Celebrate 'The Empire Strikes Back' 40th with figures of Luke, R2-D2 and many others

Jacob Krol, CNN Underscored
Updated Thu February 27, 2020

It's an incredibly exciting time for "Star Wars" fans everywhere, as the 40th anniversary of "The Empire Strikes Back" on April 28 is quickly approaching. Along with it being just a few days before May the Fourth, it's the perfect time to rewatch the classic flick and maybe even break out some classic figures.

Lucky for us, Hasbro has an entire line of figures to celebrate — complete with retro packaging reminiscent of the originals. Better yet, there will be two drops on "The Empire Strikes Back" 40th anniversary collectible 6-inch figures.

Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia Organa, Yoda and AT-AT Driver figures — all of which are highly posable, allowing for a variety of ways to display and to play with them — land on April 27. The first series will be launched just in time for the anniversary, and on August 1, Hasbro will drop a second round of figures: Lando Calrissian, R2-D2 and an Imperial TIE-Fighter Pilot.

All of these are currently available for preorder on Amazon.com for under $20.

  • Luke Skywalker (Bespin) 6-inch Scale "The Empire Strikes Back" 40th Anniversary Collectible Figure ($19.99; amazon.com)
  • Princess Leia Organa (Hoth) 6-inch Scale "The Empire Strikes Back" 40th Anniversary Collectible Figure ($19.87; amazon.com)
  • Han Solo (Bespin) 6-inch Scale "The Empire Strikes Back" 40th Anniversary Collectible Action Figure ($19.99; amazon.com)
  • Yoda 6-inch Scale "The Empire Strikes Back" 40th Anniversary Collectible Figure ($19.99; amazon.com)
  • AT-AT Driver 6-inch Scale "The Empire Strikes Back" 40th Anniversary Collectible Figure ($19.99; amazon.com)
  • Artoo-detoo (R2-D2) (Dagobah) 6-Inch Scale "The Empire Strikes Back" 40th Anniversary Collectible Figure ($19.99; amazon.com)
  • Imperial TIE Fighter Pilot 6-Inch Scale "The Empire Strikes Back" 40th Anniversary Collectible Figure ($19.87; amazon.com)
  • Lando Calrissian 6-Inch Scale "The Empire Strikes Back" 40th Anniversary Collectible Action Figure ($19.87; amazon.com)

The Force is strong with these.

Note: The prices above reflect the retailer's listed prices at the time of publication.