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Hasbro Unveils New Star Wars: The Force Awakens Black Series Figures

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New York Comic Con 2015 kicks off today, and in keeping with tradition, Hasbro held its annual ‘Twas the Night Before ... Party to showcase new toys from their 2015 and 2016 product lines. In addition to new figures from the Marvel Legends and Transformers: Robots in Disguise lines, Hasbro unveiled new 6-inch Black Series figures for the highly anticipated film Star Wars: The Force Awakens, as well as a new collection of Black Series Titanium figures.

Hasbro’s Black Series, the very first collection of 6-inch Star Wars figures, launched in 2013 with a total of eight figures, including Luke Skywalker, R2-D2, and Darth Maul. The Black Series lineup now includes a Villain Pilot, Snowtrooper, Resistance Trooper, X-Wing Pilot Asty, and General Hux. An A-Wing, Imperial Shuttle, Jakku Landspeeder, Jedi Starfighter, Republic Gunship, Sith Infiltrator, and Star Destroyer are some of the figures coming to the Black Series Titanium line.

Hasbro will be holding two panels at New York Comic Con this year, but you don’t have to wait to see what some of the new figures will look like—we've got the photos right here:

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