Hasbro Unveils New STAR WARS Figures to Celebrate Lucasfilm’s 50th Anniversary. Sequel Trilogy is MISSING?

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Jar Jar Binks with a superimposed photo of Rey to the right
Jar Jar Binks gets a new action figure to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Lucasfilm, but Rey does not. That's ice cold, Hasbro.


Where’s Rey?” indeed.

Hasbro Pulse is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Lucasfilm with a newly announced series of Star Wars: The Black Series figures. The announcement was made during Fan First Friday event, and includes everything from the Prequel Trilogy, to the Original Trilogy, to Clone Wars and Rebels.

But what is curiously missing are any announcements of characters from the Disney Star Wars Sequel Trilogy.

Hmm.

First up are the Episode I figures in throwback 1990s packaging. The initial wave includes Quin-Gon Jinn, Mace Windu, Jar Jar Binks and a Battle Droid. They seem to be Best Buy exclusives are are up for pre-order now.

It’s good to see The Phantom Menace getting some love in toy form. But what kind of bizarro world are we living in when The Phantom Menace gets toys over the Disney Sequel Trilogy to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Lucasfilm?

(Oh, right, maybe it’s because George Lucas didn’t sign off on the Disney Sequels. Or that Sequel toys almost destroyed the Star Wars toy franchise.)

The figures that really excite me are the Kenner style retro figures celebrating the Original Trilogy. We’ve got Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi with a plastic cape and a Jawa rocking a cloth robe. This in addition to Greedo, Kenner style. Now if we could just get a Hammerhead, Walrus Man and Snaggletooth to go full on Kenner Cantina.

These figures are up for pre-order on Amazon, and are said to be Amazon exclusives. They can be pre-ordered here.

There were also new figures for the Vintage line, including Endor Leia and Paploo the Ewok.

In the future, Hasbro will be releasing more figures from Star Wars: The Bad Batch and The Mandalorian. Two different versions of Lando Calrissian are also in the works.

But seemingly no mention of any Sequel Trilogy characters. Yet.

Even Ahsoka Tano and Darth Maul from the “Filoni-verse” will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Lucasfilm.

But Rey won’t be.

It’s possible that Hasbro will eventually release some sequel era figures to help celebrate.

But it’s also very possible they won’t, given that many Sequel Trilogy figures can still be had for cheap years after their release.

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