Hasbro's New Figure Reveals Are Full of Rebels, Robots, and a Goddamn Hammerhead

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This past weekend Hasbro—not content with the metric buttload of action figures it’s already been teasing lately—revealed a bunch of new figures for its Transformers, G.I. Joe, Marvel, and Star Wars lines at Wondercon. But, at long last, the toymaker is getting around to a character from the galaxy far, far away it’s been away from for far too long.

Momaw Nadon—aka Hammerhead, as the Ithorian bar patron was lovingly referred to back in Kenner’s classic Star Wars figure line—is an unhinged choice for a Star Wars action figure, considering he’s in A New Hope for a handful of seconds, adding memorable background flavor to Mos Eisley Cantina. But those early days of merch mania that turned Star Wars into such a transformative moment in the toy industry meant that no matter how obscure the character, odds are they’d wind up on a toy shelf at some point. Momaw was an early prime choice, sealing his status in the minds of Star Wars fans and collectors forevermore.

There’s been figure recreations of him over the years since that original rudimentary figure, but not in Hasbro’s

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