Posted by Chris on January 29, 2013 at 11:30 AM CST
It should come as no surprise after we hinted at this back in December and then posted about a possible 6" line yesterday, but USAToday.com reports that Hasbro will be producing a brand new 6" scale action figure line based on Original Trilogy characters with a few key Prequel characters as well.

Priced at $19.99, these 6" action figures will be more detailed and more articulated than the current 3 3/4" scale line.

The first of four waves is scheduled for an early to mid-August release and includes an Imperial Sandtrooper, Luke Skywalker (X-Wing Pilot), R2-D2 and Darth Maul.

The current 3 3/4" Vintage Collection line will also continue under the new Black Series name.

Check out their full write up here.
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