Hasbro’s 40th Anniversary Star Wars Toys Revealed

Hasbro has revealed the new classic themed Black Series Star Wars toys that they will be releasing this spring for the film’s 40th anniversary.

In keeping with the nostalgia theme of the 1977 original trilogy, Hasbro will be packaging the figures in the classic “bubble and card”. The series will include Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Princess Leia, Han Solo, R2D2 and Ben Kenobi.

I fondly remember my first Star Wars toys. It was on the very next Christmas after the release of the 1977 film. An X-Wing and a Luke Skywalker action figure! I was inseparable from them. Inspired by the classic Star Wars Kenner Toys commercials, I can still remember the many adventures that “Luke and his X-Wing” had on many planets around the galaxy all while evading the evil Empire! Well, maybe the galaxy was really my backyard but the adventures were many. Even though I can’t get past all the articulation in the modern day figures, preferring the older style, these 40th anniversary toys bring back my childhood memories.

Check out the exclusive photos from Entertainment Weekly for the Star Wars Black Series 40th Anniversary toys.

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From the moment Steve first watched Star Wars: A New Hope in the theater when he was a child, he wanted to be Luke Skywalker when he “grew up” (and STILL does!). He now shares this passion with his wife and two daughters. Steve is the Co-Founder of Star Wars Reporter and when not immersed in all things Star Wars, you can find him training in Muay Thai, Italian Rapier, VIKING related activities or spending time with family and friends. FOLLOW Steve on TWITTER: @JediSkald