This is a running list of Star Wars Black Series Pipeline reveals were teased at conventions and Fanstreams!
Star Wars Celebration Europe 2023 is in full swing, and we got some more new Star Wars 2023 Black Series Pipeline Reveals! Hasbro also wrapped up a FanStream in August 2023 and we are getting some new characters added to the line!
August 29, 2023: Star Wars FanStream
The Star Wars Team announced two more Black Series pipeline reveals with their Momaw Nadon and R-5 and Pit Droids pack!
You can briefly see Momaw Nadon in Star Wars A New Hope in the Cantina and, according to the Star Wars Databank, “An exile from Ithor, Momaw Nadon was a rebel sympathizer who cultivated a hidden garden in the mountains south of Mos Eisley. Nadon was in the Mos Eisley Cantina when Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi arrived in search of a pilot who could take them to Alderaan without attracting Imperial attention.”
R5 and Pit Droids
Making their appearance together in the Mandalorian Season 3 are R5 and the Pit Droids! A battered astromech droid, R5-D4 has had a long operational span bouncing around various owners on Tatooine for decades. He is now in Peli Motto’s employ in Docking 3-5 of Mos Eisley Spaceport but was then in service with the Mandalorean as he went in search of the mines of Mandalore so he could redeem himself for removing his helmet, which is a major faux pas in Mandalorian culture.
April 8, 2023: Star Wars Celebration 2023 Europe
Thanks to chaz the guru on Instagram for posting the latest Black Series Pipeline reveals. There are Game Stop, Walmart and Target exclusives which include the following figures:
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- Battled Damaged General Grievous (Gaming Greats)
- Final Scenes Obi Wan Kenobi (Kenobi)
- Battle Damaged Darth Vader (Kenobi)
- Force Spirit Qui Gon Jin (Kenobi)
- Commander Appo
Star Wars February 1, 2022 FanStream
The Star Wars team hosted a FanStream on February 1, 2022, where they revealed new figures and vehicles coming to the Star Wars Black Series Line! Also covered here are the pipeline reveals from London Comic 2022.
Some exciting pipeline figure reveals were announced today from The Mandalorian, Expanded Universe, and Clone Wars Vintage Collection sublines. Since these are pipeline reveals, no actual figures were shown but we can refer back to figures that were produced in the past and the live action or animated series these pipeline reveals are coming from!
Luke Skywalker (BOBF Training Outfit)
We can imagine what this figure could look like by referencing the live action appearance of Luke Skywalker as he trained Grogu from The Mandalorian series. We hope that his figure comes with a backpack similar to the one that was used in the series and The Empire Strikes Back with an additional Grogu figure to fit inside.
Deluxe Darth Malgus
Darth Malgus, born under the name Veradun and later nicknamed the False Emperor, was a male human Sith Master who served the Sith Empire during the Great Galactic War, the Cold War and the Second Great Galactic War. In the modern history of the Sith Empire, Darth Malgus stands out as a curiosity. He was born on Dromund Kaas as Veradun. As a fierce frontline warrior in his early years, Malgus took an alien lover, treating her more as a wife than a slave. She served at his side during his most successful campaigns, including the destruction of the Jedi Temple on Coruscant, where he killed Jedi Master Ven Zallow.
Technically, Darth Malgus was already released as a Black Series figure in 2014 but don’t let your eyes fool you! In 2014, the Black Series also included 3 3/4″ figures so it will be great to see what a Deluxe Darth Malgus figure looks like and the packout he’ll come with.
Ahsoka Loyalist Helmet
The 332nd Clone Trooper helmet (or bucket), which is a nod to division of the 501st Legion of the Galactic Republic, and was characterized by the distinctive helmet design of its troopers modeled after the markings on Ahsoka Tano’s face.
You can find many custom 332nd Clone Division helmets online but this one stood out and is a fantastic example of what a Black Series helmet could actually look like!
London Comic Con 2022 Pipeline Reveals
We just started covering the Star Wars pipeline reveals so we can only go back to London Comic Con 2022 for now but we also some great figures teased there too! Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the animated Clone Wars series, 3 new pipeline Black Series figures were revealed plus a figure from the Bad Batch season 2! The pipeline reveals for the Black Series are all coming from the animated shows so let’s check them out!
20th Anniversary of the Clone Wars
2023 will mark the 20th anniversary of the Clone Wars animated series. The Clone Wars is an animated television series set between the events of Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith. It’s initial run aired on the aired on Cartoon Network from 2003 to 2005, produced by Genndy Tartakovsky. The show follows the actions of various prequel trilogy characters, notably Jedi and clone troopers, in their war against the droid armies of the Confederacy of Independent Systems and the Sith.In a revamped animation style, the series aired on Cartoon Network for five seasons from 2008 to 2013, while an abridged sixth season was released through Netflix in 2014. On July 19, 2018, it was announced that twelve more episodes would be produced for the Disney+ streaming service, which were released beginning in February 2020 and ended on May 4, 2020.
Young Ahsoka Tano
The Star wars team mentioned that this Young Ahsoka Tano from the earlier seasons of the Clone Wars. Ahsoka Tano, a Togruta, was the Padawan learner to Anakin Skywalker and a hero of the Clone Wars. Alongside Anakin, she grew from headstrong student into a mature leader.
2011 Clone Wars Figure
There have been a few versions of Ahsoka Tano released over the years and this one comes from the Clone Wars 2011 assortment. There also have been some Black Series figures released but they portray her as older as either a young adult from the Star Wars Rebels animated series or as an adult as portrayed in The Mandalorian Season 2. A young version of Ahsoka will be a welcomed addition to the Black Series so maybe Hasbro will use this figure style as inspiration for her new 2023 figure!
The IG-100 Magna Guard, also known as the Self-Motivating Heuristically Programmed Combat Droid, was an advanced type of battle droid that was used during the Clone Wars as bodyguards of General Grievous, as per Count Dooku’s order, as well as being specialized infantry on the battlefield. After the InterGalactic Banking Clan secured Grievous’s services as an enforcer, they refused to hire his Kaleesh, and thus the cyborg general demanded a cadre of “more intelligent battle droids” to serve him. The construction of the Magna Guards was then commissioned for Grievous’s service, though the Jedi-killing droids were also occasionally employed to escort Count Dooku himself.
2009 Clone Wars Basic Figure
The Magna Guard was released as a basic figure as part of the Clone Wars assortment of figures.
The figure came with an electrostaff, 2 removable electrostaff tips with energy effects, rocket launcher, projectile, removable chest armor, and removable back armor. There has not been a Magna Guard released for the Black Series to date so it will be exciting to see what the figure looks like so stay tuned!
Phase 2 Clone Trooper
Phase II clone trooper armor was the standard issue clone trooper armor worn by clone troopers of the Grand Army of the Republic, consisting of white plastoid plates over a black body glove. The successor of the Phase I clone trooper armor, Phase II was adopted by nearly all clone soldiers of the Galactic Republic by the final days of the Clone Wars. Phase II was eventually retired by the Republic’s successor, the Galactic Empire, who originally retained the set for its initial generation of Stormtroopers before replacing it with their own unique design.
Phase 2 Clone Trooper Black Series Figures
Released in 2015 as part of a 4-Pack, we saw the first Phase 2 Clone Trooper released for the Black Series, which is the 2nd Clone Trooper from the left. Since then, there have been several repaints of the figure in various styles and regiments.
Since this figure will be coming from the Clone Wars animated series, we can’t wait to see what this figure will look like!
The Bad Batch
The series follows the elite and experimental clones of the Bad Batch (first introduced in The Clone Wars) as they find their way in a rapidly changing galaxy in the immediate aftermath of the Clone War. Members of Bad Batch — a unique squad of clones who vary genetically from their brothers in the Clone Army — each possess a singular exceptional skill, which makes them extraordinarily effective soldiers and a formidable crew. In the post-Clone War era, they will take on daring mercenary missions as they struggle to stay afloat and find new purpose.
Created in the private laboratory of Kaminoan scientist Nala Se on the extragalactic planet Kamino in the star system of the same name, Omega was an unmodified clone with enhancements created from the genetic template of the Mandalorian bounty hunter Jango Fett. She was one of only two clones that were pure genetic copies of the original Fett template—the other being Boba Fett (Alpha)—though Omega was unaware of this until later on in her childhood. Omega worked as a medical assistant to the Nala Se,enabling her to be present for the creation of Clone Force 99 in Se’s private laboratory. Although she was present to see their mutations enhanced, the clone commandos were soon sent to be with the other clone troopers the Kaminoans had made, leaving Omega alone once more. During the Clone Wars, Clone Force 99—who took to calling themselves “the Bad Batch”—and the other clone troopers were sent across the galaxy to fight the Confederacy of Independent Systems, while Omega remained on Kamino. Nevertheless, she remembered the name of each member of the Bad Batch, even coming to learn that they had been joined by CT-1409 “Echo,” a cyborg Clone Corporal who joined the squad after the Battle of Anaxes. However, she was never able to meet the Bad Batch throughout the course of the war. Stuck on Kamino, she did not feel like she fit in with the standard clone troopers who were stationed there.
Omega Black Series Figure
Omega was introduced to the Black Series in her Season one appearance. Born and confined to the cloning facility on Kamino, Omega is the assistant to Chief Medical Scientist Nala Se. Offered an opportunity to escape, Omega joins the Bad Batch on their adventures. Hopefully this figure will not be a repaint but surely they will include her helmeted head sculpt!
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