George Lucas, as we know him today, will be getting a brand new action figure. The Star Wars Black Series of toys will introduce a new version of the legend as a stormtrooper, but he’ll be 6″ tall this time.
According to StarWars.com, the figure will go up for pre-order on Amazon starting tomorrow, September 29th. The listing should go live at 1 PM EST. Unfortunately, the current link does not go to a listing, but bookmark it anyway, just in case.
Though the pre-orders are set for tomorrow, George’s action figure won’t ship until sometime in 2022.
Lucas, as he appeared when directing the Original Trilogy, already had a stormtrooper figure. George appeared in the Saga Collection years ago. That version of the figure currently goes for $100 on sites like eBay. The famed filmmaker also appeared under other names in the toyline too.
This new George Lucas figure is actually not the first time the film icon has been brought to life in action-figure form. In 2002, Hasbro released the 3.75-inch rebel pilot Jorg Sacul, featuring the likeness of Lucas, as a Star Wars Celebration II exclusive; Lucas next made the jump to the toy aisle for 2006’s 3.75-inch The Saga Collection, appearing as a stormtrooper; and then again in 2006 as Baron Papanoida, his character from Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, in the Lucas Collector’s Set. But this is Lucas’ debut in the modern, highly-articulated and detailed 6-inch format provided by the Black Series.
What are your thoughts on Disney and Hasbro using Lucas’s likeness to sell products after what we’ve seen them do to his characters? A loving tribute or just business as usual for the Mouse? Let us know in the comments.
[Source: Star Wars]
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