Comic-Con is a horrible bitch goddess of exclusives that you literally worry yourself into a fit trying to get. I have had faster 14 hour days of work in relation to the time I’ve spent waiting in line for an exclusive toy. Personally, nothing is worse than waiting for for a Star Wars collectible that I know I can’t live without. With Comic-Con the focus of this week’s news, we thought AFJ would focus on our favorite Star Wars Hasbro Comic-Con exclusives. The catch here is that they had to be available at Comic-Con San Diego and that they must be toys. This leaves out the most precious of precious Star Wars Comic-Con exclusives, the original one-sheet that was given away back in 1976. Better known to collectors as “The Chaykin” (pictured to the right). How many of AFJ’s “Top Star Wars Comic-Con Exclusives” do you have?
STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-Inch Obi-Wan Kenobi Pack Year: 2016 This Obi-Wan Kenobi fans of Star Wars and the Black Series line have been waiting for! This figure comes equipped with Jedi robe, 2 lightsabers (his and Anakin’s), an electronic light-up table, and Princess Leia hologram delivering her vital message. They will undoubtedly come out with a brick and mortar store version. It’s the table and hologram Leia you want and need! the Kylo Ren (unmasked is also available), but this is the best of the two.
STAR WARS THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH FIRST ORDER STORMTROOPER Year: 2015 The very first Hasbro action figure from STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS landed at Comic-Con International in San Diego! This 6-inch highly articulated figure was the figure to have. The comparative box help set it apart for its brick and mortar release.
Black Series Jabba’s Throne Room Year: 2015 Does the box make the figure? It can when you know you will never remove them from it. However, this Black Series rendition of the vile gangster begs you to take him out and display him with all your other Black Series figures. The brick and mortar version pales in comparison to this one. In fact, it is just straight up not worth buying.
The Black Series Boba Fett with Han Solo in Carbonite Year: 2014 People went practically mad trying to get this piece. This exclusive was actually offered at both Comic-Con and Star Wars Celebration Europe. The line to get one at the Hasbro Booth was insane. Sadly, it was one of the few exclusives not being sold online, initially, or at the online Celebration store. Upon seeing the line, I wrote off getting one. Thankfully, I went back the next day and picked one up like I was buying a carton of milk. Chalk it up to first-day craziness I guess. Picking up this convention exclusive was the only way to get Han on ice and the sweet box.
Star Wars Carbonite Freezing Chamber Action Figure Box Set Year: 2012 That year Hasbro hit fans with a Carbon Frozen Jar Jar Binks. He was one of seven figures who came in a packed in a Carbon Freezing Chamber style box. Yes, did you get two Jar Jar figures, but it was worth it.
The Set included: Jar Jar Binks – Episode I (regular style) Clone Trooper Lieutenant – Episode II Shock Trooper – Episode III Sandtrooper (with Sentry Droid) – Episode IV Princess Leia (Bespin Gown) – Episode V Darth Vader (Emperor’s Wrath) – Episode VI
Revenge of the Jedi Death Star SDCC Exclusive Box Set Year: 2011 Big, bad, and fully operational (well not really), this was the Star Wars collector item of that year. The Revenge of the Jedi tie-in was a brilliant and fitting tribute to the film’s anniversary. It was also the only way to get a carded Salacious Crumb and Mouse Droid.
Shadow Scout with Speeder Bike Year: 2007 If you noticed there was a huge leap from 2011 exclusives to 2007. Many of Hasbro’s awesome Comic-Con exclusives focused more on their Marvel properties in that time. The Star Wars Exclusives for those missing years really lacked a punch, except this one. This exclusive was also a great first for the Shadow Trooper line, it had a vehicle!