You may remember back in January of rumors about new Star Wars: The Black Series comic-based figures. Well, today those rumors became reality with Hasbro’s announcement of four fan-favorite figures that will be available tomorrow for pre-order. Pulled from some of our favorite Legends stories the following The Black Series figures were chosen for this wave.

  • Luke Skywalker (Star Wars: Heir to the Empire)
  • Jaxxon (1970s Marvel Star Wars and IDW Publishing’s Star Wars Adventures)
  • Darth Maul (Star Wars: Darth Maul)
  • Carnor Jax (Star Wars: Crimson Empire).

The Black Series Fan Favorites Figures

Luke Skywalker (Star Wars: Heir to the Empire)

Inspired by the comic book adaptation (written by Mike Baron and illustrated by Olivier Vatine) of Timothy Zahn’s seminal novel, this Luke Skywalker figure depicts the Jedi five years after the events of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. “This is an opportunity to have a Luke action figure in a time period that he hasn’t appeared in as an action figure before, so that’s a real landmark for me both as a member of Lucasfilm Publishing and as a Star Wars fan,” says Heddle. “This is the Luke we met in our mind’s eye in 1991, and seeing it brings me right back to that exciting time. He’s an emblem of the decades-long Star Wars publishing legacy.”

Jaxxon (Star Wars Adventures)

Created by Roy Thomas and Howard Chaykin for Marvel’s 1970s Star Wars comics, the rabbit-like Jaxxon was recently fully adopted into modern continuity thanks to an appearance in a Star Wars Adventures tale by Cavan Scott. A cult favorite for decades. The release of this figure is sure to send fans hopping (pun definitely intended) down the toy aisles. “Jaxxon is a legacy character from the very beginning of Star Wars publishing — his first appearance was in the original Marvel comics series, issue #8 in 1978,” says Heddle. “A wise-cracking, tough-as-nails, giant green rabbit — what’s not to love? For many fans, Jaxxon is the ultimate symbol of that original Marvel run. It was a delight to be able to bring Jaxxon into more recent canon material, but this figure commemorates the character from his very beginnings, as it should. I can’t wait to have Jaxxon on my bookshelf.”

Darth Maul (Star Wars: Darth Maul)

This version of Darth Maul comes from a 2000 comic series set pre-Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. Written by Ron Marz and pencilled by Jan Duursema, Star Wars: Darth Maul offers a glimpse into Maul’s Sith training and sees him dispatched to handle a new threat to his master. “It feels like an absolute gift any time we can feature Darth Maul in publishing, and having an action figure of Maul in a costume he has worn only in the comic books is really fun,” says Heddle. “At this point in the timeline, he’s full of rage and drive, and poetic in his athleticism. I love the dynamism of this figure.”

Carnor Jax (Star Wars: Crimson Empire)

A student of the dark side and a rising Sith Lord, Carnor Jax was first introduced in 1997’s Star Wars: Crimson Empire comic miniseries, written by Mike Richardson and Randy Stradley with art by Paul Gulacy. With an intimidating look based on the classic Imperial guard from Return of the Jedi, Jax’s outfit features salient details, including a purple cape lining. “I wasn’t familiar with the Crimson Empire comic book series until I started working at Lucasfilm, and if memory serves I did shepherd it through the end of its run,” Heddle says. “I was a big fan of the series.

We Want To Hear From You The Black Series Fans

These Black Series figures will be available tomorrow at 10 a.m. PT. What are your thoughts on these new Fan Favorite The Black Series figures? Are any of these a must-have for your collection? Also what other Black Series figures are you hoping they will make for 2021? That Hashtag Show wants to hear from you!

You can tell us your thoughts on these figures by leaving a comment below or hitting me up at starwarsnerd574. You can also join me at the Midwest Star Wars Fanatics fan page to chat all things Star Wars. Also, make sure to stay up to date on all the Star Wars news by following us at More importantly, be safe, I can’t wait to see you all at Celebration 2022.

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