“Prequel-era fans, raise your purple lightsabers and rejoice.
Mace Windu is coming to Hasbro‘s Star Wars: The Black Series line of 6-inch action figures, it was revealed today at Lucca Comics & Games in Italy. The Jedi Master who defeated Jango Fett and was the first to challenge the secret Sith Lord, Palpatine, Windu will arrive in spring 2019, marking the 20th anniversary of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. StarWars.com caught up with Steve Evans, design director at Hasbro, for commentary on the icon’s jump to figure form, as well as the recently announced Black Series battle droid and new additions to the 3.75-inch Star Wars: The Vintage Collection.
“This figure is, personally, one of my favorite applications of Photo Real,” Evans says, referring to Hasbro’s new, highly-accurate painting technique for head sculpts. “Mace comes with full Jedi robe and, of course, his incredible purple lightsaber.”
“Time to army build and give your prequel Jedi and clones some battle fodder!” Evans says of the battle droid figure, announced on Sunday at MCM London Comic Con, and also coming spring 2019. “The coolest aspect of this figure is that it folds up, as seen in The Phantom Menace.” Roger roger. […]”