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6" Black Series - 2013 Wave 1
« on: January 29, 2013, 01:01 PM »
Wave 1, due in late July (maybe even as soon as SDCC) or August.

- X-Wing Pilot Gear Luke Skywalker
- R2-D2
- Darth Maul
- Imperial Sandtrooper
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Re: 6" Black Series - 2013 Wave 1
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2013, 01:47 PM »
Hmmm.  I've got to wonder how they'll offer Darth Maul.  Will it be a traditional TPM version?  Or could we be looking at a Clone Wars rendition of Maul?  The recent events on CLONE WARS would make a CW version rather topical.
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Re: 6" Black Series - 2013 Wave 1
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2013, 01:47 PM »
No Vader in the first wave? That's gotta be a first for Hasbro

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Re: 6" Black Series - 2013 Wave 1
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2013, 02:20 PM »
Yeah, I think it's a bizarre 1st wave offering. 3x ANH figures (R2 could be a PT version, I suppose with booster rockets) and 1x Maul.  I would have gone with Tatooine Luke before X-Wing Luke and Vader before Maul, Stormtrooper before Sandtrooper... but we'll see.  I'm anxious to see how these turn out.

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Re: 6" Black Series - 2013 Wave 1
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2013, 02:25 PM »
All three OT figures will be easily modded for easy customs.  I'm down for at least 3 of each. Maul is the only one that won't yield parts to be able to reused for different future figures. 

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Re: 6" Black Series - 2013 Wave 1
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2013, 02:42 PM »
No Vader in the first wave? That's gotta be a first for Hasbro

Haven't you heard, guys? As of TCW, Maul is the new Vader. ;)

I'm actually really excited about this line. A little pricey, but that's expected. I have no doubts that this line will be a success. I just hope they have no intention of canceling the 3 3/4" figure line, though.
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Re: 6" Black Series - 2013 Wave 1
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2013, 03:50 PM »
I'm going to be really selective on these...maybe just the Bounty Hunters or something like that. But that X-Wing Luke looks fantastic.
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Re: 6" Black Series - 2013 Wave 1
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2013, 08:47 PM »
Ok, that Luke looks pretty great.  If I'm honest with myself, I'm sure I'll be picking up at least some of these, but I'm wondering about the future of the regular (3 3/4" line).  That's another topic I guess, but as far as this new line - it does look pretty nice.  I'm guessing we'll see at least Wave 1 at Toy Fair, so I'm looking forward to that.

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Re: 6" Black Series - 2013 Wave 1
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2013, 09:37 AM »
I am going to past on these I think...and question why did hasbro do a 6" line ?? I mean they look awesome for 6 " collectors. I want them to focus on the 3 3/4 line and did they (hasbro) complaint about the cost of plastic and they make these.
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Re: 6" Black Series - 2013 Wave 1
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2013, 10:29 PM »
Just when i was out! Damn, that Luke looks awesome.
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Re: 6" Black Series - 2013 Wave 1
« Reply #10 on: February 2, 2013, 04:28 AM »
Just a photoshopped mock-up of R2 (too big), but I thought it was interesting nonetheless...

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Re: 6" Black Series - 2013 Wave 1
« Reply #11 on: February 9, 2013, 11:13 PM »
Our pictures are starting to trickle into our image gallery.  Here's a look at the Hasbro press images for the first wave of 6" figures:

http://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/imageFolio.cgi?direct=Conventions/Toy_Fair_2013/Hasbro_Star_Wars/Official_Images/The_Black_Series_-_6-inch
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Re: 6" Black Series - 2013 Wave 1
« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2013, 04:16 AM »
Luke looks great, R2 looks great, but there's something about the Maul figure that bothers me. And that's the one I wanted the most, too!!!! >:( Maybe it's the headsculpt. Doesn't look much like Ray Park. I kinda wanted alternate hands with these figures, too, but I gotta remember these aren't Sideshow Collectible figures. Getting all those extra accessories would make these cost more.

R2, though... R2 looks awesome.

Pretty please, with the Darth Vader soon.
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Re: 6" Black Series - 2013 Wave 1
« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2013, 02:12 PM »
I think I am in for the OT figures. I thought Maul would tempt me but not at all.
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Re: 6" Black Series - 2013 Wave 1
« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2013, 04:38 PM »
I think I'm probably all in on these, at least for the OT figures.  The ones we've seen look pretty amazing (I especially like R2, with Maul being the weakest I think too), and I like the whole 3 to 1 OT to PT ratio they are going with.  That's about right.  I still feel that the heart of Star Wars action figures should be 3 3/4", and I'd definitely be more upset about this scale if they said the new movie(s) were going to have their entire lines be 6" with no smaller scale stuff, but as its own seperate line, I'm ok with it.

Plus, the way I look at it, it isn't like they are doing things that we need in the 3 3/4" line.  We have fine versions of Luke X-Wing, R2, Sandtrooper and Maul already, so these don't interfere with that.  It will be nice to have a shelf of the OT characters in this scale...I'm actually pretty excited about these, but that may be the minority here on the forums.  It may just be due to most of the 3 3/4" stuff being stuff we've seen before, but these (along with the exclusive vehicles/packs) were the most exciting stuff for SW from Toy Fair I thought.