Later this month, Star Wars fans from around the globe will converge on London for the highly-anticipated fan event Star Wars Celebration, with screenings of your favorite Star Wars movies, Q&A panel sessions and much more. This fan event kicks off July 15-17 at the ExCeL London Exhibition Centre. There, merchandisers will unveil their new products for fans to purchase, and today we have our first look at one of these items. Hasbro has unveiled two of its new Star Wars action figures, one of which will be available only at Star Wars Celebration, and the other at Comic-Con 2016 later this month.
Entertainment Weekly has our first look at these toys, which are part of the 6-Inch Black Series collection. The Kylo Ren action figure will come with a melted version of Darth Vader's helmet, like the one seen in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, along with Kylo's own helmet, a crossguard lightsaber, a handmade version of the hilt and a banner with the First Order insignia. This action figure will be available at the Forbidden Planet toy booth for $34.99, exclusively at Star Wars Celebration.
At San Diego Comic-Con, Hasbro will unveil even more action figures with an Obi-Wan Kenobi set. This Black Series figure depicts a scene where the Jedi receives an emergency hologram from Princess Leia. The figure also comes with two lightsabers, one extended and the other a hilt, while Leia is rendered as a miniature figure on a table with an embedded light. This figure will be on sale at Hasbro's SDCC booth for $44.99.
The Star Wars Celebration festivities will include a panel for Rogue One, with director Gareth Edwards, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and some special guests. The celebration will also host the Star Wars Celebration Europe Cosplay Championship, hosted by Warwick Davis and Mark Daniel. The Championships will feature celebrity judges who know quite a bit about the art of Star Wars costumes: Dave Filoni (executive producer, Star Wars Rebels) and Steve Sansweet (Rancho Obi-Wan).
There will also be a screening of the 1977 classic Star Wars: A New Hope on Friday, July 15 from 8:30 PM to 11 PM. The story that started the theatrical saga of Star Wars, as well as The Force Awakens, the most recent, epic movie for the big screen, will play for fans at Celebration Europe both Friday and Saturday evenings. If you are lucky enough to go, you can relive the excitement of seeing Star Wars: A New Hope in a theater, surrounded by your fellow fans. Take a look at these action figure photos below, and stay tuned for more from Star Wars Celebration and Comic-Con.