SDCC: Hasbro Unveils ‘X-Males ’97’ and ‘Ahsoka’ Motion Figures

The Pressure was robust with Hasbro this weekend!

On the primary day of Comedian-Con Worldwide: San Diego (SDCC), Hasbro revealed greater than a dozen new Transformers and gave followers a peek at what was to return with the corporate’s Marvel and Star Wars panels — the panels didn’t disappoint. Hasbro introduced greater than 20 Star Wars: The Black Series and Star Wars: The Vintage Collection figures and greater than a dozen Marvel Legends figures. 

The spotlight of the Star Wars releases was the crowdfunded Star Wars: The Classic Assortment Ghost from Haslab. The ship first seen in Rebels is being dropped at the true world forward of Ahsoka, which comes out on Disney+ subsequent month.

This set options an unique Hera Syndulla action figure and a detachable Phantom II shuttle. The shuttle is big, with the capability for at the least 15 motion figures. That’s not all, the extra people who get the Ghost, the extra you get.This endeavor wants at the least 8,000 backers to occur, however as extra individuals signal on, new characters, together with Kanan Jarrus, Ezra Bridger, and Zeb Orrelios, get added to the set. Followers have till Sept. 6 to enroll.

“In each potential manner, the response within the room (when the Ghost was introduced) was wonderful,” says Patrick Schneider, International Advertising and marketing Director for Star Wars and Indiana Jones for Hasbro. “We began Haslab with Star Wars with the (Jabba’s) Barge, a lot ardour for that. The Razor Crest set a then file … We’ve had extra backers on day one than the Razor Crest did. So we’re on a terrific flight path simply hoping this factor will get unlocked within the subsequent few days and we’re all capable of have fun.”

The Star Wars motion determine lineup can be full of pleasure. New The Black Collection figures from Ahsoka embody Ahsoka Tano, Sabine Wren, R2-D2, and Hera Syndulla. You can too wield Ahsoka’s lightsaber with The Black Collection Pressure FX Digital Lightsaber, which includes a white LED blade and options tons of sound results, and a stand to show it on.

Hasbro additionally introduced its lineup of The Black Collection vacation figures for this yr, together with a Mandalorian Scout, a Jawa with Salacious B. Crumb, a Snow Trooper, a Purge Trooper, and a KX Safety Droid. These figures are coated in vacation cheer, decked in purple, white, and inexperienced, wearing costumes, and extra.

“It’s a brand new manner to take a look at issues,” says Chris Reiff, Affiliate Principal Product Designer for Star Wars. “We’re all the time so severe and chasing which model of brown goes on that character to interrupt that body somewhat bit and bounce into an entire vibrant colour and enjoyable world is sweet.”

The Classic Assortment releases additionally construct up hype for Ahsoka, together with Ahsoka, Darth Revan, Grand Admiral Thrawn, Sabine Wren, Imperial Officers, Pre Vizsla, and Chewbacca for Life Day.

Marvel’s lineup is equally spectacular, with Marvel Legends figures for Rogue, Gambit, Storm, Wolverine, Magneto, Bishop, Woman Bullseye, Luke Cage as Energy Man, Daredevil, Gamerverse Iron Man, The Fist Ninja, Clea, and Blade. Every determine is very articulated and comes with equipment to spotlight how cool the character is. The Woman Bullseye, Luke Cage, Gamerverse Iron Man, Fist Ninja, Clea, and Blade figures additionally include Construct-A-Determine elements to create the Senseless One determine. The lineup additionally features a 2-pack of figures that includes Peter Parker on the job together with his digicam and Smythe.

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Hasbro additionally supplied a sneak peek on the upcoming animated X-Males ‘97 collection coming to Disney+ with an motion determine multipack. This pack featured 4-inch figures of Rogue, Storm, Gambit, Cyclops, and Wolverine, every with clip-on equipment.

This drop additionally brings window field packaging again to Marvel Legends, which at the moment makes use of an image of the determine on the entrance of the field as an alternative.

“We undoubtedly heard from the group how a lot they needed the window field packaging again,” says Dan Yun, Model Supervisor for Marvel Legends. “We’re tremendous excited and I feel the followers, at the least who we’re speaking with right here, are tremendous blissful about it.”

Yun additionally gave a sneak peek into the inventive course of Hasbro makes use of to resolve which characters will likely be given the motion determine therapy. 

“We actually do test the boards, the fan pages, the reactions and if there are characters from films that we haven’t gotten to and we see that there’s a demand on the market, we strive very exhausting to convey it to the forefront to make it occur,” Yun says. “We all know that Bruce Banner was any person that wanted an replace. A few of our key individuals have been like, “Yeah, let’s do this. I feel now’s the time.’”

The entire figures will hit cabinets later this yr or in early 2024. Motion determine collectors are certain to be pleased with these new drops.

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