Posted by D. Martin on April 2, 2017 at 10:16 PM CST
To commemorate a major milestone, Hasbro created The Black Series 40th Anniversary collection. The line, which was revealed in their showroom at the 2017 International Toy Fair, the 40th Anniversary collection features 6-inch action figures based on the ones originally released by Kenner in 1978. The first wave in this special set began hitting shelves at the end of March, 2017 and included Han Solo, Han Solo, Princess Leia, Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi, and Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2).


The Artoo-Detoo action figure on this page is a repack of the #04 R2-D2 from the initial 2013 wave of 6-inch action figures in The Black Series. The quickest way to identify this rerelease from the original version is the black stamp located on the inside of the diminutive Droid's left leg.

The Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2) Photo Archive Page


Following The Black Series 2016 San Diego Comic-Con exclusive Obi-Wan Kenobi and mass release 32 Obi-Wan Kenobi that came out a few months later, this Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi action figure is more or less a straight repack. It can be identified by the white stamp under its left foot.

The Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi Photo Archive Page


This Han Solo action figure is a rerelease of the 2013 #08 Han Solo from the second wave of The Black Series. This version can be identified by the stamp on the back of its left leg.

The Han Solo Photo Archive Page


The Luke Skywalker action figure featured on this page is a repack of The Black Series 21 Luke Skywalker action figure released in 2016.

The Luke Skywalker Photo Archive Page


This Princess Leia Organa action figure is the only one released in the first wave of 40th Anniversary to stand apart from its previously released counterpart. While the switch over can only be found on the late releases of the 2016 The Black Series 30 Princess Leia Organa that came before it, every Leia action figure released on the 40th Anniversary card features the revised portrait.

The Princess Leia Organa Photo Archive Page

You can order this wave of action figures at Entertainment Earth.

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