The first year of the Star Wars Black Series 6″ figures line has caused a lot of frustration and anxiety for many collectors–to say the least. On paper the one-per-case mix of every character seemed like a great idea, but that didn’t take into account the insatiable appetites of army-builders and the far greater popularity of certain unique characters. After much aggravation and many collectors contemplating giving up, Hasbro has countered by remixing and re-soliciting the Star Wars Black Series Wave 4 case and making it one of the most desirable Star Wars cases ever…
Fans let out a monstrous groan earlier this year, when it was revealed that the 6″ Star Wars Black Series Wave 4 cases would contain one repacked Obi-Wan Kenobi (ROTS), one new Chewbacca figure, one new ROTS Anakin Skywalker figure, and one new Clone Trooper (AOTC). The thought was that the ROTS Obi-Wan Kenobi 6″ figures would stockpile on shelves in the same manner as Black Series Greedo and Slave Leia, making it impossible for stores to stock new cases and possibly causing a premature end to the Black Series.
In their place in the case assortments will be the two hottest and most difficult to obtain figures thus far from the entire Star Wars 6″ Black Series: Stormtrooper and Boba Fett! Considering the top dollar that both these figures command on the aftermarket, every collector will surely be glad to see Star Wars figures that fans actually want returning to stores and likely selling like wildfire.
The Star Wars Black Series Wave 4 case is now available for pre-order with free shipping, and is expected to ship in June 2014. This is easily the most desirable case Hasbro has come up with yet for the Star Wars 6″ Black Series, so be aware that this particular case assortment very well may sell out early.
What do you think about Hasbro’s new Black Series 4 Star Wars case pack, Star Wars fans? Is this assortment an improvement, or will you be passing on a set with just two new figures?