There’s no way to have a Hasbro or Pulse presentation without sharing some goodies from a galaxy far, far away… and the fans of both the Vintage Collection and Black Series of Star Wars should have something to celebrate. It’s time to go over today’s panel and check out all of the new preorders. Amazon links do earn commissions for this website. With that said, here we go!
There were talks with some of the show’s talent, some fans Q&A, but we’re all here for the articulated goodies, so let’s concentrate on that!
PulseCon 2022 Exclusives
Andor – Black Series Cassian Andor and B2EMO Set
Pre Order: Pulse
A completely brand new sculpt for Diego Luna’s character, nothing has been reused from the Rogue One figure (obviously). Lots of praise for the flexible pvc used for the costumes to allow more flexibility, and even more for the engineering that went into making Bee’s expandable body structure (rocket science here, guys!). Also a special metallic take on the cool packaging.
The Mandalorian – The Vintage Collection The Mandalorian Rescue Set
Pre Order: Pulse
A combo of previously released figures with some new extras, like the Beskar spear, the fire effects, and a new sculpt for Grogu.
Hasbro Selfie Series
This new initiative is coming to the Star Wars line. They will be available through the Hasbro Pulse app, and you’ll be able to choose as a base the following bodies:
- Leia’s Hoth outfit
- Rebel Pilot
- Din Djarin’s (full Beskar armor version)
Boba Fett’s Throne Room Vintage Collection Set
The pre-orders are finally and irrevocably closing on October 7, so make up your mind by then! Also, Pulse is expanding in the EU, now available in Germany, France, Austria, and Spain.
The Vintage Collection (3.75 inches)
Just like its big brother, Black Series version, this is a completely new tooling, with a pistol included.
Probably the new peg warmer of the set; with a meh likeness and a blaster included.
Ready for a Spring 2023 release, this time we’ll be able to get the full, 7 members band in an all-new, black and white packaging. This will be a Hasbro Pulse exclusive.
The Bad Batch – Hunter
Pre-orders will be released at a later date, for a 2023 launch. All the cool stuff from the Black Series, including a bunch of accessories, and a removable helmet.
The Black Series (6 inches)
It’s the exact same figure as the PulseCon exclusive. Flexible pvc, completely new sculpt, pistol included. Also, these will be the first waves of Black Series packaging with the new plastic-free initiative (all cardboard, no clear plastic window to see the figure).
A newly tooled figure, with a brand new data pad as well. Very good job on the likeness of the lovely Adria Arjona.
An impressive figure based on the likeness of Stellan Skarsgård, with that new use of flexible pvc for his coat. It includes a knife with its sheath and a blaster.
Believe it or not, this is the first figure of the character ever made. It includes some neat golden paint app.
He was possible thanks to some smart tooling of the main Mandalorian figure, with simply a new sculpt for the belt, torso, and head. It comes with a removable helmet, a jet pack that is now tooled to fit with other figures, and a blaster pistol.
A re-release of one figure that’s difficult to get as a stand-alone. Comes in a redesigned blister, like the rest of the line to respect the original retro packaging.
Good ol’ Lando with a removable helmet and a vibro axe.
Includes a fabric coat that can be removed, and a blaster pistol.
It has a pistol and a removable helmet.
A cool stand-alone release of the fan-favorite wookie. They needed to justify the $ to remake him, so now it includes some extra accessories: pear, clubs, and bow and arrow included.
A lot of re-issues and some brand new stuff to be excited about during 2023, let’s take a deep breath, and here we go:
Return of the Jedi 40th Anniversary – The Vintage Collection (3.75 inches): Darth Vader, Weequay, Wooof , Yak Face, Nikto Skiff Guard, and a Kithaba Skiff Guard.
And for the first time, the Endor Empire Base playset.
The Book of Boba Fett – The Vintage Collection: Tusken Warrior
The Bad Batch – The Vintage Collection: a much-needed Howzer re-issue with the correct name and card back.
Return of the Jedi 40th Anniversary – The Black Series: Luke Skywalker Jedi Knight, Darth Vader, Imperial Guard reissue.
Aaaand a long time coming new tooling of R2D2!
The Book of Boba Fett – The Black Series: Pike Syndicate Trooper, Cad Bane, and the Tusken Chieftain
Finally, The Clone Wars Era 20th Anniversary, spanning figures (at least for now) from both animated series of the same name.