Force Friday II Black Series Update

A couple weeks ago, we posted a preliminary leaked list of possible 6″ Black Series figure planned for release for Force Friday II. In light of the recent 3.75″ leaks and the attributed code names, we think we can clearly determine who is who and who is NOT coming in the initial launch. Click on through for the updated list.

Again, nothing is official until confirmed by Hasbro or leaked product continues hitting shelves (whichever comes first).

Wave 1 and 2 consist of 8 figure case packs:

Wave 1:
2x Darth Vader (Episode IV – 40AC repack)
1x Foxtrot 1 – Rey (Episode VIII)
1x Cool Beta – Luke Skywalker (Episode VIII)
1x Kylo Ren (Episode VIII)
1x Grand Admiral Thrawn (Star Wars Rebels – SDCC repack)
1x Hera Syndulla (Star Wars Rebels)
1x Stormtrooper (TBS “Orange” #09/40AC repack)

Wave 2:
1x Snowtrooper (Wave 9 repack)
1x AT-AT Driver (Wave 9 repack)
1x Beta 1 – Poe Dameron (Episode VIII)
1x Victor 1 – Kylo Ren (Episode VIII) – wave 1 carry forward
1x Alpha 1 – Maz Kanata
1x Victor Guard 2 – Elite Praetorian Guard (Episode VIII)
1x General Leia (Episode VII)
1x Beta 2 – Finn (Episode VIII)

UPDATE 7/31: Victor 2 above has been replaced by Alpha 1 (speculated to be Chewbacca)

UPDATE 8/8: Alpha 1 above has been determined to possibly be Maz Kanata

  • Ryan M

    Any word on a Snoke Black series or a 3.75″ basic?

    • Yes, no Snoke 3.75″ TBS but there will be a 6″ exclusive available through GameStop

      • Ryan M

        So the 6″ black series snoke at gamestop??? OOOHHH NOOOO I will have to battle the city nerds to aquire him.

  • Zedrick

    Any word on Jaina Solo?

    • Later in the year

      • Zedrick

        Damn that sucks, was really thinking she would be for FF. Thanks for the info.

  • Ryan M

    Why would they not repack Revan instead of the ATAT driver or Hoth Trooper. He is the obvious one everyone wanted from that line.

  • Matthew Leuck

    Kind of a lackluster mix- not enough brand-new TLJ characters.

  • 80’s will always rule

    No Darth Revan repack and I will not give money to scalpers

  • don

    Good Luck all on the pretend force friday each store with 2 cases each.

  • Josuethefanboy_7

    I bet were not going to get DJ and a Admiral Holdo figure, secretly I know what their real names are.

    • Superflukullus

      They will release them in the last wave that will only be available through traveling to Antarctica and going to a specific gift shop to buy them.

      • Josuethefanboy_7

        You mean there exclusives lol

  • Darthoutwithyoursaberout

    I’m so pissed! Pa never saw Darth revan why can’t he be a fcking repack!

    • Jaken Wraith

      Got one of mine at Gamestop in Bristol.

      • don

        Wisconsin?

  • don

    weequay?? Would be cool

  • CT-7567

    Another 6″ Chewbacca? Really?

    • Liam Reed Lafferty

      they dont peg warm so ye

  • Zachary Hering

    Would also be cool to get an unkar plutt

  • Zachary Hering

    We need snoke

  • Quarax Toa
  • Barney Dunn

    Yes, Chewbacca is an alien from a certain point of view. But it is sad this is what they mean by aliens for a new Star Wars film. Maybe they have no idea which new aliens will make the final cut and decided to hold those for later date to avoid repeat of Zuvio and Sarco Plank.

  • Jesus’s Best Friend Floyd

    I really hope Chewbacca has a new facesculpt or paintjob that doesn’t suck.
    Also, the Stormtrooper is not really a 40AC repack. He came out way before that.

  • Firestick User

    Like the Armor-Up Boba Fett from the last FF, I’m sure the EP. VIII Luke Skywalker will be the figure to fight for.

  • Are they any updates on BS 3.75″?

  • Kenny Kraly Jr

    Awesome so looking forward to new Black Series Figures !!!

    • Aidan williams

      I agree. If both waves are released like is being said, this will be the best force Friday

      • Josuethefanboy_7

        I hope they have a good of amount of accessories then it would be worth the buy I also can’t wait for Force Friday, it’s going to be my first.

  • Brian Beck

    I am equal parts excited/dreading FF. I hope this doesn’t turn into a hot mess.

  • Fiery Little One

    In reference to the unknowns, interesting if true.

  • Sith Lord Jacen

    I only collect Original trilogy figures and I already have these re-re-re re-packs. Why go out force Friday

    • Bombadgungan

      Since this Force Friday is focused on a “NEW” film and not one from the 70’s, you will be much happier staying home.

      • Sith Lord Jacen

        I sure will. Go out and buy you some mini penguins from the NEW FLOP

    • Alex Billnoski

      there will be new characters like Rose and Paige these figures are not repacks
      I think poe and finn are going to be the two pegwarmers

    • Boba Fettuccini
    • Boba Fettuccini

      Doesn’t it suck when everything not about what *you* want? :'(

  • Hazzbro Jonez

    so this should get us to or around #53

    • Ben Bonstein

      They’re continuing the numbering? Are they keeping the red boxes too? That’d be just too bad. I open them anyway but find them very tiring to look at anymore. I thought they were gonna look like the Rey/Luke 2-pack.

      • SID

        Hasbro I’m sure won’t disappoint with a new box. They are too lazy to break that mold since these are supposed to be “art collectables for adults”. Remember the exclusives don’t even have numbers, its all nonsense.

      • Hazzbro Jonez

        ahahah im not sure. i keep all mine in a bookcase with the numbers displayed out like book spines . if they discontinue the number then oh well it was fun while it lasted ahhaahah. ive become numb to the company’s stupidity over the years so it wouldnt surprise me if they changed the boxes

    • hammyhamster

      Have you collected from #1? My black serise 6″ finished with the raider. No way in hell will I buy a 40th BS repack of Vader and trooper (I have plenty of those with superior packaging already) or another Rey, Finn, poe, kylo or whoever else.

      Just multiples of thrawn and maybe one Luke. No Mas.

      • Hazzbro Jonez

        yea i have 1-41 and a lot of the orange/blue. ive been buying 3.75 figures more lately . stuff i used to have but have had to part with for various reasons . shock troopers and weird prequel galactic senators /aliens and jabba/skiff//cantina people mostly. i’m stoked we’re getting some quality SA3.75 back into stores. ill still collect both lines for the time being

        • hammyhamster

          And you got all of the 40th 6″? Hasbro has finally got more greedy than I so that’s why my collecting will be pared down quite a bit the rest of the year.

          If I didn’t have the 40th I’d probably still keep up with the 6″ (and only buy the TFA ones when on discount), but I do so I’m pretty much done for 2017.

          • Hazzbro Jonez

            yea i got all the 40th ones except for X-Wing Luke but im not too worried about getting him, im content with what i have. yea i dunno what or if im gonna do force friday. i didnt even score anything the first force friday i actually found wave 1 at the end of september while on vacation so im not too worried about the rest of the year either

          • hammyhamster

            Same. No Luke but don’t really care. So I guess this year all I have to get in 2017 would be the thawns and maybe Luke but definitely a few grees. Even 2018 looks pretty dry outside of some hopeful TVC but again no TFA one or two R1 and if they’re released, some cool vc repack.

  • General Hux

    Hoping we get a TBS6 Hux with a removable hat and a new head sculpt….That would get me to dabble in the TBS6 line.

    • General Hux

      Also, really wish Hasbro wouldn’t release yet another Chewbacca unless it has some cool accessories which I highly doubt.

      • RumSleg

        Maybe every Chewbacca will now come with a Porg.

        • General Hux

          Knowing Hasbro that’s exactly what they’ll do to get people to buy those Chewbacca’s. That’s the only reason I’m buying the 5POA version.

          • Bombadgungan

            I thought the first 6″ Chewbacca was fantastic! No complaints with that one other than wishing the head movement wasn’t inhibited quite as much by the “fur”. I wasn’t as interested in the TFA release.

          • General Hux

            I don’t mind the figure itself but I wish Hasbro wouldn’t re-release it.

          • Bombadgungan

            Except of course on the 40th Anniversary vintage card! 🙂

          • SID

            I prefer a non yelling Chewbacca, that’s why the TFA 6″ is hands down my favorite action figure of him. I only recently got the 40th one to hopefully get signed (like my TFA one).

          • Same. The porg is the only reason to buy that scary looking figure.

          • Firestick User

            I bet the Porgs will be like the “Penguins Of Madagascar” 🙂

        • Adam Holt

          At least now we know what he eats

    • Yes. If it is just “regular” Hux without the long coat and has a hat I will be quite happy!

    • Firestick User

      Give a Dremel tool a try 😉

  • I see Hasbro has learned nothing about case assortments. For as long as we have been waiting for a Luke, they pack him one per case.

    • EmpireSB

      Absolutely unbelievable that Luke and Thrawn are not at least 2x in some manner within these first 2 waves being released for FFII. Zero reason for the AT-AT Driver to be in these case assortments. They are readily available on Amazon for $15 free shipping. They set retailers up with clearance figures right out of the gate, and set up FF for failure. If recent history is repeated, these retail stores (Walmart/Target, etc.) are going to get kickers displays pre-loaded with a couple cases for FF. So the first couple people will grab all the Lukes and Thrawns. Hope I’m wrong and kickers are a separate stock up than the regular case assortments.

      • One can only hope that they actually ship solid cases of Luke to the online retailers like Entertainment Earth. Maybe then we will get a chance to buy one. With the amount of stock left at most brick and mortar locations I can’t see any of them putting in a big order for TLJ product. Force Friday 2017 is looking to be Fu*ked Friday.

  • Our best educated codename breakdown, deciphered by top men. TOP. MEN.

    Alpha = Aliens (Chewbacca)
    Beta = Boys (Poe, Finn, Luke)
    Delta = Droids (R2, BB-8, C-3PO)
    Foxtrot = Females (Rey, Rose, Paige)
    Tango = Storm(T)roopers
    Victor = Villains (Kylo, Snoke, Hux)

    • RumSleg

      Ohhhh. It seems I was overthinking the code names. 🙂

    • RumSleg

      I wonder why it’s Beta instead of Bravo. That’s what threw me off trying to interpret who was a primary hero and who was a secondary hero based on alphas and betas.

      • Bombadgungan

        I was doing the same thing. Thinking Alpha meant primary characters and Beta was 2nd tier characters.

        • RumSleg

          Exactly! And I was indignant/worried that Hasbro would give Luke Skywalker a code name as a ‘secondary’ character. 🙂