of Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher would look like!
Armed with a rare purple lightsaber and wearing her black StealthX Starfighter uniform, I think this is one of the slickest and coolest figures ever in the Black Series. I can’t wait to bring Jaina home this fall!
I sort of doubt we’ll be seeing Battle Droids anytime soon in the Black Series, so it’s great to get a new type of droid as a pack-in with Tarkin (even if the ITO droids do give me the heebee-jeebies).
Like the Grand Admiral Thrawn figure coming this summer, 6″ Black Series Tarkin will be able to fold his hands behind his back to take on his most iconic poses.
The only real shortcoming to this Tarkin Black Series figure is the facial likeness, in my opinion. I don’t really see any of Peter Cushing in the head sculpt at all. In fact, if I didn’t know better, I’d swear Hasbro was aiming for the CGI Rogue One Tarkin with this action figure! Hmm…
The 6″ Star Wars Black Series Grand Moff Tarkin and Jaina Solo figures will both be available for order in Fall 2017, with no specific dates announced at this time (although I’d be stunned if both aren’t released on Force Friday II). I’ll post updates to the Star Wars Toy News Facebook and Twitter Pages once more release information is available, so stay tuned.
What do you think of Hasbro’s final two reveals from the 2017 Celebration, Star Wars collectors? Are you psyched to add Tarkin or Jaina Solo to your collections this fall, or are there other newly revealed figures (*cough* Thrawn *cough*) stealing away your excitement?