Dave Filoni, director of Star Wars The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels, is getting immortalized as an action figure. Fans are encouraged to share their own Dave Filoni-inspired art on social media using the hashtag #DaveFiloniArt.
Dave Filoni, the creator of Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels, has been immortalized as a character in Hasbro’s new line of action figures.
Hasbro recently revealed Dave Filoni, a long-time Star Wars veteran, as the newest member of their Star Wars: The Black Series action figure line. Dave Filonii, the creator of fan favorites including Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Rebels, and The Mandalorian, as well as the more current The Bad Batch, is receiving an action figure based on his character Trapper Wolf, an X-Wing pilot from The Mandalorian. The following is an excerpt from the description.
“Trapper Wolf, a veteran of the Rebellion against the Empire, now serves as a pilot in the New Republic, flying his X-wing as part of a squadron that monitors the galaxy’s outskirts.” RELATED: Mark Hamill Was Stunned by Luke Skywalker’s Return in The Mandalorian
In The Mandalorian Season 1 Episode 6: The Prisoner, Dave Filoni made his debut appearance as Trapper Wolf, intercepting the Bothan-Five prison ship transporting Din Djarin, Migs Mayfield, and other criminals attempting to free Qin. In season 2: Episode 2, The Passenger, Trapper Wolf chases Din Djarin’s razor crest, forcing it to crash on planet Maldo Kreis. Wolf, along with Captain Carson Teva, returns to save Djarin from gigantic ice spiders after learning of his altruistic acts in the past.
Although Hasbro did not design the collectable especially for Dave Filoni, the Trapper Wolf figurine does share a remarkable likeness to him. Sure, his trademark cap is absent, but upon closer inspection, it’s obvious that the figure is modeled on Dave Filonii. Given that this will be a limited edition and a little more costly, it will most likely be a major selling factor. Anyway, for a Star Wars icon like Dave Filoni, this was well-deserved and long overdue. The photos are available on the official website.
A blaster and a helmet are removable entertainment-inspired accessories included with the 6-inch size Black Series figurine. Poseable head, arms, and legs will also be included. The figure will cost $29.99, which is somewhat more than the black series’ normal price of $22.99 each figure. A Kenner-inspired Cantina Showdown playset including Obi-Wan Kenobi, Dr. Evanzan, and Ponda Baba action figures will also be among the new treasures. Another Star Wars: The Vintage Collection exclusive is The Emperor’s Throne Room from Return of the Jedi as a playset.
This isn’t the first time a member of the Star Wars design team has gotten their own action figure. Action figures based on the characters of franchise creator George Lucas (Jorg Sacul, Baron Papanoida), Return of the Jedi director Richard Marquand (AT-ST driver major Marquand), and concept artist Ralph McQuarrie (Rebel general McQuarrie) have all been released.
Dave Filoni, who was appointed to Executive Creative Director at Lucasfilm a few months ago, will play a key part in reviving the Star Wars franchise after the dismal second trilogy. Feloni is now working on The Book of Boba Fett alongside co-creator Jon Favreau in post-production. Last month, the program completed shooting and will debut on Disney+ in December. With pre-production on The Mandalorian already beginning, Favreau and Dave Filoni will begin filming season 3 of the popular program as soon as they complete The Book of Boba Fett. The Mandalorian fans had high hopes for the program after the explosive season 2 conclusion. And based on what we’ve seen so far, Favreau and Feloni are set to create another another fantastic adventure starring Din Djarin and Grogu.
This autumn, Hasbro PulseCon will return with new collectibles from famous franchises such as Transformers, G.I. Joe, Marvel, Power Rangers, and more. The official website will shortly have all of the PulseCon exclusives available for purchase. Hasbro is likely to announce PulseCon’s official date any day now. Stay tuned for more updates until then.
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