Biggs Darklighter Biggs Darklighter 2013 The Black Series

Rebel hero and X-Wing pilot Biggs Darklighter battles Imperial TIE Fighters during the assault on the first Death Star.

The #04 Biggs Darklighter figure is the third figure based on Luke's friend as he appeared in the last hours of his life following the 1998 The Power Of The Force and the 2007 30th Anniversary action figures. This time out, Hasbro pretty much nailed it by offering a figure that is chock full of functional articulation and a film accurate scale.

This figure, along with #01 Padmé Amidala from the Battle of Geonosis, #02 Clone Trooper Sergeant featuring the 2011 body buck, #03 Anakin Skywalker as he appeared in Attack Of The Clones, #05 Luke Skywalker in his Yavin Ceremony outfit, #06 Darth Vader with Bespin Cloud City related accessories, #07 Biker Scout that was originally included with the Speeder Bike the previous year and #08 Clone Pilot in Phase I armor, made up the first wave of figures in Hasbro's Star Wars: The Black Series 3 3/4-inch action figure collection. The figures were originally planned to be released in the cancelled 2013 Droid Factory collection and were revealed to be repackaged as the launch wave for this new collector focused series. First revealed in their showroom at the 2013 Toy Fair, the first wave began shipping all over North America at the end of the following July.

   
U.S. Product Packaging
 
North American Tri-Logo Product Packaging
  
Product Information
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Year: 2013
Original Retail: $9.99
Assortment Number: A5159/A5077
UPC Number: 6 53569 88036 3
What's In The Box?
  • Biggs Darklighter Figure
  • Removeable Helmet
  • Blaster
Variations:
  • The initial shipment of action figures in the first wave of The Black Series had a blister separation issue. The glue wasn't strong enough to sufficiently keep the blister attached to the card back.
  • To correct the blister separation issue, Hasbro added a line of tape on the top of the blisters of all the remaining stock before implementing new procedures that solved the issue all together.
  • After fixing the separation issue, Hasbro altered the blister design by removing the impressed Imperial Light Piping on the right side.
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Text & Photography by D. Martin Myatt

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