SD Comic-Con: Hasbro Star Wars Panel – Winner of Fan’s Choice Revealed

Hasbro SW Black Series - Royal Guard

Hasbro held their panel today at San Diego Comic-Con.  As promised, they not only showed off some of their upcoming new releases, they also revealed the winner of the fan’s choice poll.


Congratulations are in order to the very vocal and organized Jaina Solo fan club as the “legendary” Solo daughter took the top prize in the fan poll.  Much like the voting in the initial round here at SWNN, voting in the final poll seemed to not be going Jaina’s way, but a late surge put her on top.  Being that the poll ended minutes before the panel, no figure was revealed in San Diego today, but rest assured Jaina fans, it will be coming in the future.


Hasbro Star Wars - Luke Skywalker Lightsaber_3


But obviously Hasbro wasn’t going to limit themselves to one toy reveal at one of the biggest conventions of the year.  In addition to some new 3.75″ figures (A recently made canon Grand Admiral Thrawn is on the way) , a lightsaber, and some other new toys, Hasbro also revealed other upcoming six inch figures. Some of which earned significant support in our polling here a couple weeks ago.


Hasbro SW Black Series - Lando Calrissian


Among those who received the aforementioned support here at SWNN were Lando Calrissian in his Bespin best, Rebels Pilot Hera Syndulla, and of course the always popular Royal Guard.  Rounding out the new releases were a couple of very nice looking selections in Qui-Gon Jinn and a Tusken Raider.


Hasbro Star Wars - Oola Pack


Scroll below for some more pictures of the upcoming figures and check out Rebelscum where they have a complete rundown of the entire panel, including a transcript of the Q&A session where Hasbro confirmed the upcoming release of a sequel trilogy era Luke Skywalker figure.


Hasbro SW Black Series - Tusken Raider

Hasbro SW Black Series - Qui-Gon Jinn

Hasbro SW Black Series - Obi-Wan Kenobi

Hasbro SW Black Series - Hera Syndulla


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70 thoughts on “SD Comic-Con: Hasbro Star Wars Panel – Winner of Fan’s Choice Revealed

  • July 23, 2016 at 3:21 am

    Wow, that Qui Gon, it belongs to me. And Darth Revan, when? (Hi, Bob!)

    • July 23, 2016 at 9:50 am

      Qui-Gon Jinn would NEVER join you!!! Oh, wait! I’m sorry. I thought you were Count Dooku. My mistake.

      • July 25, 2016 at 6:51 pm

        Always love an Obi wan Quote!

  • July 23, 2016 at 5:39 am

    Thrawn I want him! I want to make the Chiss Ascendancy?(Spelling)

  • July 23, 2016 at 7:06 am

    LANDO!!!!! Finally

  • July 23, 2016 at 10:40 am

    While I wouldn’t have chosen Jaina myself, I’m glad to see an EU character win the competition. Let’s face it, EU characters aren’t likely to get six inch releases without support from a fan poll, whereas some of the suggestions like TFA Luke Skywalker are bound to get a release on their own at some point. Better that EU characters or really obscure canon characters like Cantina aliens or book/comic/video game characters win the polls.

  • July 23, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    No problem with EU characters winning the poll, but surely they should at least be visually interesting…

    • July 23, 2016 at 3:55 pm


    • July 25, 2016 at 8:28 pm

      Mara Jade’s at least got the red hair.

  • July 23, 2016 at 3:09 pm

    Great – we can’t get ‘regular’ characters like Luke & Han in ANY of the 6 (or so) places selling SW toys near my house. Can’t wait to see how prohibitively expensive they make Thrawn on eBay, since that’s basically the only place I’ll be able to get it (!). F*** Hasblow! Kenner would’ve NEVER done this…

  • July 23, 2016 at 3:55 pm


    I can make a white brunette at home. Hell, just get a Rey or Jyn Erso figure and call it Jaina.

    Vote for someone with style.

    Legends are dead. The Sword of the Jedi is broken. Move on.

    • July 23, 2016 at 9:04 pm

      While I respect Legends fans, have to agree with you on this one. A little sad that we still don’t have anything based of TFA Luke, who I was really pushing for as a Black Series.

      Interestingly, I heard the only reason Jiana got picked was because of Legends fans who kept refreshing the vote page, so they could vote as many times as they wanted.

      • July 24, 2016 at 7:31 pm

        A Luke fig is already on the way though isn’t it?

        • July 26, 2016 at 3:13 am

          Hoping so, haven’t exactly kept up with the news on figures.

          • July 26, 2016 at 7:14 am

            I think they removed him from contention for the fan fig due to a figure already being in development. I could be wrong though.

      • July 25, 2016 at 8:20 pm

        I don’t think that’s fair to say. Jaina was pretty much the protagonist of the old EU’s next jedi generation. I’ll agree her aesthetics aren’t that unique, so she doesn’t make for a very exciting action figure design, but I can see why she won the poll. She’s one of the most memorable EU characters. It’d be a waste for old Luke to win the poll because come on, it’s Luke. It’s inevitable. They even said in the article that they’re already working on one.

        • July 26, 2016 at 3:12 am

          Noted. Again, this is purely what others have been saying and it’s something that couldn’t help but catch my attention. Ironically, the people who said this rumor were apparently supporting Legends Fans (which you’d think they’d be more positive sounding with this sort of thing).

          I understand Luke is inevitable, this is just the whining of a Luke Skywalker fan who really digs the designs of old Luke, yet was surprised only now do we have potential merchandise.

    • July 24, 2016 at 12:02 am

      And yet “there is truth to some legends”

      • July 24, 2016 at 7:50 am


  • July 23, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    Lando and Qui-Gon make up for the laughable Jaina result. I do wish Qui-Gon had a robe though. It always bothered me that the Episode III figures never came with them.

  • July 23, 2016 at 5:46 pm

    I am all for EU characters getting these spots because god knows Disney will make 20 versions of everything that pops out of a movie, lets give some much needed love to figures that would never see it otherwise!

  • July 23, 2016 at 8:28 pm

    Lando and Tusken look cool! Am I the only one who thinks Hera’s outfit is one of the ugliest by far in the SWU? I like her character well enough, but her design is just awful.

    • July 24, 2016 at 6:07 pm

      I like her outfit. She looks inspired by a WWII pilot so I really dig it.

      • July 26, 2016 at 3:12 am

        Never been a fan of the flight suit outfits myself, but I see where they have their place.

    • July 25, 2016 at 11:14 pm

      Now that you pointed it out….yeah, its pretty lame considering what we’re seeing with the Rogue One outfits.

      • July 26, 2016 at 3:12 am

        it just seems to lack imagination.

    • July 25, 2016 at 11:50 pm

      Her jumper always makes me think she’s dressed like a toddler.

      • July 26, 2016 at 3:16 am

        the colors are really ugly for one thing. Maybe they intentionally tried to downplay her femininity, but this is comparable to a mannish woman with a trucker hat and plaid flannel. Not attractive. Kanan must dig it.

  • July 24, 2016 at 4:38 pm

    the only way I’d be OK with Jaina Solo is if they reintroduce her to the canon and it turns out to be Rey or something like that. What’s the point of rebooting the EU when we still get “legends” characters.. Dengar was the only character that made sense for a diorama because we already got IG88, Boba Fett and Bossk.

    • July 24, 2016 at 6:37 pm

      That would suck. Jaina is gone.

      • July 25, 2016 at 5:43 pm

        legends never die!

        • July 25, 2016 at 6:18 pm

          Yeah atrocities like cloned Palpatine or space orcs can be forgotten only hardly.

          • July 25, 2016 at 8:52 pm

            there’s plenty just as bad in the new canon…you love to hate the EU don’t you? And I’m betting that you didn’t even read about the vong war, if so, you would know how much better of a story with them as a threat than the new Gollum / snoke character they come up with.

          • July 25, 2016 at 9:49 pm

            I actually like some part of old Eu like Old Republic or Thrawn trilogy. Both of which have actually quality writing in them.
            If rest of the old Eu was written with such care. I wouldn’t have reason to criticize it so much. But that not case and majority of EU is just collection of hundred badly written comics and books.
            And i know about Vong war enough to see it for despicable drivel which should never be part of the Star Wars.
            Ohhh yeah Vong are so much better then third most succesfull movie in history of cinema.

          • July 26, 2016 at 4:12 pm

            A monetary success doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a good movie.

          • July 26, 2016 at 1:57 am

            The Vong were basically a really crap version of the Jem-Hadar from Star Trek Deep Space nine.

          • July 26, 2016 at 4:14 pm

            Not soo much…

        • July 26, 2016 at 12:37 am

          And yet…

    • July 25, 2016 at 8:13 pm

      I know Rey and Jaina seem similar but I’m glad they rebooted the canon. It’s not like the Legends books are gone, and it wouldn’t be any fun to just retread the same stories again.

  • July 25, 2016 at 12:10 am

    Are there any rebel trooper outfit?

  • July 25, 2016 at 3:35 am

    Great choices. I’ll take that Thrawn and Lando and sand person and in fact, all of em!!! Lol.

  • July 25, 2016 at 7:02 am

    Why would grown men want and be interested in a children’s toy? Isn’t that just a bit bizarre. Do people on here actually sit down and play with these dolls? Genuine questions.

    • July 25, 2016 at 7:59 pm

      Any hobbie or interest you’re not familiar with seems bizarre. It seems bizarre to me that people collect stamps, but I guess they just like to collect stamps. I like toys mainly because I like the films they’re from, and I like having a real world representation of a character from that film. It’s like bringing the film to life. The bigger reason is the fact that I enjoyed toys as a kid, and playing with them now reminds me of when I was a kid and makes me feel nostalgic.

      • July 29, 2016 at 1:10 pm

        Thanks for your reply. I understand that people like to collect stuff, I just find adults who collect children’s stuff a bit odd. What’s that old saying: “When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me.”

        • July 29, 2016 at 4:51 pm

          Tell me about it.

      • July 29, 2016 at 1:21 pm

        Thanks for your reply. I understand that people like to collect stuff, I just find adults who collect children’s stuff a little bit odd. What’s that old saying: ” When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me.”

  • July 25, 2016 at 11:02 am

    Do we have some charts telling us how many Rey and Finn toys sold in comparison with the prequels and the OT. I’d like to have a good laugh because I’m sure it’s a disaster.

      • July 27, 2016 at 10:10 pm

        No kidding. Nobody likes this guy….

    • July 25, 2016 at 5:27 pm

      So a decade since the PT and 4 decades since the OT….and somehow you think this is a remotely valid question to ask?


      • July 25, 2016 at 9:55 pm

        I don’t think Jar Jar Binks and Anakin’s pod racers are still selling a decade later. Of course you have to take into account that time but I’d love to have some data we could compare to. I heard reports that nobody bought Finn figurines, the shelves were full of it. As for Rey, the toymakers anticipated low sales so they didn’t manufacture as many as they usually do for such a big movie. They didn’t even bother make a Rey toy for the monopoly board. But the media would spin it as “all Rey toys sold out, wow she’s very popular”, but we don’t know how many have been made.

        • July 25, 2016 at 10:21 pm

          Patently false, there was plenty of uproar as to why there were no Rey toys, and Hasbro got caught with their pants down.

          • July 25, 2016 at 11:48 pm

            Also patently false. There were something like 6 Rey SKUs by December, one with a small vehicle. “Where’s Rey” was just the Twitter outrage-o-matic acting up again.

          • July 26, 2016 at 12:15 am


            I also forgot the whole ‘try not to spoil things’ too.

            But Hasbro definitely blew it.

          • July 26, 2016 at 4:26 am

            Sometimes it feels like they actually resent selling toys, and hate you for making them do it, you know?

          • July 26, 2016 at 4:36 am

            Nah, its just trying to recreate the original 1977 empty box sale.

          • July 26, 2016 at 12:40 am

            There was an uproar from outraged feminists who had no intention to buy these toys in the first place. But you, tell me why Hasbro didn’t make the Rey figurine in the monopoly game? ARe they misogynist pigs? Or did they know that boys don’t care about that figurine, let’s scrap it and save some bucks in the process.

          • July 26, 2016 at 1:31 am

            Did a woman break your heart?

          • July 26, 2016 at 4:37 am

            So you’re claiming they saved money? That’s laughable. And considering how they handled the PR after that, its easily imaginable that they screwed the pooch from the very beginning. They gave 3 different explanations within a week.

          • July 26, 2016 at 1:11 pm

            Wow what fantasy world do you live in? You think Hasbro is worried about other things than making profit? You still didn’t answer my question, why did Hasbro scrap the Rey toy figurine?

          • July 26, 2016 at 5:01 pm

            Because they are dumb. You can make this about marketability – then you’re making it about money, which you claim Kennedy and Disney is all about, but then you’re wrong.

            If they thought a female lead wasn’t going to be marketable, and they did it anyway, then that’s courage, courage that Lucas himself wanted to exhibit in his female lead of the ST.

            So either way, you’re off base. You want to decry Kennedy, Disney and laughably, Spielberg, about having an agenda, at the same time claim that it was a mistake to make Rey the lead hero, while dismissing Lucas’ own ideas about a female lead in the ST. Dismiss the hype and money making machine that TFA is, all while contributing to it yourself, which is hilarious. Then you make ridiculous claims about Hasbro, ignoring and dispelling the fact that Hasbro got called out on their stupidity by multiple outlets, including Forbes – they missed a business opportunity, plain and simple.

            Do you want Hasbro making these films? They gave their licenses to Battleship to Hollywood for christ sake! And G.I. Joe! That’s what they know about movies. The truth is that they claimed she joined the Rebel Alliance….which demonstrates they don’t know anything about anything.

            But please, write a thesis on toy marketing, I’m sure your resume backs it up. But you’ll just claim that Hasbro was right all along. Yawn. The track record of TFA-generated income speaks for itself.

          • July 26, 2016 at 9:11 pm

            I don’t think Hasbro execs are dumb, they’ve been making toys for decades, so they certainly know better than you what sells and what doesn’t. And if they aren’t making Rey figurines, it’s not because they’re dumb.
            There’s no place for courage in the toy making business, they don’t care about feminists, they want your money, that’s all. You’re gullible if you think otherwise.

            Lucasfilm and Hasbro are two different companies, Kathleen Kennedy decided to turn Star Wars into her feminist fantasy to bring female moviegoers into the franchise and also because she’s a rabid feminist.
            Hasbro on the other hand know that th female figurines will sell poorly, they focused on Kylo Ren and other characters that are more appealing to boys. They deal with the movie they got, they didn’t decide to make the movie about Rey.
            Hasbro got called out when some feminists discovered Rey toys were missing and underproduced. Disney and Hasbro wished nobody would notice, I don’t see what’s your point here. It doesn’t change anything to the fact that there isn’t a market for Rey toys, wether you like it or not. When a big company refuse to produce a product, there must have reasonable reasons.

            Hasbro might no nothing about movies, but they certainly know about selling toys, otherwise they would have been bankrupt a while ago, they’re so dumb

          • July 26, 2016 at 9:44 pm

            Feminist filmmaker responsible for one of the biggest blockbusters of all time.

            Sounds like a hell of a filmmaker, regardless. You’re the one completely intimidated by her ‘feminism’. Its cute.

            You would call George Lucas a racist just because he risked hell and high water to make Red Tails (ironically). lol

            Disney and Hasbro wished nobody would notice?
            This is where your lack of logic and your blatant bias shows – so you’re claiming they were afraid they would be noticed for making……what you claim, because Hasbro is supposedly a competent company (BTW, we have a 6 time bankruptcy claimant running for president), a ‘good’ decision not to produce Rey toys.

            So they were ‘afraid’ of their own decision? Which means they suspected it was…a dumb decision. That’s where your logic leads, and ultimately fails. They had a market, and they blew it until after the movie was released.

          • July 26, 2016 at 10:33 pm

            They weren’t afraid of their decision, they were afraid of hysterical feminists. Hasbro would certainly have preferred a Star Wars with a male lead, they would have sold more toys.

            Kathleen Kennedy isn’t a filmmaker, she’s a secretary and a social climber who had the luck to meet Spielberg who allowed her to be where she is now. I have no doubt it wasn’t Lucas who woke and decided to give his babies to a witch.

        • July 27, 2016 at 1:31 am

          Wait, so how many Rey figures did they produce then? I mean, it’s just a little confusing that you muse about the data for production and sales not being available, then go on to confidently make, what a more skeptical person would have to conclude are completely BASELESS, claims about production and sales. You’re talking out of your ass again, PS.

          • July 27, 2016 at 7:33 pm

            They’re not baseless assumption, I read people saying the shelves were full of Finn figurines and that Rey was underproduced, that’s why I want the real data to verify what seems to be logical. Boys don’t buy Barbies and Jar Jar Finns.

  • July 26, 2016 at 4:27 am

    It’s a shame none of those will look anywhere near the same once Hasbro’s usual team of seizure-prone chimps finishes paint ops.

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