USA Today got the exclusive on Hasbro’s newest product line of Star Wars action figures. The Black Series promises more detail and articulation in the 6-inch scale. Priced at $19.99 a piece, the first wave will hit in mid-August featuring Pilot Luke Skywalker, R2-D2, Darth Maul, and an Imperial Sandtrooper. Another wave of four figures will also release later this year. It sounds like Black Series will focus mainly on characters from the original trilogy with a few of the key players from the prequels thrown into the mix.
Hot Toys has released two new “behind the scenes” pics of its upcoming movie Batman figure. The takeaway from these shots: the packaging contains a PVC bat signal transparency. It will release in February. It’s also up for pre-order here.
Sideshow Collectibles has another 1/6 scale G.I. Joe-themed figure to add to its line. The Black Dragon Ninja features an articulated Prometheus 1.1 body with over 30 points of articulation, a hand-painted head with sculpted fabric style mask, a fabric uniform, rope, detailed sculpted hands,forearm and shin armor, two pairs of boots, 11 interchangeable hands, a Tanto knife with scabbard, Nodachi sword with scabbard, Kyoketsu-Shoge, Six Hira shuriken, AK-74SU assault rifle w/ parastock, silencer, sight and pad, display stand and more. The Sideshow exclusive version will also come with a hand painted scarred head. It’s up for pre-order here for $134.99. Look for it in the second quarter of 2012.
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