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Luke Skywalker

While all the Star Wars news recently has been about the new movies here is some news of interest for those of us who like the Star Wars action figures.

Hasbro are bringing us the Star Wars Black Series this year. This will be a series 6-inch figures that will have lots more more articulation and detail than previous figures. The focus will be on characters from the original trilogy although some prequel characters will be included. Eight figures are planned for 2013 and will be $20 each.

The first four figures are due out in early to mid-August. They include Luke Skywalker in his X-Wing Fighter flight suit, R2-D2, Darth Maul and an Imperial Sandtrooper.

“We consider them the best figures that Hasbro’s ever produced for Star Wars that meets the sensibilities of romancing the character as well as the playability and poseability that fans really appreciate,” says Derryl DePriest, Hasbro vice president of boys marketing.

The current “vintage”-style line of 3¾ figures will also continue under the Black Series banner.

Luke Skywalker box

Source: USA Today