We’ll make this short and sweet: New Star Wars means new action figures to collect. And 2019 is a big year, with Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order in November, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker in December, and the first live-action series, The Mandalorian, which premieres with the launch of Disney+. But of all the toys that seem worth scouring the underbelly of Coruscant for, it’s the figurines for The Mandalorian that have us most excited.
On the Friday of New York Comic Con, Hasbro kicked off “Triple Force Friday,” a retail release of toys related to all three new Star Wars media. And on Sunday afternoon at NYCC, Hasbro revealed a more detailed look at its new toys for 2019 and beyond.
While toys for The Rise of Skywalker and Jedi Fallen Order are to be expected, toys for The Mandalorian are the ones you’ll want on your work desk. The first live-action Star Wars TV series, which includes Werner freakin’ Herzog in the cast, is shaping up to be a grittier exploration of the Star Wars universe in the aftermath of the Empire’s collapse. So, you gotta get the toys.
“Is the world more peaceful, since the revolution?” asks Werner Herzog’s unnamed character in the trailer for The Mandalorian. “Look outside. I see nothing but death. And chaos.”
Yeah, cannot wait to get Herzog’s action figure.
The Black Series, which retail for roughly $20 a pop, is aimed to appeal to adult collectors without necessarily breaking bank accounts. Standing at a six-inch scale, the figures contain detailed sculpting, more than a dozen points of articulation, and a number of individual accessories.
First, there’s the Mandalorian himself. Played by Pedro Pascal, the character is a lone bounty hunter surviving on the fringes of the galaxy. At Target, fans can pick up a “Carbonized Collection” variant that features a sleek metallic finish.
Cara Dune, played by former MMA star Gina Carano, is a former Rebel Alliance trooper turned mercenary who crosses paths with the Mandalorian.
And finally, revealed at New York Comic Con at the Hasbro panel, there’s IG-11, a droid voiced by Taika Waititi.
For a dark and gritty neo-western about the moral decay of a society in between political regimes, The Mandalorian has some pretty sweet toys.
The Mandalorian premieres November 12 on Disney+.