SDCC 2016: Hasbro Exclusive – Rogue One Black Series Jyn Erso 6″ figure
Description: Black Series 6″ figure of ROGUE ONE character Jyn Erso; cape accessory; blaster accessory; booklet containing four photo cards of figure
Way back at New York Toy Fair 2016 in February, Hasbro reps told the press that we would likely be seeing the first ROGUE ONE figure sold at SDCC 2016. But seeing as how Preview Night is tonight and we hadn’t heard about any exclusive as of this morning, Hasbro must have been mistaken, right…? Wrong!! Coming out of hyperspace totally unexpectedly, the Rogue One Black Series Jyn Erso 6″ figure will be available early in special packaging at SDCC 2016 this week!
…And out of nowhere, Hasbro managed to both shock and excite the collecting world with a surprise announcement of the first Rogue One figure being put up for sale today at San Diego Comic-Con 2016!
Yes, the 6″ Jyn Erso Black Series figure that world-premiered on stage at Star Wars Celebration London last week will be available for some lucky collectors to own starting today!
This is a real plot twist, as I can’t recall Hasbro ever announcing an exclusive on the day of a convention before. Crazy!
So what makes this figure “exclusive” to Comic Con? Thankfully… not much!
Basically, this is the exact same figure that will be available for Force Friday on September 30th, but with really slick packaging (I love that green box cover art!) and four exclusive “photo cards” in a little folder.
The booklet full of photo cards contains four cards that are just photos of this actual toy and not even photos of Felicity Jones from the “Rogue One” movie, so I can’t imagine many fans will be sad not to get them.
In past years we’ve had whole other figures such as Salacious Crumb and Han Solo in Carbonite released that have never come to mass retail, so I think collectors who can’t get this edition of Jyn Erso can breathe a little sigh of relief.
The 2016 SDCC Exclusive Rogue One Black Series Jyn Erso six inch figure will be available for $24.99 at Booth #3329 at Comic-Con this week, as well as on HasbroToyShop and at Fan Expo Canada later on this summer. Even so, this figure is likely to be lightning-hot and to sell out quickly everywhere that it’s released.
What do you think of the con exclusive Jyn Erso Black Series figure, Star Wars fans? Are you willing to fight mobs of other collectors to snag the first-ever Jyn Erso action figure, or are you content to wait and get yours without a fuss (and five bucks cheaper) on Force Friday 2016 in two months?