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Wednesday, July 20 2016 18:00

SDCC Reveal! STAR WARS: The Black Series Astromech Droids Entertainment Earth Exclusive!

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Are you ready to meet the "diverse range of interesting dudes" that Entertainment Earth and Hasbro teased last night? If you guessed that the strange statement was code for DROIDS, you were correct! Coming this November, the STAR WARS: The Black Series Astromech Droids 3 3/4-Inch Action Figures – Entertainment Earth Exclusive is up for pre-order now, a celebration of the entire STAR WARS Saga, and the 10th Anniversary of Entertainment Earth's super-popular, sold-out 2006 Astromech Droid Sets. This sextet of Astromech Droids comes to you in a specially designed R2-D2-shaped box with 3 3/4-inch scale action figures. Each droid sports multiple points of articulation, similar to the collector-favorite figures of The Vintage Collection, with featured Droids being sourced from 1977's STAR WARS, 1983's RETURN OF THE JEDI and the recent animated series, THE CLONE WARS. Each figure includes rolling wheels on their feet, plus jointed domes, ankles, shoulders, and maybe even a few other surprises. Check out the details below, and pre-order now (while supplies last)!

STAR WARS Droids

Things to Know:

  • Among Entertainment Earth's most beloved exclusive action figure sets were two classic packages of droids, so on the 10th anniversary of their release they conspired with Hasbro to bring you even more robot action!
  • Six awesome robots from Star Wars, Return of the Jedi, and The Clone Wars are scaled to go with your favorite 3 3/4-inch action figures, and they sport the kind of articulation you loved in Hasbro’s The Vintage Collection action figures.
  • These figures come packaged in an out-of-this-world R2-D2 shaped box straight out of the droid foundries of Industrial Automaton. You’re going to love it so much you’ll want a second set to display in the box!
  • Both Jabba’s bartender and RC-C2 include a drink dispenser, drink tray harness, and seven glasses for your alien figures!
  • All six robots boast fantastic rolling wheels!

Jabba’s bartender was never given an official name in the books or movies, but his design may remind you of some Earth-based beverages. With his drink dispenser, seven glasses, and a tray harness, this never-before-fully-seen droid served aboard Jabba the Hutt’s sail barge. Also, if you look to the shadows, you may find him in Return of the Jedi.We recommend skipping the shadows and getting one of our droids to keep on your desk and another in your Jabba’s palace dioramas and playsets (sold separately).

Serving the Shadow Squadron during The Clone Wars, R7-F5 appeared briefly in the episode “Shadow of Malevolence.” Ideally suited for a Y-Wing bomber, this diminutive orange droid will look fantastic with the rest of your Grand Army of the Republic, or in your droid pool.

Think pink with D-Squad’s own KT-QT. Aayla Secura’s pink droid had a special magnet and was sent into enemy territory to recover a secret encryption module for the Republic. Take special note of the top of her dome, as there are yellow and black markers indicating where special upgrades were placed during her time as a spy. You can meet her during several episodes of The Clone Wars.

STAR WARS Droids

Plo Koon’s R7-D4 makes his movie action figure line debut here! He’s a dark maroon color with a gray and white highlights. This droid makes six appearances on The Clone Wars.

Everything’s gonna be all right with RC-C2 and a moon pie. We expect you may find both in the home of Black Sun crime lord Ziro the Hutt. This dapper dispenser of potent portable potables is decorated with Black Sun tattoos in gray, blue, and red. There are no other robots quite like him in the galaxy, plus he includes everything you need to help aliens get their drink on at a snazzy underground party. You’ll find him in The Clone Warsmovie, but the toy can only be found here.

Rounding out the collection is R2-A5. If he looks familiar, he should. You first saw him in 1977! This white and green robot was seen rolling around Mos Eisley near Luke’s landspeeder when the Imperial Sandtroopers and Stormtroopers came to ask about various droids they were looking for. You know how that story ends, but did you also know that this figure represents a droid design that was removed from the movie during the Special Edition edits of 1997? It’s true! Bring home a lost piece of movie history with this remarkable figure and the entire exclusive action figure set.

Will you be getting these? Pre-order now from my allies at Entertainment Earth!

James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

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