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New Star Wars Toys Modeled After Droids Animated Series, Includes Early Appearance Boba Fett

Hasbro announces three new Star Wars toys, and you can check them out here.


Hasbro has announced a set of four new Star Wars figures, but what's different about this set is the toys are based on the short-lived animated series Droids. GameSpot has a look at these figures which includes C-3PO, R2-D2, and two different versions of Boba Fett, celebrating the first time Star Wars took the leap into an animated series and also the second-ever appearance of the famed bounty hunter.

One of the new figures comes from the Black Series 6-inch scale line. That is the new Boba Fett, and the Droids look--which you can see below--is his second animated appearance in the Star Wars Universe, back in 1985, with the first being the Star Wars Holiday Special. This figure is exclusive to Target, and will cost $27. It's highly-articulated and will come with two accessories.

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The other three figures being revealed are in the 3.75-inch scale, just like the classic Kenner Star Wars toys. All of these figures will retail for $16 and will be available exclusively at Target.

First up is R2-D2, which comes with one accessory and a coin. There is a 3.75-inch Boba Fett, and this figure comes with three accessories. Finally, there's C-3PO, which comes with an accessory. All of the packaging features art inspired by the animated series, and that's probably why the color scheme on Boba Fett may look a bit off to the average Star Wars fan. Don't worry, though, he still comes with the back-mounted rocket launcher.

The figures are part of the Lucasfilm anniversary, celebrating 50 years of filmmaking. The company's first movie was 1973's American Graffiti--two years after George Lucas's first feature film THX 1138, which was not a Lucasfilm production. In 1977, Lucasfilm debuted the movie that would define Lucas's career: Star Wars. However, Lucasfilm has also had some non-Star Wars releases that are of huge note like the Indiana Jones series, Labyrinth, Willow, Tucker, and more.

Pre-orders for all of these figures will go live September 24 at 9 AM ET / 6 AM PT.

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