Hasbro's 40th anniversary Star Wars toys recreate classic movie scenes
Lights, camera, action figures.
Hasbro has unveiled a new line of retro-style Black Series toys for the 40th anniversary of Star Wars this spring. And they’re unveiling them with this series of photos featuring the playthings recreating memorable scenes from the film.
Although these new 6-inch toys are much larger than the Kenner originals that hit shelves in late 1977, they are displayed in similar bubble and card packaging — for an extra helping of nostalgia. (Hasbro acquired Kenner in 1991.) Each of the toys retails for $19.99 and will be available later this spring.
Above, you see the new Black Series Han, Leia, and Luke fleeing Darth Vader and his Stormtroopers in a scene aboard the Death Star. Below, check out more adventures for our plastic heroes.
“Help us Obi-Wan, you’re our only hope …”
“Don’t be too proud of this technological terror you’ve constructed. The ability to destroy a planet is insignificant next to the power of the Force.”
“But I was going into Tosche Station to pick up some power converters!”
“Somebody has to save our skins … Into the garbage chute, flyboy!”
“When I left you I was but the learner. Now, I am the master!
“If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine.”
“Your powers are weak, old man.”
Vader conquers the backyard.
A recreation of Kenner’s “Early Bird Certificate.” Parents who ordered action figures that weren’t yet available could give this placard to kids as a kind of galactic IOU.
The flip-side. This Vader and background is part of the $39.99 “40th Anniversary Legacy Pack.”
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