All About Star Wars Black Series

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Hasbro’s Black Series has been invaluable to Star Wars collectors, offering fans wearable Star Wars helmets, battle-ready lightsabers, and 6″ action figures. The series is vast, representing characters from all over the Star Wars universe.

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They don’t just stop at the movie characters, either. You’ll find figures, helmets, and lightsabers from the comic books, video games, Clone Wars cartoon, and Disney+ shows. Say you’re a fan of Ashoka, they’ve got you covered with Black Series figures of Sabine Wren, Baylon Skoll, and, of course, Ahsoka herself.

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Catering to fans of popular Star Wars characters and those love a cult fave is the best of both worlds, which is why The Black Series has enjoyed enduring popularity among all ages for a solid decade now.

Hasbro knows that all Star Wars fans have their own favorite corner of an incredibly vast universe. That’s why even the most obscure characters will get their own figures, just to make sure everyone can find exactly what they want. Get creative with your figures’ display and you could even pit Chewbacca against Krrsantan, the wookie character from The Book of Boba Fett!

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Let’s take a closer look at each product offering within The Black Series line from Hasbro.

Black Series Helmets

There are just over two dozen Black Series helmets to collect, ranging from bounty hunters to fighter pilots and Sith Lords. As with everything in The Black Series, the helmets are both collectable and functional.

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If someone wants to purchase a helmet for display purposes only, that’s fine, because the detail on the helmets is out of this world. Some of The Black Series helmets look so authentic you might have friends doing double takes. (Think you could pass off your Mandalorian helmet as being made from actual beskar steel?)

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Star Wars features some of the best costume design this side of the galaxy and the Black Series does a wonderful job of bringing that magic home. These helmets, which typically don’t cost more than a few hundred bucks (until they sell out and hit the resell sites), look amazing.

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The Black Series helmets are fully functional, too, offering comfortable fits, voice changers, sound effects, lights, and more. For example, the Rogue One Stormtrooper helmet distorts your voice, so you sound like a clone!  Sabine Wren’s Mandalorian helmet features a heads-up display that actually folds down and lights up. The specific features vary with each helmet, but they’re all designed to offer an absolute blast.

For more information about each individual helmet, check out Star Wars Black Series Helmets: The Complete List.

Black Series Lightsabers

There are roughly just as many lightsabers in the Black Series as there are helmets. The timeline is much more vast, however, spanning from the lightsaber of Darth Revan, who lived thousands of years before the original trilogy, all the way to Rey’s personal, yellow-bladed saber, seen at the tail end of Episode 9.

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Black Series lightsabers are made of metal and lovingly recreated from the various designs found in Star Wars media. Some sabers are called Force FX and some are Force FX Elite, with the Elite versions carrying a bigger price tag but offering more features.

There’s a surprising amount of variety in the hilt designs as well. Aside from the obvious differences (like Darth Maul’s double-edged saber and Kylo Ren’s crossguard hilt) you also have the curved hilts of Count Dooku and his apprentice, Asajj Ventress.

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There are various grip styles, slight color variations, and more. Don’t think that if you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all. The Black Series Obi-Wan Kenobi Force FX Elite Lightsaber, with its almost triangular design, couldn’t be more different than the compact design of the Darth Revan Force FX Elite Lightsaber.

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Additionally, the attention to detail is second-to-none. And just like with the helmets, these replicas are fit to be in any collector’s showcase. They even come with stands to help you build a glorious display.

For more information about each individual lightsaber, check out Star Wars Black Series Force FX Lightsabers: The Complete List.

Black Series Figures

The first batch of Star Wars Black Series figures debuted in Fall 2013, featuring the 6” characters alongside their 3.75” counterparts. Since then, the line has released hundreds of figures, pulling inspiration from every nook and cranny of a galaxy far, far away.

Not only is just about every character you can think of represented, but popular characters often get multiple editions, sporting different looks and offering different opportunities for collectors.

One of the most appealing aspects of The Black Series figures is that so many obscure characters have gotten their own spot in the collection, with the same awesome attention to detail given to them as with the major franchise players.

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This is a series that offers fully-featured versions of Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker, as well as The Client, Werner Herzog’s character from The Mandalorian. Not only that, but he looks like Werner Herzog!

These are fabulous representations of all of your favorite Star Wars characters and then some. 

Star Wars Black Series

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Now that you’re well-versed in all that The Black Series has to offer, you’re ready to hunt down your favorites from the line.

Whether you want to roleplay as Boba Fett, wield Mace Windu’s purple lightsaber, or create a display of your characters, you’ll certainly collect a treasure or two to make you happy as a Jawa in a sandcrawler.

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