Hasbro has just wrapped up their May the 4th livestream where they announced several new Black Series and The Vintage Collection releases plus two role play items from the new Obi-Wan Kenobi Series. With only a couple of exceptions, most of today’s reveals are not exclusive and will be available for pre-order starting on May 5, 2022 at 1:00PM ET.
Hasbro officially announced that they will be attending Star Wars Celebration Anaheim later this month although a panel announcement was already posted. They did not mention any convention exclusives but did say towards the end of the stream that we should check StarWars.com later today as it sounds like they will have some more information for us.
To start our recap of the stream, we’ll take a look at the Black Series. There were a couple new reveals today along with in-hand figures, available for pre-order on May 5th, from previous Pipeline teases. We also have two new Pipeline announcements that won’t be available for pre-order tomorrow.
- Princess Leia (Ewok Village) – Star Wars: Return of the Jedi #9
- Figrin D’an – Star Wars: A New Hope #4
- Nalan Cheel (The Modal Nodes) – Star Wars: A New Hope
- Clone Trooper (187th Battalion) – Star Wars: The Clone Wars season 7 #10
- New Republic Security Droid – The Mandalorian #23
- Pipeline: HK-87 – The Mandalorian
- Pipeline: Luke Skywalker – The Mandalorian
Figrin D’an comes with three accessories and Nalan Cheel, which is a deluxe release, includes the rest of the band’s instruments. Nalan Cheel also has interchangeable hands and a stool so he can play all of the included instruments.
Nalan Cheel is a Pulse exclusive in the US, Canada, and UK with pre-orders available May 5th for a Fall 2022 release. The 187th Clone Trooper is a Walgreens exclusive in the US, GameStop in Canada, and a Fan Channel shared exclusive, including Pulse, in the UK. There is no pre-order for the 187th Clone Trooper.
The Vintage Collection
The Vintage Collection announcements kicked off with a Retro collection preview of a 6-pack boxed set that will include re-packs of the Star Wars: A New Hope figures released in the first wave. All six figures are carded and packed in a box with Kenner inspired retro packaging. The set is a Hasbro Pulse and Disney exclusive. Pre-orders will be available on Hasbro Pulse and ShopDisney on May 26, 2022, however, they’ll be available at Disneyland Resort on May 25th in the park. The set will be available at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. Note that May 25th is the day before Celebration Anaheim kicks off.
The 6-pack includes:
- Darth Vader
- Luke Skywalker
- Princess Leia
- Han Solo
Hasbro announced six new Vintage Collection releases including two Gaming Greats figures and a new 4-pack army building set.
- Phase I Clone Trooper 4-pack – Lieutenant and 3 Clone Troopers
- 332nd Ahsoka’s Clone Trooper – Star Wars The Clone Wars
- Anakin Skywalker (Padawan) – Star Wars Attack of the Clones
- Mandalorian Super Commando – Star Wars The Clone Wars
- Gaming Greats: The Force Unleashed Stormtrooper Commander
- Gaming Greats: Jedi Fallen Order Heavy Assault Stormtrooper
The Phase I Clone Trooper pack is a Hasbro Pulse exclusive in the US, Canada, and UK. Both of the Gaming Greats figures are shared Fan Channel exclusives, including Hasbro Pulse in the US, Canada, and UK, and available for pre-order May 5, 2022 along with the other pre-orders. They have a release of Fall 2022.
The final two announcements today were for role play items from the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi show. In the Force FX Elite line, we have Obi-Wan’s lightsaber which features a removeable blade and new clash and battle sequence sounds along with the classic ignition and other effects.
Hasbro also updated their 3-piece Darth Vader helmet with new red lenses and paint deco to go along with what we may see in the Obi-Wan Kenobi series.