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Title: Black Series 6" Archive Re-Releases
Post by: Jeff on July 20, 2018, 05:14 PM
Rumors are true, Hasbro is going to start re-releasing popular, in-demand characters so new collecotrs don't have to sell their car to catch up.

Name of the Line is The Black Series Archive.  First up - Boba Fett, Bossk, IG-88, and X-Wing Luke (with photo real face deco).  Great news for anyone who decides they want the 6" ESB Bounty Hunters.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dik2z_4U0AAEfVF.jpg)

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Title: Re: Hasbro Announces 6" Black Series Archive
Post by: P-Siddy on July 20, 2018, 05:50 PM
Han in Carbonite would be a great one to pack for 19!
Title: Re: Hasbro Announces 6" Black Series Archive
Post by: Jeff on July 21, 2018, 01:54 AM
Press Pics have been added to our Image Database (https://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/imageFolio.cgi?direct=Conventions/San_Diego_Comic_Con_2018/Hasbro/Star_Wars/Press_Images/The_Black_Series_-_6-inch/Black_Series_Archive)

Title: Re: Hasbro Announces 6" Black Series Archive
Post by: McMetal on July 21, 2018, 02:11 AM
LOL, they actually made Luke's face look worse!
Title: Re: Hasbro Announces 6" Black Series Archive
Post by: Darby on July 21, 2018, 02:42 AM
Cool for the folks who missed them, but... pass for me.
Title: Re: Hasbro Announces 6" Black Series Archive
Post by: Ben on July 22, 2018, 01:09 AM
Neat! Never got Bossk, so this is great.
Title: Re: Hasbro Announces 6" Black Series Archive
Post by: Nicklab on July 22, 2018, 09:30 AM
The new paint apps on humanoid faces makes these reissues a little interesting.  Most of all, I'm glad to see Hasbro recognizing that some of the characters have been in demand for a while and need to get recirculated.  Because eBay prices on some characters, like ROTS Anakin Skywalker, have just gotten insane. 
Title: Re: Hasbro Announces 6" Black Series Archive
Post by: Dave on July 23, 2018, 02:57 PM
Listening the the JD interview at SDCC I realized these are going to be blister carded and not boxed.   That got me worried.

Does anyone know how these are going to make it to retail?  Are they going to mixed in with new releases, or is there going to be a whole separate Archive line taking its own dedicated pegs? 

At first I was cool with them mixing these figures in to assortments (and skipping more Kylo Rens, more Jyns, etc.), but now if they're going to have their own pegs it makes me worried that is just going to exacerbate the problem of bad assortments. 

Also, does anyone know if they're going to keep their seemingly stale lines like Die Cast Figures and Centerpiece going?  Seems like a lot of dust on those at my local Targets and its frustrating when peg space seems to be shrinking for the core stuff I'm trying to locate.
Title: Re: Hasbro Announces 6" Black Series Archive
Post by: GrandMoffNick on July 23, 2018, 03:03 PM
Off topic but related to one of Dave's points. My local Target has done the new toy set with a remodel. The action figure aisles are, I'd estimate, two feet less tall than they were. Far less peg space. That scares me a bit
Title: Re: Hasbro Announces 6" Black Series Archive
Post by: Dave on July 23, 2018, 03:25 PM
Off topic but related to one of Dave's points. My local Target has done the new toy set with a remodel. The action figure aisles are, I'd estimate, two feet less tall than they were. Far less peg space. That scares me a bit

That was the store I hit today Nick and the pucker factor kicked in:
- one peg for Vintage
- 2 pegs for TLJ (clearance this crap already) 3.75"
- 2 pegs for Solo 3.75"
- 1 peg for Gam Guard 6"
- 1 peg for Chewie 6"
- 2 pegs for regular 6"

I'm hoping that limited shelf space doesn't last long, but they're going to have to get rid of some other junk (die cast, etc.) to make room.
Title: Re: Hasbro Announces 6" Black Series Archive
Post by: Jeff on July 23, 2018, 03:35 PM
Listening the the JD interview at SDCC I realized these are going to be blister carded and not boxed.   That got me worried.

Does anyone know how these are going to make it to retail?  Are they going to mixed in with new releases, or is there going to be a whole separate Archive line taking its own dedicated pegs?

Black Series Archive is its own line of carded 6" figures (you can see early carded mock-up in pic above).  Separate from the main Black Series 6" boxed stuff.  It should have unique pegs and it's own case assortments.
Title: Re: Hasbro Announces 6" Black Series Archive
Post by: Jesse James on July 23, 2018, 07:44 PM
Lemme tack on as an aside that I really want the Kylo centerpiece because I think itíll look good with 4Ē figures as a diorama Base. 🤷‍♂️
Title: Re: Hasbro Announces 6" Black Series Archive
Post by: Jeff on October 30, 2018, 12:55 PM
Catching up from vacation this past weekend...  Archive Wave 2 press pics:

(https://jedidefender.com/news/images/2018_10/tn_hasbro_starwars_blackseries_6inch_archive_ROTS_anakin_01.jpg) (https://jedidefender.com/news/images/2018_10/hasbro_starwars_blackseries_6inch_archive_ROTS_anakin_01.jpg) (https://jedidefender.com/news/images/2018_10/tn_hasbro_starwars_blackseries_6inch_archive_ROTS_anakin_02.jpg) (https://jedidefender.com/news/images/2018_10/hasbro_starwars_blackseries_6inch_archive_ROTS_anakin_02.jpg) (https://jedidefender.com/news/images/2018_10/tn_hasbro_starwars_blackseries_6inch_archive_ROTS_anakin_03.jpg) (https://jedidefender.com/news/images/2018_10/hasbro_starwars_blackseries_6inch_archive_ROTS_anakin_03.jpg) (https://jedidefender.com/news/images/2018_10/tn_hasbro_starwars_blackseries_6inch_archive_ESB_yoda.jpg) (https://jedidefender.com/news/images/2018_10/hasbro_starwars_blackseries_6inch_archive_ESB_yoda.jpg) (https://jedidefender.com/news/images/2018_10/tn_hasbro_starwars_blackseries_6inch_archive_ROTJ_bikerscout_01.jpg) (https://jedidefender.com/news/images/2018_10/hasbro_starwars_blackseries_6inch_archive_ROTJ_bikerscout_01.jpg) (https://jedidefender.com/news/images/2018_10/tn_hasbro_starwars_blackseries_6inch_archive_ROTJ_bikerscout_01.jpg) (https://jedidefender.com/news/images/2018_10/hasbro_starwars_blackseries_6inch_archive_ROTJ_bikerscout_01.jpg)
Title: Re: Hasbro Announces 6" Black Series Archive
Post by: tmanthegreat on October 30, 2018, 02:47 PM
Fantastic to see Anakin getting a re-release...  I missed out on that one and, well, with the upcoming Padme figure, itís needed!  But I hope these re-releases donít diminish the value of existing figures.  I got complete sets of somemof the first waves and have been pleased to see how well they held their value.
Title: Re: Hasbro Announces 6" Black Series Archive
Post by: Jeff on October 30, 2018, 03:22 PM
But I hope these re-releases donít diminish the value of existing figures. 

It''l be interesting.  These will have a different style of packaging (archive series is carded), so the old boxed ones will hold value to those trying to complete a boxed set.  '

But for loose?  These will have superior paint aps (using the new photo real deco process) so I could see people who are collecting loose being happy with the new versions.  May even see the number of loose figures for sale go up as folks buy the new better versions and sell off the older versions of Anakin and Yoda.
Title: Re: Hasbro Announces 6" Black Series Archive
Post by: Diddly on October 30, 2018, 07:36 PM
Great choice to release the Biker Scout without the Speeder Bike. I've seen lots of people who army build the 6 inch figures, and they only have one or two Bikers since you could only get it with the Speeder Bike (and the lowest price that set got around here was $20, and in limited quantities).

I've really wondered why it took so long for Hasbro to start rereleasing the 6 inch figures.
Title: Re: Hasbro Announces 6" Black Series Archive
Post by: Jayson on December 19, 2018, 11:16 AM
Wave 1 has been found in California.
Title: Re: Hasbro Announces 6" Black Series Archive
Post by: McMetal on December 19, 2018, 02:12 PM
I would like to see confirmation which of these are different from the originals, and even if there are any subtle differences in the ones that are supposed to be straight repacks. Luke and Anakin both have the new face printing right? And I seem to recall Yoda was an upgrade somehow?

Mostly curious about Bossk and Boba and the Speeder scout I guess.
Title: Re: Hasbro Announces 6" Black Series Archive
Post by: Phrubruh on December 20, 2018, 09:04 AM
I wonder when these will be preorded on EE. I will never see any of this in town.
Title: Re: Hasbro Announces 6" Black Series Archive
Post by: Jeff on December 20, 2018, 10:17 AM
I wonder when these will be preorded on EE.

Pre-orders for these should open 1/1/19 at the on-line shops...

-edit-
or today, apparently -
Case of 8 = $175 + free shipping (https://www.entertainmentearth.com/product/HSE3253A?id=JE-405087801)
Set of 4 = $87 + free shipping (https://www.entertainmentearth.com/product/HSE3253AA?id=JE-405087801)
Archive Boba Fett (https://www.entertainmentearth.com/product/HSE3408?id=JE-405087801)
Archive Bossk (https://www.entertainmentearth.com/product/HSE4039?id=JE-405087801)
Archive IG-88 (https://www.entertainmentearth.com/product/HSE4040?id=JE-405087801)
Title: Re: Hasbro Announces 6" Black Series Archive
Post by: McMetal on January 4, 2019, 09:39 AM
I don't think Brickseek works for these at Target.  >:( :(
Title: Re: Hasbro Announces 6" Black Series Archive
Post by: Brian on January 11, 2019, 05:37 PM
I found these at Target this week (aside from Bossk). I wanted the Luke because of the face deco changes (although this is one I didn't think was too bad in the previous version), and ended up picking up another Boba Fett for sone reason. I already had one, but kinda wanted an extra for the desk. Originally thought about Bossk too, but didn't see him. IG-88 looked like the deco was different to me as well.
Title: Re: Hasbro Announces 6" Black Series Archive
Post by: Nicklab on January 12, 2019, 10:26 AM
I decided to sell my originals of these characters and buy the Archive versions.  My set of 4 already arrived from Dorksidetoys yesterday.  I like the new paint apps better and I'm not so attached to the original releases that it was that big of a deal. 

I was kind of surprised by how quickly almost all of the originals sold, even though EVERYBODY seems to have known about the Archive releases.  Selling two of those more than covered the cost of the Archive wave.  And the only one I have left is Boba Fett, and it's kind of a surprise that he's the last man standing.
Title: Re: Hasbro Announces 6" Black Series Archive
Post by: Brian on February 7, 2019, 02:17 PM
Looking through my Black Series figures and it got me to thinking what. Figures would be nice to see get another release in this line? Honestly, after seeing some of these newer real scan face figures, it makes some of the older versions look fairly outdated. With that in mind, I'd personally like to see several of the Luke Skywalker figures get a redo with the new faces. Bespin and Jedi Luke in particular. We have a new version of Stormie Luke on the way. Tattooine and Hoth Luke could use this as well. Hasbro has been great at putting out versions of Luke in this line, but after seeing figures like Bespin Han Solo, Bespin Leia, Skiff Guard Lando, Val, Tarkin, and others....id really like to see updates to most/all of the previous human figures. Not that they were all awful, but the new face deco techniques has really changed the game.
Title: Re: Hasbro Announces 6" Black Series Archive
Post by: Nicklab on February 7, 2019, 02:49 PM
I feel very much the same as Brian.  The more I see the new facial deco, the more I'm open to improving some of the older figures.  Especially having seen the updated deco on the ROTS Anakin Skywalker, because the difference is astounding!  The ones that I would like to see at this point in time?

-Luke Skywalker (Bespin, Farmboy versions)
-Obi-Wan Kenobi (ROTS)
-Han Solo (TFA)
-Kylo Ren (either unmasked version)
-Rey (TFA)
-Poe Dameron (any of them)
-Emporer Palpatine


I'm also wondering how this technique might be applied on a figure like Chewbacca.  It might be able to add a level of detail to Chewie that we've never seen.
Title: Re: Hasbro Announces 6" Black Series Archive
Post by: P-Siddy on February 7, 2019, 06:36 PM
Iíd love to see them use the new facial deco on Carbonite Han.
Title: Re: Hasbro Announces 6" Black Series Archive
Post by: Brian on February 7, 2019, 07:35 PM
I feel very much the same as Brian.  The more I see the new facial deco, the more I'm open to improving some of the older figures.  Especially having seen the updated deco on the ROTS Anakin Skywalker, because the difference is astounding!  The ones that I would like to see at this point in time?

-Luke Skywalker (Bespin, Farmboy versions)
-Obi-Wan Kenobi (ROTS)
-Han Solo (TFA)
-Kylo Ren (either unmasked version)
-Rey (TFA)
-Poe Dameron (any of them)
-Emporer Palpatine


I'm also wondering how this technique might be applied on a figure like Chewbacca.  It might be able to add a level of detail to Chewie that we've never seen.

Excellent choices, I totally forgot to specifically mention Poe. That original pilot version is one of the worst looking heads we have had, definitely need a redo there. I would agree about Chewie as well. I think the Solo version is far superior to the previous Chewies, it would be nice to see a new/improved OT version.
Title: Re: Hasbro Announces 6" Black Series Archive
Post by: Nicklab on February 9, 2019, 05:17 PM
Yeah, pretty much every Poe Dameron release so far has been lackluster in terms of the likeness.  The TLJ version isn't that great, either.
Title: Re: Hasbro Announces 6" Black Series Archive
Post by: Jeff on April 13, 2019, 12:13 AM
Wave 2 pre-orders at EE -

Black Series 6" Archive Anakin Skywalker (https://www.entertainmentearth.com/product/HSE4042?id=JE-405087801)
Black Series 6" Archive Yoda (https://www.entertainmentearth.com/product/HSE4043?id=JE-405087801)
Black Series 6" Archive Darth Maul (https://www.entertainmentearth.com/product/HSE4041?id=JE-405087801)
Black Series 6" Archive Biker Scout (https://www.entertainmentearth.com/product/HSE4044?id=JE-405087801)
Title: Re: Black Series 6" Archive Re-Releases
Post by: Nicklab on July 3, 2019, 11:14 AM
Has anyone received their BSA wave 2 from Hasbro Pulse yet?
Title: Re: Black Series 6" Archive Re-Releases
Post by: tmanthegreat on July 8, 2019, 01:20 PM
I didnít order this wave from Hasbro Pulse and instead went with Entertainment Earth.  I received my order a couple weeks ago.