As you may know Hasbro announced at Pulse Con 2023 that there will be 4 International Exclusive The Black Series Archive 6-Inch figures which are Darth Vader (ANH), Stormtrooper, Luke Skywalker (X-Wing Pilot), and Bo-Katan Kryze. USA collectors had a few concerns, So we reached out to Hasbro with a few questions we had.
Q1.) During Pulse Con 2023, Hasbro revealed a International Exclusive The Black Series Archive 6-Inch Darth Vader (A New Hope) figure that looks like it may have been updated and Fans in the USA are worried they will miss out on obtaining this figure since it is not for sale here.
Will the Pulse Con 2023 The Black Series 6-Inch Darth Vader (A New Hope) Pipeline Reveal figure actually be the same as the International Exclusive The Black Series Archive 6-Inch Darth Vader (A New Hope) figure that will be released in the USA later on?
The pipeline Vader (ANH) and Archive Collection Vader (ANH) are indeed the same figure – the international Archive Collection Vader is coming with different Archive Collection packaging. More details in the future on the pipelined figure.
Q2.) As for Luke X-Wing, Stormtrooper, and Bo-Katan Kryze. Are these direct repacks that were previously released with no updates at all?
The other archive figures are indeed straight repacks, the only change is the Archive collection packaging for the international markets where they’ll be available.