SDCC 2019: Recap of Hasbro Star Wars Panel

Following on the heels of the Star Wars Collector panel from earlier today, the Hasbro Star Wars panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2019 concluded a short time ago as the big Star Wars day at SDCC rolls on. Below is a recap of the new products that were announced during the panel along with a recap posted on StarWars.com. Stay tuned for official high resolution press images of these new products from Hasbro’s public relations team at Litzky PR – we’ll be posting them as soon as we receive them.

Opening Segment

– highlighted their assortment of Star Wars SDCC exclusives
– the Boba Fett figure celebrating the 40th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back will be highly detailed
– no details/info on October 4’s “Tripe Force Friday”┬ámerchandise event were revealed
– showed an image of a cool Sith Trooper army figure poster that will be handed out at their booth

Galaxy of Adventures

– 5″ scale animated versions of figures will be coming in this line (Darth Vader, Han Solo, C-3PO, and Chewbacca figures were shown)
– these animated figures will be highly articulated (24 POA) and have specific action features for enhanced play

The Retro Collection

– Hasbro said this line is performing well and more figures are planned.

The Black Series 6″

– will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back
– showed production of the Hasbro Fan Vote winner Luke Skywalker (Dagobah) figure from this past March
– showed design and construction photos of the impressive figure diorama they have on display at their SDCC booth
– a 6″ scale rancor was created specifically for their SDCC booth diorama figure display

The Black Series Roleplay Electronic Helmets

– Luke Skywalker (X-wing Pilot) helmet
– Boba Fett helmet (a prop helmet was scanned at the Lucasfilm archives to be as screen-accurate as possible).
– the Fett helmet features a functional range finder with display lights

HyperReal 8″

– Luke Skywalker (Bespin Fatigues) is coming to this new line to battle with the previously-revealed Darth Vader

Q&A

– Hasbro will not have a figure diorama at Disney’s D23 Expo next month
– additional Legends figures are not completely out of the question, but there are currently no plans for more at this time
– Hasbro consults with Dave Filoni during the process of creating realistic figures from the Star Wars Rebels stable of characters
– sounds like additional modular playsets are in the works (no specific details shared)
– new Skiff Guard figures based on human characters are possible down the road
– there are currently no plans to produce new Star Wars Resistance figures
– they mentioned the difficulty in designing a TBS 6″ Rebels Zeb figure due to the larger size of the character

Thanks to @swactionnews, @TheSWU, and @BlueJaigEyes for the content updates.

Justin LaSalata
Located in New York with his wife Dianna, Justin LaSalata is the US Editor of Jedi News responsible for reporting on all areas of Star Wars related news as well as coverage from NY Comic Con and Toy Fair NY.