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Saturday, July 02 2016 17:09

Hasbro Unveils Beautiful STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES Exclusives...

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"Exclusive" toys and collectibles are a double-edged sword - on one side they can be fantastic pieces made to mark a special event or occasion, but on the other they can be difficult to get and sometimes a smack in the face to those who would love to own them, but just can't attend the event or afford the ridiculous aftermarket prices. For the summer of 2016, two that fit the bill are the beautiful new STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6" action figures being offered by Hasbro at San Diego Comic-Con International (SDCC), FanExpo Canada and STAR WARS Celebration Europe. Yesterday afternoon my friends at Hasbro sent over a look at two new depictions of Obi-Wan Kenobi (A NEW HOPE) and Kylo Ren (THE FORCE AWAKENS), each packaged with some excellent accessories. Take a look...

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STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-Inch Kylo Ren Pack
(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $34.99/Available in the Forbidden Planet Booth #S1003 at Star Wars Celebration 2016)

Reveal the power of the dark side with this collectible 6-inch scale figure of Kylo Ren without his mask! Fans can relive the First Order commander’s most pivotal moments from STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS with accessories such as Darth Vader’s helmet and a First Order banner and stand. THE BLACK SERIES Pack features a highly articulated and exceptionally detailed Kylo Ren BLACK SERIES figure, as well as the villain’s iconic lightsaber, lightsaber hilt, and helmet. Includes 1 figure and 6 accessories. The STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-Inch Kylo Ren Pack will be for sale at Star Wars Celebration 2016 in the Forbidden Planet booth #S1003.

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STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-Inch Obi-Wan Kenobi Pack
(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $44.99/Available at Booth #3329 at Comic-Con International in San Diego)

Recreate the noble journey of the great Jedi Master with the highly collectible Obi-Wan Kenobi Pack. Featuring authentic, movie-accurate detail, this elite 6-inch scale Obi-Wan Kenobi figure comes equipped with Jedi robe, 2 lightsabers, an electronic light-up table, and Princess Leia hologram delivering a vital message.

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Includes 1 figure with multiple points of articulation and 5 accessories. The STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-Inch Obi-Wan Kenobi Pack will be for sale at San Diego Comic-Con 2016. Following the convention, a limited number will be available on HasbroToyShop.com. Canadian fans can also purchase the figure set during Fan Expo Canada in September.

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