Hasbro Pulse has announced the next wave in the Star Wars Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary Black Series line. All of these figures are just simple repacks but it gives fans some updated features for some of their favorite figures. 6 figures have been announced 5 of which are 40th-anniversary figures and the last is a 40th figure getting new Black Series packaging. To start things off we are joining the Empire this these upcoming 3 releases. First up is the figure that started it all with his SDCC variant, Boba Fett. This is a fan-favorite character that just continues to keep gaining hype. He will come with 2 blasters and will feature his classic card back. Next up is the Imperial Snowtrooper who is ready to take on the Rebels on Hoth. He features an updated mold and sculpts from his 2016 course part. Loaded with a nice Empire card back and 2 guns this Snowtrooper will take on anything the Rebellion throws at him. The last figure from the Empire is the man main himself, Darth Vader. This figure will feature a newly updated sculpting. With updates on his belt, chest, fabric cape, and comes with his red lightsaber. His card back will be accurate to his original Kenner release as well. Each of these figures will be priced at $19.99 and are set up to release in Fall 2019. Pre-orders for these Star Wars will go live tomorrow at 11 am on Hasbro Pulse so make sure you secure your figure today.
The last three Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary are from the Rebel Alliance. Two figures will feature card backs while the last get a repackaging in the new Black Series Box. First up is Chewbacca who will be getting a solo release compared to his Empire Strikes Back dual back with C-3PO. The repacking in this figure brings back his card back and he comes with his bowcaster. The next figure is also getting g a new solo release as Dagobah Luke Skywalker is here to train. This figure is also bundled up with Yoda for a special Black Series pack. Luke will come in his training outfit and his blue lightsaber. He will feature an original no card back as he next had one before in the Kenner series. The last figure that Hasbro covered is the hugely popular Hoth Rebel Soldier. This figure flew off shelves during his release and he is back but with new packaging. He will be in the newly redesigned Black Series box that features side art. The Solider will come with some nice accessories like his blaster, googles, and face wrap. This is one figure that fans will want to army build so pre-order them while you can. All three of these Rebel Alliance Star Wars Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary figures will be priced at $19.99. They are also set as a Fall 2020 release and pre-orders will go live 11 pm June 23, 2020, on Hasbro Pulse. Don't forget to check out the entire Hasbro Pulse live stream event here.
"Fans and collectors can imagine scenes from the STAR WARS Galaxy with this premium STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH REBEL TROOPER (HOTH) Figure, inspired by STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK. STAR WARS fans and collectors can display this highly poseable (4 fully articulated limbs) figure, which features premium deco and comes with 4 REBEL TROOPER (HOTH)-inspired accessories, in their STAR WARS figure and vehicle collection. Includes figure and 4 accessories. Available for pre-order at Hasbro Pulse, Amazon, and Entertainment Earth."
"Imagine the biggest battles and missions in the Star Wars saga with figures from STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES! With exquisite features and decoration, this series embodies the quality and realism STAR WARS devotees love. Commemorate the 40th Anniversary of STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK with figures from STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES, featuring movie- inspired design and detail, and packaging with original Kenner branding! STAR WARS fans and collectors can display these highly poseable figures, featuring premium deco inspired by characters in STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, in their action figure collections. Characters in this wave include BOBA FETT, CHEWBACCA, DARTH VADER, IMPERIAL SNOWTROOPER (HOTH), and LUKE SKYWALKER (DAGOBAH). Each figure sold separately. Available for pre-order at Hasbro Pulse, Amazon, Walmart, and Entertainment Earth."