Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back The Black Series 40th Anniversary Action Figures Review (Hasbro)

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back The Black Series 40th Anniversary Action Figures
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What It Is

Here's something cool that might also make Star Wars fans feel old: It's the 40th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back, and Hasbro is releasing a lineup of six-inch figures featuring favorite characters from the movie in throwback Kenner packaging.

The Black Series 40th Anniversary collection includes Princess Leia Organa (Hoth), Luke Skywalker (Bespin), Han Solo (Bespin), AT-AT Driver, Yoda, Imperial Tie Fighter Pilot, Lando Calrissian, Rebel Soldier (Hoth), Luke Skywalker (Snow Speeder), and Artoo-detoo (R2-D2) (Dagobah). 

The vintage packaging features the original Kenner branding and a silver 40th anniversary logo. Out of the package, each action figure features movie-inspired design and detail. And, of course, each one includes one or two accessories, such as lightsabers, blasters, and even a cane and snake for Yoda. These detailed figures are also highly poseable, with most figures having moving heads, arms, elbows, wrists, waists, legs, knees, and ankles. This is perfect for posing up epic battle scenes from the movie and playing out all-new galactic adventures.

Is It Fun?

This is a pretty robust lineup of main and supporting characters that older fans and collectors will appreciate. The packaging is very collectible, but if you choose to take your action figures out of the package, there's a lot of display and play possibilities thanks to how poseable each figure is and all the accessories each one comes with. This is good news for younger fans who want to play out the action of this classic Star Wars movie.

Who It’s For

These new Star Wars action figures are for fans ages 4 and up.

What To Be Aware Of

Each action figure is sold separately. 

AT A GLANCE:
  • Quality

  • Collectibility

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy