Kids and families can bond over a ton of new fandom-inspired action figures and vehicles in the months ahead!
On the first day of Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC), Hasbro revealed more than a dozen new Transformers and gave young fans a peek at what was to come with the company’s Marvel and Star Wars panels — the panels did not disappoint. Hasbro announced more than 20 Star Wars: The Black Series and Star Wars: The Vintage Collection figures and more than a dozen Marvel Legends figures kids will be obsessed with!
The highlight of the Star Wars releases was the crowdfunded Star Wars: The Vintage Collection Ghost from Haslab. The ship first seen in Rebels is being brought to the real world ahead of Ahsoka, which comes out on Disney+ next month.
This set features an exclusive Hera Syndulla action figure and a removable Phantom II shuttle. The shuttle is huge, with the capacity for at least 15 action figures for kids to play with. That’s not all, the more people that get the Ghost, the more kids get! This endeavor needs at least 8,000 backers to happen, but as more people sign on, new characters, including Kanan Jarrus, Ezra Bridger, and Zeb Orrelios, get added to the set. Adults have until Sept. 6 to sign up to get the set for the kids in their lives!
Hasbro also announced its latest lineup of The Black Series holiday figures that are perfect for festive kids, including a Mandalorian Scout, a Jawa with Salacious B. Crumb, a Snow Trooper, a Purge Trooper, and a KX Security Droid! These figures are covered in holiday cheer, decked in red, white, and green, dressed in costumes, and more!
“It’s a new way to look at things,” says Chris Reiff, Associate Principal Product Designer for Star Wars. “We’re always so serious and chasing which version of brown goes on that character to break that frame a little bit and jump into a whole bright color and fun world is nice.”
The Vintage Collection releases will also get kids excited for Ahsoka, including Ahsoka herself, Darth Revan, Grand Admiral Thrawn, Sabine Wren, Imperial Officers, Pre Vizsla, and Chewbacca for Life Day!
Marvel’s lineup is equally exciting, with Marvel Legends figures for Rogue, Gambit, Storm, Wolverine, Magneto, Bishop, Lady Bullseye, Luke Cage as Power Man, Daredevil, Gamerverse Iron Man, The Fist Ninja, Clea, and Blade. Each figure is highly articulated and comes with accessories to highlight how cool the character is! The Lady Bullseye, Luke Cage, Gamerverse Iron Man, Fist Ninja, Clea, and Blade figures also come with Build-A-Figure parts to create the Mindless One figure. The lineup also includes a 2-pack of figures featuring Peter Parker on the job with his camera and Smythe!
Hasbro also offered a sneak peek at the upcoming animated X-Men ‘97 series coming to Disney+ with an action figure multipack! This pack featured 4-inch figures of Rogue, Storm, Gambit, Cyclops, and Wolverine, each with clip-on accessories!
All of the figures will hit shelves later this year or in early 2024! Kids won’t be able to wait to get their hands on these new action figures to act out scenes from their favorite comics and movies!