Lucasfilm has sent out a press release showcasing the new product packaging for next years animated series, Star Wars Rebels
. With NYCC being held this weekend, expect to hear much more news about Star Wars Rebels
right here. For now check out the press release below and notice the nice description of the show they included! Click the thumbnail above for a larger view of the action figure card.
In anticipation of Lucasfilm’s STAR WARS REBELS panel at New York Comic Con (Saturday, October 12, 2013; 2:45 PM 3:45 PM; Location: Empire Stage 1-E), Hasbro unveils the packaging treatment for its STAR WARS REBELS 3.75-inch action figure line supporting the upcoming animated series.
STAR WARS REBELS continues the epic tradition of the legendary Star Wars saga with all-new exciting, action-packed adventures. It is a dark time in the galaxy, as the evil Galactic Empire tightens its grip of power from world to world. As the series begins, Imperial forces have occupied a remote planet, ruling with an iron fist and ruining the lives of its people. But there are a select few who are brave enough to stand up against the endless Stormtroopers and TIE fighters of the Empire: the clever and motley crew of the starship Ghost. Together, this ragtag group will face threatening new villains, have thrilling adventures, and become heroes.
Hasbro’s STAR WARS REBELS line, featuring highly detailed 3.75-inch action figures with multiple points of
articulation, is coming to a galaxy near you in 2014.
Notice that little part about "as the series begins"? Looks like we actually will see the results of Galactic Empire expansion unfold into the birth of the rebellion.