Where’s Jyn? This Fall, She’ll Be in the Star Wars Black Series
It didn't take long today during the Star Wars Celebration Europe Rogue One panel for Felicity Jones to get a chance to see her very first action figure. While many of us in the collecting world had assumed the protagonist of this winter's first Star Wars film to take place away from the Skywalkers, Hasbro had never confirmed it for certain. It is official now however, and Jyn Erso will join the ranks of the Star Wars Black Series when the next wave launches this fall.
There's no exact release date for the upcoming wave, which also includes Leia Organa (A New Hope), Sabine Wren and unmasked Kylo Ren (and more), but if last year's Force Friday event in September is any kind of indicator, better mark you calendars for that first Friday now. What's more, Jyn joining this wave makes it the most female-centric Black Series wave since the line launched. There has never been a wave with three female figures in it before, let alone two, so this fall is going to be home to all kinds of firsts.
Jyn Erso is dubbed the Jedha version for this figure, which is the name of the planet where at least some of the action in Rogue One will take place. That gives at least some credence to the idea an Empire armor version coming later, as Hasbro did before with Finn (Jakku) and FN-2187 figures. This is the more recognizable version though, given how much of the footage and promotional material is focused on her Rebel garb, so it makes sense for the Jedha Jyn to lead the charge.
Of course, all of this excitement will be for naught if Hasbro and the retailers of the world don't get their collective acts together. With the difficulties of obtaining a Rey figure lasting well beyond the launch of the actual film, you'd hope Hasbro would have found a solution. We'll have to wait until later this year to find out.
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