2019 is another big year for Star Wars the the release of Episode IX in cinemas, the return of their Fan Event “Star Wars Celebration” (This year in Chicago) and of course, the 20th Anniversary of “The Phantom Menace”. StarWars.com have given us a full look at the upcoming exclusives from this years Celebration event including new items from Funko, LEGO & Hasbro :
Star Wars The Black Series
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, an exclusive set of action figures will pay homage to the iconic red cardbacks from the original toy line that hit shelves two decades ago in support of Episode I.
Hasbro will celebrate the duel between Darth Maul and a young Obi-Wan Kenobi with a pair of 6-inch Black Series figures on special Episode I cardbacks; both releases utilize the innovative Photo Real paint application technique.
LEGO has crafted a special brick bust in the visage of the mask of Darth Vader, with limited availability at Target.
And Funko has given a special chrome blue treatment to six of its character sculpts in the POP! line.
The bobblehead range is also releasing new Funko POP! figures of Watto and Darth Maul.
There’s a lot to like here with an emphasis on The Phantom Menace’s 20th Anniversary alongside Funko extending their Chrome craze to Star Wars characters meaning its yet another Boba Fett item we need to seek out for our Bounty Hunter shelves!
StarWars.com does say that “These are just some of the exclusive toys and bobbleheads that you can get your hands on at Star Wars Celebration next month.” so we’ll keep you updated as they unveil more items in the weeks ahead. Be sure to let us know which of the above has you the most excited in the comments below.
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Last modified: March 22, 2019