SWCA 2022: 7 Hasbro Star Wars Reveals Fans Won’t Want To Miss

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The unofficial theme of star wars Celebration Anaheim 2022 seems to be “Hello there.” And this year’s highly anticipated Hasbro star wars The panel continued the theme, introducing fans to new takes on classic characters and a wave of new merchandise inspired by upcoming ones. star wars entertainment.

During a panel discussion, Patrick (Brand Director, Hasbro star wars), Vickie (Senior Design Director, Hasbro star wars), Chris, (LucasFilm), Chris (Head of Product Design, Hasbro star wars), Jing (brand manager, Hasbro star wars), Emily (senior product designer, Hasbro star wars), and Eric (Product Designer, Hasbro star wars) presented fans with a slew of upcoming releases, along with a few surprises. Here are seven highlights.

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1. L0-LA59 is here to steal our hearts. Speaking of Obi Wan Kenobi, it’s clear that L0-LA59 (affectionately referred to as “LOLA”) is sure to join a long list of fan-favorite droid companions. And Hasbro has to agree, as it’s set to launch multiple product lines, including the Black Series and Vintage Collection (as well as Wandering Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi’s respective releases), the Bounty Collection, and two editions. interactive: electronics and animatronics. Speaking on the animatronic edit, Vickie shared that it was “the most visually true to entertainment”. Which was quite a feat, as the team had to work with limited character information during development, receiving official sounds from the show just in time for production.

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2. Ralph McQuarrie inspires star wars: The black series. In partnership with Disney Parks and shopDisney, Hasbro proudly announced its first-ever Black Series Two-Pack – an Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader figure set based on the work of the legendary concept artist. “Obviously Obi-Wan Kenobi, Darth Vader, you know, kinda relevant right now,” Patrick noted, commenting on the Disney+ Original series release, Obi Wan Kenobi.

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3. The Inquisitors are on the hunt. Continuing the Obi Wan Kenobi reveal, the team announced the introduction of several new series Inquisitors to the Dark Series. While Reva was introduced earlier this week during Obi-Wan Wednesday, she will be joined by other villains, the Grand Inquisitor, Fourth Sister, and Fifth Brother. Each figure comes with a unique lightsaber hilt, with two detachable blades. “Each of these sabers is actually completely uniquely sculpted,” Eric pointed out.

Hasbro's Riot Scout Trooper, a MagnaGuard, and a KX Security Droid vintage collection out of box

4. Star Wars Jedi: Survivor takes over the Vintage Collection. Timed with the teaser debut and the title reveal of the Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order sequel, the Vintage Collection will sport a pack of three individual cards of some of the enemies players can expect to encounter in the upcoming game. The set will include a Riot Scout Trooper, MagnaGuard, and KX Security Droid, along with their weapons respective stun guns and their electric deco. As Vicki joked, there’s a “shocking amount of numbers here!”

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5. The Dark Side Remains Strong! Two of the revelations that received the loudest cheers from the attendees were the Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 7 Black Series Darth Maul and The Mandalorian Vintage Dark Trooper Collection. The Dark Trooper comes complete with his charging case and features unique glowing piping for the eye lenses, mimicking their eerie glowing gaze. “This was a feature I was so excited to add,” Emily shared.

6. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic—Remake numbers and more are in the pipeline. While pipeline reveals are often years off, they’re a great way to get fans excited for what’s to come. And Hasbro did not disappoint: for the Black Series, fans cheered on new versions of Darth Malak and Bastila Shan, based on their upcoming looks in the remake of the beloved game, Knights of the Old Republic. Additionally, Paz Vizsla, Starkiller, and Hunter are in preparation for the Vintage collection.

7. Hasbro Pulse’s HasLab is back – and it’s over 6 feet long! Fans were treated to a sizzling reel of Hasbro’s latest crowdfunding project: the Black Series Reva Inquisitor double-bladed lightsaber. This Force FX Elite blade features never-before-seen combat sequence effects on both blades, for a unique and immersive experience. And backers won’t have to worry about unlockable levels. “That’s it. We put it all here,” Chris said as he showed the audience a working prototype. “I’ll be telling you about it all day!”

Check out even more reveals in the gallery below!

Dustin Diehl’s editorial work includes Fortune 500 brands and major publishers like Our magazine and the lawyer – but his first love is star wars. His dog and cat keep him busy, but he still manages to find time for a good TV binge. Geek with him on Twitter @DRJedi.

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